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Apple Updates AirPort Express

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:09 pm    Post subject: Apple Updates AirPort Express Reply with quote

Apple Updates AirPort Express
Monday, June 11, 2012
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Apple today updated their popular AirPort Express base station. The new device features a completely redesigned compact enclosure and new wireless and connectivity capabilities. Simultaneous dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi allows users to easily create a network that delivers optimal performance and range. The AirPort Express also features an audio-out port to connect external powered speakers or an A/V receiver and use AirPlay to wirelessly stream from iTunes on your Mac or iOS device. A USB 2.0 port allows you to share a printer wirelessly over your network, and an additional ethernet port lets you connect to other computers and network devices. The new AirPort Express is priced at $99.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kinda liked the old style with the direct AC plug better. It helped reduce cable clutter. I think the addition of AirDisk would have been nice as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't care as much for the new design either. Personally, I think you're probably better off going with the Apple TV for Airplay (if you don't need its router capabilities). Especially with mirroring support in Mountain Lion.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i still use a apple ufo really haven't had to update yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grover Time wrote:
I think you're probably better off going with the Apple TV for Airplay


Except the Apple TV does not have 3.5mm / 1/8" analog output.

This excludes a lot of devices capable of outputting audio.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
Except the Apple TV does not have 3.5mm / 1/8" analog output.

This excludes a lot of devices capable of outputting audio.

Most amps/receivers/TVs today have digital audio and HDMI, but that's a solid point if you're using older audio equipment or powered speakers.
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