• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not put a MacBook Air on top of this shelf

    • Written by from Scarborough

    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.