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first_imgSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. RelatedChinese airport riots and why caution kills: Alistair Hann InterviewedAlistair Hann, Skyscanner CTO on riots in Chinese airports, Android v iOS, and the next big thing in travel techFlight Geek of the Week – James AddisonIntroducing the flight search geeks that make Skyscanner workMissed the Google I/O 2015 keynote?Our roundup of the biggest news from Google’s event last week If there are two things which the Skyscanner team members are passionate about, those would be travel and the internet. Unfortunately, enjoying both at the same time is usually difficult due to high roaming costs around the world. Until recently, the main ways around this have been using the internet in free spots like the airports, restaurants or hotels, paying for it in places like “internet cafés”, buying a local SIM card with the internet access, or just abstaining from the internet for a while. That’s why some of us got very excited as soon as we heard we could try out a new gadget which promises to provide a solution to this issue. My girlfriend and I took the The RoamingMan Portable WiFi Hotspot to Iceland and it was the perfect travel accessory to have with us while exploring the national parks. It allowed us to keep up to date on the weather, and send pictures to friends while enjoying the rural Icelandic countryside without having to worry about data charges on our mobile phones. The built-in ability to charge our phones on the go was an added plus.I would recommend RoamingMan for anyone that wants to stay connected while travelling, but still pack light.2. Dean, Software Engineer, Database Development at Skyscanner4/5 stars The device in question is called RoamingMan and is available to rent from almost anywhere in the world before you take a trip. It’s a portable WiFi hotspot which allows to connect to the internet almost anywhere in the world with a single account. It supports around 100 countries, including most of the popular leisure and business travel destinations. It doesn’t require a SIM card to function, instead allowing for the internet access to be topped up from the supplier. Additionally, it has two extra SIM card slots which allow alternative ways of paying for internet access if needed. Connecting to the internet is easy and can be done with the help of an additional iOS or Android apps, which also allow to purchase extra bandwidth. The device supports 4G speeds, with the downloads of up to 150Mbps and uploads of up to 50Mbps on a wide range of bands, so it should connect to most networks and work well with modern devices.The RoamingMan looks like a cousin of an older iPhone or Zune, with a 3.5” colour touch screen in the middle. While the device is smaller than most modern phones, it’s visibly thicker at 0.8”/20.9mm and relatively heavy at 224g. Most of the weight, however, is due to the built-in power bank functionality, which allows to charge your other devices like phones or tablets with an additional 6000mAh of power. We gave the RoamingMan to three travellers who also happen to work here at Skyscanner to put it through it’s paces. Here is what they thought…1. Tom, Software Engineer at Skyscanner5/5 starslast_img read more