• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor fitting and wobbly

    • Written by from Toronto

    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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hot garbage

    • Written by from London

    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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not stable

    • Written by from ReDondo beach

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great space saver

    • Written by from Brooksville

    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.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but doesn't last.

    • Written by from Sicklerville

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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    • Written by from Markham

    Using it on my 15" retina MBP, and it's just what I wanted. Frees up space, looks fresh, and doesn't wobble or anything like that. highly recommended

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Perfect

    • Written by from Henderson

    This is great for someone who has a desk with a monitor on it and needs extra space. It is built in what seems to be the same material as the mac computers, is heavy enough to hold your mac without it wobbling and possibly falling off, and also looks great. This is a must own for anyone with a Macbook.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Oslo

    Looks cool, works well. It is really sturdy and holds my MBP 15 retina great, it doesn't tilt easily, witch i was afraid of. little bit pricey, but i needed the extra space since my desk is small. Over all a very good product! :D

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design, but Flawed for New Retina MacBook Pros

    • Written by from Ottawa

    A great design for the the earlier unibody MacBook Pro, but the retrofit approach using a different rubberized gasket to hold a MBPr misses the mark. My MBPr fits in the BookArc Pro sloppily and tilts to one side.

    Twelve South needs to retool the design exclusively for the MBPr or successfully redesign the gasket. When this correction is successfully made it will be worthy of 5 stars, but not now.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, Works Incredibly Well.

    • Written by from ROWLAND HEIGHTS

    This is a perfect companion to my new Retina MacBook Pro with my 27" LG monitor. I can run graphic intensive games on Boot Camp with full GPU dedication to my monitor.

    This stand fits perfectly and no WiFi problems as a fellow beforehand has mentioned. It saves a lot of room on my table, having this item stand up.

    The cable management slots are perfect! I have my HDMI cable, keyboard USB, power and audio cable run through them. It helps me organize the cables and avoids tangling them up.

    An excellent product and an excellent purchase if you are playing to run an external display.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent stand for MacBook

    • Written by from Plantation

    This simple, metal stand does an excellent job at holding my MacBook securely in place when I have it connected to a separate monitor and keyboard/mouse. When I bought it, I thought is was a bit pricey, but don't anymore. It is very stable and doesn't slip on my desk. It makes it very easy to connect my laptop when I get to work and disconnect at day's end. Well-designed product, well worth the money.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Causes Wi-Fi problems for certain macbook models

    • Written by from Perth

    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.

    76 of 107 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design

    • Written by from BEAUFORT

    Solid, sturdy, attractive. It holds my 17 inch Macbook Pro in an upright position. Wish I had bought this years ago.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product but slightly disappointed..

    • Written by from San Jose

    For the most part, I love this product. It looks vey sleek and sexy and frees up a ton of space on my small desk that I desperately needed. With that said I am a little disappointed on the fitment of my 13" MacBook Pro. It just doesn't fit perfectly snug like you would expect from this overpriced piece of gear. It stands up fine but it slightly tilts to either side which has got my OCD kicking in big time. I don't think a nice fitment is too much to ask especially for something that costed 50 bucks. Also I was hoping if I kept my Speck hardshell case on it would fill the slight gap, but nope, it's too think to get in there with it on. Bummer.

    Bottom line, I still love it and am going to keep it but think it could definitely have a better fit for the price.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't function entirely as advertised

    • Written by from San Jose

    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.

    85 of 135 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful and sexy!

    • Written by from Leichhardt

    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"

    100 of 124 people found this useful