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Curve Riser is a useful stand for a 24-inch iMac, but isn’t height-adjustable

If you need a sleek stand for the 24-inch iMac, Twelve South’s US$74.99 Curve Riser is a good choice. The black metal stand, inspired by the Curve for MacBook, is both functional and good-looking. However, like the Apple all-in-one itself, you can’t adjust the height to your preference.

It’s also handy for using with monitors that have bases up to 10 inches wide. The Curve Riser raises iMacs or monitors 4.25 inches for a more comfortable viewing angle. This helps reduce eye and neck strain by promoting good posture. However, the 4.25 inches is just a bit too high for my tastes.

The stand also improves ventilation for your Mac, as well as opening up some desktop real estate by adding a storage shelf for storing hard drives, an iPhone, iPad, AirPods, etc. It’s also good for stashing a Mac mini and connecting it to an eternal drive. This helps you declutter your desk for a cleaner work environment.

As best as I can tell, the Curve Riser — which is 10 inches by 9.6 inches — can support up to 31 pounds. 

Review overview

Practicality8
Durability10
Price6

The Pros

  • Useful for new iMacs, other devices
  • sturdy
  • attractive

The Cons

  • Can’t adjust height

summary

8The Curve Riser is a nice accessory for new iMac owners, but isn’t a must-have since you can’t adjust the height.

Dennis Sellers
the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.