• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elevates and tidies

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I'm using Hi-Rise to elevate my iMac, it's tidied up my desk and all my cables, USB hub and blu-ray drive are neatly enclosed behind the removable front panel. The magnetic front and back panel make getting access to the interior simple - there are screws if you need more security, but I prefer the easy access.

    If you're placing USB cables/devices inside Hi-Rise route the cables through the cut out in the iMac/Display's stand and in to the back of Hi-Rise for a tidy appearance.

    You have to assemble Hi-Rise yourself, but it's trivial. All the parts are perfectly machined and slide together easily. The result is a very solid and study product.

    76 of 86 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Same Fit and Finish Issues

    • Written by from White Lake

    I also have issues with the fit, the side of the top and bottom, at front and back, do not align properly. You make one side's top and bottom line up, say front R then the back L is thrown off. Fortunately the mis-alignment is not enough to cause problems putting the back and front covers on, they do not show significant gaps and stay relatively flush. Sliding the shelf in was more difficult than need be, maybe spraying some silicone on the plastic wrapped edges would help? It didn't require my full body weight as another's review.

    The screws seem on the small side, and look fragile as though they could strip even being a hex and not slotted or phillips. Definitely be careful and don't over tighten the back plate or your iMac may be permanently locked into the HiRise.

    These two issues have me knock it down one star each. It definitely tidies up my desktop as I can place a TB HDD across the top and not have to reach around either side to turn it on. I placed a USB hub inside the HiRise out of site, and another TB HDD on the 12 South BackPack behind my iMac.

    Overall a great idea but for $80 QA should be better!

    64 of 73 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    QA Issues Perhaps?

    • Written by from Waterloo

    I read a number of reviews all praising the novelty of the HiRise and the ease of installation. I decided I wanted one since it's a much more elegant solution than raising my iMac with a textbook.

    I expected the installation to be a breeze, but it truly wasn't. It looks very foolproof, with clear instructions on how to assemble the HiRise. However, for some reason, the one I received was just not precisely cut to slide together easily. I eventually needed to use nearly my entire body weight to slide the top and bottom pieces together against the floor, which from other reviews I read was absolutely not necessary. I can only chalk it up to back luck and the top and bottom pieces were just not made well for each other. It's safe to say that I will probably never disassemble the HiRise ever again, if it's even possible.

    Now that I've set it up though, my desk looks amazing! Too bad the installation had to be so rough. My suggestion to Twelve South is to improve on the QA and perhaps test the fit of the top and bottom pieces before packaging.

    66 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Leicester

    Was reluctant to spend £70 at first, but well worth it. It has raised my Thunderbolt display to a comfortable viewing level now. I keep my Mac Mini inside it, it looks really neat and tidy on the desk now.

    Don't see the point of using the screws as the magnets hold perfectly.

    Going to buy the BackPack shelf next or maybe even two.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Strong and Reliable

    • Written by from Warrington

    The HiRise gives an extra aesthetic appeal to your desktop while heightening the screen at 6 customisable levels. I was a little disheartened by what looks like to be a strong glue that holds a rubber seal on. The allen key provided is weak and wears easy and doesn't provide much pivot support to tighten the screws. Leaving that aside, a brilliant piece of kit.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elevated praise

    • Written by from Telford

    I purchased two of these HiRise stands when I first saw them advertised. At the time they were not available in the UK so I ordered them directly from Twelve South in the US. They arrived within a week for a flat delivery rate of $25 (taxes do apply). I have one each for my two MacPro displays and they have elevated the displays to a much more ergonomic level for viewing and working. They are both stylish and versatile (even the boxes they come in are versatile). I use one to house a 3TB Time Capsule, the other various smaller Apple bits and pieces, but because of this I have not used the little screws to attach the front panels, no need they are magnetic. Other items sit on the flat tops. Twelve South thought of everything.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional and Stylish

    • Written by from Canton

    The product does exactly what it is meant for although not much more. The craftsmanship is excellent, sturdy, and stylish. When using the monitor looks at bit more heavy than I would want. It takes away some from the sleek-ness of the monitor, however, a necessary trade off to elevate to a comfortable height.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    20 inch 2006 Imac

    • Written by from Cordova

    Great product and well made with easy setup. I like the magnetic doors which can be secured or left on with just the magnetic covers. It lifted my screen up which really made a difference in the view of my old iMac . This company has some quality products and am very impressed with the craftsmanship and design. It got my desktop cleaned up allowing me to put items like my keys, iPhone, or small external drives to be placed out of the way. I highly recommend this product.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for small desks

    • Written by from Toronto

    I have my 27' iMac on what could be the smallest desk dimension available at IKEA. My iMac accessories such as ext. HDD and ODD were just scattered on my desk until I got this neat gizmo - with my iMac base set on the highest height setting on HiRise, I now have decent room to put both my peripherals + other goodies as well.

    I would have to point out though it felt quite overpriced for what it offers.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must-have for an iMac

    • Written by from Edmonton

    This stand is very beautiful from the packaging to its full installation. It is very easy to arrange and elevates my late 2012 iMac to the right height. My desk is now very neat after the Apple USB Superdrive, TB portable HD and a USB Hub gone into the storage. Its a matter of opening the front faceplate to get access to the devices therein. Very good design just like every Twelve South's products.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Peterborough

    I just purchased the HiRise for my late 2012 27" iMac. I have the shelf on the 4th step from the bottom and have hidden my LaCie Porsche 3TB Hard-drive that I am using as a Time Capsule on the bottom of the HiRise and then on top of the iMac Stand I have put my Apple Superdrive. I also have various cables hidden inside as well.

    This product is very well designed, worth the price and looks perfect with an iMac.

    It hides the cables very well and gives my iMac that boost in hight that I needed. The only thing that could make it better would be to do a additional insert that could raise the total height of the HiRise.

    A definite must buy accessory if you appreciate apple style minimalism, design and use.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant and useful!

    • Written by from Bath

    My main goal in setting up my new desk space was to keep it elegant and clean. This unit made it possible. I've got it under a Thunderbolt display, which enables me to slightly elevate the screen in a way that you can't with the stock foot from Apple. Plus, I'm able to keep my keys, iPhone, charging cables, etc. behind the mesh gate instead of strewn all over my desk. Great for those looking to keep a tidy work area!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK, but a few quality control issues

    • Written by from WARWICK

    I bought four of these, and of the four, one came without a set of screws, which didn't really matter as I didn't require the screws in the front for two of them.

    They're beautifully packaged, and do the job of lifting the monitor to a nice working height well. So no complaints there.

    However, I don't know whether I was just unlucky, but in two of the four cases it was almost impossible to fit the shelf into the slots as it was easily 5mm too wide. It required some brute force to make it go in. I appreciate that it needs a tight fit, but this was a little excessive.

    Another quirk was that the supplied hex (or Allen) key didn't fit the heads of the screws. Given I had three sets of screws to play with and none of them worked, that seemed pretty strange to me. Not a major drama - that's what toolboxes are for - but odd nonetheless.

    So something might be a bit wonky in quality control, but now that they're built I'm happy and they're doing the job that I wanted them for.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A surprisingly nice, useful item

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    When I first saw these advertised, I thought "what a rip off, $80 for a metal box to sit your computer on?" Then, they started to look a bit useful. I had the money, so I ordered one for my late 2012 27" iMac. I absolutely love it. It completely hides my LightScribe DVD burner and a powered USB hub. It really provides a very nice clutter-free desktop. It raises the screen height to a nice level even with the 27" display, and that further clears even more desktop space. Nice piece. Worth the money.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good - But

    • Written by from ILFRACOMBE

    Lets admit it the one thing the iMac requires is a height adjustment. Not a show stopping problem on a 27" iMac but still a major niggle if long hours are spend working at the machine.

    The riser itself is very well made and as with most of 12 South kit very well thought out. Good material match to the iMac and simply to put together.

    But and heres the but, it does not seem to blend with the iMac, it just looks slightly out of place, a little too industrial?

    It raises the unit very well, provides good balance, but something is just missing?.

    Overall the best riser on the market, but could be slightly less industrial in its looks.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another innovative and well made Twelve South product

    • Written by from Austin

    Prior to purchasing the HiRise, I was using a monitor stand that allows stowage of your keyboard underneath. This setup didn't raise the 27 inch iMac high enough for my preference, so I gave the HiRise a try which just sits on top of this monitor stand. The height is now perfect, plus I have a place to neatly store my extra mouse, connected phone charging and USB cables. Very nice design, compliments the iMac and is very solid. I have no worries of my iMac tipping over since the design is very stable. Although earlier reviews made mention of some assembly and quality control issues, this unit assembled perfectly so these issues were likely resolved. A highly recommended accessory for the iMac.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product- poor finish

    • Written by from Northcote

    Like other reviews of this product, I like the design and thought put into this product (after all, I bought it!).

    However, the finish of the rubber/ plastic edges of the shelf left a bit to be desired. There were also small, but notable dints and scratches throughout the product.

    I've bought TwelveSouth products before and they have been of high quality. This one though doesn't maintain this.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I think it's great. Wish it was taller.

    • Written by from Glenside

    I almost didn't buy this because of the reviews on the fit. It went together very easily. My only issue is the height. I would have liked it taller and a door that drops down in the front. Or maybe a tray that slides out to put my phone on. Otherwise it's very nice.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product and presentation let down by quality control

    • Written by from Reedy Creek

    Well made product overall that will do the job well but the two end pieces are warped so don't sit nice and flush as expected.
    Lay them on a flat bench and they are out by nearly 2mm... in-fact it is rattling while i type this.
    Not worth the hassle of sending back but disappointing considering the price.
    Excellent service otherwise as arrived in under 2 days.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am so impressed

    • Written by from Smithers

    I bought the 12south phone charging station last year and love it's simplicity and ease. I hesitated buying this stand for 8 months because of the previous negative feedback. Well folks - it's another home run! I just spent half an hour putting the stand together, adjusting the height, and cleaning the clutter off my desk. It's simple, easy design is exactly what I hoped for. Thanks.