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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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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 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.

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Twelve 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 and Apple's online and retail stores.

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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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Nice stand but with the usual Apple premium attached.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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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.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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Nice but a bit too pricey.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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Nice but a bit too pricey.
As with most accessories that are related to Apple products.

... But I like (most of) the designs so I usually fall for them.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:36 PM   #6
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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.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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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.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:54 PM   #8
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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 which is $59




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
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 02:00 PM   #9
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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.
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Nice try Andrew.
Ha ha. It's funny because its true.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:49 PM   #11
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half a foot is still "only a few inches" ...
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The Macbook doesn't feel secured...
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:55 PM   #13
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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.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 04:52 PM   #14
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half a foot is still "only a few inches" ...
Exactly!
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 02:40 PM   #15
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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.
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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, top left.
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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, +...
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 05:19 PM   #19
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designed to compliment Apple's sleek aluminum notebooks.
I compliment the designers on their complementary desktop stand.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 09:20 AM   #20
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I never found a need for these stands. Does look nice however.
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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 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.

HiRise for MacBook is available for $70 on the Twelve South website and Apple's online and retail stores.

Article Link: Twelve South Releases New MacBook Desktop Stand
Nice car jack, i mean laptop stand
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:06 AM   #22
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Cheap/Broken/Do NOT Buy

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.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:13 AM   #23
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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.
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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.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:07 PM   #25
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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.
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