vodafone mobile wifi r205 mifi hotspotA new MiFi (Mobile WiFi) device from Vodafone is now available to buy. The R205 is a personal Wi-Fi hotspot and the ability to connect up to 5 devices to the internet wirelessly without any need to install software.

The device provides up to a claimed 4 hours battery life, although how this is much of an improvement over their previous model I’m not sure as the R201 also offered 4 hours usage time.

The new Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R205 is included with an 18 month contract from £15 per month with 2GB of data per month, or available on Pay as you go for £65 when you buy a £10 TopUp. It allows you to run your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot, connecting tablets, netbooks, laptops and games consoles to the internet with improved theoretical speeds of up to 21Mbps in major towns and cities.

The Wifi R205 can be bought from the Vodafone online shop.

To celebrate the Pay as you go launch, Vodafone UK is running a free prize draw for anyone who has purchased a device between 5th April – 31st May 2012. 15 lucky winners will receive a prize bundle comprised of a Wi-Fi Kindle, Nintendo 3DS and Samsung SH100 Digital Camera – worth a total £359. To enter, just visit the Vodafone website (vodafone.co.uk/R205prizedraw).