Twelve South HiRise Adjustable Stand for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

Twelve South HiRise Adjustable Stand for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

Product Information

  • Overview

    The Twelve South HiRise for MacBook is a beautifully designed stand that's adjustable, so you can select just the right height for using your notebook as a desktop computer. HiRise has silicone lined, v-shaped arms that hold your MacBook like a tire gripping the road. The v-shaped arms also ensure maximum circulation of air around your Mac.

    HiRise's spring-loaded post makes it super easy to adjust the height of the stand. Elevate your MacBook off the desk to focus on the screen, or raise the height of your MacBook to align it with your external monitor for the ultimate dual-display setup.

  • Highlights

    • Adjustable stand that lets you use MacBook as a desktop
    • Compatible with MacBooks and users of all sizes
    • Spring-loaded post makes adjusting height a snap
    • Silicone-lined arms firmly grip bottom of MacBook
    • Allows you to align MacBook with an external monitor
    • Frees space on your desk for an external keyboard and mouse
    • Teflon rails on bottom of stand protect desk surface
    • V-shaped display stand provides maximum airflow for MacBook
    • Crafted from metal for a stable footprint
  • Did you notice?

    Metal construction and silicone-lined arms keep your MacBook securely in place.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Raise your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air to just the right height for use as a desktop computer.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Twelve South HiRise Stand
    • Owner's manual
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 12-1222
    • UPC or EAN No.: 851522002573

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • mStand v.s. HiRise for MacBook

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've been using the mStand for a little over a year now, but when Twelve South came out with their new HiRise for MacBook stand I I've been using the mStand for a little over a year now, but when Twelve South came out with their new HiRise for MacBook stand I figured I would give it a try. I'm not going to compare unboxing because functionality it what ultimately matters.

    I dock/undock my Early 2011 MacBook Pro roughly 5-10 times a week. What is most important to me is that it is a seamless transition. Have laptop, put on stand, and connect cables. The mStand excels at this with its "feet" to catch the laptop and make perfect positioning an ease with each use. The HiRise however, does not have such a feature and this can become a tedious task to get the same position as you had once before. Placing your $3k MacBook Pro on a stand shouldn't be a guessing game, and you definitely shouldn't be worried that it might fall off given the incorrect position.

    Stand placement is another big issue for me and honestly, I didn't realize it was until I got the HiRise. The stand shouldn't move once placed in the proper position on my desk. The mStand doesn't move. The HiRise does, and abhorrently so.

    Lastly, elevation is also critical. While the HiRise will get the top of your MacBook Pro screen to roughly 15 1/2", the mStand will give you a full inch more. There is also more downward angle on the body of the Macbook Pro with the mStand. The is bound to be more beneficial to heat dissipation. I have also found it makes it easier to use the keyboard in those instances I forget to turn Bluetooth back on before docking my MacBook Pro.

    P.S. With the HiRise height set to the lowest point, the back(where the back of your laptop would sit) is at 3 5/8" and the front is at 2 1/8".

    • Written by from San Antonio

    112 of 143 people found this useful

    Was this useful? mStand v.s. HiRise for MacBook
  • It Does Stick! People are using it wrong!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, everyone that says that it does not stick and that the macbook slides off is using the product upside down! The V Great Product, everyone that says that it does not stick and that the macbook slides off is using the product upside down! The V shape part of the product is where the macbook sits on, and the base that sits on the desk is the rectangular part. Please consult the pictures on the box before using and criticizing.

    Personally, I love the product, it may not have the ability to change the tilt, but the height adjustments are great, the product is built strong and sturdy, and I love the design ascetics of the product!

    • Written by from Langley

    83 of 101 people found this useful

    Was this useful? It Does Stick! People are using it wrong!
  • Disappointed

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    My High Rise stand arrived today, and it is very well made, and looks great.

    Sadly though it does not hold either my MacBook Ai My High Rise stand arrived today, and it is very well made, and looks great.

    Sadly though it does not hold either my MacBook Air or MacBook Pro steady or securely enough. Both machines just rest on the support arms, but move about both front to back and side to side when touched, even lightly. This gives the impression that it is going to fall off.

    This may not be a problem if you intend to never touch the machine once it is one the stand, but if like me you will have to still use the keys from time to time this may not be the one for you.

    Sadly had to return the stand.

    • Written by from Cheddar

    55 of 62 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Disappointed
  • Excellent Stand!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am a bit surprised by some of the negative reviews for this stand. I've been using mine for about 6 months and its absolutely s I am a bit surprised by some of the negative reviews for this stand. I've been using mine for about 6 months and its absolutely solid - no issues with my MacBook Pro 15" slipping at all. I did have an issue in the first week but that's only because I was being dim and had the stand upside down!! I had what I thought were the feet at the bottom - turned out that's what the laptop should have been on and the square bit was the base!!

    Anyway - this is a fabulous stand in my opinion - at least for the 15" MacBook Pro anyway.

    • Written by from Leeds
    Was this useful? Excellent Stand!
  • Terrible

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this stand from the store cause it was the only one available. It worked just fine at first but now my laptop slides down I bought this stand from the store cause it was the only one available. It worked just fine at first but now my laptop slides down and doesn't stay in place. I had this stand for almost 1.5 yrs and now its just sitting there as paper weight. Don't waste your money. Buy a different stand.

    • Written by from aliso viejo
    Was this useful? Terrible
  • Do Not Buy

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    This stand came defective out of the box. Adhesive strip on base of product was unglued from the base! Shoddy workmanship, even po This stand came defective out of the box. Adhesive strip on base of product was unglued from the base! Shoddy workmanship, even poorer quality control. Shameful that Apple sells this product.

    • Written by from New York

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Do Not Buy

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