• 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.

    12 of 14 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!!

    10 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad!!!

    • 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.

    9 of 18 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.

    8 of 19 people found this useful

  • 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!!!

    89 of 119 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.

    10 of 17 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.

    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.

    15 of 22 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.

    37 of 46 people found this useful