Twelve South BookArc Pro Vertical Desktop Stand

Twelve South BookArc Pro Vertical Desktop Stand

$49.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 14 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Twelve South's BookArc Pro is a simple, elegant stand that literally turns your MacBook Pro into a mini tower while creating a less cluttered workspace. Slide your MacBook Pro or MacBook Pro with Retina Display into BookArc Pro and park it at the back of your desk to free up space, or next to your external monitor and you’ll have a clean, modern Mac desktop.

    Create a less-cluttered workspace

    With a footprint of just 10 by 4 inches, BookArc Pro takes up a fraction of the space your MacBook Pro uses laying flat. Soft, silicone footpads keep it stable and your desk free of surface marks or scratches.

    Fits your Mac like a glove

    Two different-sized scratch-free, silicone cushions provide a perfect fit for your Mac while it's in BookArc Pro. They gently grip your MacBook Pro or MacBook Pro with Retina Display and are super easy to install and remove.

    Enhance performance

    You can actually boost the performance of your MacBook or MacBook Pro by running it closed in the BookArc. How? When you close your MacBook, your system automatically dedicates 100% of its video memory to the external display rather than splitting it with the built-in display. Depending on your MacBook model, you can see snappier graphics and faster screen refreshes, especially when working in graphic-intensive applications like Aperture and Photoshop. BookArc didn't create the feature, but it can teach your MacBook the trick.

  • Highlights

    • Free up valuable desk space by elevating MacBook off the desk
    • Includes two silicone inserts with built-in cable management
    • Compatible with MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  • Did you notice?

    You can use your MacBook Pro closed when it's connected to an external display; just add a mouse and keyboard.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Reclaim valuable desk space while using your MacBook Pro at the office and at home.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Twelve South BookArc Pro desktop stand
    • Silicone insert for MacBook Pro (unibody)
    • Silicone insert for MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  • Tech Specs

    • Height: 10.1 in./25.65 cm
    • Width: 4.5 in./11.43 cm
    • Weight: 1.2 lb./0.54 kg
    • Length: 3.0 in./7.62 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 12-1224
    • UPC or EAN No.: 851522002597

    Warranty

    • 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 www.twelvesouth.com/warranty/)

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Useful and sexy!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've recently bought one of these for my Retina MacBook Pro 15". I've read many places online that it mostly just saves space and I've recently bought one of these for my Retina MacBook Pro 15". I've read many places online that it mostly just saves space and looks cool, but many people have also mentioned that it doesn't really keep your MacBook much cooler. However I've noticed that my MacBook runs considerably cooler in this stand as well!. I often had the lid closed lying flat on my desk connected to a Thunderbolt Display and according to iStat my SSD and CPU would fluctuate between 50-60C and GPU would be around 60 C when I'm just using it for light work and browsing the net, etc. and even sometimes my fan would speed up to 2500 RPM on hot days. However since I got the BookArc my SSD has been hovering around 35 C, CPU around 40 and GPU between 45-50 C and my fans no longer speed up when just using my mac lightly! I'm more than impressed!!

    Pros:
    - Stylish minimalistic design.
    - Has a bit of weight to it; keeps MacBook sturdy on the desk.
    - Saves a lot of space (duh!)
    - Has cable management under the stand.
    - Silicone inserts can be replaced and bought from Twelve South.
    - Keeps MacBook MUCH cooler than lying flat on table.
    - You won't find any other MacBook stand that looks quite as good as this.

    Cons:
    - A little bit pricey for just a piece of aluminium; although the other alternatives and similar products cost about the same.
    - Stand is a little bit long and wide (has a large footprint than I expected), It would probably be about the length of a MacBook Air 11"

    • Written by from Leichhardt

    96 of 120 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Useful and sexy!
  • Causes Wi-Fi problems for certain macbook models

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a nice looking product, and I have set the bookarc for macbook air up with no problems. The macbooks fit snugly in the arc This is a nice looking product, and I have set the bookarc for macbook air up with no problems. The macbooks fit snugly in the arc (I have an early 2011 15" macbook pro) and the build quality is nice, as is the weight and feel of the product.

    However, one thing that is not addressed is the wi-fi problems caused by operating in 'clamshell' mode, i.e. with the lid closed and an external display connected.

    My wi-fi quality decreases significantly when nested in the bookarc, sometimes to the point of being unable to connect. When I remove the macbook from the bookarc and open the lid, I am able to connect flawlessly.

    I urge you to check your return policy before buying, as this has turned an otherwise spectacular product into a completely unusable piece of junk.

    • Written by from Perth

    74 of 105 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Causes Wi-Fi problems for certain macbook models
  • Doesn't function entirely as advertised

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I received two inserts - one for Unibody MacBook Pro and one for 13" white MacBook Pro. Nothing for MacBook Pro with Retina displa I received two inserts - one for Unibody MacBook Pro and one for 13" white MacBook Pro. Nothing for MacBook Pro with Retina display, but no loss as I don't have one.

    The unibody insert does not "fit like glove" and in fact, sitting horizontally, my unibody Pro leans sideways a bit. Further, cable management with my 15" Pro is worthless. It is not possible to place the MacBook Pro into the stand vertically as the arc blocks both the power connector and the Ethernet port. Plus, given the fit, this seems a bit high risk anyway. Horizontally, it works and does free desk space, but no cable management.

    Overall, a very average product.

    • Written by from San Jose

    85 of 135 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doesn't function entirely as advertised
  • Not stable

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had to remove my speck case to use this with my Macbook Pro 15 inch Retina. Even then, this did not seem stable or sturdy - it sl Had to remove my speck case to use this with my Macbook Pro 15 inch Retina. Even then, this did not seem stable or sturdy - it slid around on my desk and barely held my macbook in (despite my ensuring it was the right size insert). Its just not stable enough for me to have my macbook uncovered without a shall near the edge of my desk. Returned.

    • Written by from ReDondo beach
    Was this useful? Not stable
  • Great space saver

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This stand holds my retina MBP beautifully and keeps my cat from sitting on it when I'm not using it. It also clears a lot of desk This stand holds my retina MBP beautifully and keeps my cat from sitting on it when I'm not using it. It also clears a lot of desk space. Almost as good as the Arc is the amazing box it comes in. This has got to be the nicest box I've ever seen. It's a great container for your mouse, charger when not in use, and other items you need within easy reach. Very happy with this purchase.

    • Written by from Brooksville
    Was this useful? Great space saver
  • Works great but doesn't last.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stand works great but be cautious of the rubber piece on the bottom as they break off easily.

    • Written by from Sicklerville
    Was this useful? Works great but doesn't last.

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