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Origins: BookArc’s Cable Catch

BookArc was the first product we released when we started in 2009. BookArc lets you conveniently use your MacBook with a large external monitor, extended keyboard, and mouse, for a more comfortable work setup utilizing a little-known feature called closed-clamshell mode. Working off of a single monitor increases focus, minimizes workspace clutter and even speeds up display performance by dedicating 100% video memory to a single display.

Before BookArc, using your computer in closed-clamshell mode left your MacBook laying flat, taking up valuable space. But with a BookArc, your MacBook is lifted vertically off of your desk, while silicone inserts with built-in cable management hooks underneath secure any loose power cords or adapters. It freed up additional space and made using the MacBook closed neater.
 

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When we redesigned BookArc in 2015, we designed BookArc with the latest MacBooks in mind, giving BookArc a much smaller footprint. Slimming down meant rethinking BookArc’s cable management – a necessary feature we didn’t want to lose. So we designed the aluminum arc- not the inserts- to do the cable management. BookArc’s feet were redesigned designed to hold your cables in place when you unplug your Mac and go- we call it Cable Catch.

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