The Apple AirPort Express is an audio receiver that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2004 to 2008 as part of the AirPort Express series. The AirPort has been introduced on July 7, 2004, and its price started at $129.
AirPort Express is a slimmed-down version of the AirPort Extreme Base Station with AirTunes support. AirTunes allowed iTunes music to be streamed wirelessly to a HiFi. The AirPort Express station is shipped in a very small form factor, allowed up to 10 connections, lacked a modem and second RJ-45 ethernet port, but featured an analog/optical digital audio post instead.
This AirPort has been discontinued on March 17, 2008.
Today AirPort Express is 17 years old!
AirPort Express Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||July 7, 2004|
|Discontinued||March 17, 2008|
|Dimensions||3.7″ D x 2.95″ H x 1.12″ W|
9.39 cm D x 7.49 cm H x 2.84 cm W
|Wireless Data Range||Up to 54 Mbps|
|Range||150 ft. / 50 m (11 Mbps)|
50 ft. / 15 m (54 Mbps)
|Radio Output Power||15 dBm (nominal)|
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
|Ports||1 – RJ-45|
1 – USB
1 – 3.5 mm mini-audio jack for analog or optical digital sound
|AirPlay||Yes (Stream iTunes to external speakers)|
|Power over Ethernet||No|