The Starlink Mini can be powered by a portable USB battery. | Image: SpaceX

SpaceX’s Starlink Mini dish — which Elon Musk says “will change the world” — is now available to anyone in the US. The diminutive internet-from-space kit neatly integrates the dish and Wi-Fi router into a weatherproof package that’s significantly smaller and uses less power than previous Starlink kits. The laptop-sized all-in-one dish can even be powered directly by a USB-PD power bank capable of 100W (20V/5A).

Initially, Starlink Mini was only available as an add-on for current Residential subscribers in the US. Now, just a few weeks since launch, it’s available to a wide spectrum of vanlifers and digital nomads who want to stay connected no matter where they set up shop.

The Starlink Mini hardware costs $599 and is available with both Regional and Mini Roam services. Regional costs $150 per month for unlimited portable data in North America, with an option to pay per GB for in-motion use. Mini Roam is just $50 per month but is limited to 50GB of portable or in-motion data on the continent, with additional data priced per GB. Both services can be paused between adventures.

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