In late 2012 Apple released a super slim unibody iMac. Its tapered 5mm design is simply an engineering feat and is most definitely worth gawking at. The front is free from ports, which creates an ultra clean look, but comes at the expense of functionality. It’s a first world problem, I know, but it can be a real nuisance having to crane your neck to plug in a USB cable. Luckily a couple accessory makers have tackled this issue by moving the iMac’s USB ports to its front panel.
EasyACC’s iMac USB 3.0 port extender funnels one of your iMac’s built-in USB ports to the front of the computer. It’s backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and supports transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps. Available primarily on Amazon for about $10, you can drop the price down to $6.17 Prime shipped with coupon code ZQ5J35W6 at checkout.
At CES I had a chance to go hands-on with Satechi’s new iMac USB hub solution and was particularly impressed with its build quality. This aluminum hub adds four USB 3.0 ports to the front of your iMac. Earlier this month the hub became publicly available. Head over to Amazon to buy it now for $27.99 Prime shipped.