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It’s amazing what modern technology can do. The WL-330NUL is a 2.4GHz, 802.11n, 150Mbit/s router that fits in your pocket. And not even an especially large pocket. This guy measures 6.5cm x 2cm x 1.5cm and weighs a barely-existent 17.5g. It comes with USB 2.0 on one end to connect to your PC, and other devices, and an Ethernet port on the other side. So, you get connectivity in wireless and wired situations. Plug it into your desktop and that hulking beast now has Wi-Fi. Plug its USB connector to your Ultrabook and a LAN cable to its Ethernet port, and your typically wireless-exclusive portable PC now has access to much faster and more stable wired networking.

USB connector tucks in neatly to the WL-330NUL

And extends just as easily

Ethernet port shown

The WL-330NUL can host several devices at once, like any router, with setup being instant and pain-free. Naturally this is great for travellers and commuters, or anyone who moves around a lot. That desktop Wi-Fi scenario certainly appeals to more home-bound users too, such as myself. For travellers who gather in groups it’s a nice touch, because you can share a single connection across several devices which, in some situations, can save you money. Besides, we’ve all been to hotel rooms that insist on offering wired-only connections and if your device doesn’t have a Ethernet port, then what? The WL-330NUL, that’s what!

Connected to a laptop via USB

I really like this mini router. The only drawback is that it may be quite easy to misplace, so keep close tabs on it!

To illustrate, I took some comparison photos!

Next to a AA battery!

And a wireless mouse!

And an ASUS PadFone 2!

On top of a 12 ounce cup of coffee!

And of course in the hand!

So there you have it, the smallest router you can find as of my writing this article. Incredible. The WL-330NUL is scheduled to launch globally early March, but check with your preferred retailer for specific availability and pricing details.

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