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Review: Twelve South's 'Curve Riser' iMac Stand Can Help Declutter Your Workspace, But Lack of Adjustable Height Hinders Ergonomics

Thursday September 24, 2020 8:54 am PDT by
This month Twelve South launched a new accessory for the iMac, iMac Pro, and external displays, called the "Curve Riser." Similar to its HiRise products, the Curve Riser elevates your iMac to a position that's supposed to be more ergonomic for most users, while also providing some storage underneath the iMac. From a materials standpoint, the Curve Riser matches Twelve South's established...

Review: Twelve South's USB-C StayGo Hub Offers Plenty of Ports and Two Handy Cable Sizes

Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:54 am PDT by
Twelve South recently launched the StayGo, a portable USB-C hub that's designed to add additional ports to USB-C MacBooks and MacBook Pros. There are a lot of hubs out there on the market, but Twelve South is known for its high-quality Apple accessories, so I thought I'd take a closer look at the StayGo. Design wise, the StayGo offers a simple but attractive design that's slim, portable, and...

Review: Twelve South's New 'HiRise Wireless' Converts From Stand to Mat for Charging iPhone and AirPods

Tuesday June 25, 2019 7:03 am PDT by
Twelve South today announced its latest HiRise accessory, called the "HiRise Wireless," and it's available to purchase now on Twelve South's website. The new accessory is a multi-purpose wireless charging stand with two distinct positions: you can charge your iPhone upright in a traditional stand position, or pop out the Qi-certified Power Disc for a miniature device that's perfectly sized to...

Review: Twelve South Offers a Creative Solution to Wireless iPhone Charging With the 'PowerPic'

Wednesday November 14, 2018 5:21 am PST by
Since the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus introduced Qi wireless charging into Apple products for the first time last year, more and more users have begun hunting for the best wireless charging pad out there. We've detailed this topic in numerous posts over the past year, and in the end, many buying recommendations for Qi mats come down to support for Apple's 7.5W fast wireless charging and overall...

Review: Twelve South's $50 PlugBug Duo is a Useful Travel Companion

Thursday September 6, 2018 11:52 am PDT by
Twelve South has long offered a PlugBug accessory designed to provide interchangeable plugs for travel purposes, but earlier this month, an updated version debuted that adds an extra USB port. The new Twelve South PlugBug Duo is an ideal travel accessory because it adds international plugs to your MacBook adapter and it lets you charge accessories like an iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch while...

Review: Twelve South's New AirSnap Protects Your AirPods Case

Monday August 20, 2018 12:40 pm PDT by
Twelve South last month introduced its newest product, the AirSnap case designed to work with Apple's AirPods. Priced at $29.99, the AirSnap is made from a supple, full-grain leather that molds around the AirPods for a perfect fit. The fit is tight enough that I had to put a little effort in to stretch it to snap the case shut, but like all leather, it will loosen over time. Expect it to...

Review: Twelve South's New 'TimePorter' is a Handy Travel Storage and Charging Solution for Apple Watch

Tuesday May 3, 2016 10:35 am PDT by
Earlier this month, Twelve South announced its latest product for the Apple Watch, a travel tote and portable charging stand called the TimePorter. Starting today, Twelve South is launching the $50 TimePorter and has begun accepting orders for the accessory. Just ahead of the TimePorter's launch, Twelve South shipped a TimePorter to me so I could share an early hands-on look at the product,...

Review: Twelve South's Forté is a Versatile Apple-Approved Stand for the Apple Watch

Thursday October 22, 2015 2:35 pm PDT by
Twelve South was one of the first companies to come out with an Apple Watch stand, announcing its HiRise for Apple Watch before the wrist-worn device even launched, but with watchOS 2, Apple introduced Nightstand mode, a function that required the Apple Watch to be placed in landscape mode on its side. The HiRise isn't designed to be used in landscape mode, so as a result, Twelve South has...

Hands-On With Twelve South's New Universal BookArc for MacBooks

Wednesday October 7, 2015 1:57 pm PDT by
Twelve South today unveiled an all new design for its popular BookArc, introducing a revamped version that's compatible with all current Apple MacBook models, including the 12-inch Retina MacBook, the Retina MacBook Pro, the non-Retina MacBook, and the MacBook Air. The BookArc, for those unfamiliar with the product, is designed to hold a MacBook while it's being used in clamshell mode when...

Review: The Twelve South HiRise is an Ideal Stand for Apple Watch

Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:53 pm PDT by
Twelve South is an accessory company that's known for its high-quality stands for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, so it's no surprise that it was one of the first to announce a dock for the Apple Watch. The Twelve South HiRise for Apple Watch follows in the footsteps of the company's other HiRise docks, offering an Apple Watch storage and charging solution that's attractive, well-designed, and...

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Twelve South Launches 'SuitCase' for Mac Notebooks

Tuesday October 6, 2020 8:32 am PDT by
Twelve South today launched a new accessory for the 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, as well as the MacBook Air, called the "SuitCase." SuitCase is a premium hard case for the MacBook that's made of a water-resistant twill fabric and includes a layer of hard plastic to ensure protection if dropped. The accessory includes a suspension system that holds the MacBook in the case, and allows...

Twelve South Launches 'Curve Riser' Stand for iMac

Thursday September 17, 2020 6:46 am PDT by
Twelve South today added a new iMac stand to its product lineup, this one called the "Curve Riser," matching the aesthetic of the company's existing Curve MacBook stand. The new accessory is priced at $79.99. The Curve Riser is made out of metal and includes a fixed-height structure with a shelf for accessory storage. The stand can accomodate an ‌iMac‌, iMac Pro, or external display....

Twelve South Launches New BookBook Cover for iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard

Wednesday August 26, 2020 9:21 am PDT by
Twelve South today launched the BookBook Cover for iPad Pro, a new leather accessory for the ‌iPad Pro‌ and Magic Keyboard. With the new case, an ‌iPad Pro‌ and Magic Keyboard are protected by two hardback case covers, a rigid spine, reinforced corners, and dual zippers. As with previous BookBook products from Twelve South, the accessory is designed to look like a vintage hardcover novel,...

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

Wednesday June 10, 2020 7:24 am PDT by
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. Up until today, the BookArc didn't support Apple's latest family of MacBook Pro and ‌MacBook Air‌ notebooks,...

Twelve South's New 'ColorKit' Accessory Changes Shade of Your MacBook Pro to Aqua, Coral, and More

Wednesday April 15, 2020 7:53 am PDT by
Twelve South today launched a new accessory called the "ColorKit for MacBook," which is a solid color wrap for the top, bottom, and inside of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. When applied, ColorKit changes the shade of the MacBook to Aqua, Coral, Black, Forest Green, or Deep Rose. ColorKit also includes a cover for the MacBook Pro's keyboard, so that your keys will match the color of the outside of...

Twelve South Announces 'AirSnap Pro' Case for AirPods Pro

Wednesday December 18, 2019 6:02 am PST by
Twelve South today launched pre-orders for the AirSnap Pro, a leather case accessory for Apple's AirPods Pro. Similar to the AirSnap for the original AirPods, the AirSnap Pro protects the ‌AirPods Pro‌ from drops and scratches. The case has a cutout for the Lightning port on the ‌AirPods Pro‌, but it also supports wireless charging on compatible Qi mats. The accessory comes with a nylon...

AirFly Pro Launches at Apple Stores With Receiver Mode for AUX Ports, Headphone Splitting, and More

Thursday November 14, 2019 8:27 am PST by
Twelve South today announced that its new AirFly Pro accessory is now available to purchase at Apple.com and Apple Stores worldwide. AirFly Pro Like the classic AirFly, the Pro version allows Bluetooth headphones like AirPods or Beats to work with 3.5mm headphone jacks. For example, on an airplane, you can plug the AirFly dongle into the headphone jack, pair AirPods with the AirFly via...

Twelve South Debuts New Journal Case for iPad Pro

Wednesday August 21, 2019 9:07 am PDT by
Twelve South today announced the all-new Journal for iPad Pro, a new leather case made specifically for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. Journal for ‌iPad Pro‌ includes a built-in shell that holds the tablet, and includes a storage space for the Apple Pencil. There's also an interior pocket to hold a compact Bluetooth keyboard or paper documents. The new case matches existing...

Twelve South Launches AirSnap Case for AirPods in New Twill Fabric

Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:41 am PDT by
Twelve South today launched a new version of its existing AirSnap case for AirPods, now available in a twill fabric option. AirSnap Twill for AirPods comes in Smoke Gray or Fog Gray and fits any version of Apple's ‌AirPods‌ charging case. The new case comes with a clip to attach your ‌AirPods‌ to a bag, and Twelve South said the twill fabric guards against scratches on the ‌AirPods‌ case. ...

MacRumors Exclusive: Get Ready for School With 15% Off Twelve South's Best iPhone and Mac Accessories

Monday August 5, 2019 11:03 am PDT by
MacRumors readers have a chance to save some money on a collection of Twelve South products this month, all of which should help prepare students who are going back to school soon. The sale includes accessories like the BookBook vol. 2 for MacBook, SurfacePad, BookBook CaddySack, ParcSlope, and HiRise Duet. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Twelve South. When you click a link and...

Twelve South Launches 'StayGo' USB-C Hub With Eight Ports

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:08 am PDT by
Twelve South today launched a new product called the "StayGo," which is a portable hub that connects to USB-C MacBooks and MacBook Pros. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Twelve South and Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. According to the company, the hub restores all eight legacy ports and...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a BookBook for iPad Pro, an AirFly and CableSnaps from Twelve South

Friday June 14, 2019 12:03 pm PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Twelve South to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a prize pack that includes a BookBook vol. 2 for iPad Pro, an AirFly, and a set of CableSnaps. The BookBook vol. 2, priced starting at $89, is Twelve South's newest addition to its popular BookBook lineup. The BookBook vol. 2 is designed for the 2018 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models....

Twelve South Launches New BookBook Volume 2 for 2018 iPad Pro Models

Tuesday May 28, 2019 6:23 pm PDT by
Twelve South today announced a new version of its iconic BookBook case for iPad, which has been designed for Apple's latest 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. BookBook Volume 2, like other ‌iPad‌ BookBooks, is a handmade leather case that's been designed to look like a classic book. There's a built-in shell that holds your ‌iPad Pro‌ in place, and when opened up, the leather case serves as ...

Twelve South Updates BookArc With Compatibility for 2018 MacBook Air

Tuesday March 26, 2019 11:10 am PDT by
Twelve South this week announced a new update to its BookArc accessory, which now fits the MacBook Air with Retina Display that launched in October 2018. The aluminum stand also includes inserts to fit a wide range of other Apple notebooks. These include the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro (USB-C), the 11-inch and 13-inch ‌MacBook Air‌, the 13-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ with Retina Display, and the ...

Twelve South Sale: Get Ready for Spring Break With Savings on Travel Accessories

Monday March 11, 2019 7:31 am PDT by
For a limited time, Amazon is currently discounting a collection of Twelve South's accessories to new low prices. Alternatively, our readers can buy directly through Twelve South with the MacRumors exclusive promo code SPRINGBREAKRUMOR, offering a 20 percent discount on six of the company's most useful travel accessories, which will be perfect additions to any Spring Break trip or vacation...

Twelve South Launches Updated BookBook, Journal, and SurfacePad for 2018 iPhones

Thursday November 15, 2018 7:32 am PST by
Twelve South today announced updated versions of its BookBook, Journal, and SurfacePad case accessories, which were built to fit the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. BookBook combines an iPhone shell case with a wallet case that can hold five cards, and includes a pocket for cash. The case also folds into a display stand for hands-free usage, and if you ever want to remove the iPhone from the...

Twelve South Expands Journal Line With CaddySack, New Options for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

Monday November 12, 2018 10:28 am PST by
Twelve South today announced new additions to its Journal line of products, including Journal options for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro and a new Journal CaddySack for storing accessories. The MacBook Journal, priced at $149.99, is designed to work with 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models and the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Air. We had a chance to check out the Journal for MacBook ahead of its ...

Twelve South Launches 'PowerPic' Wooden Picture Frame With 10W Qi Charger for $80

Wednesday November 7, 2018 6:24 am PST by
Twelve South today launched the "PowerPic," a traditional wooden picture frame that includes a hidden, 10W wireless charger. You can place any 5" x 7" photo in the PowerPic, and then to charge an iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XS, XS Max, or XR, you simply place the device on top of the photo. Twelve South says that the idea behind the PowerPic was to create a Qi charger that would not add to the...

Twelve South Announces New PlugBug Duo Travel Accessory for MacBooks

Thursday August 23, 2018 8:49 am PDT by
Twelve South today announced the launch of the PlugBug Duo, a follow up to the company's popular MacBook travel companion, the PlugBug World. The New PlugBug Duo, like the PlugBug World, attaches to the MacBook Power Adapter to add a selection of snap-on international plugs for travel purposes along with USB ports for charging additional accessories. Twelve South's PlugBug World included...

MacRumors Exclusive: Gear Up for Back-to-School With Twelve South's Cases, Stands, and Chargers

Monday August 13, 2018 12:03 pm PDT by
MacRumors and Twelve South are partnering up for another discount event, this time centering on a collection of nine products that should help students, parents, and teachers gear up for the new school year. In the MacRumors exclusive sale, you'll find 15 percent discounts on Twelve South products like the BookBook Vol. 2, Fermata headphone stand, Curve for MacBook, and more. Note: MacRumors...