• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Stand

    • Written by from Las Rozas

    I had been thinking about an Ipad stand for a while.
    I was in the apple shop, saw this and thought perfect.
    Don't get me wrong it's pricey, but then all things to do with apple products are!!!

    For my imac i have a twelve south product so i knew it would be quality.
    Does the job well, it's solid, looks cool and i'd recommend it.


    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid and useful

    • Written by from Rocky Hill

    This stand seems well made. Does what you would expect, no minus except maybe a little heavy but size makes this a non issue for most situations.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Deserved a 5 stars but...

    • Written by from Cork

    Great design, nice packaging, folds nicely, feels heavy and strong, rubber feet make it perfectly stable.
    Deserved a 5 stars but the plastic protection sheets left one side totally sticky so I had to clean it before I could use it.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant, efficient stand

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    I have used this stand in many settings for over two years and continue to find it to be one of the most pleasing accessories I associate with my iPad. It is surprisingly heavy and durable, yet sleek and elegant. It especially useful when typing is necessary on the virtual keyboard.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent stand - Beautiful and Functional

    • Written by from STEVENSVILLE

    This product works as designed in all three modes. I frequently use the landscape mode to prop the iPad next to my mac to review online documentation as I am working. If you are very heavy handed and actually push the iPad along the desk as you are using it, then you may cause the rear leg to buckle and collapse in either Landscape or portrait mode.

    Several reviewers have commented on this, but it takes quite a heavy touch on the screen to move the stand. Note that this is not true for the Home button! The Home button must be used in a pinching style; pressing with the thumb and supporting from the rear with the index finger. Natural really.

    Bottom line; I love my stand. It is a tool and like any tool needs to be used properly. I would rate this 5 stars (despite the price) if the rear leg locked and the pads the iPad sits on were hooked to prevent the iPad from slipping off. Both of these improvements would make this more "idiot" proof - and there are times when all of us could use this protection.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    12 South Compass stand for iPad

    • Written by from North Arlington

    Very sturdy stand that holds iPad both vertical and landscape. Also lays down in a slight angle for typing or low profile viewing. It folds up and come with a case and easily fits into a desk drawer when not in use. Its on $40 and well worth it.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea

    • Written by from Mt. Eliza

    I have just got mine and love it. It holds my iPad at the right angle and is easy to use.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking, works like it's supposed to, but pricey!

    • Written by from West New York

    This accessory is one of my favorite, and it goes with me everywhere, it works exactly as it's supposed to, it's sturdily built, and looks great!

    One caveat: if you're traveling by air as much as I do for work, then you can expect to be doing a lot of explaining to the security, as it ALWAYS gets flagged in the screening, but I've never encountered a problem beyond that, like them wanting to take it away.

    The only thing keeping me from giving it five stars is that I think it's more than a little overpriced.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fort Worth

    This stand collapses on a regular basis, dumping the iPad. There is absolutely nothing which keeps the rear leg from folding under except for the weight of the iPad itself. If the stand was only used to hold up an iPod which is not being touched, it might be ok. But using the iPad while it is on this stand ALWAYS eventually collapses the stand. I'm throwing mine away.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product for what it stands for

    • Written by from Dover

    Good product but nothing special. I use it only in my living room where it always stands to spread music to my Marantz audio receiver and to show my photos.

    A little regret, it cannot be used in Portrait mode with the power cable. There is not enough space under to fit the cable.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My Favorite Travel Stand But Not TSA Friendly

    • Written by from Novi

    I liked the TwelveSouth Compass even better than the Belkin FlipBlade Adjust (which is "bouncy" at typing angles) and it works perfectly for me while in hotel rooms and at work on a desk. BUT - I've been hassled by airport security two out of the last three flights I've been on because the Compass looks a little suspicious to them when it's folded up in my bag during x-ray screening. If you travel by air frequently, keep this in mind. I'd love to keep using it, but may have to find an alternative because of this issue. Otherwise, it's a fantastic stand.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst stand ever!

    • Written by from Westville

    This stand is unbelievably unstable, and when you consider how much money you put into your iPad, it's simply not worth the risk. It's to small and should have a much larger foot print in order to insure that your iPad will not tip over.

    The finish is beautiful, which means that at best you might be able to use it as a picture frame stand.

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Las Vegas

    Didn't expect to be satisfied paying so much, just like when I got my first Mac, but hey, you 'get what you pay for.' You may be iffy about spending so much, for a stand at least, but the build quality has good weight, and usability is simple. If you want a stand for your $500 + iPad or iPad 2. This is the one.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome stand

    • Written by from New Westminster

    what can I say: this is a great stand. stylish and very minimalistic. Exactly what I was looking for. Oh yeah: portable to boot! Love it!

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great stand

    • Written by from Abingdon

    I love it. It folds up nicely to fit in my backpack and is made very well.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Stand Worthy of the iPad

    • Written by from Mequon

    Much as I love my iPad's ultra portability, there are times when I want to enjoy its gorgeous screen hands-free. As any iPad owner knows, watching a Netflix movie while holding the iPad at the appropriate angle can get tiring.

    The Twelve South Compass falls into that rare category of "must have" accessories. From a design and aesthetics standpoint it lives up to the standards Apple set. Constructed from sturdy powder-coated steel, the Compass has the heft to support your screen securely. Neoprene pads on all contact surfaces, as well as on its feet, mean that both your iPad and any table or desk you place it on, remain scratch free.

    The stand folds up into a relatively small package, weighing just under a pound, about the size of a small flashlight. The only (possible) concern I'd have about it is trying to take it through airport security.

    The stand works well in either lanscape or portrait mode. It is one of the few stands that allows you to prop your iPod up securely to let you watch movies in bed.

    Lastly, the Compass provides a handy - and attractive - display stand for the iPad itself when its not in use.

    68 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid, Attractive, Versatile Stand

    • Written by from Austin

    I've been looking for an iPad stand for a while now. Most of them are either unattractive, clumsy, large, or require your iPad to be in a case.

    I just got my Compass stand today, and so far I love it. It's made of nice heavy steel and folds down to something just a little larger than a Sharpie pen. All the points that contact your iPad are rubberized, so there is no worry of scratching it if you don't use a case. It feels very stable while sitting in the stand, and the tips of the feet are rubberized as well so it won't slide around.

    At $40, it's not the cheapest stand, but certainly not the most expensive. Well worth it in my opinion.


    * Attractive - looks like something apple would make
    * Doesn't require a special case
    * Folds down for portability and includes a slip case
    * Versatile - holds your ipad in portrait, landscape
    * Versatile - adjust the back lack to change the viewing angle
    * Versatile - special low angle view for more serious typing

    So far I love it!

    137 of 161 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best stand. hands down

    • Written by from San Francisco

    i tried every single stand you can possibly think of. if you are looking for a compact, versatile, durable stand, the compass is for you. i love being able to fit the compass in any small compartment. My bag, my pocket, and the little side pouch on my belkin case. i cant wait to bring it to school and to use for taking notes in class with its low incline position. it will also work if you have a case for your ipad as well. and breaking it down takes 2 seconds. the ipad changed the way i do everything. the twelve south compass is an awesome addition and companion to the ipad. 3 thumbs up!

    152 of 181 people found this useful