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Twelve South BackPack V2 Adjustable Shelf for iMac and Apple Displays


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  • Holds up to 3.5 pounds of hard drives, peripherals- even MacBook Air
  • Adjustable clips allow placement at any height along back of stand
  • Fits all current iMacs, Apple Thunderbolt Displays and Apple Cinema Displays

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.3 x 4.3 inches ; 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008RJTVNS
  • Item model number: 12-1212
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 3, 2012

Product Description

Amazon.com

Model: 12-1212
Color: Silver
For: Mac

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BackPack 2

Adjustable Shelf for Mac

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Little shelf that's out of sight, but not out of reach.

BackPack is a sleek, sturdy shelf designed exclusively for your iMac or Apple Display. This gorgeous slice of steel makes a perfect perch for hard drives, USB peripherals or business cards. Included vertical support pegs prop up tall drives, Time Capsule or even your MacBook Air. BackPack hangs on the back (or front) of your iMac using two clips and gravity. Built-in cable management rails hold your power cords in place for grab-and-go convenience. BackPack is here to help you create the minimalist zen-like workspace your Mac was made for.

Hangs on the front or back of Mac.

Hang BackPack on the back of your Mac for taller peripherals or to dress up your workspace with trophies or Transformers. Attach this cool little shelf to the front of your Apple display and stash your iPhone, wallet and keys or mini hard drive up and off of your desk.

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VIP parking for your gadgets and gear.

BackPack is the perfect place to park portable hard drives, hubs or other USB peripherals you want to hide, but need easy access to. Built-in cable management rails on each side of BackPack keep your cables in place. No more watching your power cable slip to the floor when you unplug. You can even tie the extra length of cable to the BackPack rails to keep things super tidy. When you bring your hard drive back to your Mac, your cables are ready and waiting.

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Tall is no problem for this small shelf.

BackPack includes four vertical support pegs that hold vertical hard drives in place. The vertical support pegs can also be used to safely and securely prop up Time Capsule, Airport Extreme, MacBook Air or any other device that weighs up to 3.5 pounds. Coated with soft silicone, the support pegs won’t leave any marks on your gear and can be arranged in different formations to accommodate a wide range of devices.

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Uses gravity to hang tight.

BackPack hangs on the front or back of the L-shaped desk stand on iMacs and Apple Displays, using gravity and two simple, adjustable clips. The adjustable clips let you position the shelves at the perfect height without a screw ever touching your iMac. Because the BackPack uses gravity to stay in place, it will not leave any scratches or marks on your machine.

Room for two on your Mac.

Since BackPack is height-adjustable, you can hang two shelves on one Mac. Hang one low for a backup hard drive and one high for taller gadgets or office toys. Or imagine this killer setup: a MacBook Air resting on a BackPack on the back of your Thunderbolt Display and a MacBook Air SuperDrive parked on a second BackPack in front. The choice of what to display and store on your BackPack is half the fun of owning one.

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Tech Specs


Compatibility


What's in the Box?

Height
0.79 inches (2 cm)
Width
7 inches (17.8 cm)
Depth
3.9 inches (10 cm)
Weight
0.4 pounds (0.18 kg)
Max Capacity
3.5 pounds (1.59 kg)
Fit Insert #3
20-inch iMac
21.5-inch iMac
24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display
Fit Insert #4
24-inch iMac
27-inch iMac
27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display
27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display
Included:
BackPack Shelf

Vertical Support Pegs (x4)

BackPack Stand Clips (x2)

Clip Fit Inserts (x4)

Non-slip Shelf Pad


Frequently Asked Questions

Does the BackPack work with the new iMacs and Apple Thunderbolt Displays?

BackPack works on the front or back of any iMac or Apple Display with an L-shaped stand. The 21.5" iMac uses the included #3 Fit Insert. The 27" iMac and Apple Thunderbolt Display both use the included #4 Fit Insert.

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      Does the shelf screw into my iMac Stand? Will it scratch it?

      No. The clips, when tightened, are a fixed width apart. The BackPack shelf is then held onto the iMac stand with gravity! The only thing that actually touches the stand is the non-scratch, plastic Fit Inserts.

      Can I use BackPack 2 for holding my MacBook Pro on the back of my iMac/Apple Display?

      No. BackPack 2 has a weight limit of 3.5 pounds, which is perfect for a MacBook Air (2.96 pounds) or Mac Mini (2.7 pounds), but not MacBook Pro (which starts at 4.46 pounds)

      Is there a weight limit to storage in the BackPack?

      Yes. Because you can adjust the height position of the BackPack, you can also install two (or more). Place one lower for hard drives and hubs, then locate a second BackPack higher for a display shelf or an iPod charging pad. Or hang one on the front of your iMac and one on the back. When it comes to out-of-sight storage for your iMac, two is definitely better than one.

      Isn’t Time Capsule too large for the BackPack shelf?

      Positioned flat, Time Capsule or a Mac Mini would be too large for BackPack, however, the four included vertical support pegs let you safely and securely prop up Time Capsule, a Mac Mini or any other hard drive in a vertical position.

  • 21.5-inch iMac = Use Fit Insert #3
  • 27-inch iMac = Use Fit Insert #4
  • Apple Thunderbolt Display = Use Fit Insert #4

Product Description

Backpack is a sleek, sturdy shelf designed exclusively for your iMac or Apple Display. This gorgeous slice of steel makes a perfect perch for hard drives, USB peripherals or business cards. Included vertical support pegs prop up tall drives, Time Capsule or even your MacBook Air. Backpack hangs on the back (or front) of your Mac using two clips and gravity. Built-in cable management rails hold your power cords in place for grab-and-go convenience. Backpack is here to help you create the minimalist Zen-like workspace your Mac was made for.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This was a gift... Twelve south products might as well come out of the Apple factory.
Richard Regitano Jr
The washers weren't thick enough to mount as instructed in the manual, so I had to move them to the otherside of the screw / shelf / bolt.
Ricky
The product is wonderful but just pay attention to the dimensions of the product when ordering.
Scott Cameron

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brandongy on September 27, 2012
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With my personal set up of my computers, I wasn't planning on using this to put my laptop on. I prefer to use my laptop as an external screen, so I mainly bought this with other uses in mind. However, I've made to realizations about the Backpack:

1. It's not as big as I thought. I made the mistake of not looking at dimensions first.
2. If you rotate your iMac a lot (I bought the 360 stand for it at the same time), be wary of what you put on the shelf. It's likely to fall off.

Now these aren't knocks against the product itself, but some things I didn't think about were also the tendency to tap my foot on the ground while at my desk sometimes make the desk shake a little. The shake can easily knock something not laying down on the Backpack off.

It's also good to observe how much you adjust your iMac's screen. I like to rotate it a lot (bought the 360 iMac stand at the same time as this), and it also will make things fall off that aren't laying down.

That all said, the product works very well for it's intended use. I haven't tried putting my Air on the back of it, and probably never will. These are just things to keep in mind before purchasing the product.

4 out of 5 for the set-up. The grips on the back don't seem to hold the Backpack level, and instead sit at a bit of a slope (towards the iMac). It's also not terribly easy to adjust the horizontal placement of the Backpack.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James A. Feinstein on October 20, 2012
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Fits onto the back of my monitor okay, but there is some flex to the platform that makes it slant 10 degrees or so below horizontal. If it were a perfect fit, I would unconditionally promote this product, but the subpar fit is definitely a limitation.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott Cameron on October 24, 2012
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I recently have gone out and upgraded my whole computer set up by purchasing an Apple MacBook Pro 15") to run in clam shell mode and an Apple Thunderbolt 27" Display. For typing, I purchased an Apple Wireless Keyboard. I realized that, after I finish typing, I wanted to move my keyboard off the center of my desk so that I could work on paperwork but wondered how an effective way to do it would be.

Enter the Twelve South BackPack.

I already purchased their BookArc desk stand for Macbook pro and was very impressed by their products and thought I would give their backpack a shot. The product shows up cleanly packaged like their other products which have taken a page out of the way Apple products package their items.

The BackPack is very simple to construct with the included instructions. The backpack is the brushed aluminum color and design and blends in seamlessly with the rest of the Apple products it was designed to function with.

Unfortunately, the intended use of the BackPack was a no-go. The photo and description show they wireless keyboard resting on the Backpack seamlessly. I found that the BackPack is a lot smaller than I thought it would be. The keyboard barely rests on the BackPack.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. P. on January 29, 2013
Couldn't get it to fit my new 2013 iMac. Great idea- just didn't work as described. The mounts were just too big.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ricky on November 27, 2012
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I want nearly every Twelve South product out there. I bought this to hold a portable external hard drive behind my 27" Thunderbolt display as a two partitioned Archive & Time Machine.

Everything feels great out of the box. Great packaging. Solid feel. Matched the silver of Mac products.

Mounting it was difficult. The washers weren't thick enough to mount as instructed in the manual, so I had to move them to the otherside of the screw / shelf / bolt. This worked fine but created a small unsightly gap noone will see. The bolts are tough to grasp and tighten tight enough to prevent slipping.

Once I got it mounted, all is well. It holds my hard drive very well, and aside from the difficult installation, it's a good product.

The difficulty of mounting it took a star away for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katrinka on November 22, 2012
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I use this shelf on a 27" iMac to hold my backup hard drive. The shelf is elegantly simple and well made. Do pay attention to the instruction details when assembling and installing, it is easy to reverse the rails without realizing it.
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By Bill Bardin on June 1, 2014
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Nice bracket that looks like it's part of my Thunderbolt monitor. I use it to hold three external hard drives, which it does well.
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By Jacob on September 25, 2013
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I have two of these. On my iMac I use it to hold a Plugable USB hub and route all the cables neatly. On the Thunderbolt Monitor I use it to dock my mac book Air. It is great for both. It hold my Air without issues, and even comes with little rods to hold the Air in place. I own several Twelve South products, and they never disappoint.
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