• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Both my MBPro15" and MBAir13" slide forward

    • Written by from Mumbai

    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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook slides off, isn't very stable

    • Written by from Anaheim

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous and useful MacBook stand

    • Written by from Bath

    I've been using this stand for over a year, and it has made a world of difference in my posture. I downsized to using just a MacBook (replacing my desktop), so this stand enables me to quickly set it up once I'm home. The build quality is high and the color/texture is spot-on with Apple's unibody machines. It's light, but super sturdy. I've bumped my machine a few times and it has yet to lose grip.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yep, it slips. DONT BUY

    • Written by from Walnut Creek

    Middle of the night I hear a crash from the next room. I go investigate and sure enough, my expensive MB Pro is laying on the ground, having slipped off the HiRise and smashed on the ground. Ouch. Make sure you buy a stand with the little feet that prevents it from slipping off.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty solid product, not sure why so many negative reviews

    • Written by from Bolivar

    After much debate and comparison shopping, I decided to take a chance on this stand despite so many negative reviews. I can honestly say,I don't know why they exist other than maybe people were somehow using the product wrong. My 15 inch macbook pro sits on the stand and does not slide off.

    It is a little pricey but I supposed you're paying for the adjustability and aesthetics. It also could be less wobbly, I guess, if the part the machine sits on was "U" shaped instead of "V". Despite this, I still fear my machine is going to fall and I haven't had it slide off as others have reported.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Twelve South Stand for Macbook Pro

    • Written by from Groningen

    You get a beautiful package, the stand is nicely designed but the finish of the product is very poor. There was glue all over the product, but the rubber mat (which grips the Macbook) was not properly attached.

    My advice for potential customers would be to save your money and place your Macbook on 2 old phone books. (provides equal elevation)
    My advice for the company would be to save money on the beautiful package and spend it on proper product control.

    Thank you.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    • Written by from Henderson

    Use it everyday.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HiRise Twelve South for MacBookAir beautiful yet useless

    • Written by from Cote St Luc

    I am so disappointed with my recent purchase- the Twelve South HiRise stand for my MacBookAir 11 inches slides off completely. I adjusted and readjusted following the instructions, but the inclination of the stand does not move, only the height can be changed. I am baffled at how such features could pass any kind of quality control testing. I am returning this stand to the store and will buy another adjustable stand.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Stand, Would Recommend

    • Written by from Saint Amant

    I recently purchased this stand and I see no issues, (as some have NEGATIVELY remarked) I quite like the stand, compared to my last, the grip is perfectly fine(: .... To those who made remarks to the grip, there are no issues from what I've seen! Be sure to check to see if the grips are dirty as it could lower the amount of grip. And BTW if there was an issue with grip, purchase a Speck case and it will grip quite well. Have a nice day people of the internet. :D


    P.S. I Have noticed that it is SLIGHTLY wobbly, not too bad, I can "STAND" it.... XD

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Using it right, laptop still slips down

    • Written by from lake forest

    I'm using the stand the correct way, with the rectangular section on the desktop and the V section holding the laptop. I use a Mac Air and it still constantly slips down or sideways. I think it might be the various cords and attachments pulling on it. Regardless, it's annoying and I'm now going to buy a new stand!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wobbly

    • Written by from Halifax

    Wanted to try a new kind of stand for home after enjoying an mStand at work. Construction and materials seem solid but having the design of single column leads to a noticeable wobble. Even with the telescopic stand firmly screwed in it still didn't feel sturdy. Small thing, but for everyday use several times a day it's just irritating enough to make me look elsewhere.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice...

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    I have had great experiences with twelve south products but this is definitely not one that I would recommend to others.
    In fact i will be returning this product. If i could upload pictures of this product and it failing to hold my macbook pro 13 then I would. the HiRise does not hold your macbook well. Several times while using my laptop I need to push it back or replace it on the stand.

    It may seem at first that the rubber pads should hold your laptop but that wrong. Even now as am writing this review with my wireless keyboard I can see it slipping downward.

    DO NOT BUY THIS STAND. Buy a better one...for cheaper!! Just ordered the mStand from Rain and will be returning this product later today.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete junk, returned immediately

    • Written by from Walnut creek

    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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Silt

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended as long as you know what to expect...

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy this Product

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    I have two Macbook Pro (2010 & 2013) and they both slipped off after a few minutes. This design would be better if there were two catch pieces in the front to prevent computers from falling off.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Send it back

    • Written by from Belmont

    First thing I noticed is the adjustable portion is wobbly. Then when I got my MacBook Pro on it I noticed a slant. The left edge is a full 1/2 inch lower that the right edge! I'm sending it back. Not waiting around for my laptop to slip off!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBooks really slip off

    • Written by from Budapest

    Bought about 6 months ago. I couldn't believe when I came home and my Macbook was on the floor, Hi-Rise on the desk.
    Both my aluminium MacBook 13" (2008) and my MacBook Pro 15" (2011) slowly slips off! In every 30 minutes I have to adjust its position back.
    And yes, I use it the right way: V shape up! It's not just useless and waste of lot of money but cracked my MacBook's side when it fell off (warranty lost...). No answers from TwelveSouth support.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    do NOT buy this product!

    • Written by from Tulsa

    Terrible design does not function as intended. The supposedly sticky surface that is to hold your laptop in place does NOT; laptop slides right off & into your lap, every time.
    This item is an embarrassment and should NOT be endorsed by apple!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother with it!

    • Written by from Dallas

    I was recently looking for a stand and while at the store, looked at some reviews for this particular stand and it was at 3 stars, so i knew i was taking a 50/50 risk. The risk was not worth it. It slides on the bottom, but right out of the box it also slips from the top, i set my macbook on the stand and a few minutes in it already starts to slip off. I still give it another chance so I leave the room for a few minutes, and when i come back my macbook is on the table tilted OFF the stand. I give it another try; same thing. I'm on my way to return this dumb product in exchange for something else. DO NOT waste your time on this stand, really, save your time!

    4 of 5 people found this useful