Apple MacBook Air too small for 3G USB modem

Posted on Saturday, Jan 26 2008 @ 00:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
While playing around with a MacBook Air notebook Engadget discovered another disadvantage of the new MacBook Air from Apple: it's too small for big USB devices like a 3G USB modem.
Ouch, we just tested and confirmed that one of the smallest (and thus likeliest to fit) USB EV-DO modems around, the Sprint / Novatel U727, won't even come close to fitting in the cramped, foldaway USB port on the MacBook Air. Most flash drives will probably be okay, but it looks like 3G users will either need powered USB hubs or a USB extension cable to get online where WiFi isn't available (read: most places).

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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