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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.

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Twelve South
  • Model: 12-1105
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Weight: 880 grams

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 3.3 x 4.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0053XG1AW
  • Item model number: 12-1105
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,633 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 27, 2011

Product Description

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Product Description

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The BookArc: Turn your Macbook into a desktop.

BookArc from TwelveSouth

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


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BookArc fits
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BookArc enhances

Create a Zen-like workspace


With a footprint of just 10 x 4 inches, BookArc takes up a fraction of the space your MacBook Pro uses laying flat. Soft, silicone footpads keep it stable and free your desk from marks or scratches.

 

One Arc fits all


To ensure the perfect fit, BookArc includes two different sized scratch-free, silicone cushions. These 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.

Enhance performance


You can actually boost the performance of your MacBook or MacBook Pro by running it closed in the BookArc. That's because your system automatically dedicates 100% of its video memory to the external display rather than splitting it with the built-in display. You’ll see a noticeable speed increase when working in many graphics-intensive applications.

...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.

Features:


  • 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.

Product Description

BookArc is a simple, elegant way to operate your closed MacBook while at home. It literally turns your laptop into a mini-tower desktop computer. 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.

Product Description

Twelve South This stylish and sturdy heavygauge steel stand also has a built-in cable management system, making it a dream accessory for neatniks, minimalists andanyone else who craves a super tidy workspace.<br>The new BookArc has been redesigned and engineeredto make it the ultimate stand for MacBook Pro. Itssoft silicone insert is molded to follow the gentle curves of MacBook Pro for a precise fit. Silicone feet have evolved to cover more surface and provide even greater stability. So park your MacBookPro in this stand and watch your laptop become theultimate desktop. Compared to your MacBook Prolying flat on your desk, BookArc for MacBook Pro takes up a fraction of the space...giving your workspace a clean, less cluttered look. And soft silicone feet provide sturdy footing that won't leave marks on your desk. Go ahead and say ""om."" Underneath BookArc for MacBook Pro are two hidden cable managers that prevent your monitor, USB, and power cables from slipping to the floor when you unplug your MacBook Pro. The new BookArc for MacBook Pro also ships with one extra insert to fit legacymodels of MacBook and MacBook Pro. Working withyour MacBook Pro in the closed position while connected to an Apple Thunderbolt Display means you can focus on one screen, rather than be distracted by a second monitor. With the OS X Lion introduction of full-screen apps, you've got all the more reason to use one screen instead of two. Moving fromtwo screens to one external set-up featuring a BookArc can also give your MacBook Pro a performanceboost. By reducing the number of pixels driven byMacBook's internal video memory, graphic intensiveapps like Photoshop and iPhoto can feel noticeably faster.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I have a 17" Macbook Pro and the BookArc holds it perfectly.
Ean J. Price
Very high quality and looks great with the rest of your Apple products that are aluminium.
Brian
I gives a a ton more desk space and my keyboard is protected from dust.
charberry

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Kort TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 15, 2011
Mac users who want an elegant dock in which to place their MBP while at home should definitely consider the improved second generation BookArc from Twelve South. It's brushed aluminum finish compliments a desk that shares other (currently) modern Apple equipment like the Cinema Display, Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad. Sure, you can just put your laptop on the desk and it works nearly as effectively, but aesthetically the Arc makes the whole set-up look better, and the ergonomics of the raised platform and cable management is also an improvement. It also positions the MPB's CD/DVD tray outlet front and center and raised up, making for easier disc removal and insertion. Is all that worth the price of admission? Well, you have to determine that for yourself.

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.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Charles Waddington on July 3, 2011
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High quality build. It holds a MacBook Pro 15" (unibody) nicely but not overly tight. I didn't make use of the cable management system because I simply routed the cables out the back and then used my desk's built-in cable management. Recommended if you want a simple dock/stand. (I tried the HengeDock and returned it for this after trying for 2 hours to get the cables to fit).
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By S. Eckelberry on June 12, 2012
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While the cost does seem steep for a notebook stand, keep in mind that this is a piece of high quality aluminum that is identical to the kind used in your MacBook. From a design and quality perspective the stand is well worth the cost.
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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Clark on December 23, 2011
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This is a very well designed stand. It looks so elegant and is very sturdy. It is also a big space-saver, allowing me to put my macbook pro on a side shelf of my desk so wires are not seen. I would recommend this product!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Stahmann on February 29, 2012
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When I'm working at my desk, I use dual 24" monitors and a separate keyboard and mouse with my 15" MacBook Pro, so it's usually off to the side in the closed position. The BookArc is a perfect solution that lets me reclaim desktop space and keep my MBP out of the way. In fact, using the BookArc you could fit at least 3 MacBook Pros in the same footprint as a single 15" MBP laying flat on the desk. I'd bet it makes my MBP run cooler as well - the fans don't seem to run as often.

Great product.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tony Arnold on September 4, 2011
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I've been a long time user of the original BookArc, with only a couple of minor complaints regarding the original:

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.
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