Twelve South upgrades its popular BookArc Pro to cradle MacBook Pro with Retina display.


Twelve South upgrades its popular BookArc Pro to cradle MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Charleston, SC, September 5, 2012 – Twelve South is pleased to announce that its best-selling BookArc Pro Vertical MacBook Stand is now fully compatible with the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The updated model perfectly fits the MacBook Pro with Retina Display as well as all sizes of the current MacBook Pro. BookArc Pro is a sleek, sturdy stand that holds MacBook upright, off of your desk, freeing up valuable workspace. The updated BookArc for MacBook Pro is available now for $49.99 at More info and a gallery of images can be found here.


Twelve South BookArc for MacBook Pro Retina BookArc Pro is the perfect stand to work with your MacBook Pro closed. Can you really use your MacBook Pro closed? Yes. Apple calls it Closed Clamshell Mode – and there are several benefits to doing so. First, size matters when portability doesn’t. While the 15-inch Retina screen is a stunningly beautiful mobile display, it is still small when compared to a giant desktop monitor like the 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display. A larger display translates into not just more pixels – but more actual screen real estate – creating more workspace for editing movies, photo retouching, navigating huge spreadsheets in Numbers or viewing multiple apps on one big screen. Connect your favorite external display, keyboard and mouse… and BookArc Pro turns your MacBook Pro into a picture perfect mini-desktop.

Using your MacBook in Closed Clamshell Mode in a BookArc can also give your MacBook a performance boost compared to a dual-monitor setup. 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.

BookArc Pro invites you to add a full-size desktop display, extended keyboard and mouse to your MacBook setup at home, and use the portable features of your MacBook when you’re on the go. Don’t work mobile when you’re at home. Park your MacBook Pro, and now MacBook Pro with Retina, in a BookArc Pro. And have the best of both worlds.

Already a BookArc Pro user? You’re covered too. Twelve South now offers an insert for BookArc that makes all previous BookArc Pro stands fully Retina-compatible. Order yours today at for $9.99.

Twelve South BookArc for MacBook Vertical Desktop Stand

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