• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ideal if you want to break your laptop - Read this before you buy

    • Written by from London

    I bought this stand thinking that I was buying a quality product from the apple website, but be warned this is an expensive piece of junk. Firstly the base of the stand has a cheap strip of slippery plastic, so if you or anyone else walks past and accidentally bumps into you laptop it will slide around as if it were on an ice rink.

    Secondly the arms have some very soft rubber if you have a heavy laptopn like my MacBook Retina 15" it will just slide off and fall to the ground when you are not there! Warning: do not leave your laptop unattended on this stand it will plumet to the ground!! I have had my £2000+ laptop fall on the ground countless times and dented! Thanks Twelve South, If you like your macbook please take my advice and leave this stand well alone.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as well made as I had hoped

    • Written by from Startford Upon Avon

    This is fine functionally and holds my 15 inch retina macbook pro in place well, however the connection at the top of stand is secured by a welded rivet and it has already come loose (a few days). You can not tighten it and now the macbook pro wobbles about on this stand and if not positioned with more weight to one side it sags to one side. If you like symmetry as I do, this will drive you nuts.

    Bad purchase and I will be replacing this with a better made stand.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Initially great, but frankly now a waste of money

    • Written by from HAYLE

    I was initially impressed with this product, looked great, very functional, did the job I wanted. But now a month on, I put my laptop on the stand, walk away for 1-2 hours come back and it has slipped down 1-2inches on the stand, meaning left longer my laptop will fall off. Thats not what I expect to pay for. I would not recommend this stand to anyone for that reason, the rubber treads on the stand clearly very quickly looses its gripping power. It's such a shame that what appeared to be a great product has this major flaw. I have contacted Twelve Souths customer support, but had no response back, which is sadly another reason not to recommend this product. Twelve south I expect better.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro went crashing to the ground BY ITSELF

    • Written by from Southampton

    Never been happy with this stand and should have heeded the previous negative reviews...

    Since purchasing I've found that my MacBook Pro seems to gradually slide off to the bottom right without even touching it and so constantly having to slide it back up onto the stand every 30 mins. Perhaps it's just from the vibration of using my external keyboard and mouse but it's quite a design flaw that there aren't supports on the bottom end.

    Once, I hadn't seen how far it had moved off the stand (paying more attention to my main monitor) and before I could catch it my MBP went crashing to the ground, thankfully with nothing broken.

    It wobbles around like crazy if I try to use the MBP whilst on the stand and doesn't adjust to a very high position at all.

    Will be returning as it's very poor value for money and does not do the job.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wobbly and Not worth the Price!

    • Written by from Haslemere

    Looking at the product from the packaging, you feel like your going to get something substantial for your £49,99. Unfortunately, and very much like a fancy meal at a classy restaurant, once the proverbial cloche of, albeit impressive packaging is removed. You're left with a rather weedy looking metal stand.

    Once you take the stand out of the packaging (and realise after 5 minutes that you've got it the wrong way round), and place your MacBook on top, everything looks great...until you type.

    It is at this point you feel like a 1960's B-Movie technician, struggling to keep your thrifty creation together. The Macbook wobbles with every keyboard stroke like a Canary about to fall off its perch.

    Not recommended.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great but doesn't work

    • Written by from Shenfield

    Really disappointed with Apple here. I have only ever bought great products from them.

    This stand looks great, but my macbook pro just keeps sliding off it, so it is useless.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give this no stars I would

    • Written by from Privett

    Do not buy... well, do buy if you want a stand that your laptop will just slide off.

    Can't believe Apple stock this piece of a expensive junk.

    The facts it's expensive. It looks like your Apple laptop i.e. it's made of the same looking metal (nice). Down side is that it looks great but performs terribly. You put you laptop on it and with the slightest (and I mean slightest) knock it well send you laptop hurtling to the floor or at least to your desk top. Why? because it has a smooth plastic edge as apposed to a rubber outer ring, it uses cheap plastic that offers no traction at all.

    Avoid like the plague... Shame on you Apple for stocking such rubbish.

    63 of 79 people found this useful