Airport express reviews

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by Danrose1977, Jun 12, 2004.

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    Danrose1977

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    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?
     
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    James Craner

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    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.
     
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    sorry to sidetrack the thread but is it going to be truly international or do you mean england/canada?
     
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    Danrose1977

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    Doorknob it is then.... :eek:
     
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    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
     
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    Doornob is such a British term....

    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
     
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    LimeLite

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    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.
     
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    Danrose1977

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

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    Danrose1977

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    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.
     
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    And "happy bunny". :)
     
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    Earendil

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    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 ;)

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    And "cheeky monkey" :p
     
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    lol

    --david
     
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    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...!
     
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    adamjay

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Koodauw

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    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.
     
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    yeah that would be nice to share my hard drive with a bunch of computers wirelessly. the usb port isn't 2.0 right?
     
  21. dav
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    Nope, its not USB 2.0
     
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    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!
     
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    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..
     
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    lol true, thanks for the info. kinda want it just cuz i have a laptop and dont want wires tangling around.
     
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    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.
     

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