I was just hanging out on Apple’s website (like I do most days) and spotted this little Macbook desktop stand by twelve south called the BookArc! I was a little skeptical after reading some reviews about overheating and the computer not quit fitting into the stand so I didn’t get it. Upon visiting the Apple store today I saw it again and thought I’d give it a spin!
As for it not fitting in the stand, it seems to fit well enough.. as long as you don’t have a terribly wobbly table I think you’ll be fine. It also comes with two other sized rubber slots for Macbook Air and 13 in Macbooks.
Their official review says it’ll actually help increase performance with your Macbook because “your system automatically dedicates 100% of its video memory to the external display rather than splitting it with the built-in display. You?ll see a noticeable speed increase when working in many graphics-intensive applications” — I’ve yet to do any video editing or intense photoshopping, but that sounds reasonable enough
I’ve been using it for a little while today and so far it’s pretty cool and it’s cleared up my messy space a bit. Actually, it really just gave me some more space to more my mess into
It’s a little more than I wanted to spend on a stand $49.95 but it’s pretty and matches the rest of the Apple goodies!
They also have an iPad stand as well… but I think I’ll be okay without that for now.
Do you have or seen a better/comparable stand? Lemme know! I’ve never really looked for one of these before but I’m such a messy person that anything that helps me stay a little more organized is okay in my book.