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Twelve South BookArc, Vertical Laptop Stand for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation iPad(12-1011)

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  • Tabletop stand designed exclusively for iPad
  • Hands-free use in four different viewing positions
  • Extra sleeve fits most iPad shell-style cases and sleeves
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Product Description

Product Description

Redesigned exclusively for iPad, BookArc is a beautiful slice of heavy gauge steel that provides a perfect perch for the latest stroke of genius from Apple. BookArc for iPad uses a soft silicone, reversible insert to hold iPad in four different positions. Four positions that let you use your iPad just the way you want to. BookArc for iPad gives you a choice of four different positions. In work mode, iPad sits at an angle in both portrait and landscape positions, and provides access to the home button. In storage mode iPad sits upright in both portrait and landscape positions, perfect for charging and using your iPad as a stylish photo frame. No matter what position you are in, you always have access to the charging port. BookArc gives you the option to view movies, photos and apps in widescreen, the way they are meant to be seen, something other iPad docks cannot do. Place iPad in BookArc and pair it with the Apple Wireless Keyboard. You will have an instant work station for tackling spreadsheets in Numbers and taming your inbox in Mail. Or use landscape position to view those amazing vacation photos, movies or your favorite online webisodes.

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Tabletop Stand for
iPad/iPad 2/New iPad (Gen. 3)

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A Tabletop Home Just for iPad.

Designed exclusively for iPad, the BookArc Stand is a beautiful slice of heavy gauge steel that provides a perfect perch for the latest stroke of genius from Apple. BookArc for iPad uses a soft silicone, reversible insert to hold iPad in four different positions. Four positions that let you use your iPad just the way you want to.

Easy Does It.

BookArc makes it easy to interact with iPad. Just reach out and touch, swipe or pinch the iPad touchscreen to navigate and operate your iPad. When you’re ready to play games or use apps that require more aggressive handling or movement, just grab iPad out of your BookArc and go. When you’re done, set iPad back in your BookArc to store and charge. Your iPad will feel right at home sitting in BookArc for iPad.

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Choose Tilted or Straight Up Positions.

BookArc for iPad gives you a choice of four different positions. In “work mode,” iPad sits at a 75-degree reclined angle in both portrait and landscape positions, and provides access to the home button. In “storage mode” iPad sits upright in both portrait and landscape positions, perfect for charging and using your iPad as a stylish photo frame. No matter what position you’re in, you always have access to the charging port.

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Can Your Dock Go Widescreen?

BookArc gives you the option to view movies, photos and apps in widescreen, the way they’re meant to be seen, something other iPad docks can’t do. Place iPad in BookArc and pair it with the Apple Wireless Keyboard. You’ll have an instant work station for tackling spreadsheets in Numbers and taming your inbox in Mail. Or use landscape position to view those amazing vacation photos, movies or your favorite online webisodes.

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Way More Than a Handheld Computer.

BookArc blows up the possibilities of your iPad. Park it on your desk to watch streaming news feeds. Set BookArc on the kitchen counter and swipe through a cookbook. Place BookArc in your Home Theater, connect the Apple Digital AV Adapter and watch your iTunes movies on your flat-screen TV. Place iPad on the mantel and enjoy photo slideshows while charging. BookArc helps you imagine even more wonderful uses for the iPad in your life.

Elevated for Easy Access.

It’s so easy to charge your iPad while docked in BookArc. That’s because BookArc is elevated to give you plenty of room to connect and charge your iPad at rest or play. When you’re ready to go, disconnect the cable and you’re on your way. It couldn’t be any easier.

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Product Dimensions

Height
1.8 inches (4.6 cm)
Width
3.94 inches (10 cm)
Depth
7.56 inches (19.2 cm)
Weight
15.8 ounces (448 g)

Package Dimensions

Height
8 inches (20.3 cm)
Width
4.375 inches (11.1 cm)
Depth
2.375 inches (6 cm)
Weight
1.4 pounds (.64 kg)

Twelve South's Other Stands

BookArc for MacBook Pro

BookArc for MacBook Air

Compass for iPad


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Key Facts

  • Tabletop stand designed exclusively for iPad
  • Hands-free use in four different viewing positions, including landscape orientation
  • Elevates iPad for complete access to Dock Connector for Charging & Syncing

Compatibility

  • New iPad WiFi (3rd gen.)
  • New iPad 4G (3rd gen.)
  • iPad 2 WiFi
  • iPad 2 3G
  • iPad WiFi
  • iPad 3G

What's in the box?

  • BookArc Stand for iPad
  • Silicone pad fit inserts (x2)

Frequently Asked Questions

Does BookArc work with New iPad?

Yes, BookArc for iPad, as well as several other Twelve South iPad accessories work great with the New iPad (3rd generation)!

Can I charge my iPad with the BookArc for iPad?

BookArc for iPad is a stand that allows easy access to the charging port on iPad, regardless of what position your iPad is in. Simply connect your iPad charger to the Dock Connector from underneath or from the side - depending on the orientation you have placed your iPad.

Does BookArc for iPad work with the Apple iPad Case?

BookArc for iPad works great with the Apple iPad Case by removing the silicone insert from the BookArc entirely. You can use the case open or closed with BookArc for iPad.

Should I get BookArc or Compass for my iPad?

BookArc for iPad is a beautiful, sturdy iPad stand designed to fit in perfectly at home or the office. When combined with iPad, it creates a sculpture-like configuration that makes a perfect home workstation, charging stand or even digital picture frame. It is not however, particularly portable. It stays on your counter or desk at home when your iPad is on the go.

Compass is the ultimate mobile stand for iPad. It folds out to give you an easel-like display for your iPad in Portrait or Widescreen mode. It even can lean down and become the perfect typing wedge when using the iPad on-screen keyboard. When not in use, Compass folds up into a pocket friendly 7x1 inch package - even slipping into an included padded travel sleeve.

Which Twelve South iPad stand is right for you depends on where you use your iPad most. Is your iPad always by your side during your travels and business trips? Then the ultra-portable Compass is your must-have iPad accessory. However, if your iPad is more of a homebody, used for consuming media, watching movies and YouTube videos , keeping up with Facebook friends and reading books, BookArc may be the perfect work of art to hold your iPad, when you’re done holding your iPad.

Of course the ultimate solution might be to have a Compass and a BookArc!


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4.2 x 2.2 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B003O85DSE
  • Item model number: 12-1011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 27, 2010

Customer Reviews

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This bookarc for Ipad is even more useful than the one I have for my MacbookPro. With the IPad I use AirVideo to stream video wherever I happen to be and the bookarc allows me to set it anywhere to watch. Unlike other Ipad brackets that adjust this takes much less desktop space which is important for my desk. You can use the larger insert (for Ipads in cases) if you want to tilt your caseless Ipad a little bit. So unless 16 adjustment points is a must for you the bookarc is a very nice, solid bracket. The only negative is it is quite pricey compared to the other brackets (only $10 less that the MacbookPro bookarc) but it will make your Apple hardware look real nice.
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Just to be clear: This is a storage and charging stand for iPad. It's not a viewing stand or movie stand or anything like that. Your iPad really should not be operated while in this base. That being said, it's simply gorgeous. Solid, heavy, metal construction really stays on your desk. Low center of gravity means it's hard to tip when the iPad is in the slot.

It comes with two rubber inserts to control the width of the slot. The default insert is for the bare iPad. It fits snugly in either horizontal or vertical orientation. The other insert allows a bit more room for slim cases. And by slim, I mean slim! The Incase 1337 case is way to chubby to fit. And the slimmer Belkin Grip Swell doesn't really fit properly either. The only case I've found to sit nicely is the Marware Sportshell (But that case is so crappy, I would never use it!). So that's why I deduct a star: not enough compatibility with 3rd party cases.

So really, it's probably best suited for naked iPads. And in that regard, it really works perfectly.
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I am confused by all the reviewers saying the BookArc for the iPad does not work with a case. As the directions state, remove the insert and it will work with a thick leather case. I am pleased with the way my iPad 2 fits.
The working angle could be a little more tilted.
Nice looking and well built. Now, why can't it have been made in America?
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I have several iPad stands. This one is my favorite.

Pros:

- Solid, no moving parts

- Elegant styling that goes with Mac products very well

- Two different inserts to suit your needs

- Small, so it's easy to store when not in use.

- Excellent customer support.

Customer Support:

I should have posted a review about how good customer support is a long time ago.

When I first received this product, I thought it didn't hold the iPad parallel to the surface on which it was sitting. I posted a negative review here about that. The company saw my review, and contacted me directly

By the time they contacted me however I had already returned the product to the Apple store. After I returned it to the Apple Store, I realized that the iPad stand was on a table that was crooked when more weight was applied to it.

Not many companies are that proactive.

One other pro for this stand -- I can use it for other things such as a keyboards when not in use and other items.

I tried abut 3-5 other iPad stands and returned them all for this product.
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It's beautiful and completely functional. If you have a case for your iPad, I would suggest cutting one of the silicone inserts that come with it into a small "V" shape about 2 inches long (this will fit snugly into the half-circle part of the cut out in the dock. Using this custom insert, an iPad with a case (mine is silicone - may not work if you use a large case) fits perfectly, the glass is protected by the custom insert, AND the iPad sits back at an angle (so you can actually use it while in the dock). If you have a case and set your iPad inside the full silicone insert, it will sit forward, making it difficult to use.

Would have given this 5 stars, but I found out when taking this dock on a trip that the "stainless steel" finish scratches VERY easily if it comes in contact with something else metal. I would not suggest taking this thing on a roadie if you want to keep it pristine.
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This stand, along with the Twelve South BookArc for Macbooks, both clean-up and make your desktop look gorgeous. The stand however doesn't play well with cases. I currently use both the Speck Products Apple iPad Fitted Case in Houndstooth Gray (Black and Gray), IPAD-FTD-A02A002 and Incase Protective Cover with Boomerang Stand for iPad® - Fluro Green (CL56429) and both cases do not sit well inside this stand. If you're concerned about functionality I recommend the Arkon Portable Fold-Up Stand for Apple iPad, Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry Play Book
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The first thing I noticed upon opening the box for the BookArc was how small it was. While I certainly wasn't expecting it to be the same size as the one for my MacBook Pro, it is a bit smaller than I was expecting. However, my iPad 2 fits nicely in it and given my limited desk space, it was a very welcome surprise.
The BookArc comes with two silicone inserts, offering a flexible fit. The factory installed default is intended for the iPad straight out of the box, no covers, no cases. The other insert leaves a bit more room, allowing you to leave the Smart Cover on, but if you have a backing on, that will have to be removed. For me, the BookArc works best with the inserts completely removed as my iPad has both a Smart Cover and a backing by InCase on it. I have not noticed any scratches on the iPad from not using an insert, but I'm not willing to put that through a full test.
In regards to stability, the stand itself is very stable on a flat surface and heavy enough to not move around. For regular tapping of the screen, such as for typing or navigation, the iPad will move a little, but should mostly remain in place. On the other hand, if you're looking to play games while you have your iPad in the BookArc, do expect it to fall out. The BookArc was not made for taps with heavy force.
Overall, the BookArc has a solid construction, small footprint, and a very appealing appearance.
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