• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Believe the Negative Reviews

    • Written by from Glasgow

    The item comes very well packaged, well in line with the Apple products themselves.
    It even supplies an instruction manual the implicitly states after MacBook is placed on the stand "now use an external mouse and keyboard".
    This is a STAND.
    It is NOT designed for use of the in-built keyboard / trackpad of the hardware whilst it is in use.

    Makes my MacBook look like it is floating, and even allows me to hide external drives / usb hubs now, below the raised MacBook and remain out of site.

    I couldn't recommend this enough. It is a quality product, with quality design, which is perfect for the job it was designed to do.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of $70

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    Absolutely unsteady and unbalanced, used it for a few months, given that I spent $70 on the stupid thing. Ultimately trashed it.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Stable or Level

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I love the look of this stand, however my 15" MBP wobbles and is not level. The screen is tilts no matter how I adjust the piston or the position of my laptop. Pretty disappointed. Will return and try another brand.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchase with caution

    • Written by from Melbourne

    I think that there needs to be some clarification on the term "wobbly". I set up my stand and placed my laptop on top as per the instructions. All I did was touch the power button lightly to turn it on and the laptop appeared to be a bit unstable. Reading reviews on this site, I presumed that it may be a defect of the product so I naturally contacted the supplier about the issue I was experiencing. After some "testing" by the supplier, I was told the following...

    "The wobble you described only occurs when pressing on one of the unsupported corners of the laptop. Resting a rectangular device on a triangular support stand may result in wobbling when pushing down on the unsupported corners. This does not constitute a defect."

    If you are just resting the laptop on the stand for the use of the extra height, then I would say save your money and get a couple of old Yellow Pages directories - they would do a better job. However if you plan to do any typing on the device while on the stand or anything of that nature then I would say that there are other products on the market that are far superior.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful stand but a little to low

    • Written by from Arnhem

    This stand is beautiful. It fits every MacBook. But unfortunately it's a little too low.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fantastic

    • Written by from Sheffield

    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

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not believe the negatives... seriously

    • Written by from Sheffield

    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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    15" MBP Retina Slips Off!

    • Written by from Ogden

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great stand!

    • Written by from Belleview

    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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as well made as I had hoped

    • Written by from Startford Upon Avon

    This is fine functionally and holds my 15 inch retina macbook pro in place well, however the connection at the top of stand is secured by a welded rivet and it has already come loose (a few days). You can not tighten it and now the macbook pro wobbles about on this stand and if not positioned with more weight to one side it sags to one side. If you like symmetry as I do, this will drive you nuts.

    Bad purchase and I will be replacing this with a better made stand.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    beautiful stand must buy

    • Written by from burbank

    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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total rip-off that should not be on the market!

    • Written by from New York

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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