Kool Tools: QCard 2 for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro
QuickerTek's US$149 QCard 2 brings 802.11ac wireless to the MacBook Air and Pro. 802.11ac wireless is fast — with as much as twice the speed of the previous 802.11n wireless of the built-in MacBook wireless card.
The QCard goes in the standard wireless card socket, so users don't sacrifice a USB or other external connection port. Any MacBook Pro or Air running MacOS X 10.8.4 and a PCIe bus (which includes most newer MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models) is a candidate. Users without a PCIe bus may substitute the QuickerTek acNano USB external antenna.
QuickerTek makes the upgrade easy. The QCard2 package comes with instructions; additional instructions are also available on the QuickerTek website (http://www.quickertek.com/). The QCard2 also comes with all the tools necessary to install the upgrade.
The QCard2 is currently part of a money-saving bundle. For a limited time, the acHex 6-antenna upgraded Apple Base Station or Apple Time Capsule is bundled with the QCard2.
The QuickerTek acHex antenna upgrade brings the wireless signal strength of six external antennas to the Apple AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule products. This combination provides a wireless system for home or office and are natural upgrades providing a complete wireless speed update.