• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Houston

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with MBP 15"

    • Written by from Toronto

    I'm not sure what everyone elses issue is with slippage and wobbles. I use mine with a 15" MacBook Pro Retina and it's absolutely perfect at what it does.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST stand! functional and gorgeous!

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    this is a great stand for your macbook pro retina. i have owned it for about a year in my work office. i keep the mac open and closed, and it looks live its hovering over my desk. it opens up valuable real estate on my desk, and offers a space to slip items under the risen mac. never slips from the arms, as they have a secure rubber ribbed surface to keep it in place. i can open and close my mac, and it never wobbles. there are no unsightly "feet" holding it in place or anything to disturb the beauty and simplicity of the mac. i HIGHLY recommend it! MORE THAN FIVE STARS!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a great stand, the grip is strong

    • Written by from RALEIGH

    Not sure what the 1 star reviews are even talking about. I picked up this stand at the Apple Store today and it is awesome. It grips my macbook very well. No complaints at all.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for a MacBook Pro 13 (Retina)

    • Written by from Eden Prairie

    I was unsure about this product based on all the negative reviews. But, since there was such polarizing reviews good and bad I figured I'd give it shot and make up my own mind. Glad I did, it works perfectly and as designed. The stand can be adjusted vertically based on your personal needs. I like the aluminum construction and Apple like design. The key to this product is to use it as a stand not as a docking station. Don't use or type on the MacBook when resting on the stand. The design keeps the bottom of the MacBook open and free for air movement to keep it cool. I would recommend this product if you use a second monitor, separate keyboard and mouse. Oh, the box the stand comes in is amazing too.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm buying a second one for my other office.

    • Written by from Burnsville

    After 7 months of use at my home office I'm buying another one for my other office. I reviewed the other stands but this one helps preserve desk space by letting me slide papers under the elevated Mac. I am a tax accountant and often need to view a number of documents at one time. I don't know how the other people are using this stand but I have NEVER experienced ANY slippage or instability.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from chennai

    I purchased this product via apple online store. It promptly got delivered in a day's time. The aesthetics of the product is very impressive. Its sturdy and works like a charm. My macbook stays pretty safe without any slide. I am personally very much satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great stand!

    • Written by from Belleview

    I read the reviews and I was skeptical, but the design was what I was looking for. I took a chance and ordered it through Apple and I am very pleased! The stand is sturdy and it grips VERY well. I have had this product for a week and my macbook has yet to move one inch. The height is just what I needed so I don't have to bend my neck. The adjustable stand is extremely easy to adjust to the height I am looking for. Perhaps they have made some adjustments based on previous reviews and I ordered it at the right time.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    beautiful stand must buy

    • Written by from burbank

    when I read all bad reviews about it i thought maybe I am not going to buy it. but today i visited and apple store and bought it. let me tell that all the bad reviews that tell you that this stand will drop your computer i think they are using it wrong (up side down) those two arms is where your computer will go not the other way. i think if you read the instruction that came with the stand you will find out how to use it the right way.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Stand for a MacBook Pro 15' Retina

    • Written by from Carpentersville

    I've had the stand for a few weeks and I love it. After reading some of the reviews I was concerned about the laptop slipping off the stand. So I bought the stand at the Apple Store knowing that if I had a problem I could return it to Apple.

    Well, let me say slippage is not a problem for the retina MacBook Pro 15. I'm not sure if Twelve South has modified the stand - by either reducing the slope on the top of the stand or using better rubber on the top of the stand that grips the laptop, but whatever they did, I have no problems with the laptop moving once it is placed on the stand. The height adjustment allows me to adjust the laptop to the height of my external monitor when its in use. Without the external monitor I raise my laptop so the screen is closer to eye level.

    The laptop gets removed from the stand almost daily. I use the Apple cordless keyboard and trackpad. Both work great with the stand.

    The only problem I had with the stand - and this is very minor - was the base of the stand had a mark on it. I assume it was made during the manufacturing process. Since this is an expensive stand, I replaced it with no problem at the Apple Store.

    All and all I can say this is a perfect stand for me.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous and useful MacBook stand

    • Written by from Bath

    I've been using this stand for over a year, and it has made a world of difference in my posture. I downsized to using just a MacBook (replacing my desktop), so this stand enables me to quickly set it up once I'm home. The build quality is high and the color/texture is spot-on with Apple's unibody machines. It's light, but super sturdy. I've bumped my machine a few times and it has yet to lose grip.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    • Written by from Henderson

    Use it everyday.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Stand, Would Recommend

    • Written by from Saint Amant

    I recently purchased this stand and I see no issues, (as some have NEGATIVELY remarked) I quite like the stand, compared to my last, the grip is perfectly fine(: .... To those who made remarks to the grip, there are no issues from what I've seen! Be sure to check to see if the grips are dirty as it could lower the amount of grip. And BTW if there was an issue with grip, purchase a Speck case and it will grip quite well. Have a nice day people of the internet. :D

    P.S. I Have noticed that it is SLIGHTLY wobbly, not too bad, I can "STAND" it.... XD

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Silt

    The stand is well made and sturdy. It looks very professional sitting on the desk. The height adjusting mechanism works great and makes it a cinch to adjust and lock in. The design makes it easy to slide a keyboard underneath the laptop when not in use.

    The laptop sits very securely and will not slide off. Even deliberately pushing my 15" retina macbook pro, it does not move.

    The laptop runs slightly cooler than if it is sitting flat on a desk, which is a huge plus.

    I would recommend using this stand with an external mouse and keyboard.

    I also own another direct competitor to this stand that is cheaper, but this stand is much better in terms of design, adjustability and professional look.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Stand, Looks Great

    • Written by from Cave Creek

    I purchased this to use with a late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina. After reading all of the negative reviews I was a little uncertain about what kind of product I would find when I opened the box. Having an Apple Store nearby I figured I could always return it if I was unhappy. I have to say I was quite surprised at just how solid and well made this stand is, exceeding my highest expectations. Fit and finish are first rate and the cantilevered V arms that support the computer are much thicker and more rigid than I imagined, and in hindsight, commensurate with the price. The vertical adjustment is smooth and well made.

    Though I use an external keyboard, typing on the built in keyboard while the computer is on the stand isn't a problem at all. The MBP is rock solid with no slipping and only the tiniest bit of downward deflection if you press firmly on it. The foot matches my TBD perfectly with the exception that it has the Twelve South logo on it. The stand can be moved around on the desk fairly easily but I would not say overly so by any means. It stays put unless you apply sufficient force. Before opening the box I felt the price was a bit steep but went for it because I wanted the adjustability. But it does in fact feel like a $70 stand and after using it I have no issue with the price. In my opinion the overall rating is wholly undeserved. Well made, high quality stand.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Stand!

    • Written by from Pleasant View

    I have had my stand for less than a month and so far, it has lived up to my expectations. When I was reading other reviews, the comments stated that the computer slides off. That is not true at all. I saw a youtube video that had a review on this stand and the guy holds the stand in one hand and puts a MBP on it (while hold the stand) and then opens the laptop while on the stand...the laptop did not slip at all. It sounds crazy, but that really proved to me that it does not slide around. Another review stated that the stand moves around on the desk to easily. Well, the stand is actually designed to move around the desk easily, so if you are looking for something that is NOT going to move, then you may need to keep looking.

    Personally, I like the ability of adjusting the height of the computer. Not all stands have this feature. Having this added flexibility also me to adjust it to whatever height I need it to be. Where as other stands have a fixed height which is not dynamic enough for me. The stand is VERY well made. The angle that the computer sits at is nice (not too steep). I bought the stand so that my computer can get more air underneath it for cooling. Since the purchase and the use of the stand, the computer runs extremely quiet and does not get a hot as it use to. I am a software developer so I work pretty long hours (12-14hrs is my typical day). With that being said, I am always on the computer...so having it run cooler is optimal for me.

    The packaging is first class...sure, we end up paying a little more for the product, but the last thing that you want to have is a brand new aluminum stand all scratched up because it wasn't packaged properly.

    Thanks for making a quality product.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Your Using It Up Side Down! Derrrrrr!

    • Written by from Brisbane

    I bought this stand today from apple and I am more than happy with what was given to me. To be honest, I didnt expect this stand to be very good because of all the neggative reviews but realised that these people are so stupid. This stand could not get much better than it already is because it has everything. Very nice stand and dont listen to all the neggative reviews because they dont have their heads screwed on straight.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from vernon

    I agree it is a bit pricey but worth it for the solid feel and good looks.

    Only problem I had was my wife stealing it so I am buying a second one.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adjustable Stand

    • Written by from FORT LAUDERDALE

    This is excellent, free's up space on my desk, allows proper ventilation. I also purchased a wireless keyboard and mouse. I absolutely love it. Never have to touch the keypad or mouse pad again.

    Scale 1- 10 , I give it 11

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great...no more neck pain!

    • Written by from APO

    This stand works exactly as it says it does. I'm not sure what the deal is with a couple of other reviews -- it kind of sounds like they were maybe using the product upside down (?), but it's physically impossible for me to get my MacBook Air to slide, at all, using this stand. It stays put. I don't type on it -- you're not supposed to, according to the product info -- I use it when I come home from the road and want to keep using my MBA with a wireless keyboard and mouse. But my neck isn't bothering me anymore when I spend hours at my MBA, and that's saying a lot. I like that it's adjustable so my husband can fix it to his right height, too (though I'm not so great at sharing my MBA). :>) Totally worth it. Best stand I've seen, happy I bought it!

    10 of 11 people found this useful