• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Stand for a MacBook Pro 15' Retina

    • Written by from Carpentersville

    I've had the stand for a few weeks and I love it. After reading some of the reviews I was concerned about the laptop slipping off the stand. So I bought the stand at the Apple Store knowing that if I had a problem I could return it to Apple.

    Well, let me say slippage is not a problem for the retina MacBook Pro 15. I'm not sure if Twelve South has modified the stand - by either reducing the slope on the top of the stand or using better rubber on the top of the stand that grips the laptop, but whatever they did, I have no problems with the laptop moving once it is placed on the stand. The height adjustment allows me to adjust the laptop to the height of my external monitor when its in use. Without the external monitor I raise my laptop so the screen is closer to eye level.

    The laptop gets removed from the stand almost daily. I use the Apple cordless keyboard and trackpad. Both work great with the stand.

    The only problem I had with the stand - and this is very minor - was the base of the stand had a mark on it. I assume it was made during the manufacturing process. Since this is an expensive stand, I replaced it with no problem at the Apple Store.

    All and all I can say this is a perfect stand for me.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Both my MBPro15" and MBAir13" slide forward

    • Written by from Mumbai

    Both my MBPro15" and MBAir13" slide forward ...15 - 20 mins and they are almost on the desk ! Nice looking product but sadly doesn't work...unless I am completely missing something on the installation front! Should have paid attention to all the reviews mentioning exactly this issue :( I don't recommend anyone buy this.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook slides off, isn't very stable

    • Written by from Anaheim

    I bought this because I thought it was the best looking stand out there. After nearly a year I must say that I am extremely disappointed.

    To clarify, I am not using this product wrong, upside down, or any thing else. My desk is level and stable (built into the house).

    The Piston Wobbles Too Much

    It is very easy to lock this in a position where the macbook won't be level.

    Your Macbook with SLIDE OFF and potential BREAK

    I don't use my stand very often, but my laptop has already fallen off twice. Both time happened when I wasn't at my desk, so it wasn't like I was pounding or leaning on my desk. The only thing that saved my $$$ Macbook Pro was the thunderbolt cable I had plugged in and my chair.

    I would never recommend this to anyone. Worst. Stand. Ever.

    NOTE: TwelveSouth has nicely designed products, but this and the other product I have both don't live up to the quality I was expecting at this price. It's priced like a premium product but feels like it has a low build quality.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous and useful MacBook stand

    • Written by from Bath

    I've been using this stand for over a year, and it has made a world of difference in my posture. I downsized to using just a MacBook (replacing my desktop), so this stand enables me to quickly set it up once I'm home. The build quality is high and the color/texture is spot-on with Apple's unibody machines. It's light, but super sturdy. I've bumped my machine a few times and it has yet to lose grip.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yep, it slips. DONT BUY

    • Written by from Walnut Creek

    Middle of the night I hear a crash from the next room. I go investigate and sure enough, my expensive MB Pro is laying on the ground, having slipped off the HiRise and smashed on the ground. Ouch. Make sure you buy a stand with the little feet that prevents it from slipping off.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not what I thought I paid for

    • Written by 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!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty solid product, not sure why so many negative reviews

    • Written by from Bolivar

    After much debate and comparison shopping, I decided to take a chance on this stand despite so many negative reviews. I can honestly say,I don't know why they exist other than maybe people were somehow using the product wrong. My 15 inch macbook pro sits on the stand and does not slide off.

    It is a little pricey but I supposed you're paying for the adjustability and aesthetics. It also could be less wobbly, I guess, if the part the machine sits on was "U" shaped instead of "V". Despite this, I still fear my machine is going to fall and I haven't had it slide off as others have reported.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Twelve South Stand for Macbook Pro

    • Written by from Groningen

    You get a beautiful package, the stand is nicely designed but the finish of the product is very poor. There was glue all over the product, but the rubber mat (which grips the Macbook) was not properly attached.

    My advice for potential customers would be to save your money and place your Macbook on 2 old phone books. (provides equal elevation)
    My advice for the company would be to save money on the beautiful package and spend it on proper product control.

    Thank you.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    • Written by from Henderson

    Use it everyday.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great stand. Providing you use it up the right way.

    • Written by from Sunninghill

    I received this stand today. It's excellent.

    It's sturdy, looks great with my Macbook Pro 15" and has high build quality.

    I was put off by a few of the reviews on here, but after experiencing the stand first hand, I can assure you that your laptop will NOT slide off... providing you have the stand up the right way. The laptop is supposed to go on the V-shaped, rubber-gripped arms. Not on the flat metal square base with the silicon around the edge.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yeah it's not slippy

    • Written by from Aberdeen

    My first 5 minutes I thought this was rubbish too - way too slippy! Went onto the twelvesouth website and yeah - I had it upside down :-). Idiot. Once ummm corrected it was great - great stand. The V is what your laptop should be resting on ooops!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    To redress the negative...

    • Written by from Midhurst

    I initially thought I would buy this online, but having read all of the reviews I decided it wasn't for me at all; too much money to waste on something that seemed not to work.

    I happened upon an Apple store when visiting my parents and found they had this stand there. They kindly got one out and put one of their 15" rMBP's on it (which is what I want it for). It worked absolutely fine and didn't seem likely to slip or slide at all, so I bought it. I've been using it everyday for about three weeks now and have no slipping issues at all, with what is currently their biggest and heaviest laptop. In fact, if I grab the front edge of the MBP and drag it towards me, the stand slides along the tabletop rather than the MBP sliding off the stand!

    It looks the part, but I've marked it one star down because as somebody else mentioned, at its very top setting the stand can be slightly lopsided. It takes a bit of fiddling to fix it in just the right place so that it's level and square on to the base. The hydraulic mechanism itself wasn't quite as solid and tactile as I was expecting either, but considering I'll probably only ever set it the once, it's not really an issue.

    Over all, very happy, but try it out to allay your fears if you're still not sure.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from York

    I had this delivered today and despite some bad reviews I am very pleased with it. I am using a MacBook Air 15" and it is very sturdy and seems secure. Not sure what problems others have had but I have no worries about this. I would recommend, albeit a bit pricy but thats Apple! Sometimes you get what you pay pay....

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HiRise Twelve South for MacBookAir beautiful yet useless

    • Written by from Cote St Luc

    I am so disappointed with my recent purchase- the Twelve South HiRise stand for my MacBookAir 11 inches slides off completely. I adjusted and readjusted following the instructions, but the inclination of the stand does not move, only the height can be changed. I am baffled at how such features could pass any kind of quality control testing. I am returning this stand to the store and will buy another adjustable stand.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My Macbook Pro slides off all the time :-(

    • Written by 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Clears desk and puts display at the perfect height

    • Written by from London

    This is a great sturdy stand with a minimal footprint, clearing up desk space and adjusting my screen height to the correct level so I'm no longer having to look down at my laptop. I've not experienced any issues with the grips (using my 15" rMPB), the laptop is held firmly in place; I can still press keys on my laptop whilst on the stand, open and close it, plug in USB devices and so on, with no concern about it slipping. Great product all round.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's rock solid and doesn't slide!

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    I've just bought this despite the worries about computers sliding off - my stand and the macbook on it is rock solid - I'm pulling the laptop towards me and the whole unit underneath it is stuck fast and moving across the table together - are you sure you haven't got it upside down? Seems well built as well.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Stand, Would Recommend

    • Written by from Saint Amant

    I recently purchased this stand and I see no issues, (as some have NEGATIVELY remarked) I quite like the stand, compared to my last, the grip is perfectly fine(: .... To those who made remarks to the grip, there are no issues from what I've seen! Be sure to check to see if the grips are dirty as it could lower the amount of grip. And BTW if there was an issue with grip, purchase a Speck case and it will grip quite well. Have a nice day people of the internet. :D


    P.S. I Have noticed that it is SLIGHTLY wobbly, not too bad, I can "STAND" it.... XD

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Using it right, laptop still slips down

    • Written by from lake forest

    I'm using the stand the correct way, with the rectangular section on the desktop and the V section holding the laptop. I use a Mac Air and it still constantly slips down or sideways. I think it might be the various cords and attachments pulling on it. Regardless, it's annoying and I'm now going to buy a new stand!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wobbly

    • Written by from Halifax

    Wanted to try a new kind of stand for home after enjoying an mStand at work. Construction and materials seem solid but having the design of single column leads to a noticeable wobble. Even with the telescopic stand firmly screwed in it still didn't feel sturdy. Small thing, but for everyday use several times a day it's just irritating enough to make me look elsewhere.

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