The NewerTech NuShelf mini is designed for mounting the Mac mini underneath a desk or shelf. This simple yet stylish clear acrylic mount allows you to free up valuable desktop space and protect your Mac mini at the same time. We also think the NuShelf mini would be ideal for mounting the Mac mini in a Home Entertainment Center above or below the TV. The NuShelf mini comes packaged in a small brown box from Other World Computing. In the box you will find the mount itself and four 1/2-inch screws for installation.
The NuShelf mini is made from a single 3/16-inch thick piece of PETG thermoplastic. It measures 8.1-inch wide by 8.1-inch deep by 3.6-inch tall. The front of the mount is completely open for easy access to the Mac mini's optical drive. There are openings that go down both sides of the mount for extra ventilation. The back of the mount is also completely open for easy access to all the Mac mini's ports and power button.
There are four anti-skid pads on the inside bottom of the mount. They do a relatively good job of holding the Mac mini in place while preventing it from sliding out of the mount. Our only gripe would be that it's still possible to push the Mac mini out of the mount if you press on it too hard. Perhaps NewerTech could have incorporated another fold in the plastic to form a small lip on the back and front for more security.
Installing the NuShelf mini underneath a desk or shelf is very simple. You will need to screw in four 1/2-inch screws into preset holes on top of the mount to secure it. This is easy to do, because the bottom of the mount cleverly includes four large openings to access the screws with a standard size Phillips head screwdriver. Once attached, the mount provides plenty of strength to support the three-pound Mac mini.
- Compatible with 2010 Mac Mini
- Saves space
- Mounts your mini under a desk or shelf