As a work-at-home dad who has been shuttling between working part-time from home while taking care of our daughter for the past seven years, among other tasks, I'm constantly on the lookout for things to make my work life better. A mobile hotspot is at the top of my list.
I'll get into the reasons why in a bit, but the main reason is to simply get out of the house. We have great Wi-Fi at home, and I could work in the back yard if I wanted to and write all day while sitting in a comfortable and cushy lawn chair. But as anyone who works from home knows, the benefits of working at home (T-shirt, shorts and a chance to work on your own schedule) can feel a little cramped after awhile.
Mobile hotspot envy
Now, after waiting almost a year after I ordered a mobile hotspot called Karma Go, I'm awaiting delivery. After many delays by Karma, shipping is starting in mid-July to its first customers (me!) and my mobile hotspot should arrive soon. Yay!
As luck would have it, however, I'll be away on vacation during the expected shipment time, so I won't likely get the mobile hotspot until I return from vacation and will then have to track down a FedEx office to retrieve it. I'm supposed to get an email from FedEx whenever delivery is imminent, so checking my phone during vacation for a delivery I won't be home for seems like some sort of cruel punishment that I'll have to deal with. ...continue reading