Run Around Tech on BookArc: It works exactly as advertised, and it looks damn good doing it.

Run Around Tech featuring Twelve South BookArc for MacBook

The folks over at Run Around Tech are starting to get familiar with Twelve South. After reviewing and loving our SurfacePad for MacBook Pro, they decided to check out BookArc, the desktop stand for MacBook.

So was BookArc another hit? Read on to find out.

When I’m in my home office, I run my MacBook Pro exclusively in “clamshell” or “closed-lid” mode, meaning I use an external monitor, keyboard and mouse and keep my laptop tucked out of the way (check this Apple support article if you don’t know what I’m talking about). I’ve tried setting it down in numerous places, but I constantly am knocking out the power cord or reaching behind my desk for dropped cables as I put it in and out of this configuration. I’m happy to say I’ve finally found a solution – and its name is BookArc.

The BookArc is a laptop stand from Twelve South, makers of some fantastic Mac-only accessories, including the previously reviewed, and awesome, SurfacePad.  I was immediately struck with the beauty of this product. Once again, from the packaging to the industrial design of the device itself, Twelve South paid attention to every detail – just like Apple does in its line of portables. The BookArc is a metal laptop stand in the shape of a gentle, curving arc. A notch in the middle holds your closed laptop while still providing access to all the machine’s ports and DVD drive.

Run Around Tech featuring Twelve South BookArc for MacBook

Honestly, there really isn’t much more to “review” about this product. It works exactly as advertised, and it looks damn good doing it. The brushed metallic surface and smooth, clean lines match the design of Apple’s laptops perfectly. As you can see from the amount of photos in this review’s gallery, I really like the look of this stand. If you need to free up some desk space or are just looking for a unique way to hold your laptop in clamshell mode, this is the stand for you. I highly recommend this product and look forward to seeing what Twelve South has up their sleeves next.

SurfacePad and now BookArc? It’s always nice to see Twelve South accessories being enjoyed in their natural habitat. (We do wonder what’s next on their list, maybe a BackPack or MagicWand?) Free up some desk space and go “closed-clamshell” by picking up your own BookArc for MacBook here.

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