You can now get 16-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air inserts for Twelve South's excellent BookArc

TwelveSouth BookArc holding a MacBook
TwelveSouth BookArc holding a MacBook (Image credit: Twelve South)

What you need to know

  • Twelve South has announced new inserts for its popular BookArc notebook stand.
  • Owners of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air can now use the stand.
  • Inserts cost $14.99 for existing BookArc users.

Accessory maker Twelve South today announced that owners of the 16-inch MacBook Pro and new MacBook Air can enjoy its BookArc notebook stand. That's after the company made new inserts available.

Previously the two notebooks were not compatible with Twelve South's BookArc, a stand that holds notebooks vertically to reduce the amount of space they take up on desks. The arrival of new inserts fixes that.

BookArc is the little MacBook stand that makes room for a big monitor. How? It holds MacBook vertically and off of your desk. Set your MacBook atop BookArc, plug in your favorite external monitor, keyboard & mouse. Now you have taken a compact laptop and turned it into a comfortable desktop setup for your home or office.

Owners of the BookArc can pick up a new insert for $14.99 each, while the BookArc itself costs $59.99 with an insert of your choice. Owners of older MacBooks can also pick up an insert – there are models for computers going all the way back to 2010. And if you need to go that far back, maybe it's time to upgrade?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.