Sonnet updates RackMac mini, MacCuff mini mounting systems for latest Mac mini models

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Accessory producer Sonnet has updated its RackMac mini rackmount enclosure and MacCuff mini security mounting bracket for the Mac mini, revising the designs to better fit the newest models, and to help more effectively cool the holstered hardware.

The Sonnet RackMac mini
The Sonnet RackMac mini


The RackMac mini is a rackmount enclosure designed to allow one or two Mac minis to be stored within a standard 19-inch rack, typically used in a server environment. Held within the 19-inches wide, 1.7-inches thick, and 8.25-inches deep enclosure with firm rubber cushioning for transportation, the enclosure will keep the Mac mini securely in place within a larger computing setup.

As well as providing access to the Mac mini's rear ports, the enclosure also has a front-facing USB 3.0 port for quick in-rack access, along with status indicators and a power button, for each of the two installed Mac minis.

Sonnet's MacCuff mini
Sonnet's MacCuff mini


The MacCuff mini is a mounting bracket for the Mac mini that allows it to be securely installed in place. Able to be attached to the underside of a desk, it can also be used with the VESA mounting screw locations to attach it to the back of a monitor to save space.

To further keep the Mac mini in its holster, the MacCuff also includes a steel locking bar that can be held in place using a padlock. Normal access to all of the rear ports is provided, while an included 35-centimeter monitor cable is included to minimize the length of cable required when it is mounted to a display.

Both the RackMac mini and the MacCuff mini have been updated to support the newest Mac mini models, with the RackMac mini now optimized to properly cool the late 2018 6-core model, among others.

The RackMac mini is priced at $199, while the MacCuff mini costs $59.95.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    coolfactorcoolfactor Posts: 1,486member
    I'm surprised that they have such a solid (no holes) design, rather than slotted or grilled to maximize heat dissipation. 
  • Reply 2 of 5
    coolfactorcoolfactor Posts: 1,486member
    Looks like the USB port is glowing blue? That's a great idea!
  • Reply 3 of 5
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 2,968member
    I'm surprised that they have such a solid (no holes) design, rather than slotted or grilled to maximize heat dissipation. 
    Huh? There are slots in the front, and the back is open, and the article says they've been updated for better cooling for the new models.
    Updated With Larger Openings to Support Proper Cooling of 2018 6-Core Mac minis
    The enclosure’s design—updated to properly support 2018 6-core Mac mini models—manages airflow through the computers to keep them as cool as ambient air in the rack as on a desk, enabling you to stack them close and stack them high for a Mac mini server farm.


    Looks like the USB port is glowing blue? That's a great idea!

    That's blue plastic, super common on USB-A ports.

  • Reply 4 of 5
    nadrielnadriel Posts: 5member
    Just to clarify previous comment, blue plastic is to show it is a type USB-A USB 3.0 port.
    Not a common colour. 
  • Reply 5 of 5
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 2,968member
    nadriel said:
    Just to clarify previous comment, blue plastic is to show it is a type USB-A USB 3.0 port.
    Not a common colour. 
    Yes, 3.0 vs 2.0, but my point was not glowing light.
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