The BackPack is a great accessory for the Studio Pro, 24-inch iMac

I was a big fan of Twelve South’s original BackPack for the iMac when it was released 13 years ago. And I’m just as big a fan of the new BackPack for the 2023 iMac with an M3 processor (see my iMac review here).

The US$44.99 product has one goal and achieves it flawlessly. The aluminum shelf attaches to the back of the Studio Display 24-inch iMac stand. You can use it to hold hard drives and hubs and declutter your desktop. I use it to hold/hide the external hard drive I use as a Time Machine back-up.

The gang at Twelve South say if the back of your Studio Display iMac faces co-workers or customers, the matte white shelf can showcase awards, art, or even your favorite action figures. The back of my Studio Display only faces a wall, so this doesn’t apply to me, but at least you know.

The shelf requires a bit of installation, but the process is quick and easy. A two-piece holster snaps into the oval opening on the back of your Studio Display or iMac stand. Then you slide the stand onto the holster. That’s it. And even though the shelf/storage rack only comes in one hue, the holster is clear so the color of your Studio Display or iMac shines through.

The BackPack also includes a peripheral strap and cable management features. You can use the strap to attach two devices to the shelf. For example, you should stash two external drives on the BackPack, an external drive and a hub, etc. There are also multiple cable ties to tie up long, dangling cables. 

If you like a streamlined desktop as much as I do, the reasonably priced Twelve South BackPack will conveniently reduce your clutter.

Apple World Today rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.

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