Kool Tools: HiRise for the iPhone 5, iPad mini
Twelve South (www.twelvesouth.com) US$34.95 HiRise is a pedestal that lets your iPhone or iPad mini sit on your desk in style. The adjustable stand works exclusively with the Apple Lightning cable.
The metal pedestal elevates the iPhone or iPad mini for FaceTime chats, hands-free calls, desktop charging, viewing apps and streaming music. Unlike some other docks, the HiRise doesn’t block your speakers, mic or headphone ports.
It's compact enough to sit just about anywhere in your home or office. The rear support on HiRise slides back and forth to support thick protective cases, minimal shells -- or no case at all. With a sliding rear support and multiple-height clips, you won’t have to give up your dock when choosing your next case.
The HiRise is compatible with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPod touch, and iPod nano.