8 Outdated Gadgets You Must Toss

5. Mi-Fi Hotspots
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5. Mi-Fi hotspots

You might not know this, but that new-fangled Android phone you just bought might have a hidden feature. While you may have to pay extra, it’s very likely that the phone can run in hotspot mode, which means you can share the data connection with (typically) up to five other users. Many new phones support hotspot mode. That means, a dedicated Mi-Fi device, which is also used to share a data connection with co-workers, is now superfluous. Okay, some might argue that you can use your phone for other purposes while a Mi-Fi hums along in your hotel room. The reality, at least from my business travel, is that when I am working on a laptop, all I care about is getting an Internet feed.