zBoost Signal Amplifier for Cell Phones

zBoost, made by Wi-Ex, looks very similar to a WiFi router, but instead of broadcasting or repeating WiFi, it boosts a cell signal.  At CES they showed off a new model, called the Metro, which was made for urban dwellers. It can boost the signal in an apartment, but no so much that it allows all of your neighbors to jump on it as well.

There is also a multi-band model which covers all wireless providers.  Setting one up in your home is as easy as following the simple instructions.  zBoost products are available at most big-box electronics stores as well as online from such retailers as Amazon.  The Metro retails for $299 and other models prices vary.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central

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