BookArc is a new version of Twelve South's popular desktop stand made specifically for the 2nd-generation MacBook Air. Built of sturdy, heavy-gauge steel, it elevates MacBook Air above your desk, freeing up space and creating a less cluttered workspace.
Even better performance
Paired with a display and keyboard, BookArc lets you work with your MacBook Air closed, which improves performance. That's because when closed, your MacBook Air dedicates 100% of its video memory to the external display rather than splitting it with the built-in display. There's also built-in cable manager that keeps all of your desktop connections at the ready.
- Sturdy, heavy-gauge steel construction
- Lets you use MacBook Air (2nd gen.) closed for improved performance
- Frees up valuable real estate on your desk
- Cable management keeps desktop connections handy and accessible
- Soft silicone insert firmly grips MacBook Air (2nd Gen.)
- Soft footpads keep your desk free of marks
- Pairs perfectly with Apple Cinema Display and wireless keyboard/mouse
Did you notice?If you work with your MacBook Air closed and connected to an external display, you can get even better performance.
Apple Recommends ForStand your 2nd-generation MacBook AIr upright on your desktop.
What's in the Box?
- Twelve South BookArc Stand for MacBook Air (2nd Gen.)
- Owner's guide
- Mfr. Part Number: 12-1102
- UPC or EAN No.: 851522002238
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
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Ratings & Reviews
Ok. It's a $40 bent piece of metal. Get over it. You own a MBA, you demand that solutions deliver perfect performance without the Ok. It's a $40 bent piece of metal. Get over it. You own a MBA, you demand that solutions deliver perfect performance without the slightest compromise in styling. That's why you'll by the book arc.
First it's beautiful, the styling is a wonderful compliment to the MBA. The metal is slightly darker in color than the MBA body but nothing to complain about. It's a little annoying that the 12 south logo is on the top, but their logo is cool and the placement is forgivable. The way it displays the MBA and the apple logo is awesome. It makes me wish there were a way to keep the logo lit without using the backlight.
Functionally, 12 south has developed a winner here. It's got a great weight to it, NO worries about it tipping - very stable. The fit is like a glove - perfect with no wiggling or leaning etc. I wish the cable management hook did a better job, the power cable frequently falls out and needs to be replaced or adjusted prior to placing the unit in the arc.
This is a great accessory. Storing the MBA vertically is fun, makes the unit easy to grab and use and also saves a lot of desk space. Work in clamshell mode? This is for you.
Note that since the arc is such a perfect fit - there is a trick to getting it out. You've got to tip the MBA to the side then lift. If you pick it straight up, the arc sticks. This is NOT as horrible as it sounds and tipping the MBA to "undock" is kinda cool anyway. …
- Written by Michael H from Mazomanie
69 of 82 people found this useful
Heavy (No fear of your MBA easily tipping over.
Useful groove in the rubberized mate Pros:
Heavy (No fear of your MBA easily tipping over.
Useful groove in the rubberized material for cables
Made out of Metal not plastic!
It worries me slightly that the notch isn't terribly deep. This is probably just paranoia though because the rubber grip holds onto the MBA quite firmly. …
- Written by Michael J from Tarpon Springs
73 of 92 people found this useful
This is a high quality good looking stand. It works well for the MacBook Air or the iPad with a smart cover. I love this company- This is a high quality good looking stand. It works well for the MacBook Air or the iPad with a smart cover. I love this company- good quality products. …
- Written by Brett M from Austin
59 of 74 people found this useful
Sturdy, great looking but the design attenuates Wifi reception
As stated in the title, when using an MBA (2011) in a normal home setting with moderate EMI, the SNR is greatly enhanced when stan As stated in the title, when using an MBA (2011) in a normal home setting with moderate EMI, the SNR is greatly enhanced when standing the MBA on it's front edge. By placing the hinge and antenna side down and in the BookArc slot, I consistently get a reduction of 10dB which is significant when trying to squeeze every bit of speed when downloading or uploading files. I use two different routers, an Airport Extreme and Express in two different homes with the same observation. Conditions range from having a clear LOS at 35 ft. to penetrating two double walls and a floor at approximately 25ft. By having the MBA lips down, cables are easy to access but the overall appearance of the combo takes a hit. …
- Written by Adrian L K from Honolulu
Pros are cons
I have had a MBA for a couple of years and when connected to an external display I had the Mac sitting in front of the monitor. Th I have had a MBA for a couple of years and when connected to an external display I had the Mac sitting in front of the monitor. This allowed me to get the mac off to the side and out of the way, kinda. That being out of the way has become hindersome. It's not like a tower that you have access to your ports right in front, your ports are on both sides. Just something to consider. …
- Written by Jeff C from Verden
Expensive but elegantly functional
The BookArc does very well and very simply exactly what it is supposed to do, decluttering your physical deskspace when your MBA i The BookArc does very well and very simply exactly what it is supposed to do, decluttering your physical deskspace when your MBA is in clamshell mode. Ok, it is expensive. But it is classy, and very elegantly designed. …
- Written by Peter S from CAMBRIDGE
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Yes. The 2013 is the same exact case as the 2012. It just has an upgraded processor, batteries, mic Yes. The 2013 is the same exact case as the 2012. It just has an upgraded processor, batteries, mic and Wifi. …
- Answered by Steven C from Browns Mills
Shown is the Cinema display. Will the Thunderbolt display work as well? Don't you need the notebook open for Thunderbolt?
- Asked by Corinne C from Middletown Springs
No. You can use the Thunderbolt display with the MacBook closed. When you close it, the display auto No. You can use the Thunderbolt display with the MacBook closed. When you close it, the display automatically becomes your primary display. …
- Answered by Taylor V from Minneapolis
If i only have Switcheasy coverbuddy case for my iPad 2,did it fit in the Twelve South BookArc for MacBook Air (2nd Gen.)?
- Asked by Ng E from Butterworth
i have cats that climb all over my keyboard when I'm not around...would this make a good stand for my aluminum keyboard?
- Asked by Nancy P from Bronson
Does this stand work with speck case?
- Asked by Michael C from Chicago
I have a Speck see thru on my 13" macbook pro circa 2011, and I can only have the top portion on the I have a Speck see thru on my 13" macbook pro circa 2011, and I can only have the top portion on the laptop while it is in the arc. Also, you have to use the widest insert for the arc to make this work …
- Answered by Frederick M from Naperville