The Apple Time Capsule is a really innovative name for a base station. The reason it is probably called a time capsule is because it stores your data for the future just like time capsules stored things for future generations to find. If you have ever faced the wrath of a System crash you know the anguish and regret of not backing up your data. Who has the time to back up every change you make to files on a daily basis? Well the time capsule sure does have the time for it and is good at it too.
Our review takes a peek at the time capsule from Apple and finds out what it is all about and how it can help you. To begin with it’s a Wi-Fi base station in other words it’s a Wi-Fi router which you can use to connect not just Apple devices but also other devices you own. However you can experience the true potential of the time capsule when you use it with your Apple device be it Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod. It is capable of a throughput of 450 Mbps which is twice as fast as the old time capsule.
It’s based on 802.11ac technology which means it will support devices with 802.11 a/b/g/n. It also has dual band which means transmits at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously. The fascinating technology on it is the new beamforming antenna. Instead of transmitting radio waves all around which seems like a waste. The time capsule knows where your device’s physical location is based on network request it receives over Wi-Fi. It then targets its signal to your device which is a more efficient and effective design. It has six antennas built in to it and the tall body design helps create a high platform for broadcasting signals.
Setting up your devices is easy because iOS and OSX have built in setup assistant which will do all the work for you. You can also share printers and hard drives over your home or office network.The time capsule also has solid network security features built in. It has a firewall which is activated as soon as you use the device and protects your network from any malicious attack. With the Guest feature you can ensure you do not stonewall friends and visitors to your home and allow them to access the internet without adding permissions to the time capsule.
Besides all this the main feature of the time capsule is the 3 TB internal space which holds back up of your data. It works alongside time machine to save your work wirelessly so that you never have to worry about losing important data anymore.The time capsule stands 6 inches tall and weighs 1.48Kg or 3.26 pounds, it has a small footprint compared to other wireless routers. You have the option of either the 2 terabyte or 3 terabyte internal backup space. With a built in power supply you do not need a power block, it can be plugged right in to the socket. The time capsule when turned around exposes A USB2 port, 3 Gigabit Ethernet ports to connect your wired devices, a gigabit Ethernet WAN port for your modem or cable connection and the socket for power supply.
We recommend the Apple Time capsule as a superior wireless networking device and even more for it capability to wirelessly back up your data. For $278 it is a sound investment to ensure you do not lose your priceless data and always remain connected to the internet.