Twelve South's Hardwood BookArc Möd Stand Now Compatible With 2016 and Newer MacBook Pro

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Twelve South today announced that its BookArc möd stand is now compatible with MacBook Pro models released in 2016 and later.


    The stand now ships with two interchangeable silicone inserts that can hold 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Thunderbolt 3 ports, older 2012-2015 era MacBook Pro models, any 12-inch MacBook, and any MacBook Air.

    BookArc is a popular stand for docking a MacBook vertically in closed-display mode. The aluminum version is already compatible with the 2016 and later MacBook Pro, and now the hardwood version is too after a much longer wait.

    BookArc möd is on sale for $49.99, down from $59.99, via Twelve South's online store. The aluminum BookArc is $49.99.

    Article Link: Twelve South's Hardwood BookArc Möd Stand Now Compatible With 2016 and Newer MacBook Pro
  2. jdclifford macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2011
  3. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    Still expansive for a plank of wood with a hole in the middle :p
  4. iamgalt macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2012
    Don't forget that the plank is also bent into an arch. ;)
  5. infinitejest macrumors 6502


    May 1, 2016
    Orange County, CA
  6. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
  7. PieTunes Contributor


    May 6, 2016
    San Diego, CA
    I was thinking the same thing. I know Apple likes to take their time to get products just right, but these people? Sheesh. And speaking of, I’m STILL waiting for HengeDocks to come out with their vertical stand/dock for the new MBP.
  8. ACST Suspended

    Sep 5, 2016
    You try bending wood into an arch.
  9. -Garry- macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2005
    Manchester, UK
    No need to reinvent the wheel!

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  10. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2010
    I'm a fan of the Book Arc. I have the metal one paired with an LG 5K monitor. It's a nice setup and clears up desk space.
  11. VictorTango777 macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2017
    Is it really a good idea to run CPU or graphics intensive applications with the laptop screen closed for extended periods of time?
  12. miniroll32 macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2010
    I would like to know this as well, as someone who is moving from an iMac to a MBP.
  13. Wanted797 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2011
    It’s not going to ventilate as well as it would open but it’s fine. It’s called clamshell mode.
  14. TheralSadurns, Mar 6, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2018

    TheralSadurns macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2010
    Funny story. The wallpaper actually looks good. The LG display is a complete disaster by comparison. What was Apple thinking?!
  15. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2010
    It's perfectly safe. There's also less strain on the GPU because it doesn't have to run the internal monitor and the external one.
  16. bartvk macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2016
    The Netherlands
    I found High Sierra buggy in clam shell mode with my external monitor. Sometimes it crashes to the login screen, and sometimes it would hard-freeze, requiring that I hold the power button down for four seconds before it would shut down and restart.
  17. SteveW928 macrumors 68000


    May 28, 2010
    Victoria, B.C. Canada
    I suppose this is correct that it takes slightly less power than running both internal and an external display. But, I can't imagine having it vertical with the vents facing down is in any way optimal for cooling (in a product that already struggles with thermals).

    As nice as it looks, I don't think I'd be doing this unless you just do lighter to medium tasks. (And, I unfortunately have some experience with this, killing or damaging 2 MBPs years ago.) While they carry the 'Pro' label, they aren't really pro, as in, able to do pro stuff for long periods of time w/o harming longevity. :(
  18. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2010
    Having it in the book arc is better than having it sitting flat on a desk, IMO.

    The vents are less obstructed when it’s in the book arc. In fact, the entire body of the laptop is suspended which is better at dissipating heat than having it sit flat on a desk.
  19. ignatius345 macrumors 68020

    Aug 20, 2015
    But now the hole in the middle is the right width for newer MacBook Pros!

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