First look at the ‘eqo Home Cell Booster’ from weBoost
January 12, 2016 — by KEN PERKINS
In the 2 minute video below Jeff Gudewicz, weBoost VP of Corporate Development, gives us a first look at the eqo Home Cell Booster announced last week at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Just click on the frame to play.
Any structure like a home or office building impedes cell signals from coming inside. The radio frequency (RF) signals that carry mobile communication don’t easily pass through building materials like brick, stone, concrete and metal-oxide-coated window glass.
Jeff’s video demo of the eqo Booster makes use of a Faraday cage, which is essentially a large box sheathed with sheets of copper mesh. The copper blocks RF signals from entering and exiting the Faraday cage.
This mimics the effect of trying to get reliable cell service while inside a building. weBoost set up the Faraday cage in our CES booth to help demonstrate how cell phone signal boosters work.
As the video shows, inside the Faraday cage Jeff is unable to receive any cell signal – no service at all. But once he powers up the eqo Home Cell Booster, his phone immediately shows service available with signal strength at full bars.