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Keezel's wireless device protects hotel Wi-Fi , home IoT connections

Peter Sayer | Sept. 2, 2016
Keezel's crowdfunded Wi-Fi VPN device is almost ready to ship

Keezel doesn't operate the VPN service directly. Instead, it aggregates three services, connecting users to the best one for their area and adding a layer of anonymity to the process. Keezel doesn't see what its customers are doing with their VPNs as it doesn't handle the data, while the VPN providers don't know who the users are, as Keezel only identifies them with anonymous tokens that it reshuffles every week. The company selected its three VPN providers on the basis of their quality of service and their promise not to keep logs, Muller said.

The device is a slippery half-egg shape, with a USB micro port and a single LED at one end, and a USB A port at the other. It houses an 8000 mAh battery, enough to power it for a full working day, which Muller enthusiastically defined as 10 hours or more. The larger port can be used to recharge the battery of a smartphone with less stamina, he said.

That USB port has a couple of other interesting uses, too: You can plug in a USB-to-Ethernet adapter to protect your use of wired connections, or a 4G dongle allowing you to connect over a VPN from pretty much anywhere. Keezel includes drivers for Apple's Ethernet adapter and its clones, and for all Huawei 4G modems, Muller said. The company is still evaluating the compatibility of other devices.

 

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