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.


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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federico0212

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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.
 

ninjadex

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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.
 

iamMacPerson

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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.
 

4ubrey

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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.
 

viachicago22

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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.
 

genshi

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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.

 

SAIRUS

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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.
 

0098386

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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.
 

genshi

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

0098386

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

Deadman64

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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.
Like laying flat? If so, the ones on etsy I linked to above are designed in that manner.
 

0098386

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Like laying flat? If so, the ones on etsy I linked to above are designed in that manner.
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.
 

Denmac1

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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.
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.
 

AngerDanger

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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.

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.
 
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JSB1540

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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.

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