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New Airport Express- shelf buddy

We were a bit sceptical at first about the new Airport Express as its shape and size seems a bit, well, conventional! But from a practical point of view it does work, and possibly better than the old version. The old Express was useful as it was part of the plug, making it easy to hang from the socket. But this had problems, especially when you positioned it behind furniture as it pushed the unit out from the wall.

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We find that the shape of the new Express makes it easier to position on a shelf or under furniture, and so is less conspicuous. Sure, it has the extra ethernet port and the spec is better, but it is the new shape and size which may be of most use.

[link to Macworld review].