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

Hang one, or two, of these gorgeous thin steel shelves on the back of your iMac to hide hard drives and USB peripherals, or to display awards, Stormtroopers, business cards or flowers. Included vertical support pegs prop up tall drives or a favorite album from your vinyl collection. Half the fun of owning a BackPack is being creative with what you display or store on it.
  • Adds a space-saving shelf to the back or front of your iMac or Apple Display
  • Holds up to 3.5 pounds of hard drives, peripherals - even a MacBook
  • Works with all iMacs and Apple Displays with flared desk stand (not compatible with 24" iMac M1)
  • Converts to adjustable display and movie watching stand

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BackPack for iMac, Hidden storage shelf for hard drives and accessories - Twelve South

Regular price $ 29.99 On Sale $ 44.99

Hidden yet helpful.

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 can be arranged in different formations to accommodate a wide range of vertical devices. The vertical support pegs can be used to safely and securely prop up hard drives, store a MacBook or hold 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 BackPack also includes a silicone landing pad providing even more protection for your devices.


BackPack Specs

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

Because the stand of the 2021 M1 iMac is straight at the bottom instead of being flared, the current BackPack is not compatible.
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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.

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.

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.

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