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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for any Macbook Pro owner, October 16, 2012
This review is from: Twelve South BookArc for MacBook Pro - Vertical desktop stand for MacBook Pro / MacBook Pro with Retina display (Personal Computers)
BACKGROUND
I recently purchased a Macbook Pro to run in clam mode with my Apple 27" display. i realized that having a flat 17" notebook lying on the desk takes up a tremendous amount of space on the desk and wanted an alternative set up for the notebook when I happened across the Twelve South BookArch.

PACKAGING
The BookArch arrives in a set up that is laid out in a simple yet dramatic fashion that resembles Apple product packaging.

APPEARANCE
The BookArc has the same brushed aluminum finish that most major Apple products come with such as the Apple Thunderbolt Display MC914LL/B (NEWEST VERSION), Apple Wireless Keyboard MC184LL/B [NEWEST VERSION], and the Apple Magic Trackpad. This is aesthetically pleasing.

The Book Arc keeps cables that you may attach to your laptop managed on the underside of the arc which helps to reduce the appearance of clutter.

RELIABILITY
The Arch itself is a solid metal with rubber feet preventing it from going anywhere as providing stability which alleviate my fears that my laptop might cause the arc to fall on its side. The inserts for the center of the Arch are thick durable rubber that feel as if they will last through the years.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Not utilized

PROS:
++ Product mimics the world of Apple from product packaging to appearance
++ Sturdy construction

CONS:
++ Like Apple products themselves, this item is costly
++ You receive two rubber inserts for the arc. Depending upon which version of the BookArc you purchase, you either get the inserts for the older plastic Macbook & Macbook Pro or the inserts for the Macbook Pro & Macbook Pro Retina. It is expensive if you have all three laptops and need the inserts from both sets. It costs $14.99 via the company to get the set of rubber inserts you are missing.

CONCLUSION
Overall I am glad I purchased this product and recommend it for any Macbook Pro owner who plans on utilizing their laptop in a clam book shell mode or even for storage purposes. Expensive but, in the end, worth the price.
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C. Wenger says:
What cable is needed to connect the macbook pro in closed mode with an imac?
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