The BackPack is an iMac Clutter Killer (Giveaway)

This contest is now closed.

Please watch the video for a super cool product review (and a giveaway at the very end!). Twelve South is such an awesome company, and they’re so personable. I contacted them because I fell in love with, oh, just about every single one of the products that they offer. And they design exclusively for Macs, which I l-o-v-e. The days of Windows getting all the love are gone, my friend.

The BackPack is such a nifty little device — I can’t believe nobody came up with this sooner! As I explain in my review, the iMac is all about clean minimalism. Until you add your backup drive. And your iPhone. And your digital camera. What’s the point??

The solution: the BackPack, or as I have affectionately dubbed it: the Clutter Killer. It is a dream come true for obsessive-compulsive personalities like myself! It’s such a great price too. Even if you don’t own an iMac, I’m sure you know someone who does, who would like it very much!

One more thing–after filming, I discovered a really cool translucent rubbery pad in the box, which you can place on the BackPack if you have something slippery or smooth (like an iPhone) that you want to prevent from slipping or avoid any scratches while moving it back and forth. Since I just have my big, fat 1TB WD MyBook external hard drive sitting on it, I am just playing with the rubber pad–it’s so much fun.

Mandatory: To enter the BackPack giveaway just watch the video, then:

  • Leave a comment saying anything you like (maybe, which products you like from Twelve South, what you would do with the BackPack if you won, just say hi, whatever!)

Once you have done that, you can increase your chances of winning by 2 ways: some require a comment, some don’t, so pay attention… 🙂

Optional: Leave an extra comment for each:

Optional: No comment needed (automatically eligible!):

  • Retweet this giveaway using the green retweet button below (it’s super easy!) (only one retweet is counted per username)
  • If you’re a fan on facebook, you’re automatically entered!

Good luck everyone! The contest will end Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM CDT. Winner will be chosen randomly from the eligible entries via Random.org. Twelve South provided the review product for my use and honest opinion, as well as provided the giveaway item to the lucky winner (whoever you are!). Contest is open to the U.S. and Canada only.

If you like music as much as I do, groove to this song that I’ve had in my head the last few days:

Destroy Everything You Touch by Ladytron

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62 Comments

  1. 03.17.2010 / 5:34 am

    i think the next item that twelvesouth will give away is the bookbook but secretly i wish its the bass jump haha!

  2. 03.17.2010 / 6:10 pm

    I became a twitter follower @starlightmommy is my name.

  3. 03.17.2010 / 6:11 pm

    I subscribed to pretty shiny sparkly via google reader.

  4. Mandy
    03.17.2010 / 10:48 pm

    I love your site!!! Keep on keepin on! 😉

  5. 03.17.2010 / 11:21 pm

    !!! I would use the Backpack for the exact same purpose you did! My backup HD is great, but definitely takes up extra space and clutters up my desk.
    Also became a follower on twitter 😉 @anneomaly

  6. Annette D
    03.18.2010 / 3:17 am

    What a great idea! I would use it for the my back up as well!Thanks for the chance!

  7. johnny
    03.18.2010 / 6:54 am

    Subscribed to the twelve south blog. totally agreed that minimalism is the image and this is a must have item. i don’t think i would use it for my iphone as i reach for it all the time but yea..an external HD would be perfect back there. or if your monitor faces the entry way…something small like a tiny fake plant would add some color and be unique. haha…thanks!

  8. 03.18.2010 / 7:06 am

    I think TwelveSouth are great. I really want the BookBook… but I’ll need a MacBook Pro first!

  9. 03.18.2010 / 7:07 am

    You said leave an extra comment for each, so…I’m now following you on Twitter (@seanrogersau)…

  10. 03.18.2010 / 7:07 am

    … I’m following Pretty Shiny Sparkly in Google Reader…

  11. 03.18.2010 / 7:08 am

    … and I already follow TwelveSouth’s blog, which is how I found this!

  12. Debbie Welchert
    03.18.2010 / 7:16 am

    I watched your video and it really explained alot and you didn’t shake that much.

  13. Debbie Welchert
    03.18.2010 / 7:18 am

    Email subscriber

  14. Debbie Welchert
    03.18.2010 / 7:19 am

    Subscribed to Twelve South Blog.

  15. Monique Rizzo
    03.18.2010 / 7:30 pm

    I think this is an awesome idea! Thanks for the chance.

  16. david basile
    03.19.2010 / 12:33 am

    BookArc

  17. don
    03.19.2010 / 2:04 am

    sign me up

  18. seline
    03.19.2010 / 7:48 pm

    Great idea!

  19. 03.20.2010 / 2:04 am

    I like the Book Book!

  20. 03.20.2010 / 2:05 am

    I’m a subscriber of Pretty Shiny Sparkly

  21. 03.20.2010 / 2:06 am

    I subscribe to the twelve south blog.

  22. 03.20.2010 / 2:07 am

    I’m a Facebook fan. (Aik Chien)

  23. Liz
    03.20.2010 / 3:41 am

    Chris just got an iMac and was planning on getting the Backpack when his computer ships-it’s really cool and perfect for unclutterers like him. I think the BookBook is really clever too!

  24. Lean
    03.20.2010 / 4:17 am

    I’ll say Hi and also tell you that I like the BassJump product.

  25. Diane Baum
    03.20.2010 / 7:59 pm

    I learned a lot

  26. mim
    03.20.2010 / 11:48 pm

    this is great! i would give it to my sister who has a mac: she gave me her old windows laptop and got a mac because she’s a photographer–so with her camera and hard drive, this would be perfect!also, i really like the Book book–so cool!

  27. mim
    03.20.2010 / 11:49 pm

    subscribed to twelve south blog

  28. mim
    03.20.2010 / 11:49 pm

    subscribe and follow this blog

  29. 03.21.2010 / 6:20 am

    Genius!! Perfect motivation to get my backups going since I’ve simply been avoiding more clutter. Bad, I know…

  30. 03.21.2010 / 6:21 am

    I’m following you now! (@RedVixxen)

  31. 03.21.2010 / 6:22 am

    Just subscribed via Google Reader (kmsoule at gmail dot com)

  32. 03.22.2010 / 12:02 am

    The back pack is a great idea and has really cool design!

  33. Mimi the kitten
    03.23.2010 / 2:48 am

    I couldn’t agree more – once I saw this product, I was amazed no one had thought of it before. Ingenious! Thanks for the chance, and God bless you! 🙂

  34. Izzie
    03.23.2010 / 6:13 pm

    Here’s what I’d do with the Backpack if I won: Get organized!

  35. karen
    03.23.2010 / 8:59 pm

    I like the BassJump USB-powered subwoofer. Thanks.

  36. Angela Winesburg
    03.24.2010 / 1:28 am

    Awesome idea, thanks for the chance!

  37. Kim Benton
    03.24.2010 / 1:32 am

    My daughter just bought a Mac Book Pro for school…she could definitely use this. Thanks so much for the offer.

  38. Melissa B.
    03.24.2010 / 1:34 am

    This is so cool. I would love to win this.

  39. jennifer h
    03.24.2010 / 4:05 am

    As a huge Mac junkie, this would come in handy for all my gadgets!

  40. valancia
    03.24.2010 / 7:14 am

    I liked how in the video she says it minimizes clutter and thats a Swell thing indeed!

  41. valancia
    03.24.2010 / 7:15 am

    Following you on Twitter id- skyxsky27

  42. amy d
    03.24.2010 / 2:03 pm

    thanks for the chance

  43. 03.24.2010 / 3:56 pm

    We just got new iMacs at work, this would be awesome. If I don’t win maybe I could make one… hmm…

  44. Happi Shopr
    03.24.2010 / 6:43 pm

    I like the BookBook

  45. Gianna
    03.25.2010 / 2:50 am

    What a great idea for a product!

  46. Kim
    03.25.2010 / 3:20 am

    anything that minimizes the sight of my desk is good! seriously i need this..xoxo

  47. Betty C
    03.25.2010 / 4:06 am

    I definitely need it for my backup HD. It always seems to be in the way.

  48. Secret Burkheiser
    03.25.2010 / 4:20 am

    I love the bassjump

  49. tina reynolds
    03.25.2010 / 4:41 am

    I would use it like you did, I also liked the surfacepad thanks for the chance

  50. Sand
    03.25.2010 / 4:53 am

    I like the BookArc.

  51. 04.08.2010 / 8:14 am

    As a huge Mac junkie, this would come in handy for all my gadgets!

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