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Kickstarter project hopes to fund Mac mini mount

updated 08:30 pm EDT, Mon March 21, 2011

Bracket allows wall mounting, even behind HDTVs

Recent PC-to-Mac switcher Ari Meisel wanted an elegant way to wall-mount his Mac mini behind his wall-mounted screen, so he designed one. The pair of plastic mounting brackets go by the name of MiniB, and Meisel hopes to turn the design into a fully-fledged product with funding from Kickstarter, a crowd-source venture capital operation.

Meisel, who says he "couldn't be happier" about the switch, runs a blog all about automating, outsourcing and making one's life more efficient. The MiniB design allows the Mac mini to be mounted on a wall or under a desk with full access to the drive and all the ports, also leaving room for a security cable or other type of lock.

Kickstarter projects invite ordinary people to invest small amounts of money in a new venture, and if the funding goal is met, the early investors get a modest reward (for example, early versions of the product before it hits the market). Meisel has levels of investment ranging from $5 to $5,000, with the rewards stretching from being able to pre-order a pair of brackets (retail price is expected to be $45) at the $25 level, to a special-edition stainless steel version of the brackets ($300 level) or even global distribution rights ($5,000 level).

Meisel is hoping to have at least $6,000 pledged by May 13th in order to go forward with the project. He also plans to create variations on the design for mounting other products.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Aeolius

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nothing New Here

    I purchased something similar over six years ago.

  1. dliup

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Agree. Someone didn't do a basic search of "mac mini mount"

  1. SmokyFrosty

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Why is this news and how is this possibly a new idea. i make c*** like this its call improv.

  1. freddymac

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I made my brackets out of

    Duct Tape. Can I get funding too?
    It's universal and works with all Apple products.

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