Nova media ( has released Modem Mate, an
external antenna and adapter that couples inductively with the
internal antenna of most 3G modems. It’s available for approximately

“A better signal strength is often the difference between a slow GPRS
connection and a super fast HSPA transmission,” says Jan Fuellemann,
Nova media spokesperson. “Modem Mate can increase the signal strength
by up to 2 dBi.”

Modem Mate consists of a adapter with a fastening strip to attach to
and detach from the 3G modem and an external antenna. The antenna can
be clipped to a display in an instant for the best signal strength
and transfer speeds.