airport express Stories August 31, 2015

expiredApple AirPort Express Dual-Band 802.11n Wireless Router (refurbished): $50 shipped (Orig. $99)

Best Buy offers Apple’s AirPort Express Dual-Band 802.11n Wireless Router in refurbished condition for $49.99 with free shipping. As a pricing comparison, it’s regularly $99 brand new (but can be found as low as $89), $65 refurbished from Apple, and normally $70 refurbished from Best Buy.

The AirPort Express can be setup and managed from your iPhone or iPad with the AirPort iOS app and features a 3.5mm audio jack to add AirPlay streaming to your current speakers, a USB 2.0 port to take advantage of AirPrint, and can create a completely separate guest network. You can also use it to extend your current wireless network, improving overall signal strength and reliability. More information regarding Best Buy Geek Squad Refurbished items can be found here. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,100 Amazon reviewers.

If you need faster 802.11ac wireless then you’ll have to go with Apple’s AirPort Extreme, which is $119.99 refurbished from Best Buy, $129 refurbished from Apple, or $179.99 new from Amazon (Orig. $200).

airport express Stories April 13, 2015

The AirPort Express is by far the best wireless router for anyone in the Apple ecosystem and is a great choice for nearly everyone else as well. It’s definitely priced higher than similarly spec’d wireless N routers, but this is a case where paying “Apple tax” is worth it.

Amazon has it on sale for $79 with free shipping, which is $20 below its regular price.

Use it to setup a wireless network from the easy-to-use AirPort iOS app, print wirelessly, or AirPlay music to wired speakers. I’ve had one for years now and can’t remember the last time I had to reboot it. I know this phrase is overused, but it really does “just work,” which can’t be said for many of the headache-inducing budget routers out there.

If you don’t mind going refurbished, Apple sells an AirPort Express for $65 shipped and has the best deals for AirPort Extreme ($129) and Time Capsules (from $199).

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airport express Stories November 17, 2014

Best Buy offers a Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Wireless Base Station for $119.99 with free shipping. That’s $79 below the new retail price, $49 better than Apple’s refurbished price, and a match for lowest we have ever seen. It serves up ultrafast 802.11ac WiFi, offers USB connectivity to easily share printers and hard drives, and can be configured with the Apple AirPort mobile app.

The Geek Squad Refurbished AirPort Express is also available for $59.99, which is $15 below Apple’s refurb price, and also a match for the lowest we have ever seen. It features dual-band 802.11n connectivity for optimal performance and reduced interruptions. It also features a rear USB port for wireless printing from network-connected devices.

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airport express Stories May 8, 2014

expiredSling Media Slingbox 350, stream live HDTV to your iPhone/iPad $100 shipped (Reg. $180)

Tiger Direct is offering the Sling Media Slingbox 350 for $99.99. That is $80 below retail, $28 under Amazon’s current price and within $1 of the best price we have ever featured. It sends your existing cable TV to your laptop, smartphone, or tablet in full 1080p HD. You can watch your Slingbox on your friends’ or families’ HDTVs with an Apple TV, Roku player, and others.

The Slingbox 350 only supports ethernet connectivity so you may need a wireless bridge to connect your box with both your HDTV and your router. Sling Media recommends options like the Neatgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001) and Netgear 3DHD Wireless Home Theater Networking Kit (WNHDB3004), but an Apple Airport Express can also be a great solution.

Nearly 300 Amazon reviewers rate it 3.9 out of 5 stars. If you still have questions about the Slingbox then check out this helpful FAQ.

airport express Stories October 18, 2013

Staples is taking $15 off orders of $50 or more when you enter coupon code 86069 at checkout. That’s a max savings of 30% and one of the better discounts we have seen from Staples recently. Of note, it works on Apple products including the Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, Apple TV, and more. Free shipping on orders of $45 or more. If you need a small filler item to push your order into free shipping/coupon territory these $0.99 erasers should do the trick. Coupon expires 10/20 but many popular products will most likely sell out before then.

Here’s our favorite deals:

Another smart move is to browse the current tech deals for already low prices and then stack them with this promo.

airport express Stories October 4, 2013

Starting off our round up of Apple wireless gear, we have a new, current generation AirPort Express for $90 with free shipping from Amazon. A savings of 10% off the retail price of $99 and the first real price drop of any kind we have seen on this WiFi in months. Keep in mind that is not an Apple-only device. It is compatible with any wireless-enabled device. Perfect as the center of your wireless network or as a slingshot to extend your WiFi signal to hard to reach areas of your home or office.

The affordable, all-new redesigned Apple AirPort Express makes it easy to set up and manage a secure home Wi-Fi network from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Simultaneous dual-band 802.11n automatically provides the fastest connections available for your Wi-Fi-enabled devices. AirPlay lets you wirelessly play your iTunes music on your stereo or speakers. And a USB port for your printer lets you wirelessly print from any computer in your home.

The newest Apple Time Capsules sport a new streamlined design and support for super-fast 802.11AC WiFi. If you can stand to forgo these luxuries you can grab the last generation Time Capsules at significant discounts. MacMall has just dropped the price of new, 4th generation Time Capsules down to $170 for the 2TB version and $230 for the 3TB. As a pricing comparison, Apple is charging $199/$299 for these same units in a refurbished condition.

Back up a lifetime’s worth of memories with Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard. It’s also a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station

As we previously mentioned, eBay via DealFisher is offering a refurbished 5th generation AirPort Extreme for $75 with free shipping. Apple is charging $99 for a refurbished unit.

The sleek, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school or small business. It offers fast, 802.11n Wi-Fi access for Mac computers, PCs and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV.

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airport express Stories March 29, 2013

Staples is back again with a nice $10 coupon on orders of $100 or more.  Thankfully this coupon does not exclude Apple products and you can get some decent savings on the Apple TV and AirPort Express (from a reputable vendor).

The deal only works on orders of $100 so the Apple TV and AiPort Express are $1 short, add a filler item like this to get your total up to $100.  After adding the ATV or AirPort Express and a filler item, apply coupon code “32846“.

Staples also sells Smart Covers, Lightning accessories and other Apple products that you can save on.

Also available is the Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard, only $129 before taxes. Deal ends 3/31. expand full story

airport express Stories March 19, 2013

Rakuten (formerly buy.com) is offering a special coupon for today only that grants new customers $25 off orders of $100 or more.  Applying this promo to the Apple TV and AirPort Express will yield final costs of about $79.  You can use a small filler item (like this) to get your total up to $100.  Use promo code “NEW25” to cash in on these savings.

Don’t forget, this coupon works on any marketplace order of $100 or more, so be sure to shop around for other items that you can save on.

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