Print, share, and back up files wirelessly? Sound familiar? But wait, what is this we hear about a $130 price tag? Perhaps Belkin may have a winner on their hands. But how does it compare to Apple's Airport Express and Time Machine? We do a quick side-by-side feature comparison, along with some closer shots of the unit, after the jump.
Similar to Apple's Airport Express, Belkin's Home Base lets anyone within an existing wireless network print to a single, shared printer from anywhere in the home. And similarly to Apple's Time Machine (sans the hard drive), if you attach an external hard drive to one of the Home Base's four USB ports in the back, you can use it to save and share music, pictures, and videos with your family and friends.
While both of Apple's products additionally provide functionality as a router, the flexible expandability is what makes the Home Base station so attractive. 2TB too small for you? Just replace or plug in an additional external hard drive!
You can also set the Home Base to provide backups for all of your connected computers on the network (though we're not sure about its support for Apple's Time Machine just yet). Otherwise, lookin' pretty spiffy there, Belkin!
The Belkin Home Base is available now for $129.99.