$386.00$400.99 ex. GST

Introducing the DockLite: Transform Your 2011 27″ iMac into a Versatile External Display Make your beloved 2011 27″ iMac usable once more with the DockLite. This innovative device provides a seamless and straightforward solution to breathe new life into your aging iMac by turning it into a functional external display.



The DockLite development is currently complete and is shipping in batches to Kickstarter backers.

Product images courtesy of Psivewri

The Docklite is designed to be plug and play! No soldering is required for its installation and the process is fully reversible!

Micro Controller

The Micro-Controller acts as the brains of the DockLite, enabling it to intelligently adjust fan speeds, change display brightness and automatically put the system to sleep when it’s not in use.


The Onboard USB 2.0 Hub allows the DockLite to interface with the iMac’s original accessories, such as the iSight Camera and SD Reader.

Audio Amplifier

The audio amplifier connects to your iMacs original speakers, allowing you pump out your music just as you did before.

Tactile Buttons

The tactile buttons are accessible via the RAM access hatch on the bottom of your iMac, and allow easy adjustment of the display brightness.

USB Ports

These USB ports can be accessed via the RAM access hatch and allow you to easily connect accessories such as keyboards, mice or USB sticks to your computer.


Juicy-Link allows you to conveniently control the brightness of your iMacs display in software as well as update your DockLite with future firmware patches and fixes.


MiniDP video input

USB 2.0

Audio Amplifier

Easy brightness control via touch buttons or Juicy-Link


Mini Display Port (Video)

3.5mm auxiliary jack (Audio)

USB-C (USB 2.0)

What’s in the box:

DockLite Upgrade Board

miniDP to miniDP or USB C to miniDP cable (as specified during checkout)

USB-C to USB-A or USB-C to USB-C cable (as specified during checkout)

3.5mm audio cable

Compatible with:

iMac 2011 27″ A1312 (iMac12,2)

Please Note: The DockLite is currently shipping to early kickstarter backers, please check below for estimated shipping dates

Estimated Delivery for existing orders: Q4 2023

Estimated Delivery for new orders: Q1 2024

Additional information

Weight 1.7 kg
Dimensions 42 × 32 × 11 cm

miniDP Connection Kit, USB-C Connection Kit (Add $14.99 )