The Twelve South labs in Charleston, SC are always brimming over with new ideas, and today one of those ideas came to light in the form of the HiRise (US$34.99), a metal pedestal stand for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.
When you're not running about with your iPhone 5 in your pocket, the HiRise is a place where it can perch. The stand charges your device using your Lightning charging cable, and positions the iPhone -- or iPad mini -- at a raised height so you can easily engage in FaceTime or Skype conversations hands-free.
Twelve South notes that the HiRise can be used with many iPhone 5 cases installed, including the OtterBox Defender, Speck CandyShell and its own BookBook for iPhone. The rear support is adjustable forward and back to compensate for the different thicknesses of cases and shells, and since the devices are raised off the desk or table surface, sound is completely unimpeded.
The HiRise is available for purchase today from the Twelve South website, and we'll have a full review soon.