Twelve South HiRise Adjustable Stand for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
Twelve South HiRise Adjustable Stand for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
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.
- 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 ForRaise 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 for MacBook
- Owner's manual
- Mfr. Part Number: 12-1222
- UPC or EAN No.: 851522002573
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Ratings & Reviews
mStand v.s. HiRise for MacBook
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 Bryan H from San Antonio
75 of 99 people found this useful
It Does Stick! People are using it wrong!
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 Warren A from Langley
49 of 56 people found this useful
Mine's not wobbly...
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 Matthew R from Washington
38 of 42 people found this useful
Complete junk, returned immediately
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 no 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. …
- Written by Casey B from Walnut creek
2 of 2 people found this useful
The stand is well made and sturdy. It looks very professional sitting on the desk. The height adjusting mechanism works great an 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. …
- Written by Joseph K from Silt
1 of 1 people found this useful
Works as intended as long as you know what to expect...
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 w 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. …
- Written by Edward N from Forest Hills
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What is the maximum height that it could be extended? I need to use it while standing.
- Asked by Su Hui T
- Jan 3, 2014
The maximum lift of the stand is 6-inches.
- Answered by Edward N from Forest Hills
- Jan 17, 2014
how much does the stand for MacBook weigh
- Asked by Dexter W
- Dec 5, 2012
Weight 1.75 pounds (0.79 kg) (Source: twelvesouth website)
- Answered by Jerome M from Oxford
- Jan 20, 2013
Can I still use built-in keyboard and trackpad in the lowest position or an external keyboard and mouse are necessary?
- Asked by Diana F from Bogota
- Nov 22, 2012
It depends on your comfort level. Personally I think it's just fine, but I use it for DJing. So I ha It depends on your comfort level. Personally I think it's just fine, but I use it for DJing. So I have a pair of turntables underneath mine, and I am comfortable with having my arms raised for it. Someone just using it for home use may find some issue with it. …
- Answered by Bryant D from Phoenix
- Nov 30, 2012
Can the arm rotate separate to the base?
- Asked by Dirk R from Dianella
- Jun 4, 2013
Does this unit work with a 17in MacBook Pro?
- Asked by Richard E
- Jan 31, 2013
I would think yes, but on the packaging they say up to 15 inch. My roommate use it with a quite heav I would think yes, but on the packaging they say up to 15 inch. My roommate use it with a quite heavy Dell laptop and it's okay. …
- Answered by Luc F from Toronto
- Aug 2, 2013