Monday, 20 July 2009

ScUBI Doo!

This nifty little gadget caught my eye yesterday. I'm interested in the concept of being able to surf the web and email practically anywhere, at an inexpensive cost.

Enter the DataWind UBISurfer. It has a 7" screen; battery last 3-4 hours; weighs 700g; costs £150; and web-surfing for 30 hours per month for the 1st year is free. 2nd year subscription is £30. Is this for 30 hours a month too, I wonder?

Roaming in Europe & the USA is 5p a minute. Is this good value?

What concerns me is the cost, per annum, for future years. I've emailed them and await the reply.

Are there any comparable alternatives to this pc?


Stephen Barnes said...

I'd say that was pretty good value - less than £3/month, and coverage via Vodafone which is pretty much ubiquitous.

The 5p/min is reasonable value. £3 per hour is an average internet cafe price, but you won't have the inconvenience of having to find an internet cafe!

Remember that it's got wifi, so if you're staying somewhere with free wifi, the cost *should* be nothing, regardless of where you are in the world.

Looks like a useful gadget for the regular traveller.

Timothy Belmont said...

Thanks for that, Stephen. If I get an answer about future costs, I'll post it here.