Starlink Mini launched, brings internet to digital nomads

Unlike its larger cousin, the device fits most backpacks.
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SpaceX recently launched Starlink Mini, a compact satellite internet kit, roughly the size of a small laptop. Unlike its larger cousin, the device (which measures 11.75 x 10.2 x 1.45 inches) fits most backpacks, perfect for digital nomads.

Starlink Mini boasts download speeds of up to 100Mbps with low latency, ideal for video conferencing, streaming, or uploading large files. It uses Wi-Fi 5 technology and is capable of connecting up to 128 devices simultaneously.

The Starlink Mini kit itself is priced at $599. However, users must subscribe to the “Mini Roam” service for an additional $30 per month for 50GB of data on top of their existing Starlink residential plan.

Currently, the service is limited to the US, with no official word on availability in the Philippines.

For Filipino users, however, the standard Starlink service remains the only option. It carries a monthly subscription fee of PHP 2,700 and a one-time hardware cost of PHP 28,000.

While not portable, the standard Starlink offers potentially higher speeds (depending on location) and limited mobility.

Source: Starlink
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Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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