Airport Express/Power Brick Solutions

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dolver, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. dolver macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know any solutions for the terrible power adapter that is on the airport express?

    Here is the story. My old airport express just broke. I am looking to buy a new one, but I hate how the power adapter on it is so crappy and always falls out of my power strip. I would look at an airport extreme or something not made by apple, but I REALLY like being able to use airtunes (multiple people in my apartment like to stream music through our main system).

    So I was wondering if any of you have any solutions or if there are any third party adapter pieces that I can swap on to the airport express. Currently, I see my options as:

    1. Live without airplay
    2. Deal with the airport's flimsy connection to my power strip
    3. Buy a long-ass cord to swap onto the airport, like the one I use for my macbook pro.

    Any other thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. reebzor macrumors 6502a

    reebzor

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  3. dolver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Interesting - do you think that is more physically stable than the regular plug?
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    The TwelveSouth device I've seen them at the Toronto Apple store will just make the AirPort express larger and more likely to fall out of the wall.

    Just use an electric razor extension cord or one like this. (Apple uses these on their Magsafe power supplies)
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