Give Your iMac or Thunderbolt Display a Lift with TwelveSouth’s HiRise

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Twelve South has just introduced another great accessory for your iMac or Thunderbolt Display. The HiRise for iMac is “The first ever adjustable iMac Stand and Desk Storage System”. Here’s what the company has to say about it:

HiRise radically transforms the look of your iMac or Apple Display by integrating the base into the HiRise itself, creating a bold, ultra-modern look. At first glance, people may think they are looking at an entirely new Mac. The surprises will continue when you flip down the magnetically secured faceplate to reveal hard drives, cables and keys hidden inside.The eye-catching stand is over-engineered to support all iMac and Apple Displays with the L-shaped base, including the 27-inch iMac and Apple Thunderbolt Display.

The adjustable, brushed metal HiRise stand elevates the height of an iMac or an Apple Display to a more comfortable eye level, eliminating the need to prop up your Mac with a phone book or stacks of paper to find a better viewing angle. HiRise has an internal metal support shelf that lets you adjust the height of your Mac in one of six internal positions. The HiRise shelf can also align the screen height of an Apple Display, side-by-side with your iMac, for the perfect horizontal screen alignment and dual-display setup.

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The HiRise is crafted from extruded aluminum and stamped steel. It has the added benefit of offering “a stealthy desktop storage bay for connected gear or personal items”. As the release notes,

Remove the magnetically-held front faceplate to reveal a nice nesting spot for a backup hard drive, cables, your wallet and keys…even a Mac mini. Both front and back metal faceplates are perforated to provide pass-through ventilation. Depending on your internal shelf position, there are up to two levels of storage available, each accessible from front or back. Both HiRise faceplates can also be attached with the included screws for more permanent and secure storage.

TwelveSouth’s HiRise is compatible with all current iMac and Apple Displays, and it is available now at for $79.99.

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Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.