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Cinnamon Peripherals Intros CinnaMount mini USB Edition
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hmmm... good point devo. I'm not sure what CinnaMount has in mind for their design either but I was planning on getting an external antenna for my AEBS from Quickertek anyway.

You can just put that baby anywhere then. Are you getting the entire 802.11n upgrade kit from them? I've given some thought to buying one myself.


I doubt if I'll be getting the upgrade "n" kit for my Mini, I currently have it connected to my AEBS via ethernet cable. I don't know if I want to spend anymore money on my Mini but I'll definitely be getting the upgrade antenna kit for my AEBS.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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From the photos I've seen the antennas seem to be at the bottom. But yes you are right, the Airport Extreme mount will take the antennas into account.

I've never taken my AEBS apart, but I'm pretty sure they are right on the sides. There's also one up front, but that shouldn't be an issue. Take a look at these pictures.

http://homepage.mac.com/macanix/PhotoAlbum1.html
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't know if I want to spend anymore money on my Mini but I'll definitely be getting the upgrade antenna kit for my AEBS.

That's sort of my thinking in one regard. Heck, I might be ready to buy a new Mac mini by the time Apple gets around to updating it. You would think it will come standard with 802.11n. Although, you never know with Apple.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At this point we're probably better off waiting for Snow Leopard, given that the price of OS X is a huge part of the Mac mini's cost.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject: I don't get it... Reply with quote

Maybe I'm missing the point...

This just gives you a USB port on the front of the mini?

My desk came with a usb hub, all of my day-to-day peripherals are plugged into the back of the mini (2/4 slots, one for printer, one for iPhone dock) then the cable to the hub is in the 3rd...

No offense, I just don't care for that look. I'm wondering if there is some other benefit I'm not understanding...

The mini looks great by itself, this thing clutters the look IMO...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: I don't get it... Reply with quote

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Maybe I'm missing the point...

This just gives you a USB port on the front of the mini?

My desk came with a usb hub, all of my day-to-day peripherals are plugged into the back of the mini (2/4 slots, one for printer, one for iPhone dock) then the cable to the hub is in the 3rd...

No offense, I just don't care for that look. I'm wondering if there is some other benefit I'm not understanding...

The mini looks great by itself, this thing clutters the look IMO...


Yes, the point is to get a USB port at the front of the Mac mini. If you have a desk with a built-in USB hub, then you don't need such a feature. Also, the mount is used to install the Mac mini under a desk or a shelf. At that point it becomes a good feature to have a front USB port because the back becomes less accessible.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject: Antennas Reply with quote

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I've never taken my AEBS apart, but I'm pretty sure they are right on the sides. There's also one up front, but that shouldn't be an issue. Take a look at these pictures.


Yup, you're right. Also, keep in mind that the groove around the AEBS is actually a vent. We discovered this when we were designing our mount. Can't block that too much.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would still like to buy three of these CinnaMounts for my Mac mini and LaCie mini drives. I think they look really cool. But here's the problem. I think I would need to take my TV stand apart to mount them in the cabinet. There just isn't much room in there to work. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Antennas Reply with quote

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Yup, you're right. Also, keep in mind that the groove around the AEBS is actually a vent. We discovered this when we were designing our mount. Can't block that too much.

I don't think blocking off an inch or two of the groove would be a concern. I'm sure some heat would still escape from the ends. I mean between the AirPort Extreme and the sides of the mount, if that makes any sense. The AirPort Extreme also has a vent going around the bottom, but that shouldn't be an issue. Especially if the mount has the same dimensions as the rubber pad. I think my only concern would be with blocking those antennas off behind metal. Well, that and the location of the mount itself.
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