September 17, 2008 in Hardware (E)
[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - Berlin based nova media today unveiled iCON 401, a wireless USB modem for Macintosh computers with memory stick functionality. The iCON 401 supports most kinds of mobile connection speeds and can be used worldwide.
"iCON 401 features a microSD card slot and thus can be used as a memory stick with flexible size." states jan Fuellemann, PR spokesperson at nova media. "The antenna is built into the swivel and the swivel's design also serves as the USB adapter protection 'cap'. To rule out signal lost due to interference in high bands, the iCON 401 supports diversity reception. A connector for external antennas is built in as well. For future compatibility, the elegant modem is already configured to support high upload speeds with up to 5.76 Mbps."
The iCON 401 includes the internet connect wizard launch2net which offers a one-click connection to the Internet without the need to enter cryptic configuration details. launch2net already includes connection settings for most mobile network providers worldwide and displays time and data consumption of mobile online sessions.
The USB modem is winner of the red dot product design award 2008 and weighing just around 40g.
The iCON 401 is available today from nova media for Euro 199,- plus VAT if applicable and requires Mac OS X 10.4.3 or higher.
The founders of "nova media Mobile Data Solutions GmbH" started their business in 1996 in Berlin. The company specializes on mobile data solutions for Mac OS X. More information at their website or phone +49 30 3909040.