• 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice...

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    I have had great experiences with twelve south products but this is definitely not one that I would recommend to others.
    In fact i will be returning this product. If i could upload pictures of this product and it failing to hold my macbook pro 13 then I would. the HiRise does not hold your macbook well. Several times while using my laptop I need to push it back or replace it on the stand.

    It may seem at first that the rubber pads should hold your laptop but that wrong. Even now as am writing this review with my wireless keyboard I can see it slipping downward.

    DO NOT BUY THIS STAND. Buy a better one...for cheaper!! Just ordered the mStand from Rain and will be returning this product later today.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Initially great, but frankly now a waste of money

    • Written by from HAYLE

    I was initially impressed with this product, looked great, very functional, did the job I wanted. But now a month on, I put my laptop on the stand, walk away for 1-2 hours come back and it has slipped down 1-2inches on the stand, meaning left longer my laptop will fall off. Thats not what I expect to pay for. I would not recommend this stand to anyone for that reason, the rubber treads on the stand clearly very quickly looses its gripping power. It's such a shame that what appeared to be a great product has this major flaw. I have contacted Twelve Souths customer support, but had no response back, which is sadly another reason not to recommend this product. Twelve south I expect better.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant!

    • Written by from RANDWICK

    Another example of first class design and engineering from Twelve South.
    Practical, easy to use and looks great!
    Highly recommended for all iMac users.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete junk, returned immediately

    • Written by from Walnut creek

    As many reviewers have stated, the "grip" on the portion of the stand that is supposed to hold to the bottom of the computer is not sifficient. My MacBook pro fell off the stand three times. Yes I was using it in the correct orientation after carefully reading the (brief) instructions. As well, the unit was not entirely symmetrical. I suggest Apple pull this off the shelves immediately. As a fail safe, I would only recommend a stand that has little "feet" to ensure the computer does not slip off, if the stand holds it at an angle where gravity can work its magic.

    Again, this item is complete junk. I wouldn't use this if it were for free, or even if someone PAID me to use it. Not worth the potential damage to your computer.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Silt

    The stand is well made and sturdy. It looks very professional sitting on the desk. The height adjusting mechanism works great and makes it a cinch to adjust and lock in. The design makes it easy to slide a keyboard underneath the laptop when not in use.

    The laptop sits very securely and will not slide off. Even deliberately pushing my 15" retina macbook pro, it does not move.

    The laptop runs slightly cooler than if it is sitting flat on a desk, which is a huge plus.

    I would recommend using this stand with an external mouse and keyboard.

    I also own another direct competitor to this stand that is cheaper, but this stand is much better in terms of design, adjustability and professional look.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended as long as you know what to expect...

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    I use this stand with my late 2013 15" MacBook Pro. The most important thing to realize is that this stand was intended for use with an external keyboard and mouse/trackpad. This is stated on the Twelve South website and the product documentation. I have not had any issue with the MacBook sliding off at all. I've had the stand for three weeks and have checked multiple times to see if the MacBook has slipped any and it has not. Perhaps people that are having this issue are typing directly on the MacBook keyboard or maybe they have a skin or shell on it that reduces the coefficient of friction between the stand and the MacBook. If used as intended it works fine.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy this Product

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    I have two Macbook Pro (2010 & 2013) and they both slipped off after a few minutes. This design would be better if there were two catch pieces in the front to prevent computers from falling off.

    1 of 2 people found this useful