Sonnet Technologies on Thursday introduced the
Sidekick, a double-jointed USB 2.0 adapter for Macs and PCs. The device enables users to more easily access recessed or closely-spaced USB ports, according to the manufacture, and can rotate 180 degrees left to right and 180 degrees up and down.
Unlike an extension cable or dock, the Sidekick doesn’t increase cable clutter on your desk, according to Sonnet, which makes it useful for iPod shuffle users, for example, or users who want to attach devices to iMac G3 systems, some iBooks and Apple Studio Displays, where access to the USB port may be limited or confined. The Sidekick costs US$12.95.