Twelve South HiRise for iPhone 5/iPad mini Is a Perch for Your iOS device

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I’ve seen and used a variety of different stands for my iPhone and iPad, but none have caught my attention the way the new HiRise for iPhone 5/iPad mini from Twelve South has. This brushed metal stand has the kind of refined lines that will compliment your iOS device while also adding to its utility. The HiRise is designed to work with Apple Lightning Cable, but it is a BYOC (Bring Your Own Cable) accessory. And, thanks to its thoughtful design, the HiRise works with iPhone and iPad when they are naked AND when they are in most current cases.

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The HiRise

– doesn’t block the iPhone or iPad mini’s speakers, mic or headphone port.

– is small enough to use anywhere in your home or office.

– is compatible with iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPod Touch, iPod nano – and most cases that protect them

– lifts the device off the table, desk or countertop. This not only makes it easier to see but also lifts it up and away from anything the might spill (This isn’t part of Twelve South’s marketing approach, but is something I have come to value the hard way.)

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As Twelve South puts it,

If you’ve been looking for the perfect dock for your iPad mini as long as we have, your search is over. HiRise makes a spectacular pedestal for iPad mini. Sitting atop HiRise, your iPad mini looks absolutely gorgeous, and the speakers are wide open too. Just like iPhone, you can stream your favorite music or display your favorite photos, all while charging your device on a modern vertical perch. We think HiRise will lift the ways you use and interact with your mini.

The Twelve South HiRise has an MSRP of $34.95 and is available now. We have one on the way for review so we’ll be taking a closer look in the near future. You can order yours here.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
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.