March 24, 2008 At this year’s CES we mentioned MoGo Wireless Inc’s intelligent amplifiers for cellular phones. Well now they’re here, branded as Cellranger, and starting what the company proclaims is “a new product segment superior to the current array of amplifiers offered in today's market”. The US$149 product is claimed to significantly increase signal strength, enable usage in areas where it previously wasn’t possible and a reduced number of dropped calls. Laptop users with broadband cellular air cards also experience increased data rates and reliability.
Cell Ranger is compatible with handsets offered by all U.S. service providers operating on the 800 and 1900 MHz frequencies including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Alltel and U.S. Cellular. Furthermore, Cell Ranger is carrier friendly; it is the first product of its kind that preserves cellular network integrity. Cell Ranger is also compatible with Bluetooth and GPS devices.
The Cell Ranger line includes two products: the Cell Ranger STIX is powered by a standard automotive 12 volt power supply; the Cell Ranger PORT is powered by a computer's USB port and does not require software or drivers. Neither product requires physical connection or "pairing" with the phone. Users simply plug the Cell Ranger unit into the power source and properly place the magnetic antenna. Cell Ranger then automatically detects the closest handset. Cell Ranger can also be used by multiple handsets simultaneously for added convenience.
The products will be distributed at major retailers and electronics stores with a suggested retail price of US$149.99.
In addition to these available Cell Ranger products, the company will unveil two upcoming line extensions at the CTIA Show in Las Vegas on April 1st. Scheduled for a 3rd Quarter launch is their universal charger capable of charging most 5V devices including mobile phones, Apple iPod, MP3 players, digital cameras, camcorders, PDAs, Sony PSP and more. Scheduled for a 4th Quarter launch is a home and small office version of Cell Ranger which will offer an AC-powered modular format for plug-and-talk simplicity.