AirBase - Wall/Ceiling Mount for Apple AirPort Extreme & Time Capsule [Polycarbonate Security Cap NOT Included]
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- Allow mounting to any flat surface or mount directly and securely onto US standard single/dual wall box.
- Airbase is designed to optimize the 11n/ac speed, so the Apple Extreme and Time Capsule can be facing in whichever direction on any flat surface to enhance the data speed and greatly extend the range
- High quality aluminum and PC materials deters theft, and provides ultra-safe ceiling mounting, without having any negative impact on the WiFi performance. The AirPort Express/Time Capsule antennas are placed at the highest point [on sheet aluminum shielding] within the plastic housing, far above the level of Airbase.
- Our AirBase has the capability for the addition of a Polycarbonate security cap (sold separately as our AirGuard product), providing security for mounting in public spaces in addition to enabling mounting from a ceiling position
- Polycarbonate security cap: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L5JFW4E
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The Airbase Mount is a simple to install mount that (with the addition of the polycarbonate cap) provides airtight security and ceiling mount capability (increasing range performance) to your Airport Extreme and Time Capsule.
Airbase is designed to optimize the 11n/ac speed, so the Apple Extreme and Time Capsule can be facing in whichever direction on any flat surface to enhance the data speed and greatly extend the range. The product is plastic free. Please see: https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/AirPort+Extreme+A1521+Teardown/15044 for additional information on the placement of antennas and sheet metal within the Apple AirPort Extreme/Time Capsule.
The Airbase is capable of a dual, impenetrable security system with a unique Torx head screw and Kensington lock slot, especially useful when installing in public places. The anodized high-grade aluminum and polycarbonate cap (sold separately) complement the Apple family aesthetic with venting in the base of the mount allows air to flow freely to prevent overheating.
Able to create a robust wireless mesh network with Apple Extreme and Express. Once mounted, the Airbase is able to withstand the strongest earthquake or vibration. Check out our testing video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=137eh6syzTE">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=137eh6syzTE
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Overall, this product is well designed and addresses a problem for which no one else has (there is one competitor for wall-mount, but none for ceiling-mount). The metal is solid, it looks Apple-eaque, and it's fairly versatile. I did have some issues with this though, maybe this will be helpful to someone else to know ahead of time:
1. I used to own the previous version of the Apple Time Capsule which was a different form-factor. I used to use the H-Squared polycarbonate ceiling mount. It was a wonderful product. Well, I wanted this new Apple Time Capsule to be ceiling mounted as well, in the exact same spot. H-Squared offers a mount for the new form-factor – and I would have been a return customer – but it serves only as a wall mount, not a ceiling mount like I needed. Giros' Airbase is the only other mounting hardware I could find, and it just so happened to support ceiling mounting. However, the problem is that the polycarbonate attachment ("called the 'Security Cap'") is a separate product which is not even commercially available yet! Drat!
Giros – I can respect that you want to get the metal component to market so you can make some cash while you get the other component ready, but I just want you to know that as a consumer, it really sucks that you sell that piece separately. As a consumer, it feels like you're price gouging me. My last ceiling mount cost me only $30 total. Once this piece comes to market, how much will it cost? Another $20? Plus more shipping and tax? I would strongly suggest you sell 3 different versions of your product: the wall mount, the security cap, and one with both together at a discounted price. It would still suck for me since I already bought the base separately, but I had circumstances that prevented me from waiting.
And since you did not have the Security Cap ready in time, it has led to my next problem:
2. I made a DIY security cap using duct tape. No, I did not tape the device in. I actually taped two long pieces of tape together against both sticky sides to create a strap. I used scissors to remove any possible sticky edges and then used that to strap it security into the mount. I then placed tape over the lose ends to join it back to the rest of the strap. It works perfectly fine, but what I found in this process is that the non-sticky side of duct tape is apparently abrasive to the sleek, glossy, and smooth Apple Time Capsule plastic surface. My device now has surface scratches all over it. :( At least when I get the security cap it will be really easy to remove my make-shift cap – I can just cut it down with scissors!
3. The metal is a little different than you might expect, if you're a Mac owner. It looks like Apple's aluminum in the photos, but what you really get is something a little shinier and not as smooth. I'm not an alloy expert, but it actually looks and feels a little more like it's been painted.
4. I'm a little disappointed that the device ports cannot be positioned to face the "back" of the mount. The back of the mount is tailored specifically toward being wall-mountable using normal construction gang boxes. So the cut-out shape to allow the wires to go through doesn't provide enough clearance to allow you to use all of the ports on the back of the Time Capsule (or Airpot Extreme). Even if you didn't need all of the ports, the most important one would be blocked: power.
That's it for now on issues –
Again, I will still give these guys an A for effort. Apple's design on the Time Capsule / Airport Extreme make it nearly impossible to secure the device upside down but they at least found some way.
It would also be nice if the mounting holes lined up with a rack mount systems. It was easy enough to drill a hole though.
All in all, I am glad I bought the product and would again.
In real life you will probably NOT have an "in the wall box" that holds your electrical, USB, and CAT V cables. Even if it did, your power cord for this thing would have to loop around several times because the wall socket would be "right there." You will most likely have to dill holes in walls, and this means "UP HIGH" where they can be seen by everyone. This is a real point of fact because you have to mount your "Airport" up hight for best signal strength/reception. So while this product is pretty nifty you need to seriously plan out where and how you will install this to avoid a huge disappointment when yours does not look like it "does in the box."
The plastic security cap is no longer available (except on eBay, and at outrageous prices), so you will have to mount this vertically. I have attached an image showing mine. I need to drill a hole right below the ceiling to feed all of those cables into. Attached on the right (o the glass shelf) is an external HD you can use with your Airport. I bought the Express, not the Time Machine because I already had two external hard drives. In this photo you can see the problem is that you have to make a shelf for those to sit on. These are all things you have to consider before you buy something like this. I hope this helps. :-)