The UPS guy just came by my house a couple of hours ago and dropped off a package. I’m expecting several items (a couple from eBay, a couple for Mobile Magazine), so I wasn’t completely positive what I was unpacking. I signed the handheld device, closed the door, and proceed to tear the box apart. Getting beyond some bubble wrap, I found the Arc Wireless Freedom Antenna, an external cell phone signal booster which is said to give you the best of reception no matter where you are. Whether you’re in a moving vehicle, stuck in a concrete jungle, or living in a small town where service is spotty, the Arc Wireless Freedom Antenna is supposed to give you an extra bar or three.
I will be doing a more in-depth review and extensive testing as part of my work for Mobile Magazine, but before I can do that, I need the appropriate cable to connect to my cell phone. It appears that the guy in the packing and shipping department goofed, because they included an adapter for what appears to be a ten-year-old Motorola cell phone (T191/T192/T193). Yeah, I don’t have that phone.
As I wait
angrily patiently for them to reply to my email and send a replacement adapter, I will provide you with an initial shot of the product (they gave me a bunch of advertisements and marketing materials “literature” to acompany the device). Anyways, here it is: