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OWC today announced the upcoming launch of its Rover Pro wheels kit for the new Mac Pro, an innovative quick-change solution to convert back and forth between feet and wheels at a much cheaper price than Apple's official wheels kit.

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Designed to attach to the stock Mac Pro feet rather than replace them, the OWC Rover Pro wheels can be attached in just two minutes by hand-twisting and are made of stainless steel with soft rubber treads and a silicone rubber pad at the interface between the wheel and the Mac Pro's foot to absorb vibrations.


While swapping the wheels on or off only takes a couple of minutes, OWC also provides a set of wheel stops that clip to the casters to prevent rolling without needing to remove the wheels at all.

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The OWC Rover Pro wheels kit is available for pre-order now and will begin shipping next month. It's available for an introductory price of $199 that will eventually rise to $249, a significant saving over Apple's $699 wheel kit.

Article Link: OWC Quick-Change Wheel Kit for 2019 Mac Pro Available for Pre-Order for Just $199
 

MacGizmo

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$250 (eventually) for wheels?? You've got to re-assess your priorities in life if you spend that kind of money on wheels to avoid the two extra seconds lifting it to move it a few times over the lifetime of the computer. This should be a $5-$10 purchase, and even then I would question my level of laziness.
 

satchmo

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Is there something in the Mac Pro that prevents removing the standard legs that required OWC to add that ring and screw on attachment?
 
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Are people really moving their computers around like office chairs? I must be missing something, my desktops haven't moved since I bought them.

Yes, often these machines get moved around frequently for the person that needs to use it at the time. Some small studios may only be able to afford a single $30k machine, so it makes it much easier to move it to the person who needs to use it at that time, rather than having to make people pack up their entire desk and move it frequently.
 
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subi257

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Yes, often these machines get moved around frequently for the person that needs to use it at the time. Some small studios may only be able to afford a single $30k machine, so it makes it much easier to move it to the person who needs to use it at that time, rather than having to make people pack up their entire desk and move it frequently.

So, they would move all of the associated peripherals too, mad crazy expensive monitor and all? that's crazy af, one would think there would be a one workstation area that the assorted users go to when they need that level machine.
 

velocityg4

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Yes, often these machines get moved around frequently for the person that needs to use it at the time. Some small studios may only be able to afford a single $30k machine, so it makes it much easier to move it to the person who needs to use it at that time, rather than having to make people pack up their entire desk and move it frequently.

You still have to disconnect all the cables. Then connect them at their station. It seems like it would make more sense to have a rollable station with monitors. So all one needs to do is disconnect the network and power cable from the wall. It would certainly save time. Although I suppose that wouldn't work in all office layouts.
 

jlocker

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I like how OWC has aways supported the Mac and have come up with innovated ideas to make Macs better. I have purchased many items over the years from OWC and customer service has been great. Products have been great. Prices are not terrible and I believe in supporting a company that supports the Mac. I would buy from this company to keep them in business to help the Mac community.
 

BaltimoreMediaBlog

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"Just $199"

Castors are $10 for a 4 pack in IKEA


Anything at IKEA that is $10 will always take 10 weeks to assemble. I only go there for the Swedish meatballs myself. :D
 
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