Twelve South Releases New MacBook Desktop Stand

Thursday November 1, 2012 10:14 AM PDT by Jordan Golson
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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26 months ago

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.
Rating: 11 Votes
26 months ago
half a foot is still "only a few inches" ...
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago
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.
Rating: 4 Votes
26 months ago
Nice stand but with the usual Apple premium attached.
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago
Nice but a bit too pricey.
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago

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




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
Rating: 2 Votes
26 months ago

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!
Rating: 2 Votes
26 months ago
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, +...
Rating: 2 Votes
26 months ago

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.
Rating: 1 Votes
26 months ago

designed to compliment Apple's sleek aluminum notebooks.


I compliment the designers on their complementary desktop stand.
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