Twelve South "HiRise" Thunderbolt Stand: Magnets harmful?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sam5281, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Sam5281 macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2014
    Question guys,

    I purchase the HiRise by Twelve South a while back but have never used in fear that I realized it has magnets on the front end of it to hold the tray front on without screws. Is this not harmful to the Thunderbolt? Or my Macbook Pro which would be on desk nearby? I've always read horror stories of magnets "Scrambling" computers HD's etc.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    I haven't worried about magnets since back in the floppy disk days!

    You will be fine ... magnets don't affect Thunderbolt and your Macbook Pro is far away and adequately shielded to avoid any issues with the tiny magnets holding the panel on your HiRise.

    Did you realize that until recently, the iMac front glass was held on by powerful tiny magnets around the perimeter of the computer screen? No visible screws, and you used a suction cup or two to remove the front panel.
  3. Sam5281 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2014
    Sorry. Guess I am just a bit over-protective with my investment. (I don't even like to travel with my laptop if I don't have to as I don't want it banged up etc-OCD I KNOW :D)

    I did not realize that about the iMac. Interesting!
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Your laptop also uses a magnet to sense when the screen is opened/closed.
  5. Sam5281 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2014
    Ha awesome thanks guys! Appreciate the great fast knowledge that is here.

    Have the hi-rise up and is working great!

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