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Standard User billford
(elder) Thu 24-Apr-14 07:11:49
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Jimi


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USB extension for your iMac

Not sure it's worth 15 Euros (might be if it also provided a few more ports), but it's a neat idea.

Bill
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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Thu 24-Apr-14 08:57:35
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Re: Jimi


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Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier just to use a short USB extension lead? But then that probably wouldn't be as "pretty".
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(fountain of knowledge) Thu 24-Apr-14 09:24:27
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Re: Jimi


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a couple of things...

why was it so hard to get the first lead in to the imac's USB port, but the jimi goes straight in?

and

aren't you just putting a massive lever onto the connection, or is it stuck onto the mac?

either way, i shan't be buying one.


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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Thu 24-Apr-14 09:48:37
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I think the first was difficult to connect as they were doing it blind from the front whereas when he plugs the Jimi in he is leaning around to look into the back of the IMAC.

It clips on to the vent so presumably the arc in the "J" with the USB port at one end and the clip on the vent at the other helps with the effects of the lever.

Still looks unnecessary to me when a simple extension would do the same job.

My concern is actually that he always grabs the front of the MAC before plugging a cable in which suggests there is an amount of force required. Using a small extension would remove any potential for the MAC to move or for anything to break under the forces involved.
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