Thursday, January 03, 2013

3Gstore's Top Products of 2012


2012 has drawn to a close, and it’s time for our annual round-up of the top products at 3Gstore!

The scoring of these products comes from a combination of their popularity as well as the number of customer reviews they received and the average rating customers gave the product.

If you ordered any of these products (or any others!) from 3Gstore, don’t forget that you can log in at 3Gstore.com and write a review of your own. You’ll help other customers interested in the product and you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly restaurant.com drawing (every month we randomly select one customer review — good or bad — and the writer gets a $25 restaurant.com gift code!).

Without further ado, here are the Top 10 3Gstore Products of 2012:

Rank
Product
Rating
1

Cradlepoint MBR95


3G/4G home router with WiFi as WAN

***IMPORTANT PRICING INFO: On 2/1/13, Cradlepoint is raising the MSRP on the MBR95 to $124.99! 3Gstore is still selling the MBR95 for just $99.99 throughout January - order now before the price goes up!***

“Very pleased with my Cradlepoint MBR95 wireless router. I hooked up my Verizon USB modem and it worked perfectly. I have a very strong signal throughout my large house. ”

“This product worked perfectly right out of the box. Easy to set up and have had no problems with it.”

“The router was set up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. The device works great. Response is quick and the range allows us to go anywhere within our hose and basement without service interruption. Highly recommend this product and the 3G Store.”

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 2

6” Booster Antenna


affordable and portable antenna for 3G and 4G modems; works with virtually all networks

“10-15 seconds after plugging in this antenna signal was holding steady at 5 bars. I stay now between 5 bars and full signal”

“The performance improvement is nothing less than phenomenal compared to the built in usb modem antenna. I get service in spots I couldnt get service without it and full 4 g download upload performance in spots where I would only get minimal 3g upload download performance. REMARKABLE improvement for very little money and noninvasive installation.”

“Antenna works great. Boosted my reception from 2 to 3 bars to 5 full bars.”

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3

IP Power Switch


allows you to remotely monitor and reboot your equipment

“Works so good in keeping my network up I bought one for my son who works in I.T. Wish I had this years ago. Good product well worth the money.”

“This thing is awesome. It's sad it has to exist but let's be real: modems and routers have to be power cycled all the time. My "business-class" modem fails bi-weekly. And so does its replacement. I witnessed this device bring my network back up the moment my terrible modem failed.”

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4

Pepwave Surf Mini


WiFi bridge with WiFi as WAN

“Used this to increase the distance in my home from my Mi-Fi Hot Spot device. It was easy to set up and the performance increased my Tablet web connection reliability through-out my house. Great product!”

“Works exactly as advertised. The Pepwave Surf Mini is in another building about 100ft away, and is repeating the signal to a metal trailer about another 100ft away. Happy, happy, happy.”

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5

Cradlepoint MBR1400


business-grade 3G/4G router

“This router is fast, dependable, and gives us quick access along with easy set up for a Brother wireless printer. We are delighted with it.”

“This router is one of the best investments we have made in our deployment of LTE remote sites. The ease of setup and performance are more than we expected. We have added the Verizon LTE modem cap and the speeds we are experiencing far exceed our expectations.”

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6

Wilson Sleek 4G-V

(honorable mentions to the other Sleek models, too!)

cradle amplifier for voice/3G plus Verizon 4G LTE

“This is an awesome product. We are an oilfield service company, and we are in some unforgiving cell areas. This booster is very helpful in these fringe areas.”

“My signal is definitely boosted by the Wilson Sleek and outside multi-directional antenna. I can see from my MIFI screen that my signal is boosted from 2-3 bars 3G to 2-3 bars 4G.”

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7

Cellphone-Mate 9.5” Full-Band Omni Antenna


outdoor omnidirectional antenna for virtually all networks

“We live in a rural area. I had crappy and SLOW 3G connection to Verizon with MiFi 4620L. Mounted this on my roof and connected to WiFi and now we get 3 to 4 bars at 4G. Amazing, now we can watch NetFlix and also remote desktop to my office is tolerable with no more delays.”

“Once mounted outside on a mast my signal has been 100% all the time. My connection use to be so bad at times I would have to give up on the internet for the evening, since the installation I have never had a time when I could not get connected.”

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8

Cradlepoint CTR35

3G/4G travel router with WiFi as WAN

“Easy to install. Worked fine first time out of the box on all units installed.”

“Love this CTR35. Works great with my Verizon UML290 out here in the country. I have been using it for a week now and have had no disconnects or any other problems.”

“Love this router. I use it with my court reporting software. So far it has worked great every time. I use it with my Verizon card. I love how small it is. Great product”

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9

Pepwave Surf-On-The-Go


3G/4G travel router with WiFi as WAN

“The Pepwave is small and takes up little space, and we had no trouble with the signal from anywhere in our three story townhouse or on the outside decks by placing it centrally on the kitchen counter on the middle floor. Good purchase and worth the fair price!”

“The SOTG was connected to campground WiFi via "WiFi as WAN"; and it provided wireless Internet access to a laptop, Kindle Fire and several iPhones with only one log-on session, instead of having to change network settings on all devices. I am extremely satisfied with it.”

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10

Wilson Outdoor Directional Panel Antenna


high-gain directional antenna; works for virtually all networks

“I have a 200% improvement in signal strength and upload download speed. Bringing me up to 1.35Mb/s download and up to .5Mb upload. I completely endorse this product.”

“Killer unit, never had high speed internet before this setup. Paid Hughes Net big bucks for super slow, balky, intermittent satellite service, can't get DSL or cable in our area. Now have 7 up and 9 down almost all the time using 4G LTE and cradlepoint COR IBR600LE-VZ router, Faster than DSL at the office! Love this unit! ”

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