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|Product Dimensions||9.4 x 3.1 x 3.9 inches|
|Item model number||12-2004|
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|Manufacturer Part Number||12-2004|
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- Designed exclusively for MacBooks, the sleek, low-profile design of BookArc cradles your MacBook in a space-saving stand
- Connect an external monitor along with your favorite keyboard + mouse, then your notebook becomes a desktop luxury dock. Apple calls this feature "closed-clamshell mode"
- Integrated Cable Catch design keeps your connections handy and accessible, while keeping them from falling when disconnected
- Elevates your MacBook away from spills for a cleaner, less cluttered workspace
- Modern aluminum design blends in with decor while optimizing your full-size display's video performance and improving airflow for your MacBook
- Designed exclusively for 16"MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Air 2020, 13" MacBook Air USB-C/Retina, 13" and 15" MacBook Pro w/ USB-C models
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Meet BookArc, the most popular vertical MacBook stand in the world. Don't lose precious desk space when using MacBook to run your desktop setup - simply slide your MacBook into the silicone slot, connect it to an external display, add a full-size keyboard and mouse to enjoy the comfort of a desktop setup. Ready to hit the road? Unplug MacBook and BookArc’s newly designed cable-catch feature keeps your cables from falling to the floor. Three interchangeable inserts ensure BookArc will be the perfect home for your current (and future) MacBook. See compatiblity in bullets.
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Overall, I'm disappointed. It's probably still the best looking MacBook stand on the market, but it's disappointing to see Twelve South decide to go with a lighter material. I can't understand that move. Doesn't everyone want the stand holding their $3k laptop to be hefty and secure? Surely, Twelve South could have afforded more/heavier material at that price point.
I might keep mine, but if I do, it's out of pure laziness and because I still love the design and need a stand. I would never recommend it to anyone, though, which is really unfortunate.
I decided to get rid of my iMac and make my laptop into a desktop by hooking it to a dock and then a large 54" LCD 4k television.
I needed something to hold the MacBook Pro in place while plugged into the dock.
Now, I have bought cheaper stands for my laptop. In fact, Really NICE stands for half the price of what Twelve South is selling theirs for, and just as efficient.
In short, I splurged and bought this product because of the form factor. I like the curved aspect of this product. For that, you are paying twice as much as you could be paying for something just as good...but....straight.
The stand comes with two additional rubber inserts pending on which MacBook you own. Surprisingly, Twelve South got it all wrong. They recommended a larger insert for the 2017 model I described above. However, the insert that was already in place (the default insert) did a much better job of holding my laptop in place with no tilting to the side.
This is a quality product, no doubt, though I understand that this new generation of the BookArc is not as good (quality wise) as the previous generation. I am guessing this is lighter, and yes, as a result, it does tend to pick itself off the table when you take your laptop out of it. Not a big deal as I have noticed that happening with other stands I own as well. The better the fit around your laptop, the more the stand is going to continue to hug your device when you lift it out.
If you want a really good stand for half the price the Vogek Ucradle can't be beaten. However, if like me, you are committed to the curved form factor of the Twelve South BookArc, then be prepared to pay twice as much than you really should.
The BookArc stand is great for saving space and allowing me to work from just one large display. I used to like having multiple screens, but after using the 27” iMac, I’ve loved having just one large screen to work from and keep tidy instead of multiple screens to have all over the place.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Not only does it save space, but it looks great and keeps my MacBook Pro (TouchBar) cooled down since it isn’t sitting on top of anything. I often forget that I’m even working from my laptop since I place my laptop away from my main workspace and screen/display in front of me.
DOES IT WORK AS IT SHOULD?
It works exactly like it should keeping my MacBook Pro out of the way and I appreciate the fact that they give different inserts that I can easily replace if I wanted to change and use my MacBook Air instead of my Pro.
The cord management storage space underneath isn’t all that useful for me as I manage my cords a different way, but I can see it being helpful if you’re connecting a ton of peripheral devices to the ports of your MacBook Pro.
IS THERE ANYTHING I DISLIKE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT?
The high price seems unnecessary for such a simple device, but it does look good and feels very sturdy and not cheaply made. Even though it does seem expensive for what it does, it's useful enough that I bought two of these: one for my home office and one for my work space. Nevertheless, it probably could be at least $10 cheaper.
IS THERE A BETTER PRODUCT?
I converted to this product after using the Rain Design mStand for years. This product is better if you only want/need to use one display at a time and want to save some space.
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This is old stock and contains only A, B & C inserts. The current version, as supplied by Twelve South and described on their website, contains B, C & D inserts.
(The D insert is also available separately, for those who bought the old model of this stand earlier, but its omission means that this item is not as described)
Your Mac fits like a snug glove, within the rubber type insert.
You get 2 other inserts within the box.
What sets this from others is the ability to place the hinge side into the insert, without restricting the exhaust ports of the MacBook Pro. Other types tend to restrict the exhaust cooling hinge side, meaning you have to insert opening lid side down, to allow cooling.
The benefits of the book arc are less stress on any cables attached to the thunderbolt 3 ports, as they are just a few centimetres of the desk/table surface. The others because you want your MacBook to stay as cool as possible, put a lot of stress on the ports as they are around 25cm of the surface (15”MacBook Pro).
For those wanting to use your MacBook in a clam shell position, this is one of the best solutions with a 4K large monitor, or two monitors, especially if using with one of the mini thunderbolt hubs which have small cables.
Elegant and practical for those with limited space or with a suitable monitor that don’t need the laptop open.
The first thing you'll notice is the price is ridiculous for what is just a simple piece of machined aluminium, however if you're an Apple user you'll probably like some form of style and the colour matching from the Apple MacBook is pretty bang on! If I had this as a proper office environment and i wasn't using the kitchen table then I'd probably put it out on show beside my monitor, but for now it sits nicely behind the monitor. Some users comment on the heat of the MacBook but I actually find running the Mac closed with an external monitor is cooler than if you were to run a dual display setup with the Mac being your second monitor.
The silicone inserts are easy to take on and off and the box came with inserts for the 2015 MacBook Pro Retina and the 2016 MacBook Pro. It also supported the Air. It's not a perfect snug fit and there is some wiggle room but not enough to destabilise it as some reviewers have mentioned. I guess if you take the Mac in and out all the time it could loosen more overtime but my Mac just sits in place and remains there in a computer-tower-esque manor.
The supposed cable tidy feature can't really be called a cable tidy feature really, it's merely two small cut outs either side of the unit and then two big gaps (so to create the arch). I have fed a couple of my cables through the smaller cut outs purely to keep the cables from falling off the desk on those small occasions I do remove the laptop from the BookArc. My cables are far from tidy behind the monitor, but that's a task for another day.
Do I recommend the BookArc? Yes as it serves its purpose well and looks stylish that you could have it on show should you wish. I opted not to due to the madness of the various cables requires from a 2015 MacBook. It would clearly look tidier with a Mac that utilises USB C for charging and data etc as then it would only use one cable and not several. In my case I'm using the MagSafe power, HDMI, Audio Out and both USB ports.