This month Twelve South launched a new accessory for the iMac, iMac Pro, and external displays, called the “Curve Riser.” Similar to its HiRise products, the Curve Riser elevates your iMac to a position that’s supposed to be more ergonomic for most users, while also providing some storage underneath the iMac.
From a materials standpoint, the Curve Riser matches Twelve South’s established standard as a premium accessory maker; it’s built from a sleek metal and only comes in black. There’s no front or back door, and although the accessory has a far bigger footprint than any iMac stand I’ve owned (coming in at 9 by 12 inches), its design is airy, sleek, and unobtrusive.
The idea behind iMac stands like the Curve Riser is that Apple’s desktop computer (and most fixed-height computers) aren’t naturally ergonomic. If you provide a little bit of height to your setup, ideally with the top of your display hitting your eye level, you can sit with a straight back and keep all of the display in your vision without any awkward neck tilts.