This Prepaid Wireless Hotspot Is Your Hurricane-Life-Line Deal of the Day

Hurricane Sandy is about to hit the East coast, and that means millions of Americans are hunkered down and staying safe. That's the wise decision, and if you're homebound, you're probably all stocked with provisions, listening to a Hurricane Sandy Spotify playlist, and you've already posted this freaky horse-headed jogger to your Facebook wall. That's a great way to ride the storm out, as long as you have internet. But if your power goes out, there's a good chance your modem or router—and primary connection to the outside world—will be powerless.

Here's a good addition to your storm survival kit—a prepaid wireless hotspot. Amazon has the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 for $30, and since there's no contract involved, you simply have to activate it (with Virgin) and charge it before a major event happens. Even FEMA recommends updating social networks instead of calling; this internet hotspot could save your butt—and since it connects up to 5 devices, you can be a great neighbor as well, especially if you need the latest Sandy live cams. But it still works if you just want to keep up with the finest hurricane memes. [Amazon]

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