Review: Twelve South HiRise Deluxe iPhone Stand

One of themes in my backings on Kickstarter was the search for a stand for my iPhone. Unfortunately none of the products I backed were decent quality and a waste. I’ve read good things about the Twelve South HiRise Deluxe stands and decided to splurge (they’re a bit more expensive than other stands). I was skeptical when I ordered it as the cable wasn’t integrated in the stand and required me to supply my own; this didn’t seem like a great design, but I was willing to give it a shot.

When I got the stand, I was impressed that it was designed for different thickness cases and the holder for the Lightning connector was quite solid. Setup was easy and I adjusted it for my case. I’ve been using it daily since September and it has performed flawlessly. I drop my phone in it and it charges; not much more to say about it. Since I work from home, I leave my phone in the stand most of the time and use Hey Siri to make my conference calls. It is a great angle for viewing and does well for conference calls. I should have gone with this stand instead of backing various Kickstarter projects (however, this stand uses a Lightning connector; I’m not sure it would have worked as well with the 30 pin connector).


  • Handles different sized cases.
  • Solid (it doesn’t fall over).
  • Good angle and height for holding up iPhone.
  • Doesn’t put extra stress on connector as phone is resting on the stand and not the connector.


  • A little more expensive than the average stand.


This is an excellent stand for iPhones with the Lightning connector. I’m not sure how well it would work with the iPad mini like it claims. The cost is probably a little more than most people want to spend on a stand, but it is quite easy to just drop my iPhone into it when I’m at my desk. I’d definitely purchase this again.

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