weBoost Drive Sleek Review
Hunting off-grid just became dramatically more connected with the weBoost Drive Sleek cell phone signal booster. I installed this signal booster on my Tacoma 30 days and tested it all across Nebraska and Kansas where cell phone towers and signals have traditionally been spotty. No problems now; I am happy to say that the signal is coming through loud and clear.
I hunt on a ranch property that is broken up into three distinct sections: muley canyon, whitetail canyon and the river bottom. It is within the river bottom that cell phone coverage has been virtually non-existent. Over the last 7 years of hunting this property, I have consistently had issues communicating with anyone. That river bottom consistently produces quality deer so it is a popular spot for us to hunt. Now if we need help on a drag out, it’s just a quick walk to the truck to make the call versus the three-mile trip to the top of the canyon to get a signal.
The weBoost Drive Sleek works with any 4G phone and provides signal boost of up to 32X for 4G, LTE & 3G signals. Now, I have no way of tracking the exact boost that I was getting but finding three full bars of signal in the river bottom was pretty exceptional. In several locations, I took the weBoost offline and I could see a signal drop of 1 to 3 bars in areas with spotty coverage. That’s quite a drop.
I pay a substantial amount of money in cell phone fees as is. And now with the one-time cost of just under $200, I have the ability to use my cell phone in areas where it has consistently not worked is well. That is an investment that I am willing to pay. This unit is certified by the FCC and works in Canada and the USA.
How the weBoost Drive Sleek Works
How it Works: The magic begins with the powerful exterior antenna which magnetically attaches to the vehicle’s roof. This antenna reaches out to cellphone towers to receive signal with voice, text, and data and transmits the signal to the booster.
The booster receives this outside signal and amplifies each of the 5 frequency bands it supports up to 32x using a series of sophisticated low-noise amplifiers and filters. The signal is then sent to the Drive Sleek cradle where the user can enjoy a stronger signal for faster data and clearer call quality. The cradle also receives outgoing signal from the cell phone and transmits a stronger signal back to the tower through the same process.
The Drive Sleek box comes with the following gear:
- Drive Sleek cradle
- Drive Sleek booster
- Aerodynamic outside antenna
- Power supply
- Magnetic vent clip
The weBoost Drive Sleek is available for purchase now at Best Buy and online retailers for $199.99 MSRP. All boosters come with a two-year warranty. It is assembled, tested and designed in the USA. Check them out at https://www.weboost.com/products/drive-sleek