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?Minimize 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.
- Warranty: One-year limited
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
50 of 56 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
38 of 44 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
42 of 54 people found this useful
A surprisingly nice, useful item
When I first saw these advertised, I thought "what a rip off, $80 for a metal box to sit your computer on?" Then, they started to When I first saw these advertised, I thought "what a rip off, $80 for a metal box to sit your computer on?" Then, they started to look a bit useful. I had the money, so I ordered one for my late 2012 27" iMac. I absolutely love it. It completely hides my LightScribe DVD burner and a powered USB hub. It really provides a very nice clutter-free desktop. It raises the screen height to a nice level even with the 27" display, and that further clears even more desktop space. Nice piece. Worth the money. …
- Written by Dennis S from Tallahassee
A must-have for an iMac
This stand is very beautiful from the packaging to its full installation. It is very easy to arrange and elevates my late 2012 iMa This stand is very beautiful from the packaging to its full installation. It is very easy to arrange and elevates my late 2012 iMac to the right height. My desk is now very neat after the Apple USB Superdrive, TB portable HD and a USB Hub gone into the storage. Its a matter of opening the front faceplate to get access to the devices therein. Very good design just like every Twelve South's products. …
- Written by Robert A. A from Edmonton
Great for small desks
I have my 27' iMac on what could be the smallest desk dimension available at IKEA. My iMac accessories such as ext. HDD and ODD we I have my 27' iMac on what could be the smallest desk dimension available at IKEA. My iMac accessories such as ext. HDD and ODD were just scattered on my desk until I got this neat gizmo - with my iMac base set on the highest height setting on HiRise, I now have decent room to put both my peripherals + other goodies as well.
I would have to point out though it felt quite overpriced for what it offers. …
- Written by khorhadris H from Toronto
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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 25, 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 26, 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