AirPort Amplifier for Apple iBooks
Faster and Stronger Wireless Without Wires
WICHITA, Kan. –04/24/06– Finally, iBook users can get maximum wireless –
without any wires! For $199.95 USD iBook Connect from QuickerTek not only
delivers up to five times the standard wireless performance adding an
external antenna, but also eliminates the tangle of wires and brain-surgery
internal connections that other wireless solutions demand.
Continuing the theme of use-of-use that iBook users enjoy, iBook Connect is
a truly wireless solution that only needs a web browser for setup. It
easily connect AirPort and AirPort Extreme networks without disassembling
the iBook, maintaining AppleCare. iBook Connect is powered from either a
USB connection or AC adapter. For those who demand complete mobility there
a iBook Connect with an internal battery ($229.95 USD). Either iBook
Connect model can be attached to the iBook case or it simply rests on the
desk. You connect to wireless networks just like using a standard iBook.
iBook Connect operates between the internal AirPort card and the access
point (commonly an AirPort Base Station), and amplifies wireless signals
going in and out of the iBook. So, the iBook Connect can link your land
internet connection to your offshore boat.
While the functionality of the Apple AirPort Express and the iBook Connect
appear similar, they are very different in terms of capability and
performance. AirPort Express has a smaller buffer which limits wireless
performance. AirPort Express can only be powered from AC adapter which
severely limits mobility. iBook Connect accepts a variety of external
antennas, unlike the AirPort Express where you don’t have to have access to
the RF port connector. iMac Connect generates four to five times more RF
output and has a more sensitive receiver than the AirPort Express. Changing
wireless networks requires additional work which breaks the ease-of-use
mandate Mac users expect. iBook Connect eliminates each of these
limitations and works on all 802.11b/g wireless networks, Mac or Windows.
Generating five times the standard wireless range of the iBook is made
possible with a 200 milliwatt antenna. RF power is the rating for wireless
products. A stock iBook has about 30 milliwatts of RF power. Improving the
RF rating from 30 to 200 milliwatts is what gives you that extra wireless
range and speed.
You also can use any popular wireless network hardware include access
points from LinkSys, Belkin, dLink and of course, Apple AirPort and AirPort
Extreme Base Stations. That means just about any 802.11b or 802.11g
networks and your Mac OS X or later operating system. You can even move
your iBook Connect to any other WiFi-ready computer – Mac or Windows.
QuickerTek’s iBook Connect combines a more powerful 2dBi antenna with a
design that does not require opening the iBook. Later, when you want even
more power, you can add one of QuickerTek’s many high power antennas.
Like most QuickerTek products, it’s backed with a one-year warranty on
parts and labor. Additional product information is found at
QuickerTek has been a recognized leading innovator of antennas and RF
products for Apple Power Macintosh, iMac, PowerBook, iBook and MacBook Pro
computers. QuickerTek products can be purchased online at
http://www.quickertek.com and from authorized dealers at