THE INSIDE STORY: HIDEit Mac Mini Mount
With the launch of the Mac mini 2018, we thought we would take you on a trip down memory lane with our Mac mini Mount...the MiniU is the third mount we created to store the current model Mac mini.
WHY DID WE MAKEit?
At HIDEit, we have used Mac mini computers since the beginning. We had a mount for the older Mac mini in 2010 and our first Unibody mount was launched in 2011, shortly after the Mac mini Unibody replaced the original Mac mini. At that time, we were still making mounts from acrylic, so the Mini2 was a clean and simple acrylic wall mount.
HIDEit Mini2 Mount for Mac mini Unibody, now discontinued
As we transitioned from acrylic to steel introduced our adjustable Universal Mounts in 2014, we offered our Uni-S with a Silver powder-coat finish to match the Mac mini. It was a great solution for those looking to wall mount their Mac mini but as we listened to our customers, we found that they really wanted to create what some have called a 'Franken-Mac' or 'cheap iMac'.
One of many design variations that ultimately became the MiniU
HOW DID WE MAKEit?
After months of research, design, and testing, we launched our MiniU in early 2015. This was our first VESA Mount - in fact, we were one of the first to even think of mounting a device directly to the back of a monitor or TV! We launched our MiniU on Amazon and within weeks, it was a #1 New Release!
HIDEit MiniU - March 2015 Amazon #1 New Release
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." ~Charles Caleb Colton
With success on Amazon comes...knockoffs. This is nothing new to us, we've been dealing with IP theft since our first manufacturer. We knew that our design had great potential so we quickly applied for a patent. In the meantime, we had a company completely knockoff our MiniU Mount, lift most of the copy from our Amazon listing, and undercut our price to steal market share. As soon as our patent issued in 2016, Amazon removed their listing.
WHAT MAKES THIS MOUNT SPECIAL?
Over the years, our MiniU Mount has been a staple in schools and offices across the country. Precision manufactured for discerning Audio Video Professionals yet convenient to install for the consumer, it's no wonder this has been a successful mount. So you can bet that we let out a big sigh of relief when Apple announced that the Mac mini 2018 would be the same form factor!
The Best Selling HIDEit MiniU Mac mini Mount in Matte Black
MAC MINI MOUNT FEATURES:
- Wall mount, under desk mount, or VESA mount. Place with cords facing any direction.
- Complete access to power button, output jacks, and cables.
- Cold-rolled heavy-gauge Steel for superior strength.
- Quick and easy to install. No measuring, no templates. Minimal tools needed.
- Includes drywall screws, anchors rated for 25 lbs each, and VESA screws.
COMPATIBLE WITH: Mac Mini, 2010-current (7.7" x 7.7" x 1.4”)
We tested dozens of gray powder coat options before determining that matte black looked the best with the new space gray model Mac mini. Regardless which model Mac mini you have, we have the mount for you!
- Tags: HIDEit News Office + PC Tech + AV