I am a fan of most of TwelveSouth's products including BookArc and BookBook for Macbook Pro, but the HiRise...is neither a high laptop stand nor rises to the occasion. The main reason I will give this four stars is because it is one of the few laptop stands I know of that could be used completely upside down...a product should probably be more intuitive to only be used the manner it was intended for, but gotta give it to TwelveSouth for making something used what would normally be "wrong", actually work. Search YouTube for a review on this product and you will quickly see what I mean. I am returning because a laptop stand ended up not being a good fit for me, but here are some pros and cons:
PROS: Packaging is phenomenal, aluminum used is high quality, feels like a genuine Apple product (well, it would if it weren't for these cons). Securely holds my Macbook and other laptops in place.
CONS: Height adjustment is spring loaded, the mechanism for adjusting the height feels really cheap. It is almost always not level. Wobble is there but not bad, the uneven-ness of the adjustable pole is what really gets me. Could be a bit taller. Base at the bottom underneath is plastic and can scratch easily.
I actually think this product works better as an iPad Pro stand than for laptops. For $75 though this stand falls flat. There are simply too many better options for the money.