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Twelve South BookArc for MacBook Air | Space-saving vertical desktop stand for MacBook Air
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- Cradle your MacBook Air in an efficient, space-saving stand to free up valuable real estate at your workstation or desktop.
- Connect a widescreen external monitor along with your favorite keyboard + mouse, and your notebook becomes a desktop. Apple calls this feature "closed-clamshell mode."
- Cable management keeps your connections handy and accessible, while keeping them contained from falling off your desktop.
- Elevates MacBook away from spills for a cleaner, less cluttered workspace.
- Modern and sleek metal design blends with any décor and matches your MacBook.
- Designed exclusively for 11 and 13-inch MacBook Air models (2nd generation and above).
- Purchase BookArc from an authorized retailer: Amazon.com, Twelve South Direct, and DataVision.
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Introducing the first BookArc designed exclusively for new MacBook Air. The latest addition to the BookArc family has been re-engineered to firmly grip the ultra-thin MacBook Air only. This stylish and sturdy heavy gauge steel stand also has a built-in cable management system, making it a dream accessory for neatniks, minimalists and anyone else who craves a super tidy workspace. Park your MacBook Air in BookArc, connect it to your Apple Cinema Display and your skinny MacBook is now a killer desktop.
The Right Tool For The Job.
Introducing the first BookArc designed exclusively for new MacBook Air (Late 2010-Mid 2012). The latest addition to the BookArc family has been re-engineered to firmly grip the ultra-thin MacBook Air only. This stylish and sturdy heavy gauge steel stand also has a built-in cable management system, making it a dream accessory for neatniks, minimalists and anyone else who craves a super tidy workspace. Park your MacBook Air in BookArc, connect it to your Apple Thunderbolt Display and your skinny MacBook is now a killer desktop.
Oh so nice cable management.
Since the new MacBook Air has ports on both sides, a built-in cable manager has been incorporated into BookArc. It routes your power, external monitor, headphones and any other cords behind the back of your Mac for a clean, neat workspace. Along with keeping your cables orderly, the handy cable management system also holds your cables in place, making it easy to get your MacBook Air in and out of BookArc. Say goodbye to cables falling from the desk to the floor every time you unplug them from your MacBook Air.
One Size Fits Both.
Whether you have an 11 or 13-inch MacBook Air (Late 2010-Mid 2012 models), BookArc has you covered. Both sizes of this new sliver of genius from Apple have the same profile, so either fits snugly and securely in BookArc for MacBook Air. A soft, cushiony insert firmly grips your Mac for a secure fit. Silicone foot pads on the bottom of BookArc keep your work surface free of marks or scratches.
Want to Speed Up Your MacBook Air? Try a BookArc. Really.
BookArc for MacBook Air is more than a beautifully designed stand for your Mac. If you work with an external monitor, BookArc can actually improve the performance of MacBook Air. How? When you work with two monitors, your Mac’s video memory is split between the two, but when you work with your MacBook closed, your Mac only has to power the external display. You will notice an increase in speed, especially when working in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto and other graphics-intensive apps. So can a notebook stand really speed up your MacBook? If it’s a BookArc, the answer is yes.
- Provides a cleaner, less cluttered workspace
- Includes Cable Management for Power, Monitor, USB, etc
- Improves MacBook performance when using external monitor
- 11-inch MacBook Air (Late 2010-Current)
- 13-inch MacBook Air (Late 2010-Current)
- (Not compatible with 1st Gen MacBook Air)
What's in the Box:
This package includes:
- BookArc Stand for MacBook Air
|Width||3.94 inches (10 cm)|
|Height||1.8 inches (4.6 cm)|
|Depth||7.56 inches (19.2 cm)|
|Weight||15.8 ounces (448 g)|
|Width||4.375 inches (11.1 cm)|
|Height||8 inches (20.3 cm)|
|Depth||2.375 inches (6 cm)|
|Weight||1.4 pounds (.64 kg)|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why would I use my MacBook Air in a BookArc?
The MacBook Air is an amazing machine and it has a secret. It not only makes an outstanding portable laptop computer for computing on the go, it is also plenty powerful enough to be your full-time ‘desktop’ machine in your home or office too. But when using your MacBook Air at home, why be confined to the ‘portable’ dimensions of the screen and keyboard. Why not connect it to a larger monitor with dramatically more screen real-estate? Why not use your favorite mouse when working at your desk?
That’s where BookArc comes in. When using MacBook Air at your desk connected to your favorite mouse, keyboard and monitor: it actually starts to be in the way. BookArc scoops up your MacBook, stores it vertically, and makes it a sexy micro-tower machine. More importantly, BookArc gives you back acres of valuable desk space.
There’s one additional benefit of using your MacBook Air closed in a BookArc vs using it in dual-screen mode with an external monitor. It actually speeds up your MacBook Air! Dedicating 100% of your MacBook Air’s video memory to the external monitor decreases redraw time in everything from iPhoto to Photoshop.
What! I can use my MacBook Air closed? How do I do that?
Yes you can. Connect a nice big external monitor, your favorite keyboard & mouse and you’ve essentially turned your MacBook Air into a space-saving micro tower. Apple calls it “Closed Clamshell Mode”. Read specific instructions directly from the Apple tech support site.
Why would I want cable management for my MacBook Air?
The new MacBook Air benefits greatly from cable management because, unlike all other current MacBooks, there are important connections on both sides of the Air. Power is on one side, while the External Monitor port is on the other. Desktop connections will be very messy and cluttered unless they are neatly gathered and hidden away - which is exactly what the cable management on the BookArc for MacBook Air does.
BookArc Cable Management also keeps desktop connections handy and available when returning your MacBook Air to your desk from the road. It’s like having a docking station waiting for your MacBook Air to return. BookArc Cable Management may seem like a small thing, but it will quickly become your favorite feature after enjoying its convenience and tidiness for a few days.
Can I use BookArc for MacBook Air with a snap-on case?
No. The new BookArc for MacBook Air was made to fit the Air like a glove. There isn’t any extra room for the additional bulk plastic shells add to the ultra-thin MacBook Air.
The original BookArc box says ‘compatible with MacBook Air’. Is it?
The first BookArc for MacBook is compatible with the ‘First Generation’ MacBook Air. It is not compatible with the new ‘Late 2010’ 11 and 13-inch MacBook Air. Newer packaging and online descriptions for our BookArc clarify this. Unfortunately, some older packaging exists in stores that existed before the new Second Gen. MacBook Air did.
Can I use my First Gen MacBook Air with the new BookArc for MacBook Air?
No. Unfortunately, a BookArc that is compatible with the First Gen MacBook Air is no longer available.
Top customer reviews
I only gave it four stars because the hole intended for cable organization is teeny weeny, and not really in a practical place for actually organizing the cables (dead center). I can't fit the monitor's cable in it, I almost can't fit the MiniPort to DVI adapter in it because of the location, and I can only fit one USB cord in there with it, too. Even with the Air's minimal ports, it's just not enough. Also, the fit is meant to be very tight according to the friendly booklet inside the sexy gift box, but the Air wiggles no matter how I set it in. It doesn't seem to be made for a MacBook Air, despite the title. I suspect it fits the newest MacBook Pro better. Too bad I don't have a MacBook Pro and bought a product with the laptop I do have in the title, eh?
All of that said, it does make a nice addition to my desk, this product has great material quality, and it's better than having my dead octopus of an Air sprawled behind the monitor in a tangle of wires.
If I have but one complaint, and it's a minor one, it slides a fair amount on my desk when I un-dock my Air. Even with the rubber feet, it slides on my wood desk. It's not the end of the world by any means and doesn't effect the usefulness of the dock, but I'm a bit OCD and everything has it's place on my desk, so when it moves, I get a little cringe. Otherwise, it's a great product.
Highly recommended it if you are using another an external monitor setup. The stand itself fits just the MacBook Air itself; it WILL not fit if you have a case on your MacBook. I had to remove mine since it didn't fit (not a big problem since my MacBook Air will be pretty much stationary for future use).
Build is pretty solid.
Something to consider before purchasing this is do you have enough room to allow your macbook air or pro to lie down on your desk because if you do you may not want to purchase this.
Regardless this product overall is built great, I do warn the area where the charger and thunderbolt display are able to come out from the bottom of the dock there could be a little clip or switch the user could press so the cords do not have the chance to come out of that small area and having to play it with again and again for it to stay in that area it is suppose to stay in.
The product is durable, has a good amount of weight to it so, the macbook air does not imbalance the dock from toppling over and ruining your laptop.
You may realize if you clear up your workspace a little more and make room for the laptop to lie flat you may end up saving yourself $40.00 but, if you're limited on workspace this will benefit you.