In the words of Twelve South the HiRise for iPhone and iPad mini is:
"A beautiful, brushed metal stand designed to work with your Apple Lightning Cable (not included) – and virtually any iPhone/iPad mini case."
Which makes sense, though quite a few people refer to it as a dock rather than a stand. For me the HiRise has sent the dock I was using to the spares draw. Want to know why? Read on.
Unlike the dock, the HiRise gives me access to the headphone port, so I could listen to music and charge the phone at the same time (I am a heavy Spotify / Pocket Casts user). It works with a number of cases including the Apple 5s and 5c cases, which is great because I use a variety of cases on my phones.
I also liked that it elevated my iPhone off the desk, making it easier to do things like change tracks, reply to messages and check my Facebook / Twitter / IMs. It also made Touch ID easier to use on my 5s while it was charging.
Needless to say I am very happy with it and I don't think it'll be leaving my desk for a long while.
The Twelve South HiRise for iPhone / iPad mini has an RRP $39.95.