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Review: Twelve South's 'ButterFly' is a Great Travel Charger

Friday December 15, 2023 9:32 am PST by
Earlier this month, Twelve South launched the ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger, and it may be the best multi-device travel charger that's come out to date. The "ButterFly" name comes from the shape, as it has two magnetic sides connected by a small strap in the middle. When folded up, the ButterFly is just two inches around and fits in a palm or a pocket, making it easy to transport....

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 New BookArc Flex

Tuesday January 16, 2024 3:37 pm PST by
Twelve South today announced the launch of the BookArc Flex, a new stand designed for MacBooks that are used in clamshell mode while connected to a display. The BookArc Flex has a unique build that features a two legs connected by a flexible interior piece. A laptop is placed in the middle on the flexible part, which pulls the legs together to secure it upright using the weight of the...
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Twelve South Launches More Affordable Curve SE Stand for Mac Notebooks

Tuesday August 1, 2023 9:19 am PDT by
Popular accessory maker Twelve South today announced the launch of the Curve SE, an aluminum multi-piece stand that builds on the original Curve MacBook Stand. The three pieces of the Curve SE snap together so you can position your MacBook at the ideal ergonomic height. It can be used alongside a secondary display like the Studio Display, and you can also adjust it to put your webcam at eye...
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Twelve South Launches New 'BackPack' Shelf for 24-Inch iMac

Tuesday February 15, 2022 7:04 am PST by
Twelve South today debuted a new version of its BackPack accessory, this one designed to fit the 24-inch M1 iMac. The BackPack for 24-inch iMac is available to order on Twelve South today for $44.99, and it only comes in a white color option. You can install the BackPack in two steps, using an included two-piece holster that snaps into the oval opening on the back of the ‌iMac‌ stand. The...
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Twelve South Debuts ActionBand for Apple Watch Workouts

Thursday November 4, 2021 11:16 am PDT by
Twelve South today announced the launch of the ActionBand, a new Apple Watch band option created for fitness enthusiasts. The ActionBand is designed for workouts, and it encompasses the Apple Watch in a soft, terry cotton material. The cotton of the ActionBand is meant to keep the Apple Watch tight on the wrist for heart rate measurements, and it also is sweat absorbent. It is made with...
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Twelve South Launches New 'PowerPic Mod' Wireless Charging Picture Frame

Wednesday October 20, 2021 8:07 am PDT by
Twelve South today launched the PowerPic Mod Wireless Charger ($59.99), which is a Qi-enabled charging stand that doubles as a picture frame. Unlike the previous model, the new device is made of a magnetic lucite frame, which detaches to fit any 4x6 photo. The frame can be positioned vertically or horizontally, and it will require a 20W USB-C power adapter, which is not included. The...
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Twelve South Launches StayGo Mini USB-C Hub for Macs and iPads

Tuesday August 31, 2021 6:00 am PDT by
Twelve South today announced the launch of the StayGo Mini, a small USB-C hub that provides a trio of ports for use while on the go. The StayGo mini is a smaller version of Twelve South's StayGo USB-C hub, featuring a USB-A port, a USB-C port for passthrough charging, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack. The pocket-sized StayGo Mini is available in either black or white, and it is...
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Twelve South Launches PlugBug Slim USB-C Charger

Tuesday August 10, 2021 7:35 am PDT by
Twelve South today announced a new addition to its PlugBug charger lineup with the launch of the PlugBug Slim, a new 20W USB-C charger that's useful for travel with its thin design. Priced at $24.99, Twelve South describes the PlugBug Slim as a space-saving charger that's 0.67 inches thick (17mm), so it better blends into the wall and fits into tight spaces where furniture might be close to...
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Twelve South Debuts 'SurfacePad' MagSafe-Compatible Wallet Folio for iPhone 12

Tuesday June 15, 2021 6:59 am PDT by
Twelve South today launched the "SurfacePad for iPhone 12," a new MagSafe-compatible wallet folio case for the iPhone 12, ‌iPhone‌ 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 mini. The $49.99 leather case comes in brown cognac, black, and plum colors. The SurfacePad for ‌iPhone‌ 12 was designed to protect the front and back of the ‌iPhone‌ 12, and includes two interior pockets for ID and bank cards. Since the...
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Twelve South Launches 'Forte' MagSafe Charger Stand

Tuesday April 27, 2021 6:00 am PDT by
Twelve South today announced the launch of the Forté, a charging stand that is compatible with Apple's MagSafe Charger. The stand is designed to house the Apple-designed ‌MagSafe‌ charger, so you will need to supply your own. The ‌MagSafe‌ Charger fits into the arm of the stand, which in turn slots into a heavy metal base. Twelve South sent us a Forté, and the base seems to be heavy...
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Twelve South Launches 'HoverBar Duo' Adjustable Stand for iPad and iPhone

Wednesday March 3, 2021 8:06 am PST by
Twelve South today launched the new HoverBar Duo, an adjustable stand that securely holds the iPad or iPhone, priced at $79.99. The accessory has dual functionality: it can sit on a desk as a weighted stand, or you can attach it to a shelf with the included shelf clamp. Compatible iPads include all generations of the ‌iPad‌, iPad Air, iPad Pro, and iPad mini, as well as any ‌iPhone‌. The...
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Twelve South Announces 'SurfaceSnap' Cable Management Solution

Tuesday February 9, 2021 6:26 am PST by
Popular accessory maker Twelve South has today announced the "SurfaceSnap" cable management solution. SurfaceSnap features a genuine leather band, polished metal button snaps, and a strong semi-permanent adhesive to attach it to a surface. Twelve South assures that SurfaceSnap's adhesive can stick to almost any smooth surface and leaves no residue when removed, allowing it to be...
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Twelve South Announces ParcSlope Stand for MacBook and iPad

Tuesday January 19, 2021 5:47 am PST by
Accessory maker Twelve South has today announced the dual-purpose ParcSlope stand for MacBook and iPad, offering improved comfort and airflow. Users can benefit from better ergonomics and cooling for MacBooks, while iPads can take advantage of the stand's 18-degree angle for typing or sketching with Apple Pencil. The stand can hold every ‌iPad‌ model, except the iPad mini, in landscape or...
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Twelve South Launches 'SuitCase' for Mac Notebooks

Tuesday October 6, 2020 7:32 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...
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Twelve South Launches 'Curve Riser' Stand for iMac

Thursday September 17, 2020 5:46 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....
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Twelve South Launches New BookBook Cover for iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard

Wednesday August 26, 2020 8:21 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,...
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Twelve South Launches BookArc Inserts for 16-Inch MacBook Pro and New MacBook Air

Wednesday June 10, 2020 6:24 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 6:53 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...
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Twelve South Announces 'AirSnap Pro' Case for AirPods Pro

Wednesday December 18, 2019 5:02 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...
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AirFly Pro Launches at Apple Stores With Receiver Mode for AUX Ports, Headphone Splitting, and More

Thursday November 14, 2019 7:27 am PST by
Twelve South today announced that its new AirFly Pro accessory is now available to purchase at 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...
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Twelve South Debuts New Journal Case for iPad Pro

Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:07 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...