iPhone peripherals are certainly not hard to come by in today’s market, and this is perhaps not all that surprising given that the Cupertino smartphone is by far the most popular model available. But finding good quality accessories is a different ball game completely, with many cheap pretenders swamping the industry among the rare, noteworthy gems. Twelve South is a US-based company dedicated to bringing Apple-centric items of the highest order, and the new HiRise for iPhone 5 and iPad mini makes for a very practical, eye-catching stand.
We’ve reviewed quite a few of Twelve South’s products here at Redmond Pie, notably the popular BookBook for iPhone 5 case, which turns your treasured asset into a charismatic, old-fashioned book. Not only is the BookBook an intuitive protector, but it also throws off potential intruders by leading them to think that you’re a book worm as opposed to an Apple fanboy.
The HiRise is a different kind of product, but no less impressive. It allows you to stand your iPhone 5 or iPad mini up at the perfect angle for use, allowing you to keep one hand free if you’re busily using your device and your computer at the same time. Ideal for quickly brushing up on those emails and frequent notifications, it saves you the trouble of having to continually pick up your device from the desk – a rigmarole that can often prove tiresome.
As you’d imagine, it’s Lightning enabled, and if you happen to have a case on your iPhone 5 or iPad mini, the HiRise should still be able to facilitate it. It’s of great annoyance that many docks don’t seem to consider the fact that people envelop their precious digital toys in plastic, rubber, or some other protective composition, but Twelve South, as usual, looks to have delivered the goods.
With all-round adjustment to suit your needs, the HiRise is the perfect desk accompaniment for your iPhone 5 or iPad mini, and for just $35.99 over at twelvesouth.com, is definitely worth considering if you’ve been on the hunt for a decent dock.
Please do remember that the HiRise is only suitable for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, and thus, don’t make the purchase if you plan on erecting your fourth-gen iPad.