• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit wobbly

    • Written by from reading

    Thought I would chip in - just got mine today and yes it is slightly wobbly due to the spring mechanism in the main shaft part. No slippage whatsoever, it is very firmly in place and I have absolutely no worry of it coming off (I don't know how other users mac's were slipping down or if TwelveSouth have changed the product slightly). My advice would be that if you plan to get this stand for use with an external keyboard - go for it, it looks great and can adjust to your perfect height! However if you plan to type on the mac while it is on the stand, go elsewhere.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Up side down!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Ha, I was just as annoyed as many of the reviewers here about the mac slipping etc - turns out I´ve been using it upside down! Now it works perfectly and I have no complains... try it:)

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Diego

    Ha! I've been using it upside down for 6 months. Laughed so hard when I turned it over that I just bought 6 more for my team.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Positive experience

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I don't usually write reviews, but I felt compelled to share my impression of this product because of all the negativity. I was initially very wary of purchasing because of the negative reviews, but after prolonged research for a laptop stand, this one was still the sleekest in design. I have no regrets buying this stand and have had absolutely no instances where my MBP has slid off of it. (Note: I own a 13" MBP.) I only hope people are removing their laptops before adjusting the height.

    The materials are quality and the build is solid. I usually work with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, but have had no issues when typing on the MBP while it's on the stand. Only gripe is that I wish it could adjust a little higher.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best design !

    • Written by from Henrico

    There are lot of reviews which says it slips but I should say it does not. It fits perfectly and get the right grip for Macbook Pro. Cool design. The only thing I did not like is spring which is used for raising your Mac. I think spring quality is not that good but unless it lasts good it should not be a problem. I will recommend this product. Also the price is little high. Ideally its worth under $60.
    Anyways anyone looking for minimal and cool design this is the product. I will give four and half star.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty solid product, not sure why so many negative reviews

    • Written by from Bolivar

    After much debate and comparison shopping, I decided to take a chance on this stand despite so many negative reviews. I can honestly say,I don't know why they exist other than maybe people were somehow using the product wrong. My 15 inch macbook pro sits on the stand and does not slide off.

    It is a little pricey but I supposed you're paying for the adjustability and aesthetics. It also could be less wobbly, I guess, if the part the machine sits on was "U" shaped instead of "V". Despite this, I still fear my machine is going to fall and I haven't had it slide off as others have reported.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    To redress the negative...

    • Written by from Midhurst

    I initially thought I would buy this online, but having read all of the reviews I decided it wasn't for me at all; too much money to waste on something that seemed not to work.

    I happened upon an Apple store when visiting my parents and found they had this stand there. They kindly got one out and put one of their 15" rMBP's on it (which is what I want it for). It worked absolutely fine and didn't seem likely to slip or slide at all, so I bought it. I've been using it everyday for about three weeks now and have no slipping issues at all, with what is currently their biggest and heaviest laptop. In fact, if I grab the front edge of the MBP and drag it towards me, the stand slides along the tabletop rather than the MBP sliding off the stand!

    It looks the part, but I've marked it one star down because as somebody else mentioned, at its very top setting the stand can be slightly lopsided. It takes a bit of fiddling to fix it in just the right place so that it's level and square on to the base. The hydraulic mechanism itself wasn't quite as solid and tactile as I was expecting either, but considering I'll probably only ever set it the once, it's not really an issue.

    Over all, very happy, but try it out to allay your fears if you're still not sure.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended as long as you know what to expect...

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    I use this stand with my late 2013 15" MacBook Pro. The most important thing to realize is that this stand was intended for use with an external keyboard and mouse/trackpad. This is stated on the Twelve South website and the product documentation. I have not had any issue with the MacBook sliding off at all. I've had the stand for three weeks and have checked multiple times to see if the MacBook has slipped any and it has not. Perhaps people that are having this issue are typing directly on the MacBook keyboard or maybe they have a skin or shell on it that reduces the coefficient of friction between the stand and the MacBook. If used as intended it works fine.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The stand which compliments the MacBook

    • Written by from Devizes

    Comes very nicely packaged. Lovely clean design, and useful when changing height.

    The non-slip feet which touches to MacBook are very effective. However the base which touches the desk is quite slippery. (On a wooden desk)

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent build quality & looks

    • Written by from GREENHITHE

    I picked up one of these in the Regent Street store for use at work with my Air and I'm pleased with it. The rubber non slip arms hold the laptop in place and the adjustable height is good, although a bit more height adjustment would have been better. If you're very tall, this might be an issue as it's just about okay for me at normal desk height and I'm 5ft 10".

    Design wise, it looks great, however, as per usual, it's being obscured by a mass of cables...!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine's not wobbly...

    • Written by from Washington

    My HiRise Stand for MacBook arrived today and I have to say I'm delighted with it. It seems very well built and sturdy and everything appears to be even. My only criticism is that I had assumed that it would be possible to adjust the level of tilt, but it isn't. Apart from that, I'm very pleased.

    As to the previous comments posted, I wonder whether one was just a bad example - it would be interesting to know if the buyer's second purchase was the same. As to the other, yes, the packaging oozes class and expense and I'm sure that does add to the price, but since when has that put off an Apple purchaser? Unpackaging an Apple product is one of those little joys that makes Apple what it is. I'm delighted that Twelve South thought enough about their customers that they would try to emulate that experience also. Good for them.

    Finally on the price, yes it is a bit costly, but I was prepared to pay the extra in order to have the adjustable stand. As it turns out, I have already adjusted the stand once because I decided I didn't actually need it quite the way up to the top.

    59 of 74 people found this useful