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

    100 of 130 people found this useful

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  • 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

    77 of 95 people found this useful

    Was this useful? It Does Stick! People are using it wrong!
  • Mine's not wobbly...

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Washington

    53 of 65 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Mine's not wobbly...
  • fantastic

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought it despite all the negative reviews, simply because I could not believe that original twelvesouth product would not be up I bought it despite all the negative reviews, simply because I could not believe that original twelvesouth product would not be up to their usual high standards. I am certainly very happy that I've decided to purchase the stand.
    My mac air DOES NOT slip from it, DOES NOT wobble (even when I use the keyboard), and you have put considerable amount of force just to move (slide) the stand on the desk. IT IS stable and the stand looks great. Takes minimal amount of space on my desk and the adjustable height is very functional.
    Maybe some of the negative reviews were based on fake products that unfortunately are around (even on amazon), the one I've purchased from the apple store is a first class product and if you are like me and tend to work a lot on your laptop with a side screen attached, you will not be disappointed with the stand

    • Written by from Sheffield
    Was this useful? fantastic
  • Do not believe the negatives... seriously

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Having read the first few reviews I almost didn't buy this stand. I did in the end because of one review that was positive and ser Having read the first few reviews I almost didn't buy this stand. I did in the end because of one review that was positive and seriously questioned the comments about Mac Books sliding off at the slightest touch... really? Well all I can say is my experience is definitely not.

    The stand arrived well packed and already assembled in its box. The rubber surface on the arms that provides the, quite frankly, awesome grip to secure your device in place has a protective film over it which needs removing. Then you simply place your valuable piece of kit onto the arms and they will not let go in a month of Sundays.

    I even tried some gradually increasing lateral pressure to my MBP to test the stands stickiness and stability and all that happened after enough pressure was applied, was that the the stand (with the my MBP still firmly in place) moved on my desk surface. I should probably mention that my MBP also has a Speck shell case on it which probably provides less traction than the actual base of the Mac Book.

    In addition to its excellent gripping ability, the stand is well designed, is of a very high quality and does exactly what Twelve South say it does. I am very pleased with it and would strongly recommend this stand.

    • Written by from Sheffield

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Do not believe the negatives... seriously
  • 15" MBP Retina Slips Off!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much the same as everyone else...I purchased this stand in Late 2013 for a 13" MacBook Pro Retina, which worked flawlessly! Pretty much the same as everyone else...I purchased this stand in Late 2013 for a 13" MacBook Pro Retina, which worked flawlessly! Then I upgraded to a 15" MacBook Pro Retina this past August and to my horror my MacBook was on my table (in front of my hi-rise Stand) the next morning. Over the next few days I watched (over the period of under an hour) that my MacBook slowly slides down the stand and I constantly had to re-adjust the laptop. Ultimately I just boxed the stand up and decided not to use it because I didn't want any damage to come of my new (and very expensive) macBook Pro.

    I contacted Twelve South about the issue. They offered for me to return the stand (with me paying return shipping) for a replacement...all because I was still within the 1-year warranty. Had it been past a year I would have been SOL. Still debating on getting a replacement. It is an excellent stand when it works, however I cannot recommend it to any 15" macBook Pro user.

    • Written by from Ogden

    1 of 2 people found this useful

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