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Gadgets Worth Checking out this Month

At Altair Electronics we have an array of products and gadgets. Cables, chargers, cases- you name it, we've got it. Here's a list of some of our favourite gadgets from April. 

Mantis Desk Stand for iPad

How does it work?

The POS app and iPad have been adopted by plenty of businesses in the last few years. The Mantis Desk Stand mounts the iPad to any surface, keeping it secure and functional. The Mantis Desk Stand glides into any horizontal or vertical position with the lightest touch, making it easy to adjust. These sleek mounts aren't only for iPads either. There are various styles, including wall mounts for TVs and monitors. 


What do we use it for? 

Our boss, Mark, uses this on his boat. When his boat rocks, the iPad stays secure in one place. Brilliant! 


Belkin Lighting Audio and Charge RockStar

How does it work?

The latest models of iPhones don't have an audio jack, making it next to impossible to listen to your music while charging your phone. The Belkin Lighting Audio and Charge RockStar solves that problem. This adapter plugs directly into your iPhone jack with two lighting ports on the opposite end of the adapter. One in a charging port, and the other is an audio jack to plug in headphones or an aux cord.


What do we use it for? 

Our staff uses this gadget on long drives to listen to music with an aux cord and charge our iPhone at the same time. This gadget is definitely a favourite at Altair. 


Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive

How does it work?

This ultra-small drive provides extra storage for your laptop or computer so you don't have to buy more ram or cart around a big hard drive. You can transfer a full-length movie from one device to another in less than 30 seconds. That's 15 times faster than USB 2.0 drives. All of the data stored on this flash drive comes with a password-protected private folder too, so even if you lose it your data will still be protected. 


What do we use it for? 

Our staff uses the Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive on business trips. This way we have access to larger files at all times but our laptops still run at top-speed because they're not crowded with files. 


All of the gadgets mentioned in this article are in-stock at Altair Electronics, located at 750 Progress Ave. in Kingston. 

Why Altair Electronics is Different from Other Computer Stores in Kingston

So, you're trying to decide which computer store in Kingston to have repair your computer. You search "Computer repair Kingston" and see dozens of businesses that seem to meet your needs. Perfect. But how are you supposed to know who to trust? Altair stands apart from our competition in many ways. Here are three of them.



Altair Electronics launched 36 years ago at the same Kingston location that exists today. We designed a computer kit that hooked up to television sets for beginners to learn how to use a computer at a time when no one even knew what a floppy disk was. Anything similar to what we designed was three times as much. We believed that everyone deserved the opportunity to learn how to use a computer, regardless of how much money they made.   


So basically, we’ve been a business longer than some of the owners of the other computer stores in Kingston have been alive.



When it comes to your Mac, you don’t mess around. It cost more than your first car- we understand. Which is why we always advise Apple users to verify before getting their Mac, iPad, or iPhone serviced that the technician is Apple certified. If they aren’t certified and they don’t fix your computer properly, your warranty won’t be valid.


Our technicians know Apple like they know Sleep and Eat, which is why they have been consistently acknowledged for their skills and hard work:

  • Altair is the recipient of the Apple Commitment To Excellence Award for being in the top 10% of Apple Service Providers in North America.
  • We received the Canadian Apple Computer Star award for achieving a 100% customer satisfaction rating.

As Apple Certified Service Providers,  we are held accountable to provide top notch customer service, too:

“Service Providers are required to meet Apple’s standards at all times with regard to service levels, certification of technicians and availability of service to customers. Apple typically audits and reviews Service Providers to ensure these high standards are consistently met.”



Our award winning technicians understand that your life is moving fast, and the world of IT moves even faster. We are committed to providing the fastest turnaround time in Kingston and Belleville. Most of our customers experience no more than a 24 hour wait for their computer, phone, or tablet to be diagnosed, repaired, and ready for pick up.

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Call us at (613) 384-3876 (Kingston), or (613) 969-4490 (Belleville) to have your laptop, computer, tablet, iPad, or iPhone serviced by our award winning technicians. We fix and sell HP, Lenova, Apple, and Acer products.