Stephen Hackett installed Mac Pro wheels live on stream & even that involved dongles

Mac Pro Wheel installation
Mac Pro Wheel installation (Image credit: Stephen Hacket)

What you need to know

  • You can buy $700 wheels for Apple's Mac Pro.
  • Stephen Hacket installed his live.
  • And it even the screws needed dongles.

Have you started something and then very much wish you hadn't? That's the feeling that was likely going through Relay FM co-founder and friend of iMore, Stephen Hacket when he decided to install his Mac Pro wheels. On stream. In front of everyone. Without the right tools.

Of course, he didn't know he didn't have the right tools until he started and despite Apple including the snappily-named "4-mm (1/4-inch) hex bit" in the box, that wasn't all it took. By the time Stephen had finished, there was an unholy combination of what seemed to be 52 different tools involved in the task. But he managed it. And it was surprisingly interesting to watch.

As cool as the video is to watch, this is all really just an excuse for me to point you in the direction of Relay FM's St. Jude fundraiser. Stephen and co-founder Myke Hurley have done this before and raised huge sums – and they're at it again.

Here's the blurb.

Relay fm Stjude Artwork

Relay fm Stjude Artwork (Image credit: Relay FM)

Every September, the Relay FM community of podcasters and listeners rallies together to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Relay FM will introduce ways to support St. Jude through entertaining donation challenges and other mini-fundraising events that will culminate in the second annual Relay for St. Jude Podcastathon on September 18th beginning at 2pm Eastern at

And what makes St. Jude's so important? Since you asked:

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
  • Your support helps ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food -- because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
  • St. Jude has helped push the childhood cancer survival rate from less than 20% when we opened to 80% today. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer.

That's a good cause if ever there was one. Relay FM wants to raise at least $315,000 during the month of September. Let's make sure they do it.

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.