Twelve South has unveiled HiRise for iPhone 5/iPad mini, an adjustable stand designed to work exclusively with the Apple Lightning Cable — and most every case on the market. The beautiful metal pedestal elevates iPhone for FaceTime chats, hands-free calls, desktop charging, viewing apps and streaming music without blocking iPhone’s speakers, mic or headphone port.
Using one of three different adjustable clips and your Apple Lightning Cable (not included), HiRise positions the Lightning connector at a raised height to connect and charge your iPhone 5 or iPad mini. This allows HiRise to work with most cases, including cases with recessed connections no other dock can fit, like the OtterBox Defender, Speck CandyShell and, of course, the BookBook for iPhone. The rear support also adjusts forward and back to accommodate the different thicknesses of various cases and shells.
“Twelve South already makes some of the best Apple stands available, like our Compass for iPad and BookArc for MacBook,” says Green. “But we always wanted to make the ultimate iPhone stand. We wanted one that worked perfectly with cases like our BookBook and that would not block the headphone port or speakers. The HiRise achieves all of these goals...and does it with supermodel good looks.”