New PowerBook Airport Antennas

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Date: Wednesday, April 9th, 2003, 01:00
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QuickerTech has announced two new antennas for the PowerBooks that “boost wireless connectivity up to 50% for all Apple PowerBook Titanium G4 users and PowerBook G3 ‘Pismo’ portables with Airport cards.” The Ti Whip costs US$79.95 while the Ti Antenna costs US$39.95.


QuickerTech has announced two new antennas for the PowerBooks that “boost wireless connectivity up to 50% for all Apple PowerBook Titanium G4 users and PowerBook G3 ‘Pismo’ portables with Airport cards.” The Ti Whip costs US$79.95 while the Ti Antenna costs US$39.95.


To install you open the PowerBook, exposing the Airport card, remove the cable connection to the internal antennas, connect the new antenna wire, thread this wire through the PCMCIA slot opening and then attach the cable to the external antenna stub of the Ti Antenna which resides in the PCMCIA slot opening or to the Ti Whip antenna velcro’d to the top half of the PowerBook case. Use of either of these new antennas prevent the use of the PCMCIA slot for other purposes.

The Ti Antenna is only as wide as the PCMCIA slot and less than 1/2 inch thick, extending out from the PowerBook. This antenna is ideal for those who use their PowerBook as more of a desktop replacement. The Ti Whip antenna is more convenient and can be oriented so that reception is optimized for varying environments – ideal for those who are mobile a majority of the time. A small patch of Velcro(r) fixes the taller antenna to the top of the PowerBook clamshell. This provides the flexibility to reposition the antenna for optimum wireless reception.

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