Unboxing Apple's AirPort Express

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Date: Wednesday, July 21st, 2004, 23:42
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Unboxing the APE!My much-anticipated Apple AirPort Express (APE) arrived yesterday at PowerPage world headquarters and I am absolutely thrilled with it so far. Setup was a snap requiring four simple screens in the the AirPort Express Assistant (which is installed in your Utilities folder) and, BAM, it’s online.
Keep in mind that the AirPort Express can only bridge from an AirPort Extreme and not the original graphite or snow ABS. The other thing I found interesting is that the Airport Express supports profiles. “These seem to be stored on the device itself and are accessible from the Airport Admin Utility” James Duncan Davidson writes in his BLOG.
Davidson also wishes that the APE would double as a 65 watt PB power supply!

Or even better yet, wouldn’t it be cool if every laptop power supply just happened to be a base station? I don’t know how possible it would be to squish a Airport Base Station into a 65W power supply, but it’d be damn cool. After all, a Powerbook power supply is US$79. The Airport Express is US$129. Hrmmm… Give it a year or so and it might just be feasible.

I say take it one step further and add a FireWire port too, so that it can charge an iPod :)
More great reading can be found on the AirPort Express support site and in the FAQ.
Click through for some unboxing photos…
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Ask the Readers: Power Inverter Advice

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Date: Wednesday, July 21st, 2004, 07:04
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DC to AC power inverters allow you to charge and use notebook computers, cell phones, camcorders and any electronic equipment from a standard auto cigarette lighter receptacle.
One example is the KV-50:

50 Watts DC/AC Inverter (Power Inverter) w/ Auto Cigarette Plug.

Dell Likes PowerBooks Too

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Date: Wednesday, July 21st, 2004, 07:31
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I saw this on the Dell Web site…

Dell Web PowerBook

It looks like Dell Photoshopped the Apple logo into a Dell logo but everything
else is obviously a PowerBook G3.
Dell Loves Them PowerBooks

I thought that Microsoft was the only one that did this kind of stuff (example 1 and 2).

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Mac OS X Lexus

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Date: Wednesday, July 21st, 2004, 07:20
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As part of our sometimes series on Mac OS X vanity license plates, James Wamser of Wisconsin contributes his new plates for his Lexus. What’s on your bumper?

MAC OS X Vanity Plate

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wiPod – Bay Area Hotspot Locator for the iPod

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Date: Wednesday, July 21st, 2004, 07:35
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WiPodOn the same day Apple announces the 4G iPod, BayAreaFreeFi.com announces the wiPod, an iPod-based field guide for free wi-fi hotspots in the San Francisco Bay Area. Version 1.0 has nearly 200 listings! It’s like SliceNY’s piPod, but for Bay Area free hotspots.

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