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Boost the 4G signal on your device with the Sleek 4G from Wilson Electronics

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Boost the 4G signal on your device with the Sleek 4G from Wilson Electronics
If you live, work or travel in an area where you just can't get decent 4G signal strength, the Sleek 4G is for you. Manufactured by Wilson Electronics, the booster gives you in excess of 20 times the amount of power delivered by the average smartphone. The Sleek 4G works with the 4G networks on all U.S. carriers except WiMAX.

The Sleek 4G booster can be installed on vehicles

The Sleek 4G booster can be installed on vehicles

Measuring 2.5 by 4.5 by 2.5 inches and weighing just three ounces, the Sleek 4G uses a one-size-fits all cradle and is sold as a plug and play kit. An optional home kit converts the unit into a booster suitable for home or office use. There is no installation required and the booster is expected to retail for $199.95. With your device safely nestled in the cradle, you can still use Bluetooth and quickly install the booster on a vehicle for hands-free use.

The Sleek 4G will be displayed at CES 2013 in Las Vegas and works by taking in weak 4G signals from a roof-mounted antenna, and sending it over a coax cable to the cradle where it is boosted using an amplifier. The signal is then transmitted to the device in the cradle using a built-in antenna. Reversing the process is how a boosted signal is sent from the device to the cell tower.

With the Sleek 4G, there is no need to suffer with weak 4G signals, dropped calls, or even "Dead Zones". It also offers faster data transfer rates and can help improve your battery life. For those who travel through lightly populated areas, this booster could literally be a life saver.

source: WilsonElectronics via Engadget Press Release

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posted on 06 Jan 2013, 01:41 1

1. Bernoulli (Posts: 1436; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


That's awesome! I'm wondering though if we travel outside of the us will it still think we're inside the us? I mean if it works in dead zones where there's no towers eliminating roaming, would it do the same for traveling outside?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 19:24

12. metalpoet (unregistered)


OMG I WORKED FOR THEM!!!!!!

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 01:43

2. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


o.O .

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 02:08

3. Landmarkcm (Posts: 419; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


I saw this for sale at walmart tonight already! & they had some other more expensive bigger device for boosting signals indoors.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 02:10 1

4. Landmarkcm (Posts: 419; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Think this is the same thing & price is lower then what this article sayshttp://www.walmart.com/ip/Wilson-Electronics-815226-Sleek-Cellular-Phone-Cradle-Booster/16904412

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 02:11

5. Landmarkcm (Posts: 419; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


http://www.walmart.com/ip/Wilson-Electronics-815126-Sleek-4G-V-Smart-Technology-II-Signal-Booster-for-700-800-1900Mhz-Frequencies/21798583

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 02:39 1

6. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Must be docked? No thanks.
As stupid as wireless charging.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 05:28

7. kingcombo78 (Posts: 15; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)


Nicceee ima have to check that out later on

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 06:17

8. fouadqr (Posts: 287; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


YES !!!

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 09:28

9. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Nice. I'm not sure if I live in some imperceptible valley where all line of sight to the nearest cell tower is blocked or if my house is just made out of some incredibly dense material, but once inside my average -90dBm signal just drops and I may as well have my phone in airplane mode. Which I tend to do anyhow since it will just keep chewing at the battery constantly searching.
Something like this would be nice so I can actually have a phone again, since I've forgone house phones in lieu of a cell. Does suck that work would be able to reach me at home again though.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 09:44

10. Cugino2007 (Posts: 8; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


Roscuthiii, a better solution would be a femtocell device which uses your Internet for better service but also allows more than one device to be connected to it.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 10:26

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2117; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


"The Sleek 4G works with the 4G networks on all U.S. carriers except WiMAX."

Let's be honest, did anyone ever consider that crap that Sprint was peddling for a while 4G, anyway? I think not.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 21:50

13. shawndog1 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 May 2011)


Ive had the sleek 4g for a few months now, it helps alot. I use my unlimited hotspot to run everything, even play black ops on ps3 thru it 3g dont have lte yet but ready win it comes!

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