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: 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

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

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Mazomanie

    75 of 90 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Worth it
  • Solid

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros:

    Solid Construction
    Heavy (No fear of your MBA easily tipping over.
    Attractive.
    Useful groove in the rubberized mate Pros:

    Solid Construction
    Heavy (No fear of your MBA easily tipping over.
    Attractive.
    Useful groove in the rubberized material for cables
    Made out of Metal not plastic!

    Cons:

    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 from Tarpon Springs

    78 of 97 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Solid
  • Awesome!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Austin

    64 of 81 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Awesome!
  • Sturdy, great looking but the design attenuates Wifi reception

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Honolulu

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Sturdy, great looking but the design attenuates Wifi reception
  • Pros are cons

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Verden
    Was this useful? Pros are cons
  • An Owners Guide!! Re-purposing the box!

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I'll start by saying I love this device: it cleans up my bedside table and looks great. Very functional and excellent constructio I'll start by saying I love this device: it cleans up my bedside table and looks great. Very functional and excellent construction. But I cannot believe I paid this much for a stand. And I cannot believe Apple's marketing. They package this little guy elaborately, include an Owner's guide (place on desk; insert cord; stick in Mac Air) Wow very complicated. The owners manual says thank you on the front. I imagine, "Thank you for being dumb enough to fork over $40." And "re-purposing the box"!!

    I'll use it to preserve forever the receipt that testifies to my Mac-mania.

    • Written by from Sacramento

    35 of 52 people found this useful

    Was this useful? An Owners Guide!! Re-purposing the box!

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