Twelve South BookArc Pro Vertical Desktop Stand
Twelve South BookArc Pro Vertical Desktop Stand
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.
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.
- 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 ForReclaim valuable desk space while using your MacBook Pro at the office and at home.
What's in the Box?
- Twelve South BookArc Pro Vertical Desktop Stand
- Silicone insert for MacBook Pro (unibody)
- Silicone insert for MacBook Pro with Retina display
- Height: 256.5 mm/10.1 in.
- Width: 114.3 mm/4.5 in.
- Weight: 540 g
- Length: 76.2 mm/3.0 in.
- Mfr. Part Number: 12-1224
- UPC or EAN No.: 851522002597
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Ratings & Reviews
Useful and sexy!
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!!
- 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.
- 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 Yosphol S from Leichhardt
99 of 123 people found this useful
Causes Wi-Fi problems for certain macbook models
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 Wesley P from Perth
76 of 107 people found this useful
Doesn't function entirely as advertised
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 STAN W from San Jose
85 of 135 people found this useful
Poor fitting and wobbly
Good concept but the final product doesn't really live up for it. 2 of the rubber feet fell off right in the first day of use and Good concept but the final product doesn't really live up for it. 2 of the rubber feet fell off right in the first day of use and it doesn't fit my mac pro well enough so everything is wobbly. …
- Written by Fabio M from Toronto
The first time I bumped this thing on my desk, three of the 4 rubber feet fell off. They were held on by what looks to be a micro The first time I bumped this thing on my desk, three of the 4 rubber feet fell off. They were held on by what looks to be a microscopic speck of glue. The stand now both scratches my desk if I move it, and wobbles when I type. Waste of $60 for something so fragile and poorly designed. …
- Written by Jeremy M from London
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 Jessica W from ReDondo beach
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can this support a Macbook Pro 15" Retina 2013 with a tech21 Case on it?
- Asked by Sepehr A from Mill Valley
the product provide to rubber case to hold your mac, one for retina macbook or air and the other for the product provide to rubber case to hold your mac, one for retina macbook or air and the other for macbook non-retina. I recently put on a case and the for retina one won't fit, and the non-retina one, well is a bit wider still, so your mac won't be hold very tight, normally it is fine, but if you are looking for a perfectly fitting one, with a case? not so sure. …
- Answered by Jin G from Santa Clara
I have BookArc from 2011 and have been using insert #4 for 2011 Unibody - however, just bought the 15.4 MBP Retina - can I purchase just new insert?
- Asked by Craig H from Las Vegas
Yes you can order a new insert from twelve south's website.
- Answered by Stephen A from San Jose
we it fit snugly with the 15" macbook retina?
- Asked by Yew Hung T
It fits pretty snugly but it does move a little so it is not perfect
- Answered by Elon M from Dallas
Can you use this with MacBook Air 13 inch?
- Asked by Robert G from Tenafly
how do you turn the power on if the lid is closed
- Asked by Kevin D from New York
Did this fit MacBook Pro 13" 2011/12 version? I buy the my befor the current out.
- Asked by Eva P from Rydalmere
It would work because it is for all unibody models going back to 2008.
- Answered by Patricia D from Reisterstown