Apple quietly added a new Mac Pro Wheels Kit to its online store this morning, giving owners of the 2019 Mac Pro the option to retroactively add wheels if they didn’t choose the option when the machine was originally purchased.
The Mac Pro wheels cost a whopping $699. That’s a pretty steep increase over the $400 upgrade option to add wheels during checkout. If you bought wheels with your Mac Pro and regret the decision, you can also buy the new Mac Pro Feet Kit for $299.
It’s not exactly clear why the Mac Pro wheels cost more than you would spend on a new pair of tires for your car. Apple says they’re “custom-designed stainless steel and rubber wheels.” Adding the wheels makes it easier to slide your Mac Pro from under your desk or across the studio. Considering how heavy the Mac Pro is, the wheels aren’t a bad option if you’re lugging it around your office.
Replacing the regular feet with wheels adds about one inch of height to the frame. Apple includes a 1/4-inch to 4 mm hex bit for installation but you’ll need other tools too.
If you’re not keen on spending $700 for some tiny wheels though, Cult of Mac found five alternatives that are way cheaper.