Twelve South’s popular BookArc will soon be available for the second gen. MacBook Air. The BookArc for Air is a desktop, upright stand built like the BookArc Stand for the MacBook, first gen. MacBook Air and iPad, but designed to snuggle the second gen. MacBook Air’s thinner body.
The BookArc for Air, like the other BookArc stands, is constructed from heavy gauge steel and has cushiony padding in the slot for Air and silicon on the feet to keep your desk from scratches. There is also a cable management system built in to keep things tidy. The BookArc for Air will securely grip the 11″ and 13″ Air models according to Twelve South. If you plan to use Air to power an external monitor Twelve South claims a boost in performance by running the Air closed since power is not split between two screens. Below are more images to see all views of the BookArc for Air and the press release as well.
Twelve South debuts BookArc for MacBook Air, turning the tiny MacBook into a ultra-thin desktop
Charleston, SC, January 28, 2011 — Twelve South introduces a new version of its popular BookArc, designed exclusively for Apple® MacBook Air (Late 2010 models). The latest BookArc firmly grips the thin MacBook Air and includes a convenient built-in cable management system to keep cables in place for grab and go use. When BookArc is paired with a MacBook Air and external monitor, it offers a noticeable boost in power for graphics-intensive programs. BookArc for MacBook Air begins shipping next month (Feb) for $39.99. More information and images can be found at www.twelvesouth.com.
Like previous versions of BookArc, the MacBook Air model is fashioned from heavy gauge steel for stylish looks and a sturdy footprint. One convenient addition is built-in cable management. Since MacBook Air has inputs on both sides, the BookArc cable housing routes power, external display, USB and other cables behind the MacBook for a clean workspace. These cables stay tethered to the stand so you can easily get your Mac in and out quicker than ever.
For those who use MacBook Air with an external display, a key benefit for BookArc is the performance boost it gives your Mac. If you connect MacBook Air to an external monitor and leave the MacBook open, video memory is split between the two displays. When working with MacBook Air in the closed position, resting in BookArc, 100% of the video memory is dedicated to powering the external monitor. This provides a notable boost in power when working with Aperture, Photoshop and other graphics- intensive programs.
“BookArc has been one of our most popular products, so it was only natural to create one for the thin new MacBook Air,” said Creative Director Andrew Green of Twelve South. “Some insightful feedback from customers led to some design tweaks, including the cable manager, making this the strongest BookArc to date.”
The arc-shaped stand elevates MacBook for a less cluttered workspace. A soft silicone insert firmly grips the second generation, 11 and 13-inch MacBook Air. Padded rubber feet keep the stand from leaving any marks on your work surface.
BookArc for MacBook Air begins shipping next month with a price of $39.99. An email list is available to alert customers when the BookArc for MacBook Air begins shipping