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Sun 29 Aug 2004
Airport Express Close-Up
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I like the Airport Express a lot. It takes so much less space than the Airport Base Station it replaces. It's nice to look at and is easy to set up. The 10-concurrent access limit is not a problem for home users (I'll probably only ever have need for four or five max). And the price is right.
I've only used two out of the possible three connections. I don't have speakers connected at the moment, but one line goes to the broadband modem (next to the Airport Express) and the other goes to the USB-based Epson Stylus 870.
But notice the size of the power plug that we use in Singapore. It'll be interesting to trace how we came to choose the three-pin type plug. Is it possible, now, to switch en-masse to the thinner two-pin plugs - because the day will come, soon, when many of the equipment we use are actually smaller than the power plug they need.