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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:27 am    Post subject: Wireless Antenna for the Mac mini Reply with quote

Wireless Antenna for the Mac mini
Thursday March 31, 2005

QuickerTek has introduced a new Wireless Networking Antenna designed for the Mac mini. QuickerTek claims the new antenna can up to triple the wireless networking range of the Mac Mini with its 5.5 dbi of omni-directional RF power. The antenna is styled to match the Mac mini and requires no case modifications to work. A three-foot coax cable is included in the kit for mounting. The Mac Mini Antenna is available now for US$80.


QuickerTek - "QuickerTek has further extended their line of wireless Macintosh products by announcing a new omni-directional antenna for the entire Mac Mini line. The new Mac Mini Antenna offers 5.5dBi of RF power, which means that wireless networking distances can be as much a three times further than when using the stock antenna. The suggested retail price is $80.

A three-foot coax cable comes with the antenna for easy mounting. It works with Mac OS 9, up to and including Mac OS X "tiger". The Mini Antenna is equally at home in Airport and Airport Extreme networks. This new design does not alter the case in any way and is styled to match the Mac Mini case.

"Ever since the Mini exploded onto the market, we've been cooking up antenna ideas for it. This new Mini Antenna makes sense for both desktop and mobile Mini users. Just because Mini users have the coolest small Mac available, doesn't mean that they have to be short-changed on wireless networking range," stated Rick Estes, president QuickerTek. "Our new Mini Antenna not only triples wireless range, it also matches the Mini case perfectly," he continued. "We are very impressed with the Mini and are planning more enhancements," he stated.

"This new QuickerTek antenna for the Mac mini boosts the versatility of Apple's latest engineering marvel while significantly boosting the range of the Mac mini's wireless connection. QuickerTek has paid attention to the attractive design of the Mac mini with an externally mountable antenna that does not mar the case and actually complements the stylish lines of the Mac mini. Rick and his team of antenna wizards have come up with another hit!" stated Don Mayer, CEO of Small Dog Electronics.

QuickerTek is a recognized leading innovator of antennas and RF products for Apple desktop and portable computers. QuickerTek products can be purchased at Mac dealers such as Small Dog Electronics, TechnoWarehouse, PowerBook Medic, and many others. International customers can order from AM Micro in the UK and MacLand in Germany."



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks lame and overpriced, and I'm assuming it requires one to open their case. $80 is what the airport express upgrade costs, for that price you could get something like a WET11 (wireless bridge) and connect it via the ethernet port on the mini.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the brightside it looks like it doesn't take up that much space..on the downside it looks like a paper towel holder! I wonder how it hooks up?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bubba wrote:
WET11 (wireless bridge) and connect it via the ethernet port on the mini.


With wireless routers getting cheaper and cheaper that may not be a bad idea!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has me intrigued! I just wonder how it is connected to the Mini? Do you connect it thru the USB or Firewire or what? Is this just an extention ot the AirPort Extreme? I would love to see a review sometime soon:!:
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