Twelve South's BackPack gives your iMac somewhere to store stuff

Twelve South Backpack
Twelve South Backpack (Image credit: Twelve South)

What you need to know

  • TwelveSouth has announced the new BackPack accessory.
  • The BackPack is designed to give iMac users somewhere to keep things.
  • BackPack can house hubs, drives, and even the odd plant.

Accessory maker Twelve South has announced the BackPack, a shelf that gives 24-inch iMac users somewhere to store stuff.

The shelf, which sells for $44.99, is designed to seamlessly attach to the back of Apple's latest 24-inch iMac. Once there it can be used to hold things like portable storage devices, USB-C hubs, and more. But those whose machines are visible can also put more interesting things on there — like little plants and whatnot. Why not make a feature of the back of your computer?

BackPack for 24" iMac is designed exclusively for the colorful new iMac. The sleek aluminum BackPack shelf quickly and seamlessly attaches to the back of your iMac stand. Use BackPack to declutter your desk by hiding portable hard drives and USB-C hubs behind your iMac, on top of this sturdy vented shelf. If the back of your iMac faces co-workers or customers, use the matte white shelf to display artwork, awards or a welcome sign. Clean up or dress up your workspace with Backpack

The BackPack only comes in one color, which is white, so you won't be matching it to your own iMac unfortunately. Those who still want to bag one can do so direct from Twelve South and free shipping is included in the United States. There's a 30-day return policy, too.

Apple's iMac is the best Mac for all kinds of use cases and now there's a way to keep those adapters and hubs tidy. The BackPack might be a little on the pricey side, but you can't put a price on tidiness, can you?

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.