Sidekick – iPad and iPhone mouse adapter

AbleNet is a “world leader in assistive technology, curriculum, and services to help individuals with disabilities lead productive and fulfilling lives.” The company develops, manufactures, and markets a myriad of technology products. One of the company’s newest products is Sidekick, which is a mouse adapter for an iPad and iPhone.

Individuals with motor impairments may have a hard time using a Multi-Touch screen. Sidekick is the first plug-and-play adapter that allows users to use (almost) any USB Type A mouse with their iPhone and iPad. Simply connect your USB Type A mouse to Sidekick, plug the adapter into your iOS device, and you’re ready to go!

Sidekick Features:

  • The first plug-and-play adapter that allow users to use almost any USB Type A mouse with their iOS device
    • Some examples of available USB Type A mice include: AbleNet TinyMouse, ChesterMouse, BIGtrack, Rock Adapted Joystick, and TrackerPro
  • Sidekick is currently going through Apple’s MFi certification process; the company is “actively working with Apple to complete all necessary tests to finalize certification
  • The mouse adapter will be available as early as fall 2019

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