Kickstarter campaign targets rack mount for new Mac Pro

Kickstarter campaign targets rack mount for new Mac Pro

Summary: If the new crowd-funding Mode Mount project succeeds, Apple's recently shipping Mac Pro won't have to sit on or under the desk.

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Last week, Mode Adjust launched a Kickstarter project for Mode Mount, a rack-mounting solution for the new Mac Pro. Apple has yet to offer a rack-mount system for the new, cylindrical Mac Pro. The Mode Mount will also let users securely attach the Mac Pro underneath the desk, the group said.

Kickstarter campaign targets rack mount for new Mac Pro: Mode Mount

Two of the round Mac Pros mounted horizontally will fit in a 4U space. Mode Adjust is offering three versions of the rack: Mode Mount Horizontal; Mode Mount Desk (for under the desk); and Mode Mount Vertical (for stationary server racks). The final versions after the Kickstarter project will retail for $250.

The Mode Mount securely locks the Mac Pro into place without obstructing the base of the computer.

Functioning much like a bike post clamp, the Mount clamps around the tube to hold it in place. The Mode Mount also includes a bottom tab and an upper, retainer tab to add additional safety for mobile units. These rings will also have a coated interior to minimize any scratching or damage to the Mac Pro.

The project is the brainchld of Marshall Bex, the the Creative Director and owner at Mode Adjust, a Portland, Oregan-based creative production company. I was told that not only does Bex understand the needs of professionals to securely rack-mount their equipment, it was "his own professional need of a rack mounting system for the new Mac Pro, along with his experience in product design, that led him to create the Mode Mount."

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Operating Systems

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  • It Looks Like

    a mount for a propane bottle on an RV.

    Headline - Mac Pro Goes Mobile!
    Mujibahr
  • Mac Pro. in what ever form is Outdated....

    The Mac Pro. is all but a redundant inclusion in the Apple range as all things can be achieved equally well with the highest spec. 27" iMac for a fraction of the price.
    5735guy
    • No it isn't

      a MacPro has much, much more horsepower than any iMac ever has.
      Mac_PC_FenceSitter
    • Are you really that ignorant...

      or do you just post as if you were?
      msalzberg
      • Why not look up the specs?

        iMac = notebook-grade GPU, RAM

        Mac Pro = desktop or workstation-grade GPUs, RAM

        iMac = desktop grade CPU, up to 4 cores
        MacPro = workstation grade, up to 6 cores per CPU unit, has up to 2 CPU units

        Bonus question: Do you understand the concept of "irony"?
        HypnoToad72
  • pricing

    Looks nice and useful . any pics of how its .At what price.

    thanks
    zdnet.com
    Jaison tomson
    • Is the Mac Pro useful?

      Anandtech reported idle temps of 65C, and load temps nearly 100C. That's horrible for a $3000~$10000 device.

      Most people who have knowledge of technological components knows that cool temps, under load or idle, is ESSENTIAL. That or all the PC overclockers are wrong, noting that Macs use the identical Intel chips as Windows-based PCs...
      HypnoToad72
      • Re: Is the Mac Pro useful?

        Try again, HypnoToad…

        Here's what anandtech's review actually said:

        "… the chances that you have all three processors in the system (Xeon CPU + dual AMD FirePro GPUs) running at max speed at the same time is highly unlikely…The Mac Pro’s thermal core and fan was enough to handle a real world workload without throttling. But what about a power virus? For this I ran a combination of FurMark at 2560 x 1440 and Prime95 (in-place large FFTs) across all GPUs and CPU cores…The GPUs peaked at 97C, which is pretty much as high as a 28nm Tahiti should ever go. The CPU hit a similar temperature, with most cores hovering around 95C…I HAVE TO STRESS THAT I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET THIS TO HAPPEN IN ANY NORMAL WORKLOAD, only what’s effectively a power virus for the GPUs and something quite unrealistic for the CPUs."

        [emphasis mine]
        deasys