• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fantastic upgrade

    • Written by from kamloops

    Same size as my apple tv. The new airport express adds many of the features previously only available to the Extreme. A Ethernet port as well to hook up to a wired computer or a switch is finally included as well. Very easy to set up and works perfectly. I'm in 800SQ FT home though. anything over you should still consider an Extreme for the range.

    1985 of 2451 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router?

    • Written by from East Stroudsburg

    Knowing the extremes Apple, Inc. goes to, this is once again one great product of Apple. I had a Linksys router, which almost cost my house to be in flames. The Linksys must have overheated and caught on fire - burning a hole in my cherry wood desk that has my 'Apple Collection' including vintage Macs. I would have died if anything would have happened to them. I saw online about this product and was persuaded to purchase it! It is so small, fits perfectly on my desk, and lastly became well fit in with my Apple Collection! The setup was quick and easy; Any old person could set it up! Great job again, Apple! :)

    1781 of 2298 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the last one!

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    It is worth the price tag and to be honest, it is better than the previous AirPort. Easy to set up and working flawlessly.

    1460 of 1772 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    • Written by from EGHAM

    Got one of these yesterday ... and it's brilliant ... only 10 minutes after it arrived I was streaming music from my iPad to my HiFi. and the quality is brilliant ... must be a good DAC in there.

    Note for prospective purchasers ... make sure you install the Airport Utility App (Free) on your iPad (or iPhone or iPod) then the setup is incredibly easy.

    377 of 427 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vast improvment

    • Written by from HEREFORD

    The design of this airport express is a vast improvement, having the power cord gives much flexibility. The power cord is very slim lined and as a result maintains portability. Dual Band is a clear advantage, its simple to set up using the airport IOS app and clearly well thought out.

    311 of 357 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    About Time...

    • Written by from Pertenhall

    Normally don't write reviews but this looks like exactly what I need.

    I had to rate it as five stars to compensate for the reviewer that decided it only warranted one star because it now has a separate power cable rather than just plugging it in to the wall.

    For me, the new format is a major improvement and should give me greater scope in positioning the unit to maximise the signal.

    288 of 359 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruined It for Travel

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    Am I the only one that used my AirPort Express to travel? I love the other upgrades, but by shrinking the form factor at the expense of the built-in plug (and adding a cord), the new AirPort Express misses the mark on portability. Sorry, but if there's a cord, this is just an underpowered AirPort Extreme, and it's totally inappropriate for the niche its predecessor once filled. Please bring back the built-in plug next time!

    241 of 333 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Extender

    • Written by from West Des Moines

    Had Airport Extreme Base Station with 2 airport expresses set up to extend wireless networks to corners of house with weak signals.

    Not really totally happy with old airport express's performance so I thought I would try new new Airport Express. All I can say is wow. Positioned new express between area where the old two expresses were. Now my speed in either of the corners of the house where the old airport express's were has nearly doubled.

    Best $100 I have spent for awhile. Because of form factor, also looks cool sitting on table. This new express basically replaced the two older airports and increases download speed. Whats not to like?

    Highly recommend if planning on using it to extend wireless network.

    152 of 170 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay Not Reliable

    • Written by from Midlothian

    The only way you would spend $99 on this router is if you want to use the airplay feature. Sadly, that feature does not work.

    After anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours streaming to the airport express, iTunes will start skipping and eventually disconnect from the airport. The only way to reset it is to either restart the computer or toggle the airplay feature off, then back on, on the airport express.

    This problem has been well-documented on message boards for several years and it greatly decreases the value of the product. If you plan on using this to play music for longer than 1-2 hours at a time, don't buy it.

    190 of 251 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sad sad sad...

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    ive always loved the airport express line for ease of use, ease of extending the wi-fi network around the house, and ESPECIALLY for Airplay...Airplay has been pretty much the center piece for me buying these things. This new iteration of the Express has major dropout issues.
    Airplay just hiccups and loses connection CONSTANTLY.
    Planning on returning these to the Apple store ASAP unless Apple releases a firmware fix within the next two days that absolutely fixes it.

    170 of 212 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely unreliable.

    • Written by from Houston

    Continually drops airplay connection--no way to reset other than restarting the router and resetting airplay selection on computer. The problem is well-documented on the various boards with no solution.

    163 of 201 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Express upgrade

    • Written by from cottonwood

    No Doubt this is an upgrade from thePrior express models! set up took less then 2 minutes. Good signal even on my front porch & Back Yard. Guest feature is a plus. Only wished I could add a USB networked flash drive from the USB port.

    105 of 114 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap WIFI

    • Written by from Seattle

    My Dad has an EMac computer hooked up directly to a cable modem. By spending a hundred dollars I now am able to use fast WIFI at his home. I simply ran his cable into the WAN port and hooked an old Ethernet CAble I had out the LAN to his machine, nothing changed for him, but his house now has password protected WIFI for his guests to use during visits.
    Used my MAC Book Pro to set it up, took all of 3 minutes, couldn't have been easier.
    Fast, Simple and Cheap!

    104 of 113 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Inconvenient Design

    • Written by from McLean

    This redesign is very disappointing. It's larger than the old version and it now requires a separate power cord, rather than plugging directly into the wall. These two design flaws make it much less portable. Portability was one of the greatest features of the old design - just unplug and go - instant WiFi wherever you wanted it...

    156 of 217 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Mohnton

    I ordered this product last Friday, and it arrived today, thought it was late due to delays because of Hurricane Sandy. Got it set up in about 10 minutes, and its great! I have my MacBook Pro hooked up, and am streaming iTunes to it via AirPlay. The performance of it is great!

    102 of 112 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Salford

    I had been thinking of getting the airport extreme for a while to speed up a few of my gadgets but never liked the size or cost and as i only needed it for my home (less than 15 iThings) i thought it was too much . but the plug-in airport express wasn't what i needed either . then the new airport express came out and as i had 2 apple TVs the similar design caught my eye . I installed it yesterday plugged into my virgin speedy hub , it took 10 mins and has made what was an already quick network even quicker . My download times of films and songs have been cut in half sometimes quicker. All in all another great piece of tech .

    96 of 103 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, high performance too

    • Written by from mount gilead

    I own an older Airport Express (the 802.11g model) but only used it rarely while travelling and for AirPlay.

    However this new model has become my main router at home, it's that good. It's also extremely fast (faster than the 100mbps ethernet port can handle in fact).

    Despite the fact that the device is intended to live on a shelf somewhere, it's still very much portable if you have one of the power plugs from the older model or a Magsafe power adapter, they will in fact plug in to the back of this new Airport Express (it looks funny, but who cares?).

    Highly recommended, perfectly capable of being the main router for a house or apartment despite not having gigabit ethernet support yet (this is probably coming at some point, the older Extreme didnt have it either).

    98 of 112 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Peace in the household

    • Written by from Gatineau

    Tried many wifi routers, this one was the first one to connect everyone's devices in the household without problem. Coverage is great and handles multiple and simultaneous session without a problem. Apple TV works flawlessly for the first time. Never had to reset while this was a regular activity with all previous routers. VERY easy set up, event to add share printer and airprint.

    88 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful extender

    • Written by from Northfield

    I have a spread-out house and had trouble getting Wi-Fi signal in the room farthest from the Extreme router, despite using several Expresses as extenders. I was giving up hope, then tried this new Express as the extender farthest from the router. It has changed my life – even though the intermediate extenders are old Expresses, the signal in the back room is incredibly strong due to the new Express. I will say, set up was not working well with the iPad — I had to use my Mac. But that worked fine, and now I'm one happy camper. The best $99 I can recall spending.

    85 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Important Notes about Voltage

    • Written by from Ramsey

    I've seen people note that this new Airport Express model does not support 120/240 volt world compatibility but this is incorrect. While the supplied power cable does note 120v only, the device itself is labeled as compliant with US and world voltage at 120 and 240 volts. My guess is that the cable itself is labeled for the US, since in other parts of the world the supplied cable would be different.

    87 of 96 people found this useful