HooToo TripMate Wireless Portable Router {Review}

I received a HooToo TripMate Wireless Portable Router to facilitate this review.

The HooToo Wireless N150 Portable Router has a lot of very useful features all contained in one very small package. The TripMate can charge your devices, be used as Wi-Fi mini router, and USB storage media sharing. Are you impressed yet?  As someone who travels a lot, the HooToo TripMate HT-TM01 has proved to be a very useful little gadget. When I travel for business, I seem to pack just as much tech as I do clothing. This is only amplified when traveling with my family full of teens and young adults, all with their own tablets and laptops. It’s great to have one device, small enough to fit into your pocket, that can do so much. It’s a 3 in 1 travel friendly wireless sharing solution.

HooToo TripMate Wireless Portable Router

To be more specific, it’s a N150 mini broadband router and bridge, is Wi-Fi hotspot capable (anywhere there is Wi-Fi available you can easily bridge into your own hotspot), 5200mAh battery pack (2-3 full charges w/iPhone), and a wireless USB storage/sharing device. Inside the box you will find the device and a microUSB charging cable. The TripMate has so many different uses that I really had to take a few minutes to read the instruction manual to figure it out. But once I did my homework, I realized how very useful this little device would be.

Setting the HooToo TripMate Wirless N Portable Travel Router to bridge mode was easy. Anywhere there is Wi-Fi available you can easily bridge into your own hotspot. It allows you to set up a wireless broadcast (hotspot) with a secure name and password. This gives the wireless protection you need while traveling or sitting in a coffee shop. It will also provide internet access to your guests, or in my case a family of teenagers.

The 5200mAh batter pack proves to be very useful, providing multiple charges for a smartphone or one charge for a tablet. There is a battery light indicator that will always tell you how much juice is left in your TripMate, so you’ll know when to charge it up.

HooToo TripMate Wireless Portable Router

Use the TripMate for easy file sharing between your USB storage and IOS/Android devices. Just download the TripMate app, plug in a USB flash drive, and share your photos, music, and video files. This would be very handy if you have files to share with multiple people. It also works with portable hard drives and memory cards plugged into a Flash card disk reader.

All in all, I am very happy with the TripMate. It can be a secure wireless router, a portable USB storage sharing device, and a backup battery. All in one neat little package. If you spend a lot of time using public Wi-Fi or traveling, I highly recommend the HooToo TripMate Wireless Portable Router. With Christmas just a couple of weeks away, this is a great gift idea and it’s currently available to purchase from Amazon for $49.99.

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  1. Ivory Ann Hudson says

    This router would be awesome just as you said, us parents pack more devices than clothing. It being 3-1 is awesome. I have a teen, that is tech savy. This would definitely benefit lots of families. Thank you!

  2. Sandy Cain says

    This really does seem like it would be very useful. The expensive, “in place” router I have now can barely make it from the living room to my bedroom – and it’s all one floor in an apartment. Gee!

  3. shaunie says

    I am impressed. I would loved to have this device a few months ago. We actually needed a charger and wifi hotspot

  4. Stacie Connerty says

    I have always wanted to buy one of these. I cannot stand to not have an internet connection at times. This would be so useful since I travel so much.

  5. says

    What a cool thing to have when traveling. I have a hot spot on my phone, but too many things connect doesn’t work well. This may be the answer to making everyone happy.

  6. Rust says

    This sounds really good. My daughter travels a lot and I bet she would be very happy to have one of these. I really like it!

  7. says

    Wow, this is only $50? I’m in the market for something I can use to tap into public WiFi safely, and the fact that this is a battery for devices AND storage is pretty incredible. Thanks for the intro!

  8. Janet W. says

    I’d love to buy this for my son in law. He travels a lot for business and is always looking for a free WiFi spot, but security is a major issue for him.

  9. says

    I really wish I knew what you just wrote about. For some reason this electronic stuff confuses the heck out of me. I’m wondering when you say wireless hot spot, does that mean if I go somewhere they do not have wi-fi, can I use this to make my device usable?

    • Angela says

      I know what you mean, Wendy. It’s all so confusing. It does not act as a hotspot, if there is no w–fi available. But if you are somewhere where there is wi-fi available, you can use this device as a bridge to your own hotspot. I hope that helped to clear things up a bit.

  10. saminder gumer says

    this is amazing. it does so many things that i want it to. i travel a lot and this would come in real handy when i do. thanks.

  11. Brian Kautz says

    I am always trying to get wifi on the go but worry about security. I think having this to use while traveling would be great.

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