Like most on-the-go technology enthusiasts, I have multiple ways to connect to the web. I have my iPhone, my 4G USB card, and whoever’s free internet access I happen to be mooching off of at any particular moment. However, living in an urban environment, all three of these connections can get really slow at times due to data congestion. This can in turn make me unproductive and forced to deal with a slow connection. However, what if there was a way to combine these three connections to make a decently fast pipeline to the web? Well, now there is with Connectify Switchboard, a promising new Kickstarter project.
Connectify is a new app for Mac and Windows users that allows you to pair multiple internet connections together to give you fast speeds. According to the Kickstarter page, when the app is launched, all of your web activity will be pushed to Connectify’s servers and back through your multiple internet connections. Since Connectify Switchboard works at the packet level, you can use this added speed across all aspects of your web usage: from streaming video, to uploading files to your Dropbox account. Unfortunately, since Connectify Switchboard pushes all of your data through its servers, your usage will be limited on how much server space you decide to purchase per month.
The folks at Connectify Switchboard need to raise $100,000 in order to purchase server space and other tools. There are many different funding options available to you on the Connectify Switchboard Kickstarter page, with each tier giving your more bandwidth. If you’d like access to the early beta, expect to drop at least $90.