Sadly, this hack is a pricey one: it requires a 3G iPad, which starts from $629, since the Verizon MiFi needs to connect to the iPad’s 3G components. It makes more financial sense to buy a Wi-Fi iPad to use with a MiFi, but this hack has one nice extra: a switch. The modder put a simple $2 switch where the iPad’s Micro SIM slot normally is, allowing the MiFi to be turned off at the flick of a switch.
So is this hack worth your time, soldering, wiring, warranty and effort? This modder seems to think so. Their iPad, when connected to Verizon’s MiFi, now achieves download speeds of 1.1 megabits per second, an obvious improvement on the 193kbps connection AT&T’s 3G connection was delivering in this hackers area.