updated 01:35 pm EDT, Mon April 24, 2006
AirPort booster ships
QuickerTek today began shipping its iBook Connect AirPort booster for Apple iBooks, which boasts up to five times the standard wireless performance by adding an external antenna. While eliminating tangles of wires, the device connects AirPort and AirPort Extreme networks without the need to disassemble the iBook, and users can set up the device using a standard Web browser. iBook Connect is powered a USB connection, an AC adapter, or alternatively an internal battery (not included) for consumers who demand complete mobility. Both iBook Connect models can attach to the iBook case or rest on a flat surface, amplifying the wireless signals via a 200 milliwatt antenna. The iBook Connect is priced at $200, or $230 with an internal battery, and works with any iBook without taking apart the notebook.