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Danrose1977
Jun 12, 2004, 02:46 AM
I'm probably being a complete doorknob, but does anybody know where I can find a review of Airport express... searching the web just gets me loads of info about high speed check in at heathrow airport, london!!! :mad:

It all sounds great, but I don't want to fly anywhere at the moment :D
Can anyone point me the right way?

James Craner
Jun 12, 2004, 03:24 AM
Its probably too early for reviews, the new unit is not going to be released until Mid July. It is possible Apple may do some demonstrations next week at the anticipated release of International iTunes music store.

abc123
Jun 12, 2004, 04:30 AM
Its probably too early for reviews, the new unit is not going to be released until Mid July. It is possible Apple may do some demonstrations next week at the anticipated release of International iTunes music store.
sorry to sidetrack the thread but is it going to be truly international or do you mean england/canada?

Danrose1977
Jun 12, 2004, 02:07 PM
Its probably too early for reviews, the new unit is not going to be released until Mid July. It is possible Apple may do some demonstrations next week at the anticipated release of International iTunes music store.

Doorknob it is then.... :o

JOD8FY
Jun 12, 2004, 02:34 PM
Wait, so AP Express isn't shipping until July??? (I live in the US) I didn't know this! Or am I a doorknob too? :D

JOD8FY

iAlan
Jun 12, 2004, 03:01 PM
but I think I am one too, as I was at Bic Camera (a big electronic store chain in Tokyo) asking about APX today and the staff were not sure when it would be available, all I got was 'Sometime in Summer'. I know Japan can be slow to get Apple products after announcements and availability elsewhere (software in particular due to getting the documentation and support materials translated I guess) but there is really no excuse for hardware (production problems aside...still no iPod Mini's here...)...anyway can't wait to get my hands on one, don't know why, I am living in a little box in downtown Tokyo that is so small that if I fart in the living room you can smell it immediately in the bedroom, so with my harman/kardon speakers, my music is heard all over the apartment with no need to stream to an external sourse. I guess I can use APX for the internet or music on the balcony...or for my neighbours to be able to plug in and listen too!!

:p

LimeLite
Jun 12, 2004, 03:05 PM
Check the online store, the AirPort Express isn't shipping until July, and no specified date yet, just some time in July, towards the middle.

Danrose1977
Jun 12, 2004, 03:38 PM
Check the online store, the AirPort Express isn't shipping until July, and no specified date yet, just some time in July, towards the middle.

Yeah, I just ordered one, I'll review it as soon as it arrives!

mkrishnan
Jun 12, 2004, 04:03 PM
Were you already aware of this one: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.aspx?newsID=1894

It's not quite a full review, but its the most detailed thing I've seen so far.

Danrose1977
Jun 12, 2004, 04:07 PM
Were you already aware of this one: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.aspx?newsID=1894

It's not quite a full review, but its the most detailed thing I've seen so far.

From that article it looks like I am going to be a happy bunny... and yes, doorknob is quintisetially British... just like Gosh, goodness, and bo11ocks.

DVDSP
Jun 13, 2004, 11:32 AM
and yes, doorknob is quintisetially British... just like Gosh, goodness, and bo11ocks.

And "happy bunny". :)

Earendil
Jun 13, 2004, 12:11 PM
From that article it looks like I am going to be a happy bunny... and yes, doorknob is quintisetially British... just like Gosh, goodness, and bo11ocks.

Bo11ocks is pretty exclusively british. I have the argue with the other two though. "Gosh" is very widely used in the US as a substitute for the Lords name, when not wanting to use it in vain. "gosh darnit".

"goodness" is also commonly used, especially by southerners when mixed with "gracious" as in "goodness gracious". Even Elvis used that that phrase, and he wasn't British afaik ;)

Tyler
Earendil

mkrishnan
Jun 13, 2004, 06:11 PM
And "happy bunny". :)

And "cheeky monkey" :p

macmaniacttt
Jun 13, 2004, 07:13 PM
lol

--david

yinyang
Jun 15, 2004, 10:22 PM
swimmingly is another good english one...! :) but back to the bo11ocks...pi11ock is yet another old fashioned doorknob LOL!

back to the APE reviews... i think there are going to be a lot of reviews come mid july. let's hope that apple have got production up to speed worldwide for this one...!

adamjay
Jun 15, 2004, 11:04 PM
sorry to sidetrack the thread but is it going to be truly international or do you mean england/canada?

i think they meant iTunes Europe
which (as far as i know) is France, Germany, and the U.K. (in addition to, of course, the U.S.)

Since the definition of the word "International" is "Of, relating to, or involving two or more nations.", i would call it an International iTunes Music Store as well.

Amani
Jun 22, 2004, 09:47 AM
I do wish AE would have firewire connection. I want to WiFi my external hard drive, but I don't think there's a device out there for Mac that does that. I saw one for PC that does. My Netgear base station only has Ethernet ports.

Grimace
Jun 22, 2004, 01:21 PM
I do wish AE would have firewire connection. I want to WiFi my external hard drive, but I don't think there's a device out there for Mac that does that. I saw one for PC that does. My Netgear base station only has Ethernet ports.

I don't think that is possible. AE can serve as a printer server, but not for sharing other devices over wireless. Imagine this: three powerbooks on the network all try to write to, or access a file on your "networked hard drive" at once - that would spell doom.

Koodauw
Jun 22, 2004, 01:35 PM
They do make HD's with ethernet ports on them, so you can save stuff to the drive from multible computers. I have one and it works pretty well.

rideahyperLite
Jun 22, 2004, 04:12 PM
I do wish AE would have firewire connection. I want to WiFi my external hard drive, but I don't think there's a device out there for Mac that does that. I saw one for PC that does. My Netgear base station only has Ethernet ports.

yeah that would be nice to share my hard drive with a bunch of computers wirelessly. the usb port isn't 2.0 right?

dav
Jul 17, 2004, 12:17 AM
Nope, its not USB 2.0

westy
Jul 17, 2004, 06:07 AM
i asked this question in some other thread but i can't find where i posted it..anywas ill ask here and bookmark this site

if my printer also has a scanner to it (all in one), would i be able to scan images wirelessly? your knowledge is much appreciated!

aptmunich
Jul 17, 2004, 12:48 PM
ipodlounge.com has a review of airport express...

if my printer also has a scanner to it (all in one), would i be able to scan images wirelessly? your knowledge is much appreciated!

Why would you need that function? You have to put the material in the scanner anyway, so you might as well be sitting next to it?

basically the way i understand it is that AE supports apple's rendevouz feature, so if that supports scanning, AE should too..

westy
Jul 17, 2004, 04:02 PM
ipodlounge.com has a review of airport express...



Why would you need that function? You have to put the material in the scanner anyway, so you might as well be sitting next to it?

basically the way i understand it is that AE supports apple's rendevouz feature, so if that supports scanning, AE should too..

lol true, thanks for the info. kinda want it just cuz i have a laptop and dont want wires tangling around.

iNetwork
Jul 21, 2004, 04:35 AM
They do make HD's with ethernet ports on them, so you can save stuff to the drive from multible computers. I have one and it works pretty well.

They're called NAS or Network Attached Storage. You can do this with any computer connected to the network as well--ie set up a share, etc. Discussion on this can be found on apple's support website.

http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Reviews-155-ProdID-NSLU2.php

That looks like something fairly inexpensive that you can attach a USB 2.0 drive to.

I personally use my older computers and set them up as file and printer servers. You do have to learn something about your computer beyond the gui if you're going to do this though. I prefer Yellow Dog Linux or Debian Linux for the PC.

cmlewan
Aug 5, 2004, 12:32 PM
ipodlounge.com has a review of airport express...

Why would you need that function? You have to put the material in the scanner anyway, so you might as well be sitting next to it?

You still want it because otherwise you have to change USB ports all the time between Airport Express USB (being mobile) and computer USB (being able to use the scanner).

And unfortunately, you can't use the scanner with AE. (I have a AE and I use it with HP PSC 2110). Not yet at least. Sucks big time. Makes the printer function in AE useless for anyone who scans more than once a month in a combined printer/scanner.

timsq
Aug 16, 2004, 09:40 PM
Pros:
802.11g
wireless printing
airTunes!!!
portabililty and multiple profiles
cheap for the range I get
simple

Cons:
only extends some networks (WDS)
WDS can be difficult
some print utilities don't work over network
some 2.4Ghz appliances cause interference
expensive for the range I get
irresistable!

I don't regret buying it. The Airport Express made me want an Airport Extreme base station. In that respect, it did it's job from a marketing standpoint. Apple made a lightly proprietary network appliance with plenty of uses. I've spent $129+ on dates that didn't perform to this level. Bad taste in metaphors is a gift. \\m// I give it an 8.6 out of 10. Woot!