Thursday, December 20, 2007

RokAir Mac wireless USB adapter, no Leopard drivers yet

On December 3rd we announced the launch of the RokAir wireless USB adapter for Macs (it also works with Windows 98SE through Vista and Linux too). The product has been a great success, with many units sold in the first two weeks of availability, in fact more sold than any previous product on our site in its first two weeks.

The heatsink, sensitive chipset, and high output power (100mw), have proven to be a winning combination as customers have commented that they have been happy with the range of the product and its overall ease of use with Mac OS. We also want to thank those media outlets such as who have written about our product.

We have received several inquiries regarding Leopard (Mac OS 10.5) compatibility. As noted in the item description, right now this is compatible with Mac OS 10.3 and 10.4. We do not yet have a Leopard driver available for this and are awaiting the development of one from the chipset manufacturer. We are hoping this will come very soon in Q1 of 2008, and once the driver is released, we will post it here on our blog and in the drivers section of our web site, once we have been able to test the driver and make sure there are no bugs/glitches.

If you are looking to purchase a wireless adapter for immediate use with OS 10.3 or 10.4, the RokAir is the way to go. If you are looking for one to use immediately with Leopard, the drivers are not yet available for the RokAir. If you have 10.3 or 10.4 now and plan to upgrade, the Leopard driver should be available soon, but again we do not know for sure exactly when. There always exists a small possibility that the chipset maker opts not to release one for some reason, so at this point we cannot guarantee future compatibility with Leopard.

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