updated 03:05 pm EST, Mon December 10, 2007
RokAir for Macs
Rokland recently unveiled the RokAir WiFi USB adaptor for Macs using OS 10.3 or higher. The RokAir is billed as an Airport alternative, and uses 802.11b and g to communicate with routers. Rokland says that users can expect to see a 100- to 200-foot area of reception from the device, which is flash drive-shaped and simply plugs in to a vacant USB port. The Rokair comes with a built-in heatsink, so that it can be used for long periods of time without overheating. Rokland is selling the adaptor for $30, plus shipping, and is available now.
The Rokair is compatible with G3-based Macs, all the way up through to the current Intel machines, and works using the built-in Airport drivers in a Mac. Many PowerPC users don't have access to wireless technology due to Apple's discontinuation of the original Airport Revision E card, since the Airport Extreme card uses a different connector.