Twelve South Compass Mobile Stand for iPad
Twelve South Compass Mobile Stand for iPad
The compact Twelve South Compass stand can go anywhere you take your iPad 2 or iPad. Made from heavy gauge steel, it holds your iPad in your choice of two different modes. Upright as an easel, Compass displays your iPad in portrait or landscape orientation, which is great for watching movies, iPhoto slideshows, or paging through a book. Flip down the secondary leg and Compass becomes a handy workstation that angles your iPad to the perfect position for typing emails or updating your Facebook status. Once you're done, fold up Compass and place it neatly in your computer bag or backpack.
- Folding, mobile stand that holds iPad in two different modes
- Upright stance displays iPad in portrait and landscape mode
- Secondary leg positions iPad at the perfect typing angle
- Made with heavy gauge steel for a solid, sturdy stance
- Includes soft neoprene case that complements Apple Smart Cover
- Holds iPad 2 with or without Apple Smart Cover
- Soft silicone feet keep work surface scratch free
- Folds open and closed in seconds
Did you notice?A secondary leg positions your iPad 2 or iPad at the perfect angle for typing on the onscreen keyboard.
Apple Recommends ForA stylish, compact and versatile stand you can take anywhere with your iPad 2 or iPad.
What's in the Box?
- Twelve South Compass Mobile Stand
- Neoprene carry case
- User guide
- Material: Steel
- Mfr. Part Number: 12-1106
- UPC or EAN No.: 851522002276
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Ratings & Reviews
best stand. hands down
i tried every single stand you can possibly think of. if you are looking for a compact, versatile, durable stand, the compass is f 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! …
- Written by Michael G from San Francisco
152 of 181 people found this useful
Solid, Attractive, Versatile Stand
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 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! …
- Written by Alexander B from Austin
137 of 161 people found this useful
A Stand Worthy of the iPad
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 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. …
- Written by Andrew H from Mequon
68 of 74 people found this useful
Solid and useful
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 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. …
- Written by Sonia D from Rocky Hill
Elegant, efficient stand
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 as 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. …
- Written by Richard V from Fort Worth
3 of 6 people found this useful
Excellent stand - Beautiful and Functional
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 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. …
- Written by GLEN W B from STEVENSVILLE
35 of 40 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Which is the best stand for the new iPad?
- Asked by Debra Y from Palo Alto
I think the best stand for the new iPad is the Logitech speaker stand. It is very stable, it has bu I think the best stand for the new iPad is the Logitech speaker stand. It is very stable, it has built in speakers and you can charge your iPad while in the stand. …
- Answered by Anthony G
Will this product work with the smart CASE? I know people have asked about the smart cover, but I want to know if it will work with the smart case.
- Asked by Julie B from Darien
This product works with the I-pad Retina with smart-case and Lightning cable in both portrait and la This product works with the I-pad Retina with smart-case and Lightning cable in both portrait and landscape positions. …
- Answered by Robert D from Beverly
Which is the best stand to buy for my IPad2, in order to read books?
- Asked by Carolee B from Ponte Vedra Beach
The compass offers multiple choices of which angle you can position your iPad and also allows you to The compass offers multiple choices of which angle you can position your iPad and also allows you to read in both portrait or landscape. I find it very nice for reading. Very versatile!! …
- Answered by Casey W from Cedartown
It is listed for generation 1 & 2 iPads. Is it compatible with generation 3 iPads, too?
- Asked by Vicki S from Sugar Land
I have the iPad Third gen and this stand works great with or without the Smart Cover. I'm very picky I have the iPad Third gen and this stand works great with or without the Smart Cover. I'm very picky about how things look and this is so clean and modern looking. I love it! …
- Answered by Alexa F from Des Moines
Will this stand allow charging in the portrait mode via my USB cable?
- Asked by Srinidhi M
- Answered by Geoffrey C from Springfield
Will this product work with the smart cover? or is the cover to bulky?
- Asked by Sandra S from Redmond
This stand works perfectly with the smart cover! I use it daily in my kitchen, and it always works This stand works perfectly with the smart cover! I use it daily in my kitchen, and it always works and looks great. …
- Answered by Arjun M from Vancouver