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: 12-1108
- UPC or EAN No.: 851522002290
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One year
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Ratings & Reviews
I like this stand very much. It holds my iPad at the right angle (for me, anyway). It seems sturdy enough to handle the abuse I I like this stand very much. It holds my iPad at the right angle (for me, anyway). It seems sturdy enough to handle the abuse I dish out. It's quite portable, and takes up hardly any room in my pack. The little case is a thoughtful touch.
If you want to move it back, away from you, you have to grab it by the back leg, rather than pushing it by the front two legs, or it collapses. This isn't a deal-breaker or anything, but it was rather a surprise the first time. …
- Written by Anne F from Ithaca
72 of 75 people found this useful
This thing is really small when it's folded.
It's structurally really solid.
All of the points where it touches your iPad are ru This thing is really small when it's folded.
It's structurally really solid.
All of the points where it touches your iPad are rubber so it doesn't scratch it.
It's great for watching netflix or movies when you're in bed sick or for perching your iPad on top of your coffee machine to watch the X-Files when you're doing the dishes (these things really happened).
I haven't really used it in the 'secondary position', which is more for typing, because I have a smart cover, but when I tried just to see what it was like, it was a good angle.
If you want a portable stand, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this one, because it's sturdy and very portable and won't mess up the finish on your iPad. Full of win. …
- Written by Spencer H from San Francisco
61 of 65 people found this useful
Good Product, but watch out at Airports
Its a good solid well made product, just make sure you take it out of your case when going through Airport scanners. I have been Its a good solid well made product, just make sure you take it out of your case when going through Airport scanners. I have been stopped multiple times and asked to remove the 'knife like' metallic object.
No big deal but worth noting before you buy this excellent stand if you plan to travel with it …
- Written by Richard C from Beaconsfield
63 of 70 people found this useful
Very tipsy, especially in portrait mode
This stand is very tipsy, especially when you use it with your iPad in portrait mode. This is true for whether your iPad is the iP This stand is very tipsy, especially when you use it with your iPad in portrait mode. This is true for whether your iPad is the iPad air, iPad 2, 3, or 4. The main problem is that the back leg of this compass stand does not lock in place. As you tap away (using your finger or a stylus), the gentle pressure on the screen slowly pushes the entire stand backwards and then eventually the whole thing topples backwards as the entire stand collapses.
The concept of this stand is great, but the actual design of it has significant problems. Don't buy until Twelve South fixes the back leg so that it can lock in place or produces enough resistance that tapping away on the iPad screen will not end up collapsing the stand. Caveat emptor!!!! …
- Written by Tring H from Pittsburgh
I just got this stand for my iPad 3. Mine has the complete case and the stand still works great. Very heavy construction and wel I just got this stand for my iPad 3. Mine has the complete case and the stand still works great. Very heavy construction and well made. …
- Written by John L from Sarasota
5 of 5 people found this useful
Best 40 bucks I ever spent and first review I have ever written. This stand is minimalistic in design, beautiful and very functio Best 40 bucks I ever spent and first review I have ever written. This stand is minimalistic in design, beautiful and very functional.
Great on an airplane for working or watching a movie. I also use my iPad to control my home automation system (music, lights, home theater). This stand is great for always having those controls within arm's reach.
It turns iPad into a very nice looking alarm clock on any bedside table. …
- Written by Steve M from Park City
37 of 38 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
- Mar 20, 2012
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
- Apr 3, 2012
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
- Nov 10, 2012
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
- Mar 5, 2013
Which is the best stand to buy for my IPad2, in order to read books?
- Asked by Carolee B from Ponte Vedra Beach
- Nov 20, 2011
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
- Dec 10, 2011
It is listed for generation 1 & 2 iPads. Is it compatible with generation 3 iPads, too?
- Asked by Vicki S from Sugar Land
- May 9, 2012
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
- Dec 1, 2012
Will this stand allow charging in the portrait mode via my USB cable?
- Asked by Srinidhi M
- Jul 15, 2012
- Answered by Geoffrey C from Springfield
- Jul 29, 2012
Will this product work with the smart cover? or is the cover to bulky?
- Asked by Sandra S from Redmond
- Mar 8, 2012
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
- Mar 15, 2012