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The Iridium Extreme Phone Lets You Access the Net From Remote Locales

 - Sep 11, 2011
References: iridium & gizmodo
Should you find yourself stranded in the Amazon, kidnapped by hostile criminals or just relaxing on an exotic beach, you'll be able to connect to the World Wide Web thanks to the Iridium Extreme Phone.

You'll have the power of satellites hanging in space behind you wherever you carry the Iridium Extreme Phone. Dustproof, shockproof and water-resistant, this handset is capable of enduring the world's most violent conditions -- and bringing the Internet there. Considering the speeds, I'll be frank: They're quite slow. At 28Kbps, the satellite phone isn't capable of streaming high-quality YouTube videos, although you will be able to contact your loved ones on short notice.

Although the Iridium handset is relatively slow, heavy and quite costly, it's the perfect companion for researchers, wilderness enthusiasts and backpackers.