Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Video
CNET editor Dong Ngo dabbles in the realm of magic tricks with the help of Apple's 802.11ac-enabled AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule
The Airport Extreme Base Station is a great wireless router for Mac or novice users who need something that's simple, nice-looking, and works well for their homes. Savvy Windows users will find many other alternatives that offer a lot more features for their bucks.
The WGR101 has a couple of nice touches you won't find in other travel routers. Unfortunately, it's neither as elegantly designed nor as full featured as Apple's more expensive AirPort Express.
Apple's new Airport Express Base Station is so sexy that it hurts.
The Apple AirPort Extreme cures networking headaches for novice Mac users with a simple setup, but competing devices offer Windows users more network customization and faster speeds for less.
The Trendnet TEW-631BRP's throughput scores led the pack of Draft N routers, but hold your horses and wait to see how the 802.11n spec pans out.
Though its maximum throughput is solid and its speed at long range is respectable, the Netgear WNR834B's mixed-mode speed is not. Save your cash until more Draft N routers make it through CNET Labs.
The Kyocera KR1 mobile router uses the latest security protocols, has a built-in 4-port switch, and a plethora of support options--all for a low price. If you need a cellular router, this is the one to go for--if you live in EV-DO country.
Apple's $1,199 iMac doesn't offer the same home entertainment promise as its Windows-based competition, but its speed, its looks, and the future utility of its Thunderbolt port especially make it a strong choice for performance-sensitive professionals.
Apple Time Capsule's hybrid 802.11n wireless router/networked hard drive offers some powerful data backup features for Mac owners, as well as Apple's typical pleasing design. Windows users and anyone who demands speed from their 802.11n network will be di