Twelve South BookArc for iPad | Tabletop stand for iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad

  • List Price: $29.99
  • Sale Price: $29.99
  • Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours


  • Sturdy stand elevates iPad for viewing, charging and hands-free use
  • Holds iPad for FaceTime in portrait mode or creates a landscape workstation
  • Works with all generations of iPad and iPad mini
  • Pair with the Apple Wireless Keyboard to create an instant workstation
  • Use iPad in landscape for viewing photos, movies or online videos

Product Description

Designed exclusively for iPad and iPad mini, BookArc is a beautiful slice of heavy gauge steel that provides a perfect perch for hands-free use of iPad. Park iPad in portrait mode for using FaceTime hands-free, or simply as an elegant docking solution for storing iPad. Then switch iPad to landscape while in BookArc to watch movies or work on documents with a wireless keyboard. However you use it, your iPad will feel right at home sitting in a BookArc.

Tabletop Stand for iPad/iPad mini

A tabletop home just for iPad.

Designed exclusively for iPad, the BookArc Stand for iPad + iPad mini is a beautiful slice of heavy gauge steel that provides a perfect perch for any size iPad. BookArc for iPad uses a soft silicone insert to hold iPad at a comfortable viewing angle, safely up off a table or desk. BookArc is perfect for hands-free use of iPad + iPad mini. In fact, we think BookArc will help you get even more use out of your iPad.

Get way more use from iPad.

BookArc blows up the possibilities of your iPad. In the kitchen, BookArc elevates iPad up off the counter, away from spills and mess, while you swipe through recipes or stream a cooking video. At the breakfast bar, BookArc lets you enjoy FaceTime hands-free. Move this multi-use stand into the living room and with your Apple TV, use Airplay to stream your favorite shows via apps like HBO Go to your big-screen TV, while iPad kicks back in BookArc. Think of BookArc as your iPad's comfy recliner - right next to yours.

At home. Even at work.

Why leave iPad in your bag while at work? Place BookArc on your desk, next to your computer, and use iPad as a second screen for following stocks, weather or Twitter while you focus on the big screen. Use BookArc in the conference room to stream a Keynote to a big screen or pair with a wireless keyboard for an instant workstation. BookArc holds iPad in portrait or landscape mode, so working in Pages is just as convenient as working on a spreadsheet in Numbers.

Can your dock go widescreen?

BookArc gives you the option to view movies, photos and apps in widescreen, the way they’re meant to be seen, something other iPad docks can’t do. Place iPad in BookArc and pair it with the Apple Wireless Keyboard. You’ll have an instant work station for tackling spreadsheets in Numbers and taming your inbox in Mail. Or use in landscape to view those amazing vacation photos, movies or your favorite online webisodes.

Easy does it.

BookArc makes it easy to interact with iPad. Just reach out and touch, swipe or pinch the iPad touchscreen to navigate and operate your iPad. When you’re ready to play games or use apps that require more aggressive handling or movement, just grab iPad out of your BookArc and go. When you’re done, set iPad back in your BookArc to store and charge. Your iPad will feel right at home sitting in BookArc for iPad.

Twelve South unveils an update to its BookArc family welcoming iPad mini. Sleek and sturdy, the popular BookArc for iPad is the perfect place to park iPad mini at home or work. The arc-shaped, steel stand safely elevates iPad or iPad mini off the kitchen counter, coffee table or desk for viewing and hands-free use in both portrait and landscape mode. BookArc for iPad ships with silicone inserts for use with iPad mini, iPad with Retina display as well as all previous generations of iPad.

Key Facts:

  • Tabletop stand designed exclusively for iPad
  • Use iPad hands-free in landscape or portrait
  • Elevates iPad for easy access to dock connector for charging and syncing
  • Soft silicone insert protects surface of iPad


  • iPad mini (1st generation)
  • Pad (1st-4th generation)

What's in the Box:

This package includes:

  • BookArc Stand for iPad/iPad mini
  • Silicone fit inserts (x2)
Product Dimensions
Width 3.94 inches (10 cm)
Height 1.8 inches (4.6 cm)
Depth 7.56 inches (19.2 cm)
Weight 15.8 ounces (448 g)

Check Out Twelve South's Other Stands

BookArc for MacBook Air BookArc for MacBook Pro/Retina Compass for iPad
Frequently Asked Questions

Can I charge my iPad with the BookArc for iPad?

BookArc for iPad is a stand that allows easy access to the charging port on iPad, regardless of what position your iPad is in. Simply connect your iPad charger to the Dock Connector from underneath or from the side - depending on the orientation you have placed your iPad.

Should I get BookArc or Compass for my iPad?

BookArc for iPad is a beautiful, sturdy iPad stand designed to fit in perfectly at home or the office. When combined with iPad, it creates a sculpture-like configuration that makes a perfect home workstation, charging stand or even digital picture frame. It is not however, particularly portable. It stays on your counter or desk at home when your iPad is on the go.

Compass is the ultimate mobile stand for iPad. It folds out to give you an easel-like display for your iPad in Portrait or Widescreen mode. It even can lean down and become the perfect typing wedge when using the iPad on-screen keyboard. When not in use, Compass folds up into a pocket friendly 7x1 inch package - even slipping into an included padded travel sleeve.

Which Twelve South iPad stand is right for you depends on where you use your iPad most. Is your iPad always by your side during your travels and business trips? Then the ultra-portable Compass is your must-have iPad accessory. However, if your iPad is more of a homebody, used for consuming media, watching movies and YouTube videos , keeping up with Facebook friends and reading books, BookArc may be the perfect work of art to hold your iPad, when you’re done holding your iPad.

Of course the ultimate solution might be to have a Compass and a BookArc!

I already have a BookArc for iPad. Can I buy just the insert to fit my new iPad mini?

While we don't have extra inserts in stock yet, we do plan to offer them within the next few weeks. You can register on Twelve South's website to get an email when the insert is available by itself, and you'll be the first to know.

Product Detail

  • Product Dimensions: 4.38 x 8 x 2.38 inches; 1.38 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.38 pounds
  • ASIN: B00B72DNG8
  • Item model number: 12-1301
  • Average Customer Review: Customer Reviews
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed


Write a Reply or Comment:

Your email address will not be published.*