• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Cheddar

    My High Rise stand arrived today, and it is very well made, and looks great.

    Sadly though it does not hold either my MacBook Air or MacBook Pro steady or securely enough. Both machines just rest on the support arms, but move about both front to back and side to side when touched, even lightly. This gives the impression that it is going to fall off.

    This may not be a problem if you intend to never touch the machine once it is one the stand, but if like me you will have to still use the keys from time to time this may not be the one for you.

    Sadly had to return the stand.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I wanted

    • Written by from LONDON

    Saw the stand on display in Covent Garden and knew it was exactly what I needed. My main monitor is 30" but I like to keep my chat clients on the Macbook screen out of the way. Putting the Macbook on the desk next to large screen meant I had to keep looking down to see the screen. With this stand I can raise the Macbook up and position in right up against the edge of my monitor closer to being horizontally central. The base of the stand serves as a useful place to leave my iPhone charging hidden away under the Macbook. There is quite a bit of room underneath as the arms don't slant down too much like on other stands. It really makes everything look way neater and I can switch my focus between screens more quickly.

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give this no stars I would

    • Written by from Privett

    Do not buy... well, do buy if you want a stand that your laptop will just slide off.

    Can't believe Apple stock this piece of a expensive junk.

    The facts it's expensive. It looks like your Apple laptop i.e. it's made of the same looking metal (nice). Down side is that it looks great but performs terribly. You put you laptop on it and with the slightest (and I mean slightest) knock it well send you laptop hurtling to the floor or at least to your desk top. Why? because it has a smooth plastic edge as apposed to a rubber outer ring, it uses cheap plastic that offers no traction at all.

    Avoid like the plague... Shame on you Apple for stocking such rubbish.

    36 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent build quality & looks

    • Written by from GREENHITHE

    I picked up one of these in the Regent Street store for use at work with my Air and I'm pleased with it. The rubber non slip arms hold the laptop in place and the adjustable height is good, although a bit more height adjustment would have been better. If you're very tall, this might be an issue as it's just about okay for me at normal desk height and I'm 5ft 10".

    Design wise, it looks great, however, as per usual, it's being obscured by a mass of cables...!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro went crashing to the ground BY ITSELF

    • Written by from Southampton

    Never been happy with this stand and should have heeded the previous negative reviews...

    Since purchasing I've found that my MacBook Pro seems to gradually slide off to the bottom right without even touching it and so constantly having to slide it back up onto the stand every 30 mins. Perhaps it's just from the vibration of using my external keyboard and mouse but it's quite a design flaw that there aren't supports on the bottom end.

    Once, I hadn't seen how far it had moved off the stand (paying more attention to my main monitor) and before I could catch it my MBP went crashing to the ground, thankfully with nothing broken.

    It wobbles around like crazy if I try to use the MBP whilst on the stand and doesn't adjust to a very high position at all.

    Will be returning as it's very poor value for money and does not do the job.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great but doesn't work

    • Written by from Shenfield

    Really disappointed with Apple here. I have only ever bought great products from them.

    This stand looks great, but my macbook pro just keeps sliding off it, so it is useless.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wobbly and Not worth the Price!

    • Written by from Haslemere

    Looking at the product from the packaging, you feel like your going to get something substantial for your £49,99. Unfortunately, and very much like a fancy meal at a classy restaurant, once the proverbial cloche of, albeit impressive packaging is removed. You're left with a rather weedy looking metal stand.

    Once you take the stand out of the packaging (and realise after 5 minutes that you've got it the wrong way round), and place your MacBook on top, everything looks great...until you type.

    It is at this point you feel like a 1960's B-Movie technician, struggling to keep your thrifty creation together. The Macbook wobbles with every keyboard stroke like a Canary about to fall off its perch.

    Not recommended.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Uplift

    • Written by from Uddingston

    To some this may seem like a very expensive riser stand. If like me you like to sit at a desk and use a larger monitor this stand is a real bonus. Sure, there are other models out there but Twelve South offer great Apple only peripherals of high build quality and good design. As this is adjustable you can match the screen heights between whatever MacBook you use with your monitor. You can also use is alone with a mouse and keyboard and use you MacBook as the single display adjusted to a height more in keeping with a monitor as opposed to the MacBook lying flat on the surface.
    As it is matte silver in appearance is matches MacBooks external appearance well.
    If you want a quality product for your already expensive Apple hardware to sit on then this is surely the only one that you need. If you are a bit frugal you may want to stick to a cheaper plastic option that will obviously do the job but not be as high quality as this.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite sturdy, but not the best.

    • Written by from Altrincham

    The stand is built using good quality materials. It isn't 100% sturdy and I am anxious when I put the 15" Macbook Pro on it. A nudge, or knock, can move it on the stand. The two supports don't seem to be level. When the Mac is on the supports it seems to be on an angle / sloping to one side. I've had to put a little piece of folded card on the right hand side to level it up. The adjustment for the height is also quite difficult and isn't the most smooth of movements.

    Personally, I wouldn't recommend it. I'm sure there are better alternatives out there. Especially considering the price.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

  • 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....

  • 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

    Well designed MacBook stand that does what it says on the tin!

    • Written by from Skegness

    A well designed piece of kit that has made my Mac Book Pro even more usable at a desk.
    The only criticism that I can give, it that the stand does wobble a little. But it is sturdy enough to safely support my MacBook 15 inch.
    The stand grips my Mac Book well, holds it in place, and has lots of different height options - making it very usable.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant, just what I needed

    • Written by from London

    I bought this yesterday, I have a Speck SmartShell Satin case and it works perfectly (it might even help) If I try and pull my laptop forward it brings the stand with it! I have a wireless mouse and just got a wireless keyboard too in a bid to improve my sitting position, so I don't need to touch it, save to change cables occasionally and it already feels so much better this way, I don't know how I went for so long without having a stand for my laptop and another keyboard. Incidentally I can still type on it using the stand. Anyway, one of my favourite things, apart from its brilliant quality/looks is the flat base that runs more seemlessly with my desk, i can slide books and note books underneath and actually I've more useable deskspace this way, really good if your referencing big books or making drawings or things. It seemed expensive but for me I feel its money well spent.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The stand which compliments the MacBook

    • Written by from Devizes

    Comes very nicely packaged. Lovely clean design, and useful when changing height.

    The non-slip feet which touches to MacBook are very effective. However the base which touches the desk is quite slippery. (On a wooden desk)

    1 of 2 people found this useful