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Twelve South BackPack for Mac | Shelf for iMac and Apple Displays


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  • Steel shelf designed for iMac and Apple Displays
  • Designed to mount on the back or front
  • Includes pegs to support vertically oriented devices
  • Cable rails allow for handy cord management
  • Helps create a less cluttered workspace
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Product Description

Product Description

Twelve South's BackPack is a smart steel shelf that hangs on the back of the L-shaped stand of your iMac or Apple Display. This sleek metal design is perfect for storing things you want out of sight, but not out of reach, like hard drives, Time Capsule, or even a MacBook Air.

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Adjustable Shelf for Mac

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.

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.

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. Because the BackPack uses gravity to stay in place, it will not leave any scratches or marks on your machine.

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.

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.

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.

"The new BackPack now includes new inserts that improve compatibility with the newly released 21.5 and 27-inch iMacs (Late 2012), as well as most Apple Displays and previous generation iMacs. Designed exclusively for iMacs and Apple Displays, BackPack is a sleek metal shelf designed to hold everything from backup hard drives, external peripherals or even a MacBook Air with its included vertical support pegs. BackPack can also be used as a forward-facing shelf to hold your iPhone or Apple SuperDrive, while handy built-in cable management rails keep your cables nearby for grab-and-go convenience. BackPack is here to help you create the minimalist, zen-like workspace your Mac was made for."

Key Facts:

  • Holds up to 3.5 pounds of hard drives, peripherals - even MacBook Air
  • Built-in cable management rails keep cables nearby
  • Included support pegs hold up vertically-oriented peripherals
  • Fits all current iMacs, Apple Thunderbolt Displays and Apple Cinema Displays

Compatibility

  • Apple iMacs
  • Apple Thunderbolt Displays
  • Apple Cinema Displays
Product Dimensions/Specs
Height 0.79 inches (2 cm)
Width 7 inches (17.8 cm)
Depth 3.9 inches (10 cm)
Weight 0.4 pounds (.18 kg)
Max Capacity 3.5 pounds (1.59 kg)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 for holding my MacBook Pro on the back of my iMac/Apple Display?

No. BackPack 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.

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.

Compatibility Inserts
21.5-inch iMac (late 2012) Use #6 inserts for high install
Use #1 inserts for low install
27-inch iMac (late 2012) Use #1 inserts for high install
Use #4 inserts for low install
27-inch Thunderbolt Display/LED Cinema Display Use #4 inserts
21.5-inch iMac (late 2009-late 2011) Use #3 inserts
27-inch iMac (late 2009-mid 2011) Use #4 inserts

What's in the Box:

This package includes:

  • BackPack Shelf
  • Vertical Support Pegs (x4)
  • BackPack Stand Clips (x2)
  • Clip Fit Inserts (x8)
  • Non-slip Shelf Pad

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 7.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00C1C1WU2
  • Item model number: 12-1302
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,602 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 26, 2013

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I had to shim them with a little piece of plastic to make a snug fit.
Joshua Leewarner
Mounted on the neck of the iMAc using the appropriate spacers supplied the shelf is not stable nor level.
Ross D. LeClaire
The shelf itself has a weighty feel to it and seems durable and well made.
Simos Xenakis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Leewarner on May 23, 2013
Like most 12-South products, this looks the part of a proper Apple accessory and is well constructed. However, I was a little disappointed that once installed it seemed a little flimsy. I bought the backpack to be a HDD holder on the back of my iMac 27". It installed OK, but the clips that attach the unit to the base of iMac pedestal are not tight enough. I had to shim them with a little piece of plastic to make a snug fit. YMMV.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Brian Holmes on September 21, 2013
A little fiddly to install, but ultimately very pleasing: when front mounted, this can hold an optical drive if secured with a velcro strap.

I got this to mount on the *front* of my 24" Early 2008 iMac, with the specific intention of supporting an Apple USB Superdrive (an external optical drive). I wanted to mount the drive high enough so that I could easily insert and eject DVD discs without them hitting the keyboard. (Just setting the drive on the iMac's "foot" didn't work well.) I also wanted a nice, clean look, that would still hold the drive securely.

At first, I wasn't sure if the newest Backpack version would even fit on my aging Early 2008 24" iMac, but "Bridget" at Twelve South support answered my email query within half an hour and assured me that the #4 inserts would work for my iMac. Great customer support!

The Backpack arrived in beautiful packaging. It reminded me of Apple's lavish product packaging, but Twelve South definitely has their own style. The packaging made me think that this would make a wonderful gift to an appropriate person.

In my opinion, the shelf itself and its accessories are made to a very high quality standard. Very nice.

As for the installation... well, that took a fair bit of fiddling. First, when mounted on the front of the iMac, the Backpack shelf is really only about 3.5" deep (front to back), after accounting for the screw heads and the angle inherent in the stand. This makes it too shallow to hold a 5"+ optical drive without some way of securing the drive. I used a velcro strap, and it did the job admirably, without being visible from any reasonable angle. (You can see part of the black strap in one of my uploaded pictures.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Scott VINE VOICE on August 10, 2013
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It looks much larger in the photos than it really is. Its much more narrow than i had hoped for. while it is made very well and was fairly easy to attach, in my opinion its only good for a cell phone because its way to narrow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Simos Xenakis on January 28, 2014
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This is an excellent product that works exactly as advertised for my purposes.

The shelf itself has a weighty feel to it and seems durable and well made. It's beautifully designed and matches the iMac aesthetic perfectly. It includes easy to understand instructions that allow for a variety of configurations (high install, low install, front install, back install) on a number of iMac computers and Cinema displays.

The shelf support clips work well enough, but if I was being picky (and I am, given the high price of this product), I'd wish that the screws held more tightly. Having said that, I haven't experienced any slippage during the two weeks I've owned the product and I have mine installed high on the backside of an iMac 27" (late '12 model). I'm using the shelf to support less than one pound of total weight, so I can't attest to the claim that it can support up to 3.5 lbs. (greater than the weight of an iMac Air) but I can tell you that when I apply some downward pressure on the shelf (to simulate more weight), it slips a little because the screws don't hold their position tightly enough within the rear support rail. Sure, it's an unscientific test, but I don't think I'd fully trust this to hold an iMac Air. Greater holding power would give me piece of mind and although I'm relatively certain my shelf won't slip, I'm still nervous enough to check it every few days.

Other than that, the product came slightly over-packaged in my opinion. Although I do appreciate good packaging, I feel that much of it is unnecessary given the durability of the actual product. It arrived with an outer carton/sleeve that was glue-dotted around a clear PET/PVC box which was cradled inside of a fairly high quality textured carton lid.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James C Drivas on May 2, 2013
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It would be a 5 star if I could level it easier. The shelf has some up and down movement even when I locked it down with a wrench even though the nuts are designed to be turned by hand. It does hold my little USB backup drive behind my iMac...out of sight, out of mind. Nice product and the shelf comes with a rubber mat to keep things from slipping on the shelf.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James L. on November 25, 2013
Deserves 0 stars for terrible usability. Hard to assemble/fit/level/tighten. Connector parts (bolts + thumb tighteners) are cheap and come apart.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lyle Swann on January 18, 2014
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I'm using this to hide 3 external drives on the back of an iMac. Works just like the manufacture says. The knobs you tighten are slightly awkward but not terrible. I'm using the included posts to keep a gap between each drive, which are sitting on their sides to help with cooling. If you have easy access to the back of your iMac, mounting won't be any issue. If you are like me and have a desk against a wall, it took a little more time to adjust the clamps and tighten than it would have if there was standing room behind the Mac. Great way to keep an external drive out of sight! Not as terribly expensive as some of Twelve South's other products.
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