updated 11:25 pm EDT, Mon June 29, 2009
Quicky Jr. II ships
QuickerTek has launched its Quicky Jr. II, a wireless networking range extender that connects via USB to any recent Mac. Designed specifically for notebooks, the new extender is rated to triple the Mac's wireless range. It works without any external adapters, drawing power from the USB port, and uses a single driver for plug-and-play operation. The Quicky Jr. II weighs just half an ounce and is just six inches long for easy portability.
The new extender supports Wireless-N, G and B standards, AirPort Extreme Base Stations on the 2.4GHz protocol. It supports connections over WEP and WPA at both64- and 128-bit encryption.
The Quicky Jr. II requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, working on a MacBook Pro, MacBook or iBook (or other USB Mac). It is now available for $90.