Black oval to the right of the laptop is a Keezel – mobile VPN in-a-box
Credit: Tom's Hardware
Public WiFi networks are far from secure.1 Free WiFi at that coffee shop may not be the bargain it appears. A VPN represents a substantial security upgrade.2
Keezel is mobile VPN-in-a-box for WiFi networks – with single button operation.
HitchHiker's Guide 2 Tech – “Keezel: easy-to-use privacy & security for every online device, everywhere”
Indiegogo crowd funding closed on 23 August 2015. Estimated delivery at that time was December 2015. As of this date, few have been delivered. Contributions are still being taken, with delivery estimated as April 2017.
In the interim, there have been a number of changes, including:
● battery upgrade, from around 5,000 mAh to 8,000 mAh+
● announcement of VPN provision by PureVPN, proXPN, & Le VPN
While Keezel have been making little apparent progress, alternatives have appeared.
Ars Technica – “Invizbox Go aims to make mobile privacy painless over any Wi-Fi”
InvizBox was crowdfunded through Indiegogo & Kickstarter. They can still be ordered on Indiegogo, with a range of VPN support packages provided by IP Vanish, ranging from 2 months ($US99) to lifetime ($US399).
Interesting point, a small VPN support package can be updated to lifetime after the InvizBox is delivered, if the supporter likes the device. Check this exchange in the comments earlier in March.
Darrylstp 12 days ago
Hi. Pledged Early Bird last night. Is there a potential upgrade route to lifetime or extended length if I find I really like the product, or do I have to buy Lifetime up front?
Paul Canavan [Campaigner] 11 days ago
@darrylstp – You can upgrade later. Just drop us a line!
Indiegogo Project – “InvizBox Go - Privacy.Security.Stream.Extend.Block”
Kickstarter – “InvizBox Go - Privacy Made Easy”
InvizBox manufacturer Web site
Betterspot is different in a few ways
● Keezel & InvizBox were built by engineers who then had to go looking for other organisations to provide their VPN backend – Betterspot was built by Betternet VPN as a mobile front end for their existing VPN service
● in addition to WiFi connections to the Internet & the user's device, Ethernet is also available
● no internal battery – powered by USB – for mobile use, a powered USB port on a laptop, or an external battery is required – this may be better in the long run, as the batteries in Keezel & InvizBox are not replaceable
BestVPN – “Betterspot VPN Router Review”, https://www.bestvpn.com/betterspot-vpn-router-review/
Indiegogo – “Betterspot: A Smart VPN Router for All Devices”
Kickstarter – “Betterspot: A VPN Router for All Devices & Platforms”
1 Digital Trends: “How dangerous is public Wi-Fi? We ask an expert”, http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-dangerous-is-public-wi-fi/
2 “A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet.” – How to How-To Geek: “What Is a VPN, & Why Would I Need One?”, https://www.howtogeek.com/133680/htg-explains-what-is-a-vpn/ / public WiFi networks far from secure free WiFi VPN security Keezel mobile VPN-in-a-box WiFi networks single button operation Keezel easy-to-use privacy security online device everywhere Indiegogo crowd funding estimated delivery delivery battery upgrade mAh VPN provision PureVPN proXPN Le VPN alternatives InvizBox Go Invizbox Go mobile privacy painless Wi-Fi InvizBox crowdfunded Indiegogo Kickstarter range of VPN support packages IP Vanish IP Vanish IP Vanish 2 months lifetime small VPN support package can be updated to lifetime Campaigner InvizBox Go InvizBox manufacturer Web site Betterspot built by engineers provide their VPN backend Betterspot was built by Betternet VPN mobile front end for their existing VPN service WiFi connections Internet device Ethernet is also available no internal battery powered by USB for mobile use powered USB port on a laptop external battery BestVPN Betterspot VPN routerone device fits in your pocket changes online world control your Internet world’s first portable on line see what you are doing online visit blocked websites all over the world geographically locked region locked secure all your devices one keezel no software installation needed required growth intelligent worldwide keezel network provider provided best providers keezel switch it on with 1 button one button operation privacy feel secure connect to whatever you want control crowdfunding unique server network worldwide keezel chooses best available connection everytime you connect Keezel partners partner world class VPN providers servers worldwide combining multiple VPN networks provide largest most resilient network keezel automatically selects best connection best service simple big worldwide server network working for you keezel online freedom protecting your privacy security free and open internet WiFi networks all WiFi devices VPN technology simple campaign perks 1 year 2 year lifelong access our world class VPN network free basic service protect your privacy security on WiFi networks free WiFi connect to WiFi expose yourself to identity theft data leakage colleagues at work on the company network keezel protects your privacy security online coffee shops hotels airports at work at home encryption encrypts encrypt your connection all connected devices without having to install software app application many governments censor Internet blocking voices opposition Facebook Twitter other websites blocked Internet widespread problem websites TV shows watched in certain countries episodes your favorite show unavailable when travelling watch a sports game race inaccessible in your country or region connect keezel country of your choice keezel creates your own secure WiFi network Keezel connects to WiFi networks your favorite coffee shop creates a secure WiFi network open source encryption technology big companies government organizations protect their data doesn't require installation laptop phone smart solution works with all your WiFi devices connect your personal keezel WiFi online freedom without screens keezel's VPN service high quality resilient server network all over the world partners partner world class network providers best service super competitive price Indiegogo perks least one year of this service premium service limited speed locations secure browsing emailing encryption change location country great battery life charge charges your phone keezel powerful battery almost three times the capacity of your iPhone 6 use keezel charge other devices service subscription only limited speed locations 8000 mAh 7000 mAh 5000 mAh /