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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.
What's in the box?
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!
Top Customer Reviews
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.
The working angle could be a little more tilted.
Nice looking and well built. Now, why can't it have been made in America?
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent design and build. Expensive for what it is, even with those things considered.Published 10 months ago by Babbo
Great hardware, still using it after 2 years, can be use for my MacBook airPublished 12 months ago by dennis
I've owned this stand for months now. It works with all the iPads I've thrown at it and has not failed in any way. Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by Maccelerate
After getting rid of my iHome clock radio speakers, I decided to simplify my nightstand and just use the built-in alarm from my smartphone. Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by Brian Guinitaran
thanks for this stand which i can use on my desk good for keeping ipad on vertical and thats okPublished on January 17, 2013 by Juan Carlos Rodriguez Robles
It is great for it's purpose. It looks great with or without the iPad on. It has some imperfections on the rounded corners.Published on January 16, 2013 by Brian T.
This is a great stand to sit on a flat table surface. However, I sometimes use my ipad for reading while lounging across the bed. In this case, the arc is not as sturdy. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by Mimilee
This ipad stand works well, however b/c of its design, it is somewhat limited in its uses. I wish it was a bit more versatile for various situations. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Gentle_Ben
Bought this for my grandma so we could facetime without her holding up her ipad (as it gets heavy for her). It's a great product in the simplicity. Read morePublished on October 7, 2012 by Corramonster