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
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit http://twelvesouth.com/warranty/)
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
81 of 97 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
82 of 102 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
69 of 87 people found this useful
..:: Totally Worth It ::..
I know this stand is just a piece of metal nicely molded with another piece or rubber between it, in fact, one can make the same m I know this stand is just a piece of metal nicely molded with another piece or rubber between it, in fact, one can make the same model out of wood or plastic and work just was well BUT it's not going to be the same. This BookArc is very well made, stylish and it seamlessly goes with the macbook to the point that I though it was made my Apple itself.
I understand that $40 dollars is quite expensive for a piece of metal and rubber but if one would use it, for example, a year it would cost ¢10 per day, where would you find something to nicely hold your macbook air, have more desk real estate and be stylish?
Buy this, you won't regret it or would you rather spend $40 on ten overpriced, over caffeinated and over sugared Starbucks coffees that it would take a long time to burn off the processed calories?
I wouldn't think so. …
- Written by Ignacio L from San Ysidro
1 of 1 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
5 of 5 people found this useful
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
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does it work for MacBook Air 1st generation ? (I bought mine in mid 2010)
- Asked by Thi L from San Diego
- Jul 28, 2014
will this work with a 13" macbook pro?
- Asked by Michelle B from Cheltenham
- Jul 23, 2014
No answers yet
I have an iPad 2 with Smart Cover and a back case. This makes it a little too thick for my BookArc for iPad. Will the BookArc for Air work for this?
- Asked by Gail G from Pompton Lakes
- Jun 4, 2011
Yes it fits nicely but u need to have the smart cover on
- Answered by Samuel C from Melbourne
- Feb 25, 2012
Stupid question. After shutting down the MacBook Air, I would assume you have to remove it from the stand and open it to turn it back on.
- Asked by David A from West Greenwich
- Jan 9, 2014
If the laptop is completely shut down, then yes you would have to. However, if the system is in slee If the laptop is completely shut down, then yes you would have to. However, if the system is in sleep, then the situation is a bit different. You can just wake it from sleep using a wireless keyboard. You can even schedule the computer to wake from sleep mode within Energy Saver settings. …
- Answered by Ronald M from Port Orange
- Apr 22, 2014
What cable is being used in the image above to connect it to the other Mac product?
- Asked by Garett V from Houston
- Dec 5, 2013
The cable that it is most likely using is the Mini Displayport to HDMI (or whatever port is provided The cable that it is most likely using is the Mini Displayport to HDMI (or whatever port is provided on your monitor/TV) cable. This cable hooks up to the Thunderbolt port provided on your MacBook Air, and connected to the TV or monitor.
I'm sorry nobody has answered your question in so long! I hope I provided some help. …
- Answered by Julian T from Clifton
- Jan 8, 2014
will this fit the mid 2013 Macbook Air 11 inch?
- Asked by Mark O
- Jul 2, 2013
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
- Sep 7, 2013