BackPack for iMac

BackPack for iMac

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Little shelf that is out of sight, but not out of reach.

  • Designed for: iMac & Cinema Display

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.

Hang BackPack on the back of your Mac for taller peripherals or to dress up your workspace with trophies or action figures. 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.

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.

VIP parking for 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.

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, including the new 2016 MacBook Pro 13" (not 15"). 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 iMac Shelf You Probably Never Knew You Needed.”

John Brownlee, Cult of Mac

“An amazing solution for clearing up the technology from your desk.”

Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac

“A brilliant shelf for your Mac that stores laptops and hard drives”

Matthew Panzarino The Next Web

BackPack Specs


Height: 0.79 inches (2 cm)
Width: 7 inches (17.8 cm)
Depth: 3.9 inches (10 cm)
Weight: .04 pounds (.18 kg)

Max Capactiy

3.5 pounds (1.59 kg)

Insert Compatability

21.5" iMac (late 2012-Current):
Use #6 inserts for high install
Use #1 inserts for low install

27" iMac (late 2012-Current):
Use #1 inserts for high install
Use #4 inserts for low install

27" Thunderbolt Display/ LED Cinema Display:
Use #4 inserts

21.5" iMac (late 2009-late 2011):
Use #3 inserts

27" iMac (late 2009-mid 2011):
Use #4 inserts

Legacy iMacs/Apple Displays:
Additional Fit inserts that offer compatibility for legacy Macs may be available. Please contact for more info.

What’s in the box

BackPack shelf
Vertical support pegs (x4)
BackPack stand clips (x2)
Clip fit inserts (x8)
Non-slip shelf pad
Owner's Guide


BackPack FAQs

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.

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?

It depends on which MacBook Pro you have! BackPack has a weight limit of 3.5 pounds, which unfortunately will not work with the majority of the Pro's with the exception of the brand new 2016 launch 13" MacBook Pro (3.02 pounds). It will also work perfectly with a MacBook Air (2.96 pounds) or Mac Mini (2.7 pounds), but not most MacBook Pro models.

Installation Guide