• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bendy

    This is a nice product. It looks good. It holds the MAC well. It's just a little flimsy and bendy.

    I bent one of the arms a bit taking it out of package. I didn't pull hard. I just took off the really tight, thick packaging.

    It still works but it makes you wonder about what I paid for it. The packaging is awesome but the product is so flimsy and bendy that it can be bent just by removing the packaging?

    I'm going to keep it. It works. It looks nice but I spent a lot of time and used a level to get it back to even. I shouldn't have to do that for $70.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    I can't even use this anymore.
    Unless I am going to be sitting at my macbook to constantly push it back onto the stand it will slide off of this stand (and potentially onto the floor). It slips so much that I have to push it back onto the stand about 20 times during my 9 hour work day.
    It drives me crazy so I don't use it anymore! Too bad as I like how small the unit is.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most Important Desk Accessory

    I bought this stand when it first came out about 3 or 5 years ago, way before apple ever started carrying it. It carries out its function perfectly and with style (matches apple display or imac stands). My mac has never slipped off... so I am curious what others are doing to their's....

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't buy

    because the video didn't work, which speaks volumes about the product. wasting customers' time = consequences, boys and girls!!

    3 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you're an engineer or future engineer!!

    I loved my MacBook Pro prior to enrolling into college for engineering. It is stylish and reliable. Unless, of course you are an engineer. Apple computer products are not meant to meet the expectations of an engineer. If you decide to purchase for this use, you will be forced to download or pay monthly "Windows Software Extension" fees. Mac is not compatible with various engineering software platforms. You will need a laptop/desktop that will allow you the freedom to create and innovate without any restrictions!
    5 stars if used for anything else. 0 for engineering.

    1 of 89 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works good, sometimes

    I have this sitting in my home office and yes it does keep the laptop up...but it leans...constantly.

    It is made of a nice aluminum material which is useless because the large (screw) in the back holds tight...but never seems to keep this thing straight.

    You are better off buying something with two legs rather than a cylindrical column.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook charger

    I dont know on what basis you guys designed the apple macbook charger. I am having hard time to plug it in , every single time it'll fell down because of the over weight.

    4 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Based on all the reviews, I wasn't hesitant to buy this stand, but I figured I'd give it a shot because it was height adjustable and actually looked good (and the return policy). I'm completely happy with the stand and not experiencing any of misalignment issues other reviewers experienced. I'm planning on buying a second one for work.

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad!!!

    I had this for 2 months, it was function well at the beginning. But now it just start keep shaking, and falling apart.

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupidly Wobbly

    It's a waste of aluminum, let alone the money. I am going to return after 5 mins. I needed a stand and this is the only one available in the store. Thinking the ones I had before all worked pretty well, I mean it's just a stand, what could go wrong?

    Well, I don't know why Apple would even sell it in Apple store? The packaging is better than the product, that's why.
    My desk is perfectly level but with the stand, my laptop leans to the left, messing up my internal balancing system.

    5 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The top is the bottom and the bottom is the top

    Thank goodness for product reviews. Pulled this baby out of the box (it really is a nice box) and plunked it on my desk with the V on the desk and the square side facing up. Popped my laptop on top, looked the other way and jumped out of my skin as my MacBook Air slid onto my desk. First reaction, outrage. Second reaction, leave a nasty product review! Third reaction, read other product reviews, realize I have the thing upside down and feel pretty sheepish. I'm using this now as a great support for my laptop, paired with the Apple keyboard and bluetooth mouse and alongside an inexpensive, larger monitor. Ergonomics are feeling great!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Stand I'm ordering a second one.

    Purchased this to use with my new 15" MacBook Pro 2016 and LG 27" display. I am very pleased with the set up. Its solid, and the laptop does not wiggle, or slide its as solid as a rock. Its raised up so the bottom of the screens match up, with the laptop angled at approximately 30 deg's. This leaves room under the edge of the laptop for my Logitech wireless trackball. As soon as I finish here I'm ordering a second one to keep in my RV for use when I'm on the road. I can't help but wonder if some people are using it upside down, or failing to remove the protective transparent covering over the rubber pads.

    Mike

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work properly and doesn't look like Apple

    It's not made as well as usual 'apple' things. Materials are not pleasant, and it's not made accurately. Top and bottom parts are not aligned to each other. And the most awful thing: it doesn't stand firmly, steady. The top cylinder with laptop holder wobbles even when it's up for a half. When it's in its upper position, it has no support to stay aligned and steady at all. And it goes with difficulty up and down along an inner cylinder so as you can damage yourself while adjusting its height.

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    I've seen some reviews from people describing their laptops sliding off this stand... they are using it it upside down!! Just don't be daft and use it the right way up and you'll find that you've bought an excellent stand.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money—really unstable

    For something so expensive you'd expect it to be better made. The stand looks great and the packaging is cute but functionally it's next to useless.

    My 15" rMBP moves around on the stand and if you touch it it's super unstable and wobbly. If left for an extended period of time the mac will start to lean to one side.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T BUY!!! (I would not even give it a 1 star rating)

    Way over priced AND it's junk!!! Wobbly, height adjustment doesn't lock good and the amount it adjusts is hardly worth it! The box it came in is nicer than this stand. If I was not going to return it I would use the box to set my mac pro on, not this stand!!!

    43 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and wonky

    Use a pile of books, it's much cheaper and more stable

    Although the stand is advertised as 'adjustable' it barely moves. It is also usually wonky unless fully open.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You Really Want This To Be Good, But ....

    There isn’t really much more that can be said that hasn’t already been said about this stand – good and bad.

    As I couldn't decide which active stand I wanted to get for my home office to get out of ergonomic jail with my MacBook Air, I decided to buy this and the Rain Design mStand.

    After just a few days of side-by-side tests, the HiRise is simply not up to par with the mStand in terms of overall performance. It looks good, and comes in a very upscale package, but you aren’t paying for looks and a nice box to store stuff in. I found that the HiRise has enough glitches, that, when strung together, don’t deliver at any price, let alone the premium cost this sells for.

    Pros:
    Height adjustable.
    Aluminum material.
    Teflon footing on base plate makes it easy to slide or turn for others to see (if you really need that functionality).

    Cons:
    Adjustment pole has lack of sturdiness at full height.
    Lock knob sometimes hard to screw-in tightly enough.
    Silicon matting on the arms of the V-bracket doesn't elicit confidence unless the laptop isn't in the perfectly balanced position - high risk to be knocked off the stand.
    Construction feels iffy.
    Highest setting is still too low for my needs.
    Machined joints at the top and base of the main support posts have too much play.
    Price.

    In theory this should be a standout item, but sadly, it isn’t. This will be going back in deference to the superior mStand.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stand was crooked

    I got this stand because of the height adjustability. The "V" mount, where the laptop sits, was not centered, and off to the left about a centimeter--you can't adjust this. I'm actually quite surprised that a) an $80 stand would not have better quality assurance and b) Apple actually carries this. I got the mStand instead.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made

    I was looking forward to getting this stand but was quite surprised after receiving it how poorly it was made. The v-shape that holds your computer was not straight with the bottom of the base and there is no way to straighten this piece. For me to us it my computer if I set it equally on the base was sitting crooked. I am returning it and purchasing a different stand.

    3 of 10 people found this useful