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MacRumors
Nov 1, 2012, 12:14 PM
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South Carolina-based Twelve South has released a new adjustable desktop stand designed to compliment Apple's sleek aluminum notebooks. The HiRise for MacBook (http://blog.twelvesouth.com/hirise-for-macbook/introducing-hirise-for-macbook-the-first-adjustable-stand-for-macbooks-and-people-of-all-sizes/) stand elevates the notebook from a few inches to half a foot off the desk, while staying nearly invisible.

TwelveSouth sells a riser for the iMac as well, also called the HiRise (http://www.twelvesouth.com/products/hirise_imac/).

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/11/NewImage.pngTwelve South's HiRise for MacBook is the only height-adjustable desktop stand that lets you turn your notebook into a comfortable desktop. Unlike a fixed stand, HiRise lets you elevate your MacBook to your most comfortable viewing height, from a few inches to half a foot off your desk. The sturdy, brushed metal stand is designed to work with MacBooks--and people--of all sizes.HiRise for MacBook is available for $70 on the Twelve South website (http://www.twelvesouth.com/products/hirise_macbook/) and Apple's online (http://store.apple.com/us/product/HA244ZM/A/twelve-south-hirise-stand-for-macbook) and retail stores.

Article Link: Twelve South Releases New MacBook Desktop Stand (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/01/twelve-south-releases-new-macbook-desktop-stand/)



JaySoul
Nov 1, 2012, 12:20 PM
Nice stand but with the usual Apple premium attached.

daneoni
Nov 1, 2012, 12:27 PM
Nice but a bit too pricey.

Simplicated
Nov 1, 2012, 12:36 PM
Nice but a bit too pricey.

As with most accessories that are related to Apple products. :mad:

... But I like (most of) the designs so I usually fall for them.

nuckinfutz
Nov 1, 2012, 12:36 PM
Sold

I'm buying it.

I've chatted with the owner Andrew and he's a standup guy. I love that he is as uncompromising as Apple when it comes to design.

Plus he's Mac only. I'll support him..even if that means paying a slight premium.

reden
Nov 1, 2012, 12:49 PM
Sold

I'm buying it.

I've chatted with the owner Andrew and he's a standup guy. I love that he is as uncompromising as Apple when it comes to design.

Plus he's Mac only. I'll support him..even if that means paying a slight premium.

Nice try Andrew.

BigPrince
Nov 1, 2012, 12:49 PM
half a foot is still "only a few inches" ...

HabSonic
Nov 1, 2012, 12:50 PM
The Macbook doesn't feel secured...

nuckinfutz
Nov 1, 2012, 12:54 PM
Nice try Andrew.

LOL

I wish I had his design skills.

He said he worked on this HiRise product for years. I was getting ready to buy the Belkin Loft (http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F5L083) which is $59

http://www.belkin.com/images/productmt/439635/372.jpg


But who wouldn't pay a bit more for the HiRise that is adjustable height and better looking?

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The Macbook doesn't feel secured...

The contact surface has a rubber looking lining. It shouldn't slip

extricated
Nov 1, 2012, 12:55 PM
I really like Twelve South products. Great designs.

$70? Not for me ... but if there wasn't a market for it, they wouldn't be selling them at that price.

macduke
Nov 1, 2012, 01:00 PM
I bought an mStand from Rain Design for my 15" Retina. The height is good, but the angle was too shallow to be able to use a bluetooth keyboard underneath it without my hands hitting it. So I just put it flat on the floor, stood on the bottom of the stand with my feet, and pulled up on the top with my hands in small, quick motions until it was tall enough. I was careful, so it's level and bent evenly. I freaking love that stand, and it's $45 on Amazon. So if you want a good looking stand, don't need adjustable height, and want to save some money, I recommend the mStand. And if you don't mind bending it a little (which it doesn't bend easily, but worked fine in my case), then you can use it with a keyboard underneath so you can be close to that beautiful retina screen.

Redbeard25
Nov 1, 2012, 01:02 PM
Don't tell anyone... I'm using a Dell Inspiron laptop stand for my 15" Mac Book Pro. Works great, built like a tank.

http://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=895

Now someone build me a mag-safe dock for the four cords I have to plug and unplug all the time.. I tried a Henge dock, but it a) wouldn't align with my Apple-mis-aligned displayport port and b) wouldn't let me hold the cover open to use as a second screen. I'm thinking *maybe* sugru.

chuckles:)
Nov 1, 2012, 01:26 PM
Don't tell anyone... I'm using a Dell Inspiron laptop stand for my 15" Mac Book Pro. Works great, built like a tank.


HERESY!!! Someone fetch the tar and feathers!

CosmoCopus
Nov 1, 2012, 01:32 PM
Wow ..a "nearly invisible" stand ..what will they think of next?

IGregory
Nov 1, 2012, 01:34 PM
I have the X-Stand Pro (****************62zfw). The High Rise is a spinoff, not much difference between the two. I like the X-Stand better because it comes with a shorten extender which allows easy typing with your palms resting comfortably on the Macbook. It looks sharp though.

jclardy
Nov 1, 2012, 01:40 PM
Is there a picture of it without a Macbook on top? I'd like to see how much desk space it takes up when I am not using it...

I have the BookArc right now and it is great for my MBA 11", but at some point I may upgrade to the retina MBP and would not want to waste the screen in clamshell mode.

IGregory
Nov 1, 2012, 01:45 PM
Is there a picture of it without a Macbook on top? I'd like to see how much desk space it takes up when I am not using it...

I have the BookArc right now and it is great for my MBA 11", but at some point I may upgrade to the retina MBP and would not want to waste the screen in clamshell mode.

Here (http://www.twelvesouth.com/products/hirise_macbook/gallery/), top left.

Gemütlichkeit
Nov 1, 2012, 02:07 PM
Crazy for just a stand.

ThunderSkunk
Nov 1, 2012, 02:12 PM
Hah... $70 is too steep? Based on what? That 70 is a bigger number than ten? Some of you really have no idea how much it costs to produce short run products like this.

$70 is steep... in our industry, we make products of similar materials and processes, but you'd be lucky to get a quote under $300 per for something like this. Imagine $100,000 min tool & die cost, + a few weeks of prototyping at $180/hr, +...

PsychoLogicXen
Nov 1, 2012, 03:52 PM
half a foot is still "only a few inches" ...

Exactly!

ArcaneDevice
Nov 1, 2012, 03:58 PM
I bought an mStand from Rain Design for my 15" Retina. The height is good, but the angle was too shallow to be able to use a bluetooth keyboard underneath it without my hands hitting it.

You do realize that the space underneath is for storing the keyboard? When you are typing just pull the keyboard forward.

In my case I just use the keyboard on the Macbook when it's on the stand. But that's probably not very comfortable for a lot of folk.

waqas
Nov 1, 2012, 04:28 PM
No offence, but I don't think buying such an accessory has anything more to offer than a simple design aesthetic. I can't deny it looks cool though. :)

I could acheive something similar by using a pile of books over which to place my mac, no?

vito
Nov 1, 2012, 07:33 PM
No offence, but I don't think buying such an accessory has anything more to offer than a simple design aesthetic. I can't deny it looks cool though. :)

I could acheive something similar by using a pile of books over which to place my mac, no?

Not entirely the same effect though! I think it's well priced as here in the UK, the mstand is availed at a similar price point.

IGregory
Nov 2, 2012, 06:06 AM
No offence, but I don't think buying such an accessory has anything more to offer than a simple design aesthetic. I can't deny it looks cool though. :)

I could acheive something similar by using a pile of books over which to place my mac, no?

I have a home office. I am very organized and I put a lot of planning and thought into how I wanted my desk and the room to appear. Aesthetics were important to me. That is why I bought the X-Stand Pro and, to a large extent, why I bought the MBP. Yeah, I paid the premium for the stand, but the way I looked at it, it will last a very long time. I might as well buy what I like as opposed to settling for something less. Books or a cement block would not work for me. A benefit of having a stand like the X-Pro or the Hi-Rise is it allows air to pass underneath. This helps with cooling when running cpu intense programs.

waqas
Nov 3, 2012, 11:29 AM
A benefit of having a stand like the X-Pro or the Hi-Rise is it allows air to pass underneath. This helps with cooling when running cpu intense programs.

Now this above seems a better reason.

A pile of books won't give you the space underneath as you said ... :)

Aesthetics are important to some ... True.

It'd be cool though if Twelve South came up with a stand that looked like stacked books (like their BookBook and other sleeves), but at the same time it was adjustable. Would eliminate the point of it though (no space and air flow issues).

superman23
Nov 3, 2012, 11:57 AM
Nice stand but with the usual Apple premium attached.



i bet you couldn't copy it and sell it for less. in fact, i bet you couldnt make one of these for $70, or 1000 of them for $70,000. i'll even allow you to make it in China.

Supa_Fly
Nov 3, 2012, 06:24 PM
HERESY!!! Someone fetch the tar and feathers!

I'm VERY VERY curious about the basis of where LooneyToons got this from. hmm.

JoeShlabotnick
Nov 5, 2012, 04:19 PM
designed to compliment Apple's sleek aluminum notebooks.

I compliment the designers on their complementary desktop stand.

KdParker
Nov 6, 2012, 08:20 AM
I never found a need for these stands. Does look nice however.

winston1236
Nov 6, 2012, 12:32 PM
Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/01/twelve-south-releases-new-macbook-desktop-stand/)


South Carolina-based Twelve South has released a new adjustable desktop stand designed to compliment Apple's sleek aluminum notebooks. The HiRise for MacBook (http://blog.twelvesouth.com/hirise-for-macbook/introducing-hirise-for-macbook-the-first-adjustable-stand-for-macbooks-and-people-of-all-sizes/) stand elevates the notebook from a few inches to half a foot off the desk, while staying nearly invisible.

TwelveSouth sells a riser for the iMac as well, also called the HiRise (http://www.twelvesouth.com/products/hirise_imac/).

Image (http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/11/NewImage.png)HiRise for MacBook is available for $70 on the Twelve South website (http://www.twelvesouth.com/products/hirise_macbook/) and Apple's online (http://store.apple.com/us/product/HA244ZM/A/twelve-south-hirise-stand-for-macbook) and retail stores.

Article Link: Twelve South Releases New MacBook Desktop Stand (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/01/twelve-south-releases-new-macbook-desktop-stand/)

Nice car jack, i mean laptop stand

furi0usbee
Nov 7, 2012, 07:06 AM
So I own the Rain mStand, and this new Twelve South looked nice... in the pix. So I got one. What a piece of junk. I took it out and thought I was missing a piece. It's so light, I thought it would fall over. It's thickest part is about half as thick as the mStand, and it's not all aluminum. I broke one of the arms that the computer rests on. The grips on the bottom of the unit do not grip. I used it on a flat wooden table (sealed) and it was moving all over the place.

It has aluminum color, but the arms are definitely not aluminum, it simply broke off, clean break. Alloy?

Also the grips that are supposed to grip the computer, along with the grips on the bottom that don't work, I wouldn't trust this with my computer on it. They tell you not to type while the computer is one, but they should tell you not to be near this when your computer is on it. I'd rather lose $70 than $2k.

IGregory
Nov 9, 2012, 09:13 AM
So I own the Rain mStand, and this new Twelve South looked nice... in the pix. So I got one. What a piece of junk. I took it out and thought I was missing a piece. It's so light, I thought it would fall over. It's thickest part is about half as thick as the mStand, and it's not all aluminum. I broke one of the arms that the computer rests on. The grips on the bottom of the unit do not grip. I used it on a flat wooden table (sealed) and it was moving all over the place.

It has aluminum color, but the arms are definitely not aluminum, it simply broke off, clean break. Alloy?

Also the grips that are supposed to grip the computer, along with the grips on the bottom that don't work, I wouldn't trust this with my computer on it. They tell you not to type while the computer is one, but they should tell you not to be near this when your computer is on it. I'd rather lose $70 than $2k.

I don't know what to make of your complaint. I own the X-Stand Pro. The Hi-Riser is a spin-off of the X-Stand. The X-Stand Pro is a rock solid, quality device. I find it hard to believe that the Hi-Riser is the way you describe it unless the one you purchased is defective.

designs216
Nov 9, 2012, 12:58 PM
I dig the aesthetics of Twelve South, though the products don't come cheap. I bought the BookArc a few days ago and really like the simple utility of it. It doesn't hold the cords efficiently but perhaps it's incentive to upgrade my monitor to the upcoming TB display.

zankou
Nov 24, 2012, 06:07 PM
i bought the hirise macbook desktop stand yesterday. the apple store did not have it on display but found one in back when i asked about it. sadly, i just returned it today and purchased an mstand instead.

the hirise had poor build quality and just felt cheap. the silicone grip on the arms was slightly misaligned and could be lifted up on the edges. even the height adjustment was clunky.

the mstand feels much more sturdy and actually rises my laptop higher off the desk than the hirise at its tallest setting. furthermore, it's easier to center my laptop on the mstand due to its design, based on the little notch in the front lip. conversely, with the hirise, it's more guesswork, and the laptop screen can be crooked if not centered properly.

obviously, i would not recommend the hirise at all.

macduke
Dec 10, 2012, 02:16 PM
You do realize that the space underneath is for storing the keyboard? When you are typing just pull the keyboard forward.

In my case I just use the keyboard on the Macbook when it's on the stand. But that's probably not very comfortable for a lot of folk.

That's great if you have a desk with enough depth. At the time, my wrists were hanging off the edge when I would do this and it made them hurt. I also wanted to sit closer so the screen since I do a lot of detailed work and I have a retina display. For my purposes I needed to type under the stand and it was easy to modify it to do so. Typing at a higher angle on the MacBook itself hurts my wrists. I always have my hands on the keyboard because I use a lot of shortcuts in Adobe Creative Suite apps and do a lot of coding.

vito
Dec 13, 2012, 06:54 PM
I've been contemplating the mstand until the twelve south came along. I have just recently sent back the mstand360 due to missing rubber pads. I've had a good look at the twelvesouth on display at the Apple store and it seems very sold, staff said its been on display for a while when asked how could the rubber grips are. They have the stand bolted to the table so it makes it hard to inspect.

Is the build quality really that bad? Anyone happy with theirs over the mstand?

Thanks!

rkdiddy
Jul 28, 2013, 12:28 AM
I purchased this for my rMBP / ACD setup - so I could use both monitors. Coming from a TwelveSouth Book Arc I'm very shocked by the quality of this product.

The first thing I noticed when I removed it from the box was it appeared the finish was pitted and scratched in a few areas. Since my laptop will be sitting on it most of the time - I can overlook these imperfections.

Next, I placed my laptop on the stand. To my shock, the stand was quite wobbly. I adjusted it thinking it was due to the adjusting screw in the back not being tight, but that didn't solve the issue. It actually wobbles between the base and the pole. After doing some research it appears this is somewhat a common issue. While some say people have the stand upside down (causing the wobble), I can say I have the stand orientated correctly.

I will be sending this back. I'm very disappointed, this wouldn't be acceptable on a $29.99 stand, let alone a $70 stand.

Santabean2000
Jul 28, 2013, 08:47 AM
Nice try Andrew.

Ha ha. It's funny because its true. :D