• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a great stand, the grip is strong

    • Written by from RALEIGH

    Not sure what the 1 star reviews are even talking about. I picked up this stand at the Apple Store today and it is awesome. It grips my macbook very well. No complaints at all.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Positive experience

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I don't usually write reviews, but I felt compelled to share my impression of this product because of all the negativity. I was initially very wary of purchasing because of the negative reviews, but after prolonged research for a laptop stand, this one was still the sleekest in design. I have no regrets buying this stand and have had absolutely no instances where my MBP has slid off of it. (Note: I own a 13" MBP.) I only hope people are removing their laptops before adjusting the height.

    The materials are quality and the build is solid. I usually work with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, but have had no issues when typing on the MBP while it's on the stand. Only gripe is that I wish it could adjust a little higher.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from aliso viejo

    I bought this stand from the store cause it was the only one available. It worked just fine at first but now my laptop slides down and doesn't stay in place. I had this stand for almost 1.5 yrs and now its just sitting there as paper weight. Don't waste your money. Buy a different stand.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy

    • Written by from New York

    This stand came defective out of the box. Adhesive strip on base of product was unglued from the base! Shoddy workmanship, even poorer quality control. Shameful that Apple sells this product.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for a MacBook Pro 13 (Retina)

    • Written by from Eden Prairie

    I was unsure about this product based on all the negative reviews. But, since there was such polarizing reviews good and bad I figured I'd give it shot and make up my own mind. Glad I did, it works perfectly and as designed. The stand can be adjusted vertically based on your personal needs. I like the aluminum construction and Apple like design. The key to this product is to use it as a stand not as a docking station. Don't use or type on the MacBook when resting on the stand. The design keeps the bottom of the MacBook open and free for air movement to keep it cool. I would recommend this product if you use a second monitor, separate keyboard and mouse. Oh, the box the stand comes in is amazing too.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm buying a second one for my other office.

    • Written by from Burnsville

    After 7 months of use at my home office I'm buying another one for my other office. I reviewed the other stands but this one helps preserve desk space by letting me slide papers under the elevated Mac. I am a tax accountant and often need to view a number of documents at one time. I don't know how the other people are using this stand but I have NEVER experienced ANY slippage or instability.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best design !

    • Written by from Henrico

    There are lot of reviews which says it slips but I should say it does not. It fits perfectly and get the right grip for Macbook Pro. Cool design. The only thing I did not like is spring which is used for raising your Mac. I think spring quality is not that good but unless it lasts good it should not be a problem. I will recommend this product. Also the price is little high. Ideally its worth under $60.
    Anyways anyone looking for minimal and cool design this is the product. I will give four and half star.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from chennai

    I purchased this product via apple online store. It promptly got delivered in a day's time. The aesthetics of the product is very impressive. Its sturdy and works like a charm. My macbook stays pretty safe without any slide. I am personally very much satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of $70

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    Absolutely unsteady and unbalanced, used it for a few months, given that I spent $70 on the stupid thing. Ultimately trashed it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Stable or Level

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I love the look of this stand, however my 15" MBP wobbles and is not level. The screen is tilts no matter how I adjust the piston or the position of my laptop. Pretty disappointed. Will return and try another brand.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful stand but a little to low

    • Written by from Arnhem

    This stand is beautiful. It fits every MacBook. But unfortunately it's a little too low.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    15" MBP Retina Slips Off!

    • Written by from Ogden

    Pretty much the same as everyone else...I purchased this stand in Late 2013 for a 13" MacBook Pro Retina, which worked flawlessly! Then I upgraded to a 15" MacBook Pro Retina this past August and to my horror my MacBook was on my table (in front of my hi-rise Stand) the next morning. Over the next few days I watched (over the period of under an hour) that my MacBook slowly slides down the stand and I constantly had to re-adjust the laptop. Ultimately I just boxed the stand up and decided not to use it because I didn't want any damage to come of my new (and very expensive) macBook Pro.

    I contacted Twelve South about the issue. They offered for me to return the stand (with me paying return shipping) for a replacement...all because I was still within the 1-year warranty. Had it been past a year I would have been SOL. Still debating on getting a replacement. It is an excellent stand when it works, however I cannot recommend it to any 15" macBook Pro user.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great stand!

    • Written by from Belleview

    I read the reviews and I was skeptical, but the design was what I was looking for. I took a chance and ordered it through Apple and I am very pleased! The stand is sturdy and it grips VERY well. I have had this product for a week and my macbook has yet to move one inch. The height is just what I needed so I don't have to bend my neck. The adjustable stand is extremely easy to adjust to the height I am looking for. Perhaps they have made some adjustments based on previous reviews and I ordered it at the right time.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    beautiful stand must buy

    • Written by from burbank

    when I read all bad reviews about it i thought maybe I am not going to buy it. but today i visited and apple store and bought it. let me tell that all the bad reviews that tell you that this stand will drop your computer i think they are using it wrong (up side down) those two arms is where your computer will go not the other way. i think if you read the instruction that came with the stand you will find out how to use it the right way.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total rip-off that should not be on the market!

    • Written by from New York

    My 2010 15" MacBook Pro now slides off the stand every time that I forget to take it off the stand after using the computer. My experience is exactly the same as the large number of other users/reviewers reporting that the stand will not stably hold the laptop, and I am definitely using it correctly (laptop on the V, not the rectangle). It was stable for the first few weeks before I noticed a slight tendency to slide. Then one night it slid off the stand and pulled an external hard drive and some other stuff onto the floor with it, and it has never held the laptop stably since then. My guess is that this is a design flaw that escaped notice due to insufficient testing by the mechanically incompetent design team that produced it. The rubber on the V rapidly looses enough of its adhesiveness that it can no longer grip the laptop stably for more than a short period of time. I feel completely ripped off and would be eager to file a consumer complaint with the NY Attorney General's office if anyone else is in NY State and would like to join with me. Apple shouldn't be selling this dangerous, overpriced piece of junk, and the company should be sued.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Stand for a MacBook Pro 15' Retina

    • Written by from Carpentersville

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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