OWC Rover Pro is a way to turn your Mac Pro's feet into wheels for $199

Owc Rover Pro Lifestyle
Owc Rover Pro Lifestyle (Image credit: OWC)

What you need to know

  • OWC has announced the Rover Pro wheel kit today.
  • The kit normally costs $249, but pre-orders are available for $199.
  • They're considerably cheaper than Apple's option and are easy to install.

Apple's $700 Mac Pro wheels have been mocked plenty, but by all accounts, they're pretty good. Still, at that price you're probably willing to lift your hunk of Mac around rather than wheel it, right? But what if we told you that you could get some wheels for $199? As ever, OWC has your back.

Announced today, the OWC Rover Pro is a kit that turns your Mac Pro's existing, static feet into rolling wheels. Installation takes less than a couple of minutes and no tools are required, Which is definitely not the case with Apple's wheels!

No tools, no hassle, no worry: simply place your Mac Pro's factory feet into the Rover Pro's polished stainless-steel housings and secure with a few hand twists. When you're done moving your Mac Pro around, the Rover Pro allows quick and easy conversion back to the factory feet for stationary use.

Another improvement over Apple's wheels is the addition of stops that, well, stop the wheels from moving when you don't want them to. Who knew that was a thing? Not Apple, certainly.

Owc Rover Pro Closeup

Owc Rover Pro Closeup (Image credit: OWC)

The Rover Pro includes wheel stops that prevent any unintended movement. When not in use, the stops conveniently clip to the casters so they're immediately ready to help get the job done wherever you need to with a wheel kit built for rolling and securing a 2019 Mac Pro on any surface.

You can pre-order your OWC Rover Pro kit now, priced at $199. They're set to ship next month when pricing will increase to the normal $249. I'd suggest ordering now if you've been waiting for a cheaper alternative to Apple's wheels – sure, they still aren't cheap. But neither was that Mac Pro.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.