iMacompanion Accessory Adds Front USB 3.0 Port to iMac

iMacompanion Accessory Adds Front USB 3.0 Port to iMac

It’s always exciting when products that began as concepts on crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo transition into commercially available items. A notable example is the Wiplabs iMacompanion, now retailing for $39.99 at BiteMyApple.co and Amazon.com. This device is a USB 3.0 extension that seamlessly integrates with the iMac’s sleek design, conveniently positioned at the front for easy access.

Here’s what we think about it.

iMacompanion Accessory Adds Front USB 3.0 Port to iMac

Design

The iMacompanion’s design is its standout feature, which initially captivated many backers on Kickstarter. Unlike other USB extensions like the BlueLounge Jimi, which clips to the front of the iMac and looks somewhat out of place, the iMacompanion boasts a design that complements the iMac’s aluminum base. A flat USB 3.0 cable connects discreetly under the iMac, maintaining the clean aesthetic of your workspace.

This design not only enhances the look of your iMac but also makes the USB port readily accessible for immediate use, without the hassle of reaching behind the computer.

The iMacompanion’s base features a sticky material that ensures it remains securely attached when inserting or removing cables or devices. Unlike the Jimi, which can dislodge if not held while in use, the iMacompanion stays firmly in place.

Function

Setting up the iMacompanion is straightforward: simply remove the adhesive backing, attach it to the iMac’s base at your preferred location along the front edge, and lay the flat cable beneath the base. This setup allows for a tidy and unobtrusive addition to your iMac, maintaining its elegant silhouette.

The functionality of the iMacompanion mirrors that of any other USB port, but its front-facing position is particularly convenient.

Brett

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