Apr 30 2013, 2:22am CDT | by Gene Ryan Briones
Apart from its "usual" features and insights, the first week edition of Forbes magazine for the month of May seem to have a special added feature. Microsoft is reportedly promoting the latest Office 365 with an added twist: turning the magazines into Wi-Fi hotspots. The May 6, 2013 issue of Forbes magazines came with a custom 4-page insert complete with a Wi-Fi router inside. Isn't that sweet?
A member of the Slickdeals forum, handle BigMacG4, first drew attention to the unusual copies of Forbes magazine. A Microsoft spokesperson later confirmed to Mashable that the first week of May edition of magazines were Wi-Fi capable.
However, only a limited amount of copies were sent to a selected number of tech and business professionals. Those who received the special issue of the magazine with the custom 4-page insert can enjoy up to 15 days of free Wi-Fi. The router works as a Wi-Fi hotspot together with the use of T-Mobile.
The router can reportedly support up to five devices at a time satisfactorily with its Wi-Fi hotspot capability. But like other routers, the special edition Wi-Fi router needs to be charged to enjoy connection. Around three hours of free Wi-Fi can be used with each full charge.
Gene Ryan Briones
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.
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