updated 12:55 pm EDT, Fri September 23, 2005
Sidekick USB 2.0 Adapter
today announced Sidekick, a double-jointed USB 2.0 adapter that "bends over backwards and sideways" to connect USB devices in small spaces. Sidekick plugs into recessed or closely spaced USB ports, offering 180-degree rotation left-to-right and a 180-degree sweep up-and-down. Sidekick makes it easy to plug iPod shuffles into challenging USB port configurations on devices such as the iMac G3, eMac, some iBook models, and others. The Sidekick is compatible with any computer harboring a USB 1.1 or 2.0 port, and any device or cable with a standard USB type-A connector. Sidekick is available in the UK for £7 (US availability not noted).