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Gear We Love: Twelve South HiRise holds your display, hides your gear

Dan Frakes | Sept. 3, 2014
If you're looking for a way to raise your iMac or Apple Display to a more-ergonomic height, the HiRise for iMac does just that while giving you some extra gadget-hiding space.

This base/stand integration looks great, but what makes the HiRise especially useful is that you can pull off its front plate, which is attached by magnets, to access a two-shelf storage compartment. (Your iMac or Apple Display's base forms the bottom of the top shelf.) This is space that would otherwise be mostly wasted, and it's perfectly positioned for easy access. On my iMac, I use the HiRise to hide a few remote controls, a stylus, a pen, some note paper, and a portable hard drive; I've also got a couple sync/charge cables for iOS devices connected to my iMac's USB ports and threaded through the back of the stand. With my Cinema Display, I use the HiRise to hide the power supplies and extra cable slack for both my laptop and the display--thanks to the HiRise, my desk is cable and power-brick free.

The HiRise's internal storage space is even roomy enough to hold the current Mac mini, making it a great companion for Apple's smallest Mac. The stand's perforated front and rear plates provide ventilation, and the HiRise's metal construction acts as a heat sink--on my laptop system, the two power supplies never get more than slightly warm. And if you want to make the contents of the HiRise a bit less accessible, you can secure the front plate using included screws.

The HiRise for iMac is a useful accessory for your iMac or Apple Display, especially if you've been looking for a way to get a bunch of smaller gear off your desk and out of sight.


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