Twelve South HiRise Adjustable Stand for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

Twelve South HiRise Adjustable Stand for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

$69.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 66 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The Twelve South HiRise for MacBook is a beautifully designed stand that's adjustable, so you can select just the right height for using your notebook as a desktop computer. HiRise has silicone lined, v-shaped arms that hold your MacBook like a tire gripping the road. The v-shaped arms also ensure maximum circulation of air around your Mac.

    HiRise's spring-loaded post makes it super easy to adjust the height of the stand. Elevate your MacBook off the desk to focus on the screen, or raise the height of your MacBook to align it with your external monitor for the ultimate dual-display setup.

  • Highlights

    • Adjustable stand that lets you use MacBook as a desktop
    • Compatible with MacBooks and users of all sizes
    • Spring-loaded post makes adjusting height a snap
    • Silicone-lined arms firmly grip bottom of MacBook
    • Allows you to align MacBook with an external monitor
    • Frees space on your desk for an external keyboard and mouse
    • Teflon rails on bottom of stand protect desk surface
    • V-shaped display stand provides maximum airflow for MacBook
    • Crafted from metal for a stable footprint
  • Did you notice?

    Metal construction and silicone-lined arms keep your MacBook securely in place.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Raise your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air to just the right height for use as a desktop computer.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Twelve South HiRise stand for MacBook
    • Owner's manual
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 12-1222
    • UPC or EAN No.: 851522002573

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
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  • mStand v.s. HiRise for MacBook

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've been using the mStand for a little over a year now, but when Twelve South came out with their new HiRise for MacBook stand I I've been using the mStand for a little over a year now, but when Twelve South came out with their new HiRise for MacBook stand I figured I would give it a try. I'm not going to compare unboxing because functionality it what ultimately matters.

    I dock/undock my Early 2011 MacBook Pro roughly 5-10 times a week. What is most important to me is that it is a seamless transition. Have laptop, put on stand, and connect cables. The mStand excels at this with its "feet" to catch the laptop and make perfect positioning an ease with each use. The HiRise however, does not have such a feature and this can become a tedious task to get the same position as you had once before. Placing your $3k MacBook Pro on a stand shouldn't be a guessing game, and you definitely shouldn't be worried that it might fall off given the incorrect position.

    Stand placement is another big issue for me and honestly, I didn't realize it was until I got the HiRise. The stand shouldn't move once placed in the proper position on my desk. The mStand doesn't move. The HiRise does, and abhorrently so.

    Lastly, elevation is also critical. While the HiRise will get the top of your MacBook Pro screen to roughly 15 1/2", the mStand will give you a full inch more. There is also more downward angle on the body of the Macbook Pro with the mStand. The is bound to be more beneficial to heat dissipation. I have also found it makes it easier to use the keyboard in those instances I forget to turn Bluetooth back on before docking my MacBook Pro.

    P.S. With the HiRise height set to the lowest point, the back(where the back of your laptop would sit) is at 3 5/8" and the front is at 2 1/8".

    • Written by from San Antonio

    131 of 168 people found this useful

    Was this useful? mStand v.s. HiRise for MacBook
  • It Does Stick! People are using it wrong!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, everyone that says that it does not stick and that the macbook slides off is using the product upside down! The V Great Product, everyone that says that it does not stick and that the macbook slides off is using the product upside down! The V shape part of the product is where the macbook sits on, and the base that sits on the desk is the rectangular part. Please consult the pictures on the box before using and criticizing.

    Personally, I love the product, it may not have the ability to change the tilt, but the height adjustments are great, the product is built strong and sturdy, and I love the design ascetics of the product!

    • Written by from Langley

    91 of 113 people found this useful

    Was this useful? It Does Stick! People are using it wrong!
  • Mine's not wobbly...

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 everyt 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.

    • Written by from Washington

    59 of 74 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Mine's not wobbly...
  • Excellent

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have had my HiRise for several months now, and it is easily one of the best productivity purchases I've made. There's not much I have had my HiRise for several months now, and it is easily one of the best productivity purchases I've made. There's not much to this stand, but in this case, less is more. The adjustability works as advertised, and is key to the usefulness of the stand. I have my MBP Retina 15'' exactly level with my 24" Asus ProArt monitor. (Note that the stand is not designed to be adjustable on the fly. You set it to the optimum height and leave it there.) Like the book arc also made by Twelve South, this thing is nice and heavy. It does not slide around on my desk. Unlike some other reviewers, I have had no problems whatsoever with the stand's grip. It holds my MBP very securely. It has never fallen or slid in any direction. A guess about other people's less positive experiences: maybe the stand is less secure with smaller laptops, like the MB Air, but I can't speak from personal experience.
    The bottom line: for me, with a 15" Retina MBP, this stand, although expensive, has been worth it because it has allowed for a reliable and optimum desk setup, and I trust it to last as long or longer than the computer that sits on it.

    Tip: if you are using this to replace a book arc, you might find that the book arc will have new life as a holder for your ipad. My ipad 4 fits it well enough to use for reading.

    • Written by from Houston
    Was this useful? Excellent
  • A bit wobbly

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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.

    • Written by from reading
    Was this useful? A bit wobbly
  • Wobbly stand

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I had a Rain stand before (and was very pleased with it) but I needed to buy one that would give me the ability to adjust the heig I had a Rain stand before (and was very pleased with it) but I needed to buy one that would give me the ability to adjust the height. I bought the HiRise but the stand came defective right out of the box. The piece that attaches the arms to the base tilts to one side causing the computer to sit unevenly. There is no way for me to return the stand so I'm stuck with it (such a waste of money)! If I put the stand up side down, the computer is not titled as much but it tends to slide off of the stand and it doesn't get proper air flow under it. I do not recommend this stand at all.

    • Written by from Durham
    Was this useful? Wobbly stand

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