Refurbished Time Capsule 149USD

I’m a huge fan of Apple’s wireless appliances and a longtime Time Capsule user. I have my first Time Capsule model lying around the office somewhere and my wallet still hurts remembering that I paid a whopping $600 for it some five years ago.

If you don’t mind jumping on the previous-generation pre-owned hardware, the Refurbished Apple Store has now brought the price of the 2TB/3TB mid-2011 Time Capsule down to $149/$299, respectively…

Check them out here:

The aforementioned prices (hat tip to Charlie E.) represent a significant discount over Apple’s $299/$399 tiers for the current fifth-generation mid-2013 models.

Time Capsule couples a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station with simultaneous dual-band and support for up to 100 clients to an internal hard drive which works seamlessly with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard or later.

Mid-2011 Time Capsule (front 002)

Refurbished gadgets have undergone Apple’s stringent refurbishment process prior to being offered for sale and are covered by one-year limited warranty.

The wireless accessory ships in 1-3 business days and is available for in-store pickup.

  • seanodotcom

    Looks like a great deal (esp. the 2TB model) if you don’t need 802.11ac.

  • highNiggaPie

    Is this just like a wireless external hard drive I wanna cop this for my macbook air

    • VEGGIETORTA

      It CAN be used as a wireless external hard drive, just keep
      in mind that a Time Capsule will go into sleep mode and there may be a delay in accessing information if the Time Capsule hasn’t been used in some time.

      • highNiggaPie

        Yea that’s fine thanks bro

      • Jack Wong

        Wireless hdd doesn’t goto sleep mode?

        It doesn’t take long to wake up my Synolody NAS and TC, few seconds only.

      • VEGGIETORTA

        @jackwong:disqus Sorry I don’t understand your question. All the material I’ve found states the TC will go into sleep mode after 5 minutes of inactivity. If the 2 second delay is too long, I read that some people get around the sleep mode by faking activity with scripts since Apple doesn’t provide sleep mode preferences for the TC.

      • Jack Wong

        I always prefer to have sleep mode for the network hard drive. Since I only use it few hours a day.

        I don’t see any problem to wait for few seconds.