Review: HiBoost Travel 4G LTE Kit and OTR Antenna by Huaptec (Mobile Cellular Booster)

The HiBoost Travel 4G (front) is absolutely huge compared to the other boosters we've been testing. Left to right across the back: weBoost 4G-X, Smoothtalker X6, and Maximum Signal Max-Amp.

HiBoost USA (a division of Asian manufacturer Huaptec) brought the Travel 4G LTE Booster to market in late 2016. In mid 2018, they had a version of the 4G OTR antenna licensed from Antenna World for use with their booster.

Though the brand may not be widely recognizable, the HiBoost is more affordable than other similarly specced boosters.

We included the HiBoost in our early 2017 round of hands-on booster testing, and the HiBoost with OTR in our Spring and Fall 2018 rounds.


Specifications

  • Gain: 50dB
  • # of Devices Boosted: Many
  • LTE Bands Supported: 12 (17), 13, 5, 4, 2
  • Exterior Antenna:  Magnetic mount with 10' integrated cable, SMA end.
    • Optional higher gain OTR antenna with 15' integrated cable
  • Internal Antenna: Patch antenna with 10' integrated cable, SMA end.
  • In Motion Usage: Yes
  • Power Supply: 12v
  • List Price: $349 | $428 w/ OTR Antenna

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Review & Testing Status

We tested the Hiboost with their new OTR kit in Spring 2018.

Huaptec USA sent us an evaluation unit of the Travel 4G LTE booster, which we compared head-to-head against its closet competitors in early 2017- including the weBoost Drive 4G-XMax-Amp Mobile, and Smoothtalker.

In 2018 they sent us their new OTR antenna to test, which we did directly against the  weBoost Drive 4G-X OTR and weBoost Drive 4G-M with OTR.

Members can access our raw field testing results here:

While the HiBoost without the OTR antenna was of average performance, with the new OTR antenna we found several locations where it performed admirably making the combo a worthwhile consideration.

We are keeping the HiBoost OTR in our testing configuration for continued head-to-head comparison to other contenders including the weBoost Drive 4G-X OTR and SureCall Fusion2Go 3.0.

Our detailed hands-on review and analysis of the HiBoost is featured in our members-only section below, including a video overview focused on 'Optimizing Your Cellular Signal' showing all of the candidates in the early 2017 testing round in action head-to-head and our OTR antenna comparisons.


Unboxing Video

Here is our unboxing video of the HiBoost just after it arrived, along with a few initial first impressions::

Our deeper analysis and impressions are in our members-only section below.


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The HiBoost Travel 4G with OTR Antenna is a solid performer.

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