This is an intriguing bit of kit as many American’s seem to prefer this over many other hotspots on the market – having never owned one, I’ve not had the opportunity to try figure out why. Even some UK users prefer these but as with many “toys”, everyone finds a favourite.
Firstly they do not have built in wi-fi so need to be plugged into a LAN cable so using on portable requires a mobile data connection that has a LAN port as well as a power bank should you not have another source of power.
Priced at £210, they are also the more pricey of all the hotspots however they have recently been reduced with prices around £130.
More info including links to the software and setup details via the ML&S website – https://www.hamradio.co.uk/digital-modes-sharkrf/acom/sharkrf-openspot-free-shipping-pd-7078.php
Note that the original SharkRF OpenSpot is now being replaced by the OpenSpot 2 which is now not defendant on a LAN connection. I’m not aware of any UK vendors at present. ML&S used to sell them but I heard that users were having issues and they have since been removed from their website.
More information is available from https://www.sharkrf.com/products/openspot2/