- Screen Size compatibility: 17"
Twelve South (12-1105) BookArc for MacBook Pro
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- BookArc helps you free up valuable real estate on your desk, giving you a cleaner, less cluttered, Zen-like workspace
- To ensure the perfect fit, BookArc includes two different sized scratch-free, silicone cushions.
- These inserts gently grip the various MacBook and MacBook Pro models and ensures the perfect fit right out of the box.
- Cushions are super easy to install and remove making it easy for BookArc to switch from one MacBook model to another.
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Amazon.com Product Description
The BookArc: Turn your Macbook into a desktop.
Twelve South's BookArc is a simple, elegant stand that literally turns your portable computer into a mini tower. Slide your MacBook or MacBook Pro into the BookArc and park it at the back of your desk to free up space, or next to your Apple Cinema Display and you'll have a beautiful sight.
Three reasons why you need a BookArc
...And more reasons:
A Work of Arc.
Carved from strong, heavy gauge steel, BookArc vertically holds your White MacBook or your 13" to 17" MacBook Pro. Park your BookArc-cradled MacBook next to your LED Cinema Display and you’ll have the coolest desktop/laptop set-up your desk has ever seen.
- Get a cleaner, less-cluttered workspace
- Two silicone inserts for a perfect fit
- Compatible with White MacBook and MacBook Pro 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch
BookArc Stand Specifications:
- Height: 3.0 in./7.6 cm
- Width: 4.5 in./11.4 cm
- Depth: 10.1 in./25.7 cm
- Weight: 1.2 lbs./0.54 kg
What's in the Box
- Twelve South BookArc desktop stand
- Silicone Pad Fit Inserts (x2)
About Twelve South
Twelve South is here to create beautifully designed accessories exclusively for Apple computers. We know Mac users. We are Mac users. We feel it’s time to stop settling for PC accessories that are painted white and passed off as "Mac compatible". It’s time for a company to focus on Mac accessories exclusively.
Top Customer Reviews
Though the BookArc only touts compatibility with 13"-17" MacBook Pros, MacBooks and PowerBook G4s, it can also handle other laptops that are about 1" in width and have a fairly flat case.Read more ›
I consider myself somewhat of a multitasker and a power user, so I was concerned about heat dissipation with this device. Normally, when the MacBook is sitting flat on a desk it allows heat to dissipate through the keyboard as well as the hinge vents. Obviously, when you close the lid you run the risk of your temps increasing significantly. But after testing, I found the complete opposite to be the case with this device. The MacBook actually runs cooler when docked in a vertical fashion. What's more, I found no difference in CPU temperatures when docking the Macbook Hinge-First and docking it Opening-First. The raw data is below:
Shell open, driving 27" thunderbolt display AND internal display, sitting flat on desk - 148 degrees fahrenheit
Shell closed, driving 27" thunderbolt display only, sitting flat on desk - 144 degrees fahrenheit
Shell closed, inserted opening first into BookArc - 137-139 degrees fahrenheit
Shell closed, inserted hinge first into BookArc - 138 degrees fahrenheit
*these temps were observed at idle when Safari and iTunes were running* Far from scientific, but it gives you an idea for everyday use.
1. It didn't hold my 2011 MacBook Pro properly -- there was a definite wobble;
2. There was no cable management.
So I was happy to see that Twelve South had updated the BookArc and addressed both of these items. The new model is a great, solid fit for my laptop and the included cable holders make my setup look really tidy. Two thumbs up on the product itself.
Now the bad: The packaging provides insufficient protection for the BookArc. The packaging for my BookArc appears to have collapsed transit, leaving visible rub and wear marks on the aluminium finish of the body of the stand. For an otherwise flawless product, the cheapness of the protection really surprised me and I would think twice before ordering another Twelve South product if it needed to be shipped any significant distance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect I year later and still looks as new !!! perfect texture and quality !!!Published 2 months ago by Sonia Sanchez Rodriguez
Perfect to dock your MacBook and connect to keyboard and monitorPublished 14 months ago by christopher
Well engineered, great looking, simple. Holds the Macbook firmly and vertical - no leaning. blends well with the apple look like all Twelve South products.Published 16 months ago by Ben Sholdice
It doesn't make coffee.
It won't walk your dog.
It will make the nagging wife shut up if you throw it at her. Read more
Needed something to hold MacBook when working on my iMac. This works perfectly and looks stylish as well so bonus for me.Published on August 20, 2013 by Rhonda R Daniels
Sturdy support for my laptop. I place it on the floor and have a wireless keyboard and mouse connected to it along with a 23" monitor on a table mounted adjustable bracket. Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Paul RN EMT
This product is sleek, helps you gain desk space and looks awesome. However, I thought it would provide a better functionality for cable management ... Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by Joe
Quick to ship and was as described. I will do business with them again for sure in the future. NicePublished on March 16, 2013 by Mateo