updated 06:25 am EST, Tue November 1, 2005
iMac G5 Transceiver
QuickerTek has released a new wireless that extends the computer's connectivity by up to 10 times. The company says that iMac G5 users can now connect to wireless networks that were previously out of range or simply improve the data rate of existing connections: "By adding ten times the normal RF power, the freedom to connect to longer distance wireless networks is a reality. Schools are delighted to be able to add iMacs at the far corners of buildings, without sacrificing signal strength or speed." The small QuickerTek iMac G5 Transceiver is not much larger than a antenna, clips temporarily onto the iMac case, and connects to the new AirPort card inside the iMac G5. It offers 500 milliwatts of RF power, more than 15 times the internal iMac transmitter of 30 milliwatts. The iMac G5 transceiver is available now for $200.
The company says that the iMac G5s have an internal metal shield that limits the effectiveness of the built-in AirPort wireless. "It's easy to see why the QuickerTek iMac G5 Transceiver can not only connect to longer distance wireless networks, but also offer full-speed, very usable connections. It's also as simple to use as the iMac itself, with no extra steps required."
Like most QuickerTek products, it is backed with a one-year warranty on parts and labor.