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Option iCON XY 7.2 Mbps GSM USB Modem


The modem comes from somewhere, named iCon XY USB modem by Option. The iCon XY offers up to 7.2Mbps data transfer via HSPA (WCDMA 2100MHz) network signal, as well lower data via HSDPA, HSUPA or even GSM bands on EDGE or GPRS at 850/900/1800/1900MHz frequency. The design appears as something little bit different to similar product, especially located in its 4 pins USB 2.0 connectors. User can fold (swivel) the connector into the modem main body, and sure its much more saver for the connector. Oh.. there is a specific button to put out the connector. But, this feature is apparently not much useful, since its only can be folded vertically to right or left side, and we know when we use laptops there are no much more free space. I mean its more cooler if its can be folded horizontally.

Option iCON XY 7.2 Mbps GSM USB Modem image


Other features remain standard, just like similar USB modem include: zero CD ready make installation easy (although supports only Windows XP, Seven and Vista without support for Windows 8 but don't worry, I got the download link at the end of this post), MicroSD slot for reading extra memory card. The appearance of the Option XY HSPA modem is slightly cooler, compared to similar device, has slightly slimmer form factor combined with white color on body and black for side list and fold-able USB connector.

Option iCON XY 7.2 Mbps GSM USB Modem specifications:
Network: GSM, HSUPA, HSDPA, HSPA
Band:
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WCDMA Dual band: 2100 MHz/ 900 MHz
HSUPA HSDPA: 1800, 1900MHz
Data: GRPS, EDGE, HSUPAm HSDPA 3,5Mbps, HSPA 7.2Mbps
Chipset: Qualcomm 3G
USB: 2.0 full speed
Antenna: No
MicroSD: Yes

Test and performance
The installations is quite easy thanks to it Zero CD thing, waiting for 1-2 minutes, my laptop easily detects it as a 3G USB modem and an external storage reader. 3G signal on the indicator shows HSPA 56% and connected to the network without any problem and connect to the internet in seconds without any trouble.

The speed of internet is pretty fast shows Qos download up to 7.2Mbps and 5.xx Mbps upload. With around 50-60% HSPA signals, I got the maximum download speed up to 600-700KBps and the modem is little bit hot after about 1-2 hours of usage. Compared to my other USB modems, the Option XY 7.2Mbps is pretty good in signals strength, temperature, fold-able USB connectors, don't count nice face of the modem body since I don't too much care about it as long as it gives good performance. The same point dedicated also for its "uCAN Connect" connection manager.

Since the embedded driver is not support for Windows 8, below is the link to download Windows 8 USB driver for this HSPA 7.2Mbps modem, in case someone need it:


Option XY USB driver download for WIndows 8:
Size: 2.39 MB | File: Zip
link: http://ukblog.im-mobility.com/public/support/Option/Option_uCAN_WIN8_driver%20install.zip

Friday, March 13, 2015 | |