QuickerTek today announced two new external antennas — the Ti Whip and Ti Antenna — that boost wireless connectivity up to 50% for all Apple PowerBook G4 and PowerBook G3 “Pismo” portables with AirPort cards. “Users 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.” The Ti Antenna ($39.95) is only as wide as the PCMCIA slot and less than 1/2 inch thick, extending out from the PowerBook. The Ti Whip (US$79.95) can be oriented so that reception is optimized for varying environments — a small patch of Velcro fixes the taller antenna to the top of the PowerBook clamshell. Both antennas are compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x and require no drivers or software installation.