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Novatel Wireless MiFi

The Novatel Wireless MiFi uses cell signals from carriers Verizon and AT&T to give Internet connectivity. Using a rechargeable battery with a 10- to 12-hour life, it is able to connect up to 10 Wi-Fi devices — including cellphones, laptops, gaming consoles, etc. The Novatel Wireless MiFi Liberate (available through AT&T) is $49.99 a month with a two-year contract. The Verizon Wireless MiFi 4620L by Novatel Wireless (available through Verizon) is $49.99 a month with a two-year contract. To buy outright, the price is $269.99, with charges incurred only for use.

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Battery-operated home products

Superstorm Sandy and the recent nor'easter may have already blown through, but weather forecasters are predicting a tough winter ahead. Here is a roundup of some battery-operated products for the home that will help keep you prepared in the event of another natural disaster. — RUTH BASHINSKY. Special to Newsday