• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome stand. The best out.

    • Written by from Miami beach

    Excellent product! Bought this after seeing it on the apple store website. I have had twelve south products before. Magic wand and iMac back pack. There stuff is high quality and aluminum matches apples aluminum. Ive read about people complaining about assembly. Honestly its not that hard at all to assemble. It took me less then five minutes. Holds my iPhone 5s perfect with a case. Also my iPad mini retina with a case. It looks amazing on my desk next to my iMac. Dont let the bad reviews doubt you. This product is great! A+

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Seattle

    This stand was flimsy and didn't support my mini well at all. I took it straight back to the Apple store for a refund.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So close...

    • Written by from Brighton

    So overall I like this stand. It looks nice and is minimalist. What I've noticed is that it's not a stand you can still really use the phone while its on. I know it wanst sold as anything but a good looking stand but I'd like to see it with a wider base and back, right now the phone is very wobbly if you like to put your hand around it to respond to a test while it stays not he stand. I don't mean thicker post, they're fine (well maybe it should be wider to support the back more).

    Again, not a deal breaker, I'll keep this one but I wouldn't buy one for my iPad based on how off balanced everything feels. Something to support the far edges would feel great if it could be worked into the design.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant in its simplicity

    • Written by from Toronto

    All I wanted was a dock that was attractive, and kept my iPhone elevated, and this stand was exactly what I wanted. My iPad mini is surprisingly stable on it as well.

    I was a little surprised it came flat packed like IKEA furniture, but it was quite simple to assemble. Very tempted to buy a second one for my iPad.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Saint-Laurent

    This is an AWESOME product. You can charge your iPad or iPhone WITH your case. No need to remove it. I've bought 2 of these. GREAT PRODUCT!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Richmond

    This stand works perfect! Priced right and good quality. Matches the Macbook metal look.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Stand Ever

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    This is a really great stand! I have many cases that I switch between and the stand fits all of them. The design if the stand is also very stylish and fits the "apple aesthetic." Highly recommend.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great stand but assembly wasn't easy and it is a bit pricey

    • Written by from Santee

    I needed a charging stand to fit into a very specific space and this design was perfect - it fits in a small space and charges my iPhone5 great. And it can be adjusted for several cases - big +. In reading the negative reviews, I expected a flimsy plastic base but was pleasantly surprised; the base is much stronger than reported. What was accurate was the difficulty in putting it together. I am very good with tools - can usually put anything together without too much trouble. But I struggled with these little screws (therefore the 3 out of 5 stars). And the fact I thought it was too pricey. I had an Apple gift card and would not have paid this much otherwise.
    So, if you have trouble putting little screws in difficult-to-center little holes, make sure you have someone who can help you. And rest assured, you will drop one of the little screws on the door at least once while putting together. Bring your patience to this project.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Dock Ever

    • Written by from San Diego

    I absolutely love this docking station. I use it at work and it allows me to have the iphone docked and plug in my headphones to listen while I work. What makes it different from other docking stations with a headphone jack is that I can simply pull the phone off the dock and walk away without having to unplug my headphones from the dock, like other designs. Its absolutely brilliant! And it works with so many different iPhone cases! I hope this review really helps you to decide to spend the money on this dock and don't buy a cheap dock just to save money. You will end up buying something like this in the long run.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy Design doesn't work

    • Written by from New York

    Thought the idea was ingenious and bought one. Didn't stay together and scratched my desk. Would never reccomend for anyone

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product!

    • Written by from Bradenton

    I received a $50 Apple Store gift card for Christmas and had just about no ideas about what I wanted to buy. I browsed Apple's iPhone accessories because I figured I could get something really nice for my 5s. As soon as I saw this product, I immediately wanted it. And how perfect. It also would support my iPad mini. The installation of this product isn't very easy, but the final product is worth it. I first placed it on my desk for about 5 months, and then decided to move it to my nightstand. I love it! It is much nicer to have my phone standing up on my nightstand instead of laying flat while charging. Especially because I play a lot of music at night and like to change a song every so often, I don't have to pick my phone up to see the screen. I definitely recommend this product to any iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s or iPad mini owner. I forgot to mention that this stand is also very adaptable to cases*, but you must adjust it during installation. You can make adjustments later if you get a different case.
    *Not compatible with Otterbox Defender for iPad mini.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan. Inhibits incoming calls

    • Written by from Leesburg

    Of course I love the form factor on this product, but the number one reason I can't use it: its aluminum construction seems to block incoming calls. I will randomly get voicemail alerts within 30-60 seconds of pulling my iPhone off the stand.

    iPhone on the stand: 1 reception bar and no incoming calls. iPhone off the stand (and just laying on my desk): 3-4 reception bars and incoming calls come through just fine.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful -- doesn't work with 6' APPLE cable

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I laid out $35 for Apple's own 6' foot cable because they said this works "exclusively with the Apple Lightning cable". What they don't tell you is that it only works with the 3' cable!! The 3' cable is a little skinnier and the tolerances on this stand are incredibly tight.

    By using a bigger hammer I got it put together -- but assembly is not for the fainthearted.

    And, like several of the other reviewers have noted, it really is a little tippy for my iPad Mini.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Assmebly Required!

    • Written by from Eugene

    This item was very disappointing. If you read the fine print and make certain assumptions from what is in the package you can divine that it needs assembly but frankly assembly would not be necessary except that they cheat you of a cord for charging. Seriously! Cables that come with Apple iphone are way to short for the advertised use. In addition, I would not have been capable of putting these small parts together because of a neurological disease. I had to take it to a friend to have it put together. Really for $35 this was seriously not worth the headache and it doesn't look THAT good and lacks flexibility because of the requirement to use short charging cords.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and functioning stand

    • Written by from MAINEVILLE

    I needed a stand for my 5s and Mini, both with the lightning cable, and liked what I read in the reviews for the most part. I was fortunate enough to order another cable accidentally as I felt I might need another one somewhere down the road. Completely skimmed over that part. So yes, it needs a cable to be an actual functioning stand.

    When I got the box, I was a little surprised to see screws, an alan wrench, etc. to assemble the unit. It was a bit of a pain given that I have what my wife lovingly calls "plumbers hands", but I got it together, with cable, and hooked up to my PC in under five minutes. There were some negative feedback in regards to the plastic cover piece on the bottom. I have had no issue with it, and it seems sturdy enough to sit idle on my desk and not worry about it popping off. I had purchased two cases for my 5S and checked to see if it fit both, and it did with no problems (w/the included three adapter pieces).

    Overall, it is a beautiful stand that, with my tech21 case, gets a ton of attention and subsequent compliments. I love the add to my desk space. A worthy buy, but I am giving it four stars accounting for the lack of a cable and mediocre degree of assembly.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for iPad Mini!

    • Written by from Chicago

    Overall a great product! The stand feels very sturdy and was a cinch to assemble. It takes up very little desk space and looks great next to my iMac. I like that you can adjust the stand to fit your device without having to take its case off. One small problem I have is that the removable plastic piece on the bottom that conceals the cable isn't well attached. It falls off almost every time I move the stand. Other than that, no major complaints!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Concept w/ Tight Specs

    • Written by from Seattle

    As other reviewers stated, it's an effectively minimalist design. However, like many minimalist designs, what looks and functions beautifully in ideal conditions usually means tightly restricted performance and maintenance. There is no room for error. So get this information right and you'll be happy with the Hi-Rise stand.

    The packaging says "Works with Apple Lightning Cable," and I'd read here that cord thickness was an issue with this base. I was prepared, I thought.

    The 1m length that came with my iPhone 5s is a little short, so I asked an Apple Store employee if there was a difference between the 1m and 2m lightning cable thickness. He said no. He was wrong. The only lightning cord that works with this is the 1 meter cord length from Apple. The 2m cable is thicker and will not bend tightly enough, or slip easily into the groove in the base.

    So it's a great product if you only use the 1m cord. Twelve South needs to change their packaging to ** "Works only with 1m Apple Lightning Cable."** Twelve South should know that the longer length doesn't work, and note that on their box and online. I ruined a $30 cable, but it looks nice and works well with the 1m length.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most disappointing! - Do not buy!

    • Written by from Ely

    The worst product I've ever bought at an Apple Store since 1999. The flimsy cheap plastic lid in the bottom needed to be taped shut by me in order to keep it in place. After three days using it on my desk at work the (not supplied) original Apple charging cable has been damaged by a sharp edge at the rear of the stand. What now?... Buy a new charing cable twice a month? This HiRise is a 'HiCost' stand with several flaws. Do not buy... Zero Stars...

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Sacramento

    Im very happy with this docking station. The sturdiness, no-slip bottom, easy assembly and the overall design make it a great buy!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the greatest

    • Written by from Hawthorn

    It is OK but I would not buy another one. The thing comes in pieces and you need to put it together with the supplied allen key which is fiddley and time consuming given the tiny screws and obscure angles. Getting everything lined up it a pain. The bottom plate is cruddy plastic that falls off whenever I move it. I don't use a case so I probably should have stuck with the bog standard apple doc which is nice and simple...

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