We've seen a few WiFi extenders
in our day
, but the BearExtender n3 has a few critical advantages over the rest: it's cheap, effective, and, uh, legal
. The $45 external WiFi adapter for Macs was developed by Roland Saekow, a Berkeley grad who wanted access to the campus "Airbears" network from wherever he was -- and it seems to do the trick, as TUAW
's informal testing revealed stronger signals and higher throughput when using the BearExtender over internal WiFI. Sure, it's a little bulky, but that just makes you look hardcore, right?