Apple Airport Express
This is the latest revision of the Airport Express and it's quite different from previous generations. For one, it now has one LAN port and a detachable power cord. On top of that it incorporates support for audio AirPlay, which allows music buffs to wirelessly stream digital audio to speakers connected to it. As a router, it is also quite fast in terms of Wi-Fi data rates.
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Starting at: $97.99
The good: The compact and pretty Apple AirPort Express Base Station (third generation) offers decent, dual-band wireless performance and, finally, an Ethernet port.
The bad: The AirPort Express Base Station doesn't support 450Mbps Wireless-N standard, 802.11ac, or even Gigabit Ethernet, and its USB port lacks support for external storage devices.
The bottom line: The new Apple AirPort Express Base Station is a decent upgrade to the previous generation, but it doesn't have much beyond its supersleek looks to impress us when compared with its peers.
October 31, 2012 9:29 PM PDT
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