The new Compass Mobile Stand for the iPad looks quite impressive. Nice design, versatile, and very portable.
It’s from TwelveSouth, makers of the superb BookArc iPad stand, which I reviewed a couple months back and which is one of my two favorite iPad accessories (along with my favorite case for everyday use) – so I’m really looking forward to trying out the Compass as well. Check out my review of the BookArc stand here: http://ipadinsight.com/ipad-accessories/review-bookarc-ipad-stand/
Here’s more detail on the Compass Mobile Stand, straight from TwelveSouth’s page for it:
Folding, mobile easel designed for iPad
Holds iPad in portrait and landscape modes
Secondary leg positions iPad perfectly for typing
It’s an easel and an instant theater.
Perhaps the biggest strength of this gorgeous sliver of steel is its versatility. Used upright as an easel, Compass lets you view and interact with iPad in both portrait and landscape modes, even if you keep your iPad protected in the Apple case. Use portrait mode for things like iPhoto slideshows, browsing the iBookstore or flipping through an online news article. Turn your iPad on its side, in landscape position, and Compass becomes the ultimate portable theater. Enjoy your favorite YouTube videos and feature-length movies anywhere you go, while keeping your hands free for popcorn and beverages.
Point Compass to work mode.
Compass is an iPad stand designed for those who want to work on their iPad. Designed with a fold-away secondary leg, Compass instantly goes from an easel to a pint-size work station, angled perfectly for typing on iPad’s onscreen keyboard. Compass makes typing on iPad super comfortable so you can put in long stretches in Keynote, Pages or Numbers without the neck-ache that comes from working with iPad on your lap. Compass is a small, totally mobile tool that can be used on planes, airports, hotels, coffee shops, cafes and even in boardrooms. When folded flat, this tiny, yet sturdy, iPad stand takes up minimal space inside your briefcase, backpack or computer bag. In short, Compass gets the job done.
Compass goes wherever iPad goes.
Folded flat, Compass is a mere 7-inches long by 1-inch wide, about the size of a candy bar. Small enough to carry anywhere and use anywhere you go. Set it up on a desk, coffee tables, night stands, kitchen countertop and pretty much any flat, stable surface you’re likely to set your iPad on. Think of Compass as a portable easel to display your photography, a mobile movie theater or an instant work station that’s angled at a wrist-happy position for onscreen typing. Made from heavy, powder-coated steel, Compass is solid and super sturdy. It has soft silicone pads on the feet to protect any surface you set it on. It’s the perfect traveling companion for iPad.
It runs circles around other stands.
Compass is beautifully designed and folds to a compact size making it totally mobile so you can easily take your iPad show on the road. It’s versatility makes it perfect for business or pleasure. Compass is a handy stand for charging iPad. If you plan on using a fun new app like Air Display, which turns iPad into a mobile second monitor, Compass is the perfect stand to have parked next to your MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac. It’s the must-have, go anywhere stand that helps you see and do a whole lot more with your iPad.
The typing angle this one offers really looks spot-on, and the way it folds down to such a compact size looks very clever as well. I’ll definitely be giving it a try sometime soon.
The Compass Mobile Stand goes for $39.99 and you can get more info and place an order for it here: