Remain calm. Your laptop is not about to bellow wildly and charge while you bolt frantically down a narrow, cobblestoned street with a red scarf around your neck.
No, you’re actually looking at the Amped Wireless ACA1, the first Mac-compatible gizmo to generate a turbocharged 802.11ac wifi signal (it also works with PCs, but who cares).
Plug the ACA1 into a USB port and its menacing prongs’ll pump out 500mw of wifi power, giving your Mac the wifi muscle in needs to blast through walls and reach distant routers; Amped Wireless says it’ll (probably) triple your range when compared with the wimpy Airport card in your Mac. A little Call of Duty out by the pool, anyone?
The ACA1 is backward-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n hardware, comes with a USB 3 connection for faster data transfer and arrives July 22 with a pricetag of $90.
Source: Amped Wireless