Twelve South Debuts 'Curve' Stand for Apple Notebooks

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Twelve South today announced the launch of the Curve, a new stand based on a simple, classic design.

    Described as an "elegant" stand that's designed to complement the lines of an Apple notebook while elevating it to an ideal angle, Curve comes in a matte black aluminum that matches well with the Space Gray MacBook models.

    Curve elevates the screen by 6.5 inches while keeping 70 percent of the base of the MacBook exposed through its open bottom, which allows for better cooling.

    According to Twelve South, the Curve is based on the iCurve, the first stand ever designed by Twelve South co-founder Andrew Green back in 2003. The new design is also meant to pay tribute to Apple Park, Apple's new campus that houses a ring-shaped main building.

    Curve weighs in at 1.43 pounds and is a desktop accessory that's designed to work with the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro models.

    Curve can be purchased from the Twelve South website for $49.99. It's also available from some Best Buy retail locations.

    Article Link: Twelve South Debuts 'Curve' Stand for Apple Notebooks
  2. SteveW928, Aug 15, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2017

    SteveW928 macrumors 68000


    May 28, 2010
    Victoria, B.C. Canada
    Looks nice, though won't be quite as nice once cables are added.

    I'm assuming MBPs cool better if open? (vs clam shell mode)

    Edit: Oh, maybe it's MacBook only... well, question still applies generally, I guess.

    Edit 2: I see a MacBook Pro in the photo, so appears it's for all of the MacBook line. They really should include the term 'MacBook Pro' somewhere on the page in the copy, or address that in the 'spec' section.
  3. Appurushido macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2012
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Twelve South makes very nice products that are durable and well constructed. There are cheaper options, but you will receive cheaper results in return.
  5. Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    Would've been nice if the stand incorporated some sort of mechanism to run cables through and attach them, to clean the look up.

    Something like this; [​IMG]
  6. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    Meh. Rain Mstand has been out forever and looks much sturdier

  7. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.

    F...that, did Jony ive find a new job.
  8. Chancha macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2014
    I actually bought the originally acrylic iCurve stand in 2003 and am still using it. Over its lifetime I already went through iBook G3, MacBook black, unibody MBP, and then a retina 15", and it still stands perfectly upright while looking gorgeous. There is something beautiful about its design, which I think the later versions never manage to match.

  9. katanna macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2004
    I have owned multiple iCurves over my life (I left one behind when I moved so I had to get another one), so I like the idea, but $50 for a curved hunk of metal is pretty silly...
  10. TwelveSouth, Aug 15, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 15, 2017

    TwelveSouth macrumors newbie


    Sep 13, 2016
    Charleston, SC
    Fun Fact: The original iCurve was designed by Andrew Green (our creative director and co-owner)! It was the very first product he ever designed in his career so this is an homage to the original with updates for the modern MacBook user.
  11. coolfactor macrumors 601

    Jul 29, 2002
    Vancouver, BC CANADA
    That was my first thought. It's ridiculous how these new-age products are being priced sometimes.
  12. annk Administrator


    Staff Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    I've had one since around 2007 and still use mine as well. Looks just as nice as when I got it. Mine has been used with a PB 17" as well as various tablets, two MBAs, and a MBP.
  13. KazKam macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2011
    I think it depends on the product. Some of their products are simple/clever, but almost all are overpriced from a purely materials/manufacturing POV.

    Some of their products are designed well, but not executed as well. Specifically, I bought their HiRise stand for iMac, which seemed a great idea. When I got it I was very disappointed to realize it was NOT anodized aluminum that matched the iMacs, but was in fact silver paint over steel(?) which didn't match and proceeded to chip (as most painted metal accessories do) and looked like crap. For the price, it should have been color-matched anodized aluminum.
  14. longofest Editor emeritus


    Jul 10, 2003
    Falls Church, VA
    I still own my iCurve, though I don't use it actively.
  15. stu.h macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    West Midlands, England.
    It's reasonably priced.
    If it was an official branded Apple product, we wouldn't think twice about dropping more than double on one of these.

  16. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.

    Yeah, I don't get it either, why always those ..,99 cents prices.:p
  17. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2012
    Twelve South is expensive for what you get, but so is Apple. I've had a few Twelve South products and they've all been quite nice.
  18. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination

    I agree. One of the reasons I stopped using rising stands like these was cable management. If all the cables fell from the back then it'd be neater, but out of the sides was YUCK.

    The price isn't bad, but with the new Macbook Pro the stands makes the touch bar even more useless.
  19. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
  20. zantafio macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2014
    You know what else is ridiculous besides a $49 price tag? A stand for headphones. It's completely useless and pointless.
  21. spooky2k macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2008
    Same here. Wonderful products. Was uneasy on the price when I bought it - it was a bit of a treat. Now, it's still going and I'd buy another in a heartbeat if this one broke.Great bit of kit.
  22. chiefsilverback macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2011
    I dug mine out recently to use with my MBA!
  23. dannys1 macrumors 68020


    Sep 19, 2007
    I love TwelveSouth stuff, but i've genuinely never understood what one of these stands is for.

    I don't really get the idea of putting a laptop higher up in front of another keyboard.

    Then again i've got an iMac to sit at a desk at but I generally just sit on the sofa with my MacBook Pro for most of the day.
  24. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2016
    BaseCamp Pro
    It is a bit humorous when an expensive or luxury item is priced using the silly psychological trick. To me, $50 is smaller.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 15, 2017 ---
    Staring down at your open laptop screen is bad for your neck. Should be eye level.
  25. dannys1 macrumors 68020


    Sep 19, 2007
    I've never had neck problems in 15 years of using laptops on the sofa so, this is completely useless to me.

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