Twelve South Launches BookArc Inserts for 16-Inch MacBook Pro and New MacBook Air

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Twelve South today announced that you can now purchase BookArc inserts for Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro, new 13-inch MacBook Pro, and new MacBook Air. The BookArc is one of Twelve South's organizational accessories that stores the MacBook vertically in order to reduce desktop clutter.

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Up until today, the BookArc didn't support Apple's latest family of MacBook Pro and ‌MacBook Air‌ notebooks, but now owners of these devices can purchase inserts for the BookArc. Other than the updated inserts, the overall design of the BookArc hasn't changed, and it's available in colors that match either Silver or Space Gray Mac notebooks.

The BookArc costs $59.99 on Twelve South's website. If you already own the accessory, you can purchase standalone inserts for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, new 13-inch MacBook Pro, or new ‌MacBook Air‌ separately on the company's online storefront. These products run for $14.99, and legacy options are also available, for MacBook models dating back to 2010.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Twelve South. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Top Rated Comments

Johnny Steps Avatar
24 weeks ago


What's the point of this? Instead of being able to utilise both screens for a beautiful dual monitor experience, you just clam up your notebook and shut it away?

Who does this?! ?‍♂️ ? ?

You would be surprised by a concept known as ‘having options’ that people will do from time to time.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
24 weeks ago


Who does this?!

I do it, your smugness aside, I do this because while working from home I have 2 27" monitors that perform better for my purposes than 1 monitor and the laptop screen, YMMV but I won't crap on you for it.

That being said I went with this one, adjustable so it works with cases.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078RD7R26/ref=twister_B076Q5K54R?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DogHouseDub Avatar
24 weeks ago
i would flip the MBP upside down, so the vents are at the top. #heatkills
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Westside guy Avatar
24 weeks ago


What's the point of this? Instead of being able to utilise both screens for a beautiful dual monitor experience, you just clam up your notebook and shut it away?

Who does this?! ?‍♂️ ? ?

Are you kidding? Lots of people dock their laptops - Mac or Windows - in a work environment. And most dual-monitor environments I've seen involve two similarly sized desktop monitors, not one large fixed one and one small laptop one.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kissmo Avatar
24 weeks ago


What's the point of this? Instead of being able to utilise both screens for a beautiful dual monitor experience, you just clam up your notebook and shut it away?

Who does this?! ?‍♂️ ? ?

I do but not always.

I don't have space always on my desk. I have a 3440x1440 monitor and the laptop on the side. But sometimes, I find turning my head quite tiering.
So I do clamshell mode on the MBP and put the iPad in front of the monitor (in desk drawing mode - I have a support for it) and the Mac runs closed.
It actually runs a lot cooler since it uses only external GPU.

Anyway, I can fit it on the BookArc quite well with the existing rubber bands.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
velocityg4 Avatar
24 weeks ago


What's the point of this? Instead of being able to utilise both screens for a beautiful dual monitor experience, you just clam up your notebook and shut it away?

Who does this?! ?‍♂️ ? ?

A couple examples:
- People with OCD who can't stand having two different screens.
- People who prefer large screens and only use the laptop screen when they have to.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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