It’s hard to come up with a reason you wouldn’t buy the Jimi, a little dongle that plays the hell out of your iMac, then smashes it all over the stage and sets fire to it, all while continuing to kindle sweet electric guitar music from its dying body.
Wait, that’s not the same Jimi? The Bluelounge Jimi is a little j-shaped USB extension that lets you plug your peripherals into your iMac from the front? That sounds pretty cool.
The Jimi works with either of the latest-model slimline iMacs, bending to fit in any USB port on the back (apart from the rightmost port of the 27-inch version) and then carrying its sweet electronic USB-receiving potential round to the front, where you can easily jam in any USB accessory of your choice.
Here’s my messy setup that achieves the same thing.
It’s a regular USB extension cable, stuck to the flat side of my last-gen iMac with a sticky pad, leftover from the zillions of gadgets I review. It works just great, but if I was going to buy something, I’d look at the Jimi first. It’s less messy, and only costs $15.