Twelve South BookArc for MacBook Air (2nd Gen.)

Twelve South BookArc for MacBook Air (2nd Gen.)

Product Information

  • Overview

    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.

  • Highlights

    • 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 For

    Stand 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
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 12-1102
    • UPC or EAN No.: 851522002238

    Warranty

    • Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Superb

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is not the easiest thing to get hold of, I eventually found one after much searching and I also found the product line somewh This is not the easiest thing to get hold of, I eventually found one after much searching and I also found the product line somewhat confusing.

    There are two of these types of stand from Twelve South. The early model has interchangeable inserts to suit the MBPro, MB, or original first generation MBA.

    This one is designed solely for the 2010/2011 MBA. The BookArc Air is its full title.

    I have to say the packaging is superb, unnecessary but superb. A very fancy box indeed.

    Other than that its what you would expect, well made, nice quality, virtually the same colour as the MBA. Feels quality weighty and sturdy.

    The MBA slots in nice and snug, it doesn't overpower the small stand (I have the 13" MBA). Its just right.

    The cable tidy slot in the rear allows the two Thunderbolt cables to come up behind the MBA and loop to connections on each side of the MBA.

    My only minor gripe, and it is minor, is that the cable tidy slot is not quite the same diameter as the thick chunky connection you find on the Thunderbolt display cable. I knocked off a whole star for that!

    All in all, delighted with it. So much better than having to lay my MBA on the work surface with cables all over the place.

    Buy it - if you can find one in stock!!

    • Written by from WARWICK

    30 of 31 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Superb
  • Expensive and kind of pointless

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    this product is expensive for what it is: a stand.
    however it is aesthetically pleasing. i am not sure i is really a necessary pi this product is expensive for what it is: a stand.
    however it is aesthetically pleasing. i am not sure i is really a necessary piece of kit.
    but it is quite cool.
    would buy it again....

    • Written by from Shrewsbury

    19 of 26 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Expensive and kind of pointless
  • Expensive but beautiful

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It costs a fair bit, but this item is fantastic. As well as the Macbook Air, it also works with my iPad (3rd gen) and iPad Mini a It costs a fair bit, but this item is fantastic. As well as the Macbook Air, it also works with my iPad (3rd gen) and iPad Mini as a stand.

    Recommend,

    • Written by from Meols

    6 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Expensive but beautiful
  • Expensive but elegantly functional

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from CAMBRIDGE
    Was this useful? Expensive but elegantly functional
  • Expensive but beautiful

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It costs a fair bit, but this item is fantastic. As well as the Macbook Air, it also works with my iPad (3rd gen) and iPad Mini a It costs a fair bit, but this item is fantastic. As well as the Macbook Air, it also works with my iPad (3rd gen) and iPad Mini as a stand.

    Recommend,

    • Written by from Meols

    6 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Expensive but beautiful
  • Expensive and kind of pointless

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    this product is expensive for what it is: a stand.
    however it is aesthetically pleasing. i am not sure i is really a necessary pi this product is expensive for what it is: a stand.
    however it is aesthetically pleasing. i am not sure i is really a necessary piece of kit.
    but it is quite cool.
    would buy it again....

    • Written by from Shrewsbury

    19 of 26 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Expensive and kind of pointless

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