The Twelve South HiRise for iMac is a clever new adjustable stand that raises your iMac or Apple Display to your optimal viewing height. A stunningly simple design and an easy-to-adjust internal metal support shelf make this a must-have accessory for anyone who works long hours in front of an iMac or Apple Display.
Choose from six viewing heights by simply adjusting the position of the metal shelf within HiRise. Perforated, magnetic plates on the front and rear of HiRise allow easy access – and ventilation – for items you store inside HiRise, like backup drives, a Mac mini or personal items like your wallet and keys. The faceplates are held in place with magnets, or can be attached using the included screws.
HiRise works with all iMac and Apple Displays that have an L-shaped stand. Now you have an elegant way to perfectly align your Apple Display with your iMac screen.
- Raise your iMac or Apple Display to your eye level
- Adjusts iMac to one of six different heights
- Creates secret storage for wallet, keys or a hard drive
- Gives iMac or Apple Display a show-stopping new look
- Over-engineered to securely support the heaviest iMac
- Perfectly aligns iMac with Thunderbolt Display
- Perforated front and rear faceplates are held in place with magnets or included screws
Did you notice?Minimise desktop clutter with a hidden storage compartment for your wallet, keys, iPhone or a backup hard drive.
Apple Recommends ForRaise your iMac to the perfect height for comfortable viewing and working.
What's in the Box?
- Twelve South HiRise Stand for iMac
- Owner's manual
- Height: 21.8 cm
- Width: 24 cm
- Weight: 1700 g
- Length: 8.5 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: 12-1223
- UPC or EAN No.: 851522002580
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
Ratings & Reviews
Elevates and tidies
I'm using Hi-Rise to elevate my iMac, it's tidied up my desk and all my cables, USB hub and blu-ray drive are neatly enclosed behi I'm using Hi-Rise to elevate my iMac, it's tidied up my desk and all my cables, USB hub and blu-ray drive are neatly enclosed behind the removable front panel. The magnetic front and back panel make getting access to the interior simple - there are screws if you need more security, but I prefer the easy access.
If you're placing USB cables/devices inside Hi-Rise route the cables through the cut out in the iMac/Display's stand and in to the back of Hi-Rise for a tidy appearance.
You have to assemble Hi-Rise yourself, but it's trivial. All the parts are perfectly machined and slide together easily. The result is a very solid and study product. …
- Written by Michael C from San Francisco
74 of 84 people found this useful
Same Fit and Finish Issues
I also have issues with the fit, the side of the top and bottom, at front and back, do not align properly. You make one side's top I also have issues with the fit, the side of the top and bottom, at front and back, do not align properly. You make one side's top and bottom line up, say front R then the back L is thrown off. Fortunately the mis-alignment is not enough to cause problems putting the back and front covers on, they do not show significant gaps and stay relatively flush. Sliding the shelf in was more difficult than need be, maybe spraying some silicone on the plastic wrapped edges would help? It didn't require my full body weight as another's review.
The screws seem on the small side, and look fragile as though they could strip even being a hex and not slotted or phillips. Definitely be careful and don't over tighten the back plate or your iMac may be permanently locked into the HiRise.
These two issues have me knock it down one star each. It definitely tidies up my desktop as I can place a TB HDD across the top and not have to reach around either side to turn it on. I placed a USB hub inside the HiRise out of site, and another TB HDD on the 12 South BackPack behind my iMac.
Overall a great idea but for $80 QA should be better! …
- Written by John G S from White Lake
62 of 71 people found this useful
QA Issues Perhaps?
I read a number of reviews all praising the novelty of the HiRise and the ease of installation. I decided I wanted one since it's I read a number of reviews all praising the novelty of the HiRise and the ease of installation. I decided I wanted one since it's a much more elegant solution than raising my iMac with a textbook.
I expected the installation to be a breeze, but it truly wasn't. It looks very foolproof, with clear instructions on how to assemble the HiRise. However, for some reason, the one I received was just not precisely cut to slide together easily. I eventually needed to use nearly my entire body weight to slide the top and bottom pieces together against the floor, which from other reviews I read was absolutely not necessary. I can only chalk it up to back luck and the top and bottom pieces were just not made well for each other. It's safe to say that I will probably never disassemble the HiRise ever again, if it's even possible.
Now that I've set it up though, my desk looks amazing! Too bad the installation had to be so rough. My suggestion to Twelve South is to improve on the QA and perhaps test the fit of the top and bottom pieces before packaging. …
- Written by James H from Waterloo
64 of 82 people found this useful
I am so impressed
I bought the 12south phone charging station last year and love it's simplicity and ease. I hesitated buying this stand for 8 mont I bought the 12south phone charging station last year and love it's simplicity and ease. I hesitated buying this stand for 8 months because of the previous negative feedback. Well folks - it's another home run! I just spent half an hour putting the stand together, adjusting the height, and cleaning the clutter off my desk. It's simple, easy design is exactly what I hoped for. Thanks. …
- Written by Tracy M from Smithers
Elegant and useful!
My main goal in setting up my new desk space was to keep it elegant and clean. This unit made it possible. I've got it under a Thu My main goal in setting up my new desk space was to keep it elegant and clean. This unit made it possible. I've got it under a Thunderbolt display, which enables me to slightly elevate the screen in a way that you can't with the stock foot from Apple. Plus, I'm able to keep my keys, iPhone, charging cables, etc. behind the mesh gate instead of strewn all over my desk. Great for those looking to keep a tidy work area! …
- Written by Darren M from Bath
2 of 2 people found this useful
OK, but a few quality control issues
I bought four of these, and of the four, one came without a set of screws, which didn't really matter as I didn't require the scre I bought four of these, and of the four, one came without a set of screws, which didn't really matter as I didn't require the screws in the front for two of them.
They're beautifully packaged, and do the job of lifting the monitor to a nice working height well. So no complaints there.
However, I don't know whether I was just unlucky, but in two of the four cases it was almost impossible to fit the shelf into the slots as it was easily 5mm too wide. It required some brute force to make it go in. I appreciate that it needs a tight fit, but this was a little excessive.
Another quirk was that the supplied hex (or Allen) key didn't fit the heads of the screws. Given I had three sets of screws to play with and none of them worked, that seemed pretty strange to me. Not a major drama - that's what toolboxes are for - but odd nonetheless.
So something might be a bit wonky in quality control, but now that they're built I'm happy and they're doing the job that I wanted them for. …
- Written by David W from WARWICK
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Is this stand suitable for a heavy 27" mid-2011 iMac?
- Asked by Carl J from Atlanta
- Sep 22, 2014
yes it handles it nicely
- Answered by Robert T from Tamarac
- Jan 15, 2015
Is this stand suitable for ipad4?
- Asked by Laszlo S from Condobolin
- Mar 26, 2013
No. This is only for the iMac and Apple Thunderbolt/LED/Cinema Displays. This, in no way, supports t No. This is only for the iMac and Apple Thunderbolt/LED/Cinema Displays. This, in no way, supports the iPad. Look for a designated iPad stand. …
- Answered by Sam D from Grayslake
- May 20, 2013
Can I use it to house my Mac Mini and a monitor on top?
- Asked by Kurtis J from Westbrook
- Mar 21, 2013
Yes, if the stated dimensions on the Mac Mini page are accurate it will fit inside a HiRise. The in Yes, if the stated dimensions on the Mac Mini page are accurate it will fit inside a HiRise. The inside dimensions are 8"x8"x3" …
- Answered by Joseph C from San Francisco
- Jun 26, 2013
Is it possible to place the iMac on the top of this stand rather than on the interior shelves? I want to mqximize the height of my iMac.
- Asked by Jason W from San Rafael
- Dec 27, 2012
Technically I do not see any problems with doing this as the HiRise should still support the weight. Technically I do not see any problems with doing this as the HiRise should still support the weight. However it will not be as stable and could be prone to slipping. Furthermore you will need to contact Twelve South directly to check that if you do place the iMac on top of the HiRise and the HiRise fails then will it be covered by the warranty / guarantee? …
- Answered by Samuel B
- Jan 2, 2013
Can this be used with Apple Thunderbolt Cinema Display?
- Asked by Vandad N
- May 17, 2013
Yes. The Cinema Display stand is the same size as the iMac's, so it will fit.
- Answered by Sam D from Grayslake
- May 20, 2013