Best Mounts for Mac mini iMore 2020

Your Mac mini looks fantastic on your desktop. However, you might want to use a computer mount instead to protect the device better (and also hide it), so you have more room in your work area. Below, find the computer fixture that's right for you and get to work!

Inexpensive, but gets the job done: HumanCentric Mac Mini Mount

Staff Pick

With the HumanCentric mount, you can mount your new computer to the back of your monitor, on the wall, or under your desk. Featuring a sleek design that was custom molded to work with the Mac mini, the plastic mount will protect your computer from scratches. It ships with drywall screws, anchors, and VESA screws.

Not just for Mac mini: StarTech.com Thin Client Mount

Able to support up to 11 pounds, this mount works with various computers, not just the Mac mini. Use as a dock on the back of your monitor or under your desktop. Beside's the Apple device, it works with most small CPUs, thin clients, USB 3.0 docking stations, and USB hubs. This is the one to get if you're looking a solution that will be usable for years to come, regardless of the type of computer you'll own.

$27+ at Amazon

Secure solution: Maclocks Mac Mini Security Mount Enclosure

Using the included security bracket, you can connect your Mac mini to any flat surface. Screw the mount into a wall, desk, monitor back, or the underside of a table. One the mount becomes secure, just slide in your computer and align the cables with the cable trap and connect the lock. This mount has room for USB, HDMI and Ethernet ports, and more.

No nonsense approach: Sabrent Mac mini mount

This simple mount connects quickly and securely, allowing full access to the power button, output jacks, and cables. The silver powder coating protects your computer from scratches or other damage.

Another practical choice: Innovelis TotalMount Pro

Offering easy installation with just a screwdriver, this product includes mounting hardware and two cable managers. The mount is metal-free to maximize Wi-Fi performance. There's also a safety bar and rubber dampers for added protection.

$35 at Apple

Here's the bottom line…

When it comes to picking a mount for your Mac mini, it all comes down to personal preference, but there are a couple things you should consider before making a choice. Start by asking yourself where you want to position your Mac mini. Several of the mounts on this list will allow you to mount your device to any flat surface, but if you're looking to have your Mac mini on the back of your monitor, then consider the HumanCentric Mount. It's super sleek and lightweight so it won't add too much bulk to your setup, and it's made of plastic so it won't scratch the back of your monitor. It's also on the cheaper side, which is almost always a good thing.

Now, consider how important protecting your investment is to you. If you generally appreciate a bit of added security then the Maclocks Security Mount Enclosure is your best bet. This mount is made of aluminum and will allow you to connect a lock to your Mac mini. You will need to spend a little extra cash compared to the other options on the list, but it might be a small price to pay for the peace of mind.

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