Twelve South HiRise Adjustable Stand for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
Twelve South HiRise Adjustable Stand for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
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.
- 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 ForRaise 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
- Mfr. Part Number: 12-1222
- UPC or EAN No.: 851522002573
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Ratings & Reviews
mStand v.s. HiRise for MacBook
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 Bryan H from San Antonio
97 of 126 people found this useful
It Does Stick! People are using it wrong!
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 Warren A from Langley
71 of 88 people found this useful
Mine's not wobbly...
My HiRise Stand for MacBook arrived today and I have to say I'm delighted with it. It seems very well built and sturdy and everyt My HiRise Stand for MacBook arrived today and I have to say I'm delighted with it. It seems very well built and sturdy and everything appears to be even. My only criticism is that I had assumed that it would be possible to adjust the level of tilt, but it isn't. Apart from that, I'm very pleased.
As to the previous comments posted, I wonder whether one was just a bad example - it would be interesting to know if the buyer's second purchase was the same. As to the other, yes, the packaging oozes class and expense and I'm sure that does add to the price, but since when has that put off an Apple purchaser? Unpackaging an Apple product is one of those little joys that makes Apple what it is. I'm delighted that Twelve South thought enough about their customers that they would try to emulate that experience also. Good for them.
Finally on the price, yes it is a bit costly, but I was prepared to pay the extra in order to have the adjustable stand. As it turns out, I have already adjusted the stand once because I decided I didn't actually need it quite the way up to the top. …
- Written by Matthew R from Washington
50 of 61 people found this useful
I read the reviews and I was skeptical, but the design was what I was looking for. I took a chance and ordered it through Apple an I read the reviews and I was skeptical, but the design was what I was looking for. I took a chance and ordered it through Apple and I am very pleased! The stand is sturdy and it grips VERY well. I have had this product for a week and my macbook has yet to move one inch. The height is just what I needed so I don't have to bend my neck. The adjustable stand is extremely easy to adjust to the height I am looking for. Perhaps they have made some adjustments based on previous reviews and I ordered it at the right time. …
- Written by Valda N from Belleview
beautiful stand must buy
when I read all bad reviews about it i thought maybe I am not going to buy it. but today i visited and apple store and bought it. when I read all bad reviews about it i thought maybe I am not going to buy it. but today i visited and apple store and bought it. let me tell that all the bad reviews that tell you that this stand will drop your computer i think they are using it wrong (up side down) those two arms is where your computer will go not the other way. i think if you read the instruction that came with the stand you will find out how to use it the right way. …
- Written by naser D from burbank
Total rip-off that should not be on the market!
My 2010 15" MacBook Pro now slides off the stand every time that I forget to take it off the stand after using the computer. My e My 2010 15" MacBook Pro now slides off the stand every time that I forget to take it off the stand after using the computer. My experience is exactly the same as the large number of other users/reviewers reporting that the stand will not stably hold the laptop, and I am definitely using it correctly (laptop on the V, not the rectangle). It was stable for the first few weeks before I noticed a slight tendency to slide. Then one night it slid off the stand and pulled an external hard drive and some other stuff onto the floor with it, and it has never held the laptop stably since then. My guess is that this is a design flaw that escaped notice due to insufficient testing by the mechanically incompetent design team that produced it. The rubber on the V rapidly looses enough of its adhesiveness that it can no longer grip the laptop stably for more than a short period of time. I feel completely ripped off and would be eager to file a consumer complaint with the NY Attorney General's office if anyone else is in NY State and would like to join with me. Apple shouldn't be selling this dangerous, overpriced piece of junk, and the company should be sued. …
- Written by JOHN H from New York
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What is the maximum height that it could be extended? I need to use it while standing.
- Asked by Su Hui T
The maximum lift of the stand is 6-inches.
- Answered by Edward N from Forest Hills
What is the maximum height it can be raised to?
- Asked by Jacki B from Sydney
No answers yet
how much does the stand for MacBook weigh
- Asked by Dexter W
Weight 1.75 pounds (0.79 kg) (Source: twelvesouth website)
- Answered by Jerome M from Oxford
Can I still use built-in keyboard and trackpad in the lowest position or an external keyboard and mouse are necessary?
- Asked by Diana F from Bogota
It depends on your comfort level. Personally I think it's just fine, but I use it for DJing. So I ha It depends on your comfort level. Personally I think it's just fine, but I use it for DJing. So I have a pair of turntables underneath mine, and I am comfortable with having my arms raised for it. Someone just using it for home use may find some issue with it. …
- Answered by Bryant D from Phoenix
Can the arm rotate separate to the base?
- Asked by Dirk R from Dianella
Does this unit work with a 17in MacBook Pro?
- Asked by Richard E
I would think yes, but on the packaging they say up to 15 inch. My roommate use it with a quite heav I would think yes, but on the packaging they say up to 15 inch. My roommate use it with a quite heavy Dell laptop and it's okay. …
- Answered by Luc F from Toronto