I know, you can actually do the same with your iPhone. Absolutely But the BRCK isn’t for everyday routine use. If you use your iPhone as hotspot, it usually only works in your country, or you’ll end up paying 200 000$. Really. The other solution, if your stuff needs wifi more than often, is BRCK.
It does look a bit rough (they call it ruggedness) but hey, you know, that’s the spirit ! adventure ! rough durable stuff ! does Rambo wear louis Vuitton to kill viets ?
For the technical stuff, it can connects to devices via Wifi of course, but also ethernet, if you choose to take your 30 year old computer on a safari in Middle Africa. If you’re like everybody on this planet, you don’t.
One of the interesting feature of the BRCK is that it comes with a BRCK cloud. That means it has 16gb of super rough durable storage, that you can access while using the Wifi network created by BRCK. the open API also means you can connect to services like dropbox or else. But this is pretty useless. If you have Wifi and a computer/smartphone, you can access dropbox by these simple devices. Anyway that’s possible.
On top of these supper features, the creators of the project offer you premium software crowdmap, which they developed.
Still not convince it could be of some use one day ? If you treavel, you’ll understand the huge potential of such a device. It costs quite a arm or two though, but check for yourself.