Here’s the good news: with the little doodad pictured above, you’ll be reachable anywhere in the world, at any time.
Here’s the bad news: you’ll be reachable anywhere in the world, at any time.
Credit — or blame — goes to the Iridium GO!, the world’s first satellite hotspot, taking pre-orders now.
Iridium, creators of the first satellite phone and major client of the Department of Defense, have basically crafted a handheld global router for consumers.
Now turn on your regular Apple or Android smartphone/tablet. Or up to five of them.
Voila, you can now make calls, send photos, do GPS positioning, send one-touch SOS alerts — even give social network updates (“@tomhanks stranded on an island with a volleyball. #irony #FML”) from literally anywhere in the world.
South Pole? They’re already on the network.
It’s perfect for your remote summer adventures: ocean-faring, far-flung vacations, Third World hiking expeditions.
Getting away from it all? Overrated.