Review: The Twelve South HiRise is an Ideal Stand for Apple Watch

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    Twelve South is an accessory company that's known for its high-quality stands for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, so it's no surprise that it was one of the first to announce a dock for the Apple Watch.

    The Twelve South HiRise for Apple Watch follows in the footsteps of the company's other HiRise docks, offering an Apple Watch storage and charging solution that's attractive, well-designed, and suitable for use in a wide range of locations, from a desk in an office to a nightstand in a bedroom.

    I've been using the HiRise for Apple Watch for over a week now, as have a few of my colleagues both at MacRumors and TouchArcade, and the universal consensus is that it's a great stand, albeit with a premium price tag.

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    HiRise for Apple Watch is made from brushed metal and is available in black or silver to match the finishes of the Apple Watch Sport and standard Apple Watch. It also matches the company's HiRise products for other devices, if you happen to own any of those.


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  2. DavidTheExpert macrumors regular

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    I think I'll save myself sixty bucks and just use my charger flat on my nightstand. Works fine.
     
  3. federico0212 macrumors newbie

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    I absolutely think Spigen's apple watch stand is the best.
    It is $20 for a machined aluminum stand that looks like an iMac's, has rubber for the watch, allows it to be used with a Milanese band, it's awesome.
    The only problem is that it doesn't hide the cable.
     
  4. ninjadex macrumors 6502

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    The best stand/tray is the one that come's with the SS Watches. Just use half of the plastic white "box" and lay your Watch in there. It's got a nice soft lining and looks way nicer than every stand I've seen.
     
  5. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    My Spigen stand does the same thing at a fraction of the cost. Twelve South's other products are really nice but I think they are entering a really crowded market of Apple Watch stands.
     
  6. critter13 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the update.
     
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    Agree with others here that the Spigen one is less than half the price, looks attractive and does the same thing.

    I own three iPhone/iPad HiRise stands for my work desk and am a huge twelvesouth fan, but they missed the boat via pricing with this one.
     
  9. viachicago22 macrumors 6502

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    It's definitely overpriced for what it is but it is also definitely very nice. The build quality is high. Still, $30-35 would be a great value. $50 made me feel a little dirty.
     
  10. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    My wired hockey puck mouse works fine as well :cool:
     
  11. genshi macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking for a stand for my Apple Watch and the best one I've found so far is the Nomad Stand. Yes, it's pricier than the others, but it's also much better made while being brilliantly simple yet stylish (just like Apple products.) And it hides the charging cable as well. I haven't pulled the trigger on it just yet... but I'm getting close.

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  12. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    OK. Good to know, I guess. I prefer using the 12 south stand. Also have the speigen. Not nearly as nice as the 12 south. It all depends what you want.
     
  13. SAIRUS macrumors 6502a

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    I actually use a small bottle that holds the charger in the mouth/spout. Just added a little room for the charger cable. Cost me $2.50. Plan on spray painting it gold.
     
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    I picked up a couple Spigen stands for $45 shipped on Amazon. They're fantastic.
     
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    I haven't seen an Apple Watch stand that I really want. I know it's early days though.

    Really want a nice simple one like my the Wedge for Pebble, but I don't think they make them any more.
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  17. apophazz macrumors newbie

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    But it looks like a twisted iMac cripple.
     
  18. genshi macrumors 6502a

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    You didn't think the stand I posted above was nice and simple?
     
  19. Dagless Suspended

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    It's my favourite Apple Watch stand I've seen so far but I still wouldn't buy one. I'd rather have one flipped the other way.
     
  20. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

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    Like laying flat? If so, the ones on etsy I linked to above are designed in that manner.
     
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    No, flipping it horizontally so I can take it off to the right. I don't want to lay it flat I want it looking at me.
     
  22. Denmac1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but I think it's the best for the money. I have Elago stands for my iPad and iPhone (that closely match the Speigen) and I see those cables. I like a tidy desktop but seeing just a small amount of cable doesn't bother me. Besides, it's less effort to free the cable for travel use.
    I almost bought the Nomad, but the pricing for some of these stands is a little too much. My Elagos were only $30.
     
  23. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

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    That is a thing of beauty. I'm not a particularly large fan of the Apple Watch, much less the stands one might buy for it, but that definitely has appeal.
     
  24. JSB1540 macrumors 6502

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    You had better check the "NOMAD stands-delayed" thread! Again, check that thread, you will change your mind.
     

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