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

    Warranty

    • 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

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

    96 of 125 people found this useful

    Was this useful? mStand v.s. HiRise for MacBook
  • 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

    69 of 86 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

    48 of 59 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Mine's not wobbly...
  • Great Stand for a MacBook Pro 15' Retina

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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.

    • Written by from Carpentersville
    Was this useful? Great Stand for a MacBook Pro 15' Retina
  • Both my MBPro15" and MBAir13" slide forward

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Both my MBPro15" and MBAir13" slide forward ...15 - 20 mins and they are almost on the desk ! Nice looking product but sadly doesn 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.

    • Written by from Mumbai
    Was this useful? Both my MBPro15" and MBAir13" slide forward
  • Macbook slides off, isn't very stable

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 disapp 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.

    • Written by from Anaheim
    Was this useful? Macbook slides off, isn't very stable

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