• 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

    Works well, snug fit

    • Written by

    This drive is good size and fits on my key chain perfectly. It's robust, stylish and it seems to be very well built. The speed is great, too.

    1 of 8 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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