As a technology obsessed individual (hey, you're the one reading an Android blog), you probably take things like external batteries and travel routers on trips. Well, there's a product that can take the place of multiple devices, and it's on sale. The HooToo TripMate Wireless N Router has a built-in battery to keep your devices juiced up and offers wireless access to USB storage. This thing is kind of like a mobile Swiss Army knife... without all the knives and stuff.


The TripMate has an ethernet port to turn a wired signal into wireless, but it can also act as a bridge connection. The USB plug on the bottom does double duty – it can be used to charge your devices with the TripMate's 5200mAh battery, or to access a USB storage device wirelessly from your device. The TripMate should run for about 15-20 hours as a router, but that goes down if you start charging devices with it too.

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This product is usually $49.99, though the list price is $89.99. Still $10 off a product with 4.7/5 stars is a win.

[Amazon via SlickDeals]

Ryan Whitwam
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  • gotluck

    this thing is awesome, have had it for awhile.
    a wireless swiss army knife

  • Paul Taylor


    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Doh. Pinged and fixed.

    • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

      Haha yeah. A 5 kg battery pack, similar to one that a car uses.
      "Look Ma, my phone's battery is car-like. Forget the size, it makes my phone work for 2 years on 1 charge." :D

    • nestazhe265

      My Uncle Caleb just got red Ford Focus ST by
      working off of a computer. try this B­u­z­z­3­4­.­ℂ­o­m

  • Eli Shirk

    How easy does it create a wifi network of it's own from a hotel wifi connection requiring authentication? I'm thinking this thing and a Chromecast would make great travel companions.

    • Sorian

      TripMate has a built-in website to configure for that.

  • Cory_S

    Can you connect an aircard to it?

  • Juan Carlos Guzman

    In amazon said its 5200 mAh its not a dealbreaker but really sound cool 52000 haha

  • ins0mn1a

    you mean there are other people who carry wireless routers, external batteries and usb drives on trips? now i feel better. i wish it also had a nice wireless speaker, multiple USB charging ports, a surge protector and a universal electricity plug adapter, that would make my packing before the trips a lot easier ;).

  • Jörgen Pettersson

    Can I use this at home as a WiFi repeater? Can it repeat the signal and charge at the same time?

    • gotluck

      i believe the answer to both is yes

      • Jörgen Pettersson

        Thanks. However, I found that delivery to Sweden wasn't possible from Amazon.com. And ordering from Amazon in the UK or Germany almost doubled the price.

  • Shane Bloomfield

    Price went up due to increased views.

    List Price:$89.99

  • unni123456

    Anybody knows a device similar to this, but capable of taking a wireless signal and output through ethernet? I have a TV that has an ethernet port, but no wireless. I am looking for some way to connect it to internet.

  • Sunya Clark

    How do you hook up a roku or chromcast stick to a hootoo to play on ipad3