• 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Tiffany G from sandy

    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!!!

    99 of 129 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stand was crooked

    • Written by Esko P from Calgary

    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.

    45 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    STAY AWAY!! Macbook Pro slips. Stand is FLIMSY.

    • Written by Muhammad M from Euless

    I bought this disregarding the reviews because I didn't believe Apple would offer such a low-quality product on their site but that is absolutely the case. Right when I opened the box it felt very cheap, the stand had scratches and did not even stay level, my Macbook is literally sitting on it looking crooked. That's not even the worst.. I actually had my brand new Macbook slip on to the table(thankfully no scratches)!!!! Would stay AWAY!!! I wouldn't even give this product a 1 star.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by J Wendell W from Orleans

    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.

    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).

    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.

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

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Alexander A 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.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and wonky

    • Written by Sam H from Bolton

    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.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Theodoulos D from Tokyo

    Look: Looked beat up out of the box.

    Function: Requires turning a knobscrew to release a spring arm. KNOBSCREW COULD NOT BE TURNED BY HAND.

    Packaging: Removing the foam from the box with a reasonable amount of care damaged both the foam and the box. And the manual had the audacity to suggest using the box to store photos.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by Geena L from Wallbrook

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by Matthew F from Tallahassee

    Stay away from this stand. It is flimsy and wobbles, cannot level it (and mine has a permanent lean to the left) and my MacBook Pro frequently slips off of it. Garbage stand, especially for the price.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DANGER: MacBook Pro slowly slides off when unattended

    • Written by Jay H from Brooklyn

    After a few months I repeatedly found my 15" MacBook Pro had fallen off. At first I thought someone had bumped my desk, but then realized that the laptop slowly slides down when unattended. I see from the reviews that others have experienced the same thing,

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My Macbook Pro slides off all the time :-(

    • Written by Florian S from Bogangar

    Pretty disappointed with this stand. My macbook does not stick and gradually slips down. Within 30 minutes it would slide right off my stand if I wouldn't have to continuously adjust it. It stays on there when wrapping rubber bands around the arms but that surely can't be the solution. I am not using it upside down ;-) I may have a faulty product but looking at the reviews others are experiencing the same issue. It looks good but that's about all unfortunately - a wast of money.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by zhangjun L from Columbus

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

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money—really unstable

    • Written by Stephen G from Bedlington

    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.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality, laptop sldies off

    • Written by Ben S from Robina

    Not great quality compared to the Griffin stand I usually use. My laptop often slides off because a bolt came loose. Not recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not what I thought I paid for

    • Written by Thomas J from Driver

    I had this stand for over a year now, first it was great, then my 13' mac book pro start to sliding off and it becomes wobbly, not happy!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupidly Wobbly

    • Written by Xi X from Cambridge

    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.

    9 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't buy

    • Written by Damian D from Houston

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

    13 of 61 people found this useful