UK mobile network EE has launched the EE Buzzard 2, its second car-based 4G dongle this year.
The first EE Buzzard was launched back in May, turning your car’s cigarette lighter into a 4G hub for up to 10 devices for a £49.99 up-front charge.
Now EE has launched the Buzzard 2. It too supports 10 simultaneous Wi-Fi connections (we can’t imagine many home users needing more) and plugs into the cigarette lighter slot.
Unlike the first Buzzard, however, it comes in just a single, bulbous part. Also, according to EE, the Buzzard 2 has an “intuitive new lighting system that makes it easier to use.”
The EE Buzzard 2 doubles as a USB adaptor, which means you can charge your phone through it.
EE’s new Wi-Fi adapter costs a little more than the first generation, with a £79.99 up front cost. However, if you opt for it on a £10 1GB monthly plan it’s the same £19.99 initial cost as the original.
Sign up on a £15 per month plan and you get the EE Buzzard 2 for free, as well as 3GB of data. All plans come with 100MB of data free right now.
None of these allowances sounds like an awful lot for typical 4G activities, particularly if it’s meant to support multiple connections, but we suppose it’s a start.
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