Verizon MiFiHave you heard about the new MiFi from Novatel?  It works on the Verizon 3G network and allows up to 5 users to get online anywhere there’s cell phone service.

This is a huge game changer!

While there have been USB wireless devices for years, with the MiFi you can leave it in your bag or pocket.  A family of 5 can use it in the car!  Since it’s about the size of a really fat credit card, it can fit almost anywhere and doesn’t need AC (rechargeable battery lasts up to 40 hours on standby) .

The unit costs between $100 with a two-year contract to up to $270 for a more pay-as-you-go plan.  Monthly costs range from $40 to $60 bucks depending on usage.

The MiFi will be available in mid-May of 2009.

To get a full review, check out David Pogue’s column in the New York Times.