Twelve South BackPack 3 Adjustable Shelf

Twelve South BackPack 3 Adjustable Shelf

Product Information

  • Overview

    The Twelve South BackPack 3 is a sleek, sturdy shelf designed exclusively for your iMac or Apple Display. This slice of steel makes a perfect perch for hard drives, USB peripherals or action figures. Included vertical support pegs safely and securely prop up vertical-oriented drives, Time Capsule or even a 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. The shelf can support devices up to 1.6 kg. Vertical support pegs are coated in soft silicone to prevent scratches or marks on your device. The plastic mounting clips do not have any screws that come in contact with your Mac. Because it's height adjustable, you can hang two BackPacks on one Mac.

  • Highlights

    • Steel shelf designed for your iMac or Apple Display
    • Hangs on the back or front of your iMac
    • Perfect shelf for hard drives and other devices you would prefer to keep out of sight, but not out of reach
    • Vertical support pegs securely prop up vertical-oriented drives or a MacBook Air; can be arranged in any formation along perforated base
    • Built-in cable management rails prevent unplugged cables from slipping to the floor
    • Supports devices up to 1.6 kg
    • Perforations in shelf allow for maximum airflow and cooling
  • Did you notice?

    The BackPack 3 can support hard drives, a Time Capsule or even your MacBook Air.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Creating a less cluttered, more serene workspace for your iMac and yourself.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Twelve South BackPack 3 adjustable shelf
    • Four silicone-coated vertical support pegs
    • Assorted fit inserts to accommodate various size iMacs and Apple Displays
    • Owner's manual
    • Non-slip shelf pad
  • Tech Specs

    • Height: 2.01 cm/0.79 in.
    • Width: 17.78 cm/7 in.
    • Weight: 181.44 g
    • Length: 9.91 cm/3.9 in.
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 12-1302
    • UPC or EAN No.: 851522002733

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Good but not great.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Like most 12-South products, this looks the part of a proper Apple accessory and is well constructed. However, I was a little disa 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.

    • Written by from Seattle

    121 of 127 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good but not great.
  • Simple, elegant, effective

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased this item some three years ago and installed it for additional storage capacity on the rear of my 27" iMac. I have no I purchased this item some three years ago and installed it for additional storage capacity on the rear of my 27" iMac. I have not moved it about since installation and it has proven very unobtrusive and useful in keeping my desk organized in a very small space. I have used it to store a weather station monitor and hub for a peripheral device without problems. If you feel it is expensive, it is very worth the outlay as you will get years out of it, it can be taken to a future Mac and it will help with your aesthetic.

    • Written by from New York

    30 of 31 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Simple, elegant, effective
  • Enhances the iMac or Apple Display in ways you can't describe

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    In the past I have bought 2 older models, for an iMac G5 and an early Intel iMac. They have done a great job holding iPhones and i In the past I have bought 2 older models, for an iMac G5 and an early Intel iMac. They have done a great job holding iPhones and iPods, AirPort Express, Apple software on discs, even just wrapping some earbuds around them or hanging headphones off. Now that I plan to buy a new iMac, I will definitely buy the BackPack 3 for it, especially if it can hold up to a MacBook Air, so I can put heavier things on it. Unless, of course, the BackPack 4 with supporting capability for a Retina MacBook Pro comes out when I get the iMac! 

    • Written by from Richmond

    12 of 13 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Enhances the iMac or Apple Display in ways you can't describe
  • Great way to use a MacBook Air as your primary desktop

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you're looking to drive a Thunderbolt Display or two with a MacBook Air, but don't want the laptop (and associated wiring) out If you're looking to drive a Thunderbolt Display or two with a MacBook Air, but don't want the laptop (and associated wiring) out on the desk area, this is a great way to keep it concealed. You can do the same with a Mac Mini, too. Great quality and perfect color/texture to match other Apple gear, as has become the norm with Twelvesouth products.

    • Written by from Bath
    Was this useful? Great way to use a MacBook Air as your primary desktop
  • Do not put a MacBook Air on top of this shelf

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    The max capacity for this little shelf is 3.5lbs, 2013 MacBook Air 13" is 2.96lbs. Twelve South's website says it can hold the Mac The max capacity for this little shelf is 3.5lbs, 2013 MacBook Air 13" is 2.96lbs. Twelve South's website says it can hold the MacBook Air's weight but there is no assurance that the inserts will not loosen over time, and potentially falling and damaging your MBA. I had to place a card deck vertically just so that it added some support to the shelf. While this whole setup can give your desktop a minimalistic look, its a mess to deal with if you have to restart the MBA from a shutdown. This means your MBA has be in Sleep mode at all times and hope it does not shutdown. I returned the shelf(BackPack) after a few days. Its a great shelf for your external HDDs and tidy's up your desktop, which is why I'm giving it 2 stars. Also $34.99 is a bit too steep for such a small shelf.

    • Written by from Scarborough
    Was this useful? Do not put a MacBook Air on top of this shelf
  • Handy Shelf

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this BackPack Shelf many months ago to store my external hard drive in back of my iMac Desktop. I wanted it off my desk a I bought this BackPack Shelf many months ago to store my external hard drive in back of my iMac Desktop. I wanted it off my desk and out of the way. This small shelf does what it supposed to do and blends in very well with Apple's silver metallic finish. This practical shelf can also be mounted in front under the monitor. You can add as much as two shelves; one in the back and one in the front. The shelves are adjustable. Good quality and finish. A little bit pricey but reasonable.

    • Written by from Pinehurst
    Was this useful? Handy Shelf

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