Unboxing the Verizon MiFi 2200

Last Updated May 14, 2009 1:10 PM EDT

Prepare to be jealous: We've got ourselves a Verizon MiFi. In case you missed our post from last week, the MiFi is a compact, freestanding 3G modem card that doubles as a Wi-Fi router. It has the potential to be a killer accessory for road warriors, especially those who frequently need to share Internet access with one or more co-workers.

We'll share our hands-on impressions in a few days (first take: It's freaking awesome), but until then here's a look at the unboxing and initial setup of the MiFi:

First up: Good things come in small packages

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