Unnoticed Macworld Announcement: AirPort Extreme

You wouldn't know it from the press coverage, but the iPhone and Apple TV weren't the only new Apple items revealed at last week's Macworld. Steve Jobs also announced AirPort Extreme Base Station, a simple and wireless networking solution that will deliver up to five times the performance and twice the range of the previous model.

As a self confessed wifi freak, I'm so excited about this upgrade. I use the older model at home and have been perfectly happy with it in my bedroom and office, but my house is very long and it can get tricky getting a fast, consistent signal in my living room. The new AirPort Extreme will extend your wireless network to even more areas in a home or office and makes streaming digital content and transferring large files faster and easier - who can say no to that? You can preorder the Airport Extreme from Apple now for $179, or get it in stores in February. Like always, the Airport Extreme works for PC and Mac users.

Latest