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Twelve South BackPack V2 Shelf for iMac

by Twelve South
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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  • Fits all currenct iMacs and Apple Cinema Displays
  • Perfect place to store external hard drives for Time Machine
  • Creates a tidy, less cluttered workspace
  • Fits Thunderbolt / Cinema Displays with L-shape desk stand
  • Fits all iMacs
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Technical Details
BrandTwelve South
Item Weight408 g
Product Dimensions18.5 x 3.3 x 10.9 cm
Item model number12-1212
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Best Sellers Rank 48,148 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight408 g
Date First Available21 Sep 2012
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BackPack is a sturdy, sleek looking shelf designed exclusively to attach to the back of iMac and Apple Cinema Displays. This handy little piece of heavy gauge steel is perfectly sized to hold hard drives, USB peripherals or even a Mac mini. (If you use it to display your favorite Star Wars action figures, we'll totally understand.) You can use the perforated base to tie up that web of cables lurking behind your Mac.

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TwelveSouth Backpack V2

The BackPack by Twelve South is the ideal complement to the work around the Apple iMac or Cinema Display neat and tidy. It is a height-adjustable shelf mini thick steel which is fastened to the equipment rack. The additional storage space is suitable for hard disks, USB hubs, iPods, phones and the like. The backpack does not require screws and holds due to gravity and two adjustable clips. The perforated surface of the backpack offers electronic equipment is well ventilated. As the backpacks are easily adjustable in height due to the mount with a simple clip, the stand of an Apple iMac or Cinema displays the same house several backpacks and thus provide space for external drives and iPhone or iPod at the same time.

What can be kept on this cleverly perforated tray? Things that you can out of your sight, but do not out of reach, such as Hard drives, USB peripherals or even a Mac mini.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin 3 Dec 2012
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Very high quality package.
Indeed as much thought (and money?) had gone into the package as the product.
All the adapters, screws and bolts you need.
All beautifully laid out.
But basically this is just a shelf to put behind your iMac.
Looks great though and matches the high standard of Mac "cool".
Would have been 5 stars if packing was a tad less extravagant
and the product a chunk less expensive.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb quality 30 Dec 2012
High quality product, well packaged and excellently made. Only thing stopping it being a 5 star review is the price. Even £5 cheaper would make a difference for what is a shelf and nothing else.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars apple price tag but not apple quality 29 April 2013
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The paint finish comes off very easily as you tighten up the nuts and bolts. The plastic clips designed to mount shelf on to imac are not designed for latest iMac as the size of clips is to big. I needed to add elastic bands so that the connection to iMac held in place and the shelf didn't stop sliding until it sat on top of power cable which is what it did until I added the elastic bands. I needed to add extra washers to make secure the rubberized pegs/legs that hold external hard disk upright instead of flat.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 31 Dec 2013
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Can't fault this product. Nice packaging and instructions. Different attachments for different iMacs. Can be used front or back. (Who would use front?). Supports provided for holding MacAir vertically. I've got two 2.5" external drives on mine lying flat (stacked). Currently backing up 300GB data with no temperature problems between the two drives. The shelf comes with a rubber mat to avoid slips or scratches. My iMac is in the living room so helps keep everything looking tidy. Feels well made and looks the part as if made by Apple.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Much too tiny to be of any practical use. 9 April 2014
By Glenda
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The instructions were very difficult to follow - why on earth didn't they say the the sizes of the plastic inserts were given inside! I took the four plastic inserts out of the box and then spent an unhappy hour trying to decide which was small/large and left/right! That sorted I couldn't get it the stand on the back of the iMac and like other reviewers I certainly couldn't get it to tighten. In the end I let it slip down to a 'tight' place and that will have to do. But the main difficulty is that it's much too small to hold anything. I thought it would take a hard drive but I would never trust a hard drive on this tiny shelf. I've no idea what I'll put on it. A very disappointing purchase all round - and I'm an avid fan of all things Amazon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 14 Feb 2014
By Jim
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My first impression of this gadget was that it was expensive or what it was, having had one for a few weeks it is clearly very good and since my post as well. I have a backup hard drive plugged into the machine at all times and the shelf at the back of the iMac keeps everything very neat and tidy
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