KING, a company with a history of focus in the over the air TV reception market, has been branching out into the mobile internet market.
Earlier this year they launched the KING WiFiMax, Swift, and Falcon, entering into the Wi-Fi extending and router arena.
This week, KING has added a cellular booster named the KING Extend.
At first glance, this booster looked suspiciously similar to the recently retired weBoost 4G-X RV cellular booster kit with a KING sticker slapped on the front.
And sure enough, on KING's website they say 'powered by weBoost'. We were able to confirm with weBoost that they have licensed their retired kit to KING.
Interestingly, KING is offering the kit at $50 more than it retailed when available from weBoost.
KING is offering the KING Extend for $549 - whereas weBoost's direct MSRP was $499.99 for the same kit.
While officially 'retired', the weBoost 4G-X RV can still be readily found at the $499.99 price point.
weBoost released their weBoost Drive X RV kit last month, which is the same 4G-X amplifier but with our top rated OTR antenna in a more RV friendly form factor. That kit is also priced at $499.99.
And of course, weBoost released their new and improved amplifier, the weBoost Drive Reach back in May. It is not yet available in RV-centric antenna kits.
The weBoost 4G-X Booster Kit arrived on the scene in April of 2017 with their white omni directional building antenna. In our head to head testing, their 4G-X kitted with the OTR antenna always slightly outperformed it.
But for those who prefer the form factor for installation, the KING Extend will continue to be an option once the stock of the official weBoost 4G-X RV kits run dry.
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WeBoost News Stories:
- WeBoost Adds New Drive Reach Cellular Booster Kit Designed For Overland Vehicles Posted on: January 13, 2023
- weBoost Introduces Destination RV Cellular Booster Kit For Stationary RVers Posted on: March 31, 2021
- KING Extend Pro & Extend Go Cellular Booster Kits Released - Based on weBoost Drive Reach Posted on: February 11, 2021
- Product Release: weBoost Drive Reach RV & OTR Kits Finally Are Here! Posted on: November 11, 2020
- 5G Industry Update: Verizon's 5G Laptop, AT&T Unleashes DSS, T-Mobile Serves Cake, And More! Posted on: June 29, 2020
For an overview of this kit, back from when it was first announced:
Members also have access to the results of our head-to-head testing with this specific kit:
- Cellular Signal Enhancing Field Testing Results (Mid 2017) - Featuring the Drive 4G-X RV Kit vs OTR and vehicle.
For more information on the recent revamped line-up launch of booster kits from weBoost:
- weBoost Announces Drive X RV Kit with OTR Antenna – Replacing Drive 4G-X RV
- weBoost Announces the Drive Reach - Most Powerful In-Vehicle Cell Signal Booster Yet
And for in-depth specs, info, and recommendations on the weBoost Drive 4G-X product line-up, see our Gear Center Guide: