Adjustable HiRise works as iMac stand, storage system

I’m always on the lookout for gadgets that make my office prettier, and Twelve South has an almost supernatural knack for doing just that. The latest gadget they’ve announced is the HiRise, a new accessory aimed at iMac and Apple display users looking to maximize their physical desktop real estate, while raising the display height to a more ergonomic level. The HiRise costs $79.99 and is available direct from the manufacturer.

Killing two birds with one stone, the brushed metal HiRise is a pedestal for your iMac or Apple Display with a built-in storage bay that hides cables and other gear. The bay is covered using a magnetically secured faceplate that matches the look of a little baby Mac Pro on its side.

Inside is an adjustable shelf you can use to store a hard drive or anything else you might want to keep within a short distance of your iMac or Apple display. The faceplate can also be screwed into place for a bit of additional security.

  • Stan

    The youtube comments pretty much sum this item up: “That is such a pointless waste of money” and “ugly .. so ugly”

    Not surprising that they have disabled the ratings for the video.

  • arh_2010

    “a new accessory aimed at iMac and Apple display users looking to maximize their physical desktop real estate”

    I’m struggling to understand why that sentence is better than saying “users looking to save desk space”.

    FFS. That this sort of thing comes from someone who supposedly writes for a living makes it even worse.

    I suppose people have to use buzzwords these days to sound clever. I still haven’t figured why “extra screen real estate” is better than “bigger screen”, or why we should use “ecosystem” for everything from operating system to software to product range.

    • deviladv

      We are human, and we like poetic language. “Maximize their physical desktop real estate” just sounds a little nicer, and it’s not nearly as bad as something like “utilize our synergistic paradigms.” Life is layers of BS but I find that layer of BS rather thin and not worth the time. I’m more worried about language abuse along the lines of Carlin’s “shell shock” routine.

  • John Henderson

    I wonder if a NEW iMac will ever come out???

  • I have to say, this may be the first product from Twelve South I’m not covetous of.