Bathed in WiFi

Via Todd Sampson’s Delicious stream comes Walt Mossberg’s review of the Autonet WiFi router which lets you get an internet connection via it’s domestic US EV-DO cell network and bath your car and everyone within 100 feet of your car in up to 800k download speeds.

Hmm, what could you do with a mobile fast internet connection – the mind wanders.

Wire up the steering wheel to servo motors and crowdsource your cross-country drive?

A traveling campervan packed with a bunch of laptops that you hand out to bored people looking for something to do while waiting at the doctor’s office and have them complete tasks on your Amazon Mechanical Turk account. Make it a game and give out prizes to the best worker.

Park your car outside major media events, rent out a bunch of Eye-fi enabled cameras and earn top dollar from major networks for your real-time coverage from your army of amateur photographers.

Any other good ideas?

Belkin Wi-Fi Phone

Belkin has announced a wi-fi phone for Skype. No need to attach anything to your computer, this device will talk directly to a broadband wi-fi connection, any connection. Skype software comes pre-loaded.

Now you can make calls from a handset from any open hotspot.

If you already have a Skype account, it’ll pull in your contact list from your account the first time it connects.

It supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2 with PSK encryption but doesn’t support browser-based authentication so public hotspots that require you to login to a web page such as hotels are out.

The phone will be on sale next month for $179 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon. 

Wifi Spray

Now I know what I need to do to get that Cisco card of mine to talk to my Linksys – WiFi Speed Spray is “guaranteed to enhance the tranfer of computer data through the air.”