January 30, 2009 The MAXPower 802.11g/b Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter from NewerTech is a Plug and Play 802.11g/b wireless adapter that enables owners of USB 2.0/1.1 equipped Macs and PCs that haven’t yet gone wireless to affordably upgrade to wireless home and office networking. It enables owners of Macintosh desktop and notebook computers, such as PowerMac G4, iMac G4, PowerBook G3/G4 and iBook G3 models that didn't include built in wireless or have a non-working AirPort card, to easily add wireless networking capabilities.
The MAXPower 802.11g/b Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter can deliver speeds of up to 54Mbps and offers Mac and PC users backwards compatibility with 802.11b wireless standards.
For those who ant something a little bit faster NewerTech also offer the MAXPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter & Extension Cradle which provide wireless connections at the faster draft n standard for a data transmission rate of up to 300Mbps. While the USB Stick Adapter can be used by itself, using the included extension cradle not only allows easy repositioning of the device to find the optimal reception position – it also solves the messy extrusion problem many USB stick devices cause.
Both devices are compatible with Macs running OS X 10.3.9 and later or PCs running Windows2000, XP, or Vista operating systems. The NewerTech MAXPower 802.11g/b Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter is available now for USD$24.99 while the NewerTech MAXPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter & Extension Cradle retail for USD$49.99.