Twelve South Compass 2 Stand for iPad

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  • Overview

    Twelve South's Compass 2 stand offers a stylish, compact folding design that works as an easel and typing stand for iPad, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad Air. Upright as an easel, Compass neatly displays iPad in either portrait and landscape orientation—making it wonderfully comfortable to watch movies and iPhoto slideshows or page through a book. It's also a snap to transform Compass into a typing stand. Just flip down the secondary leg and this completely portable stand rests at an ideal angle for comfortable typing on the iPad onscreen keyboard. Once you're done, simply fold up Compass to store it in the included soft travel case, place it in your computer bag or backpack, and you're ready to roll.

    Highlights

    Folding, mobile stand holds iPad in both landscape and portrait modes

    Secondary leg positions iPad at the perfect typing angle

    Allows easy access to Lightning connector to charge and sync iPad while on Compass

    Engineered from steel and soft silicone for a solid, sturdy stance

    Holds iPad even if it's in an Apple Smart Cover or Smart Case

    Includes protective carrying case for travel

    Did You Notice?

    Displays your iPad in portrait or landscape mode, then folds for easy storage when you're done.

    Apple Recommends For

    Position your iPad for watching movies or typing in comfort.

    What’s in the Box

    Twelve South Compass 2 Stand for iPad

    Tech Specs

    Height: 0.5 in./1.25 cm

    Length: 7.1 in./18 cm

    Width: 1.18 in./3 cm

    Weight: 8.11 oz./230 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 12-1312

    UPC or EAN No.: 811370020464

    Warranty

    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

  • iPad Models

    • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
    • iPad
    • iPad mini 4
    • iPad mini 3
    • iPad mini 2
    • iPad mini
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad Air
    • iPad with Retina display
    • iPad (3rd generation)
    • iPad 2 (2nd generation)
  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      2nd version problem - radius for stand's legs too narrow for stability

      I bought one of these units a couple of years ago and it was perfect! The stand's legs opened wide enough to provide very good stability for iPad, iPad mini. I I bought one of these units a couple of years ago and it was perfect! The stand's legs opened wide enough to provide very good stability for iPad, iPad mini. I liked it so much I bought a second model a year later, to keep one at home and one at office. Unfortunately, they made a change in the way the legs open on the current model of this stand. The legs only widen to a limited radius, preventing the legs from widening to the point where the stand would be in its most stable position. The result is a very unstable platform that defeats the entire purpose of using one of these stands. Be prepared for your iPad to flop off the stand when you touch the screen, due to the poor stability of the stand when the stand's legs cannot widen sufficiently to provide a stable platform for your iPad. If the manufacturer provided these to the spec of the original model I bought first, then I would love to own another copy. The second model with the new narrower opening width for the stand's legs means you want to avoid this model.. completely unstable configuration.

      • Written by Roger R from WINNIPEG

      30 of 30 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?2nd version problem - radius for stand's legs too narrow for stability

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Expensive junk.

      I bought this thinking that it would be a good quality well designed product. It is in fact more use as a paperweight than an iPad stand. The first thing yo I bought this thinking that it would be a good quality well designed product. It is in fact more use as a paperweight than an iPad stand. The first thing you notice is the weight, it' s made of heavy thick steel painted to look like aluminium. It is not something that you could carry in your pocket and I was concerned putting it in my bag with my iPad. It immediately make me feel like 12 South were trying to get as much money as they could from me, selling me cheap steel when a nicely anodised aluminium stand would feel much better value for the not inconsiderable sum of money. The next problem is the feel of the two front legs, when opening them they don't feel like they have reached the correct position, like they need to be opened a little but further. This is made worse on the full size iPad as it isn't really wide enough to give good support. (They changed the design from the original compass so the legs don't open as wide, to accommodate iPad minis) The real deal breaker though is the middle leg, it also feels very vague when opening to the upright position, the pathetic hinge on the middle leg feels incredibly weak allowing the leg to wobble side to side, and like the front legs you never know if it is open enough.. Worst of all when you set it in the alleged typing position it is a complete joke. The middle leg droops down lifting the two front legs up, allowing it to rock quite dramatically side to side, It is completely unusable in this position. Luckily apple took pity on me and gave me my money back, don't make my mistake, and avoid this piece of expensive junk.

      • Written by Stuart G from Wetherby

      33 of 46 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Expensive junk.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Wish I'd Have Read the Reviews

      I have to agree with others that say this stand is a piece of art that is not functional. No matter which feature I use: as a stand for portrait mode or as a I have to agree with others that say this stand is a piece of art that is not functional. No matter which feature I use: as a stand for portrait mode or as a prop for landscape mode, this item is unstable. Using the iPad requires using both hands: one to steady it and one to navigate. I thought this was going to be a great item to use in the kitchen, but it turns out to be useless.

      • Written by Michael J K from Santa Clara

      14 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Wish I'd Have Read the Reviews

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Wish I'd Have Read the Reviews

      I have to agree with others that say this stand is a piece of art that is not functional. No matter which feature I use: as a stand for portrait mode or as a I have to agree with others that say this stand is a piece of art that is not functional. No matter which feature I use: as a stand for portrait mode or as a prop for landscape mode, this item is unstable. Using the iPad requires using both hands: one to steady it and one to navigate. I thought this was going to be a great item to use in the kitchen, but it turns out to be useless.

      • Written by Michael J K from Santa Clara

      14 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Wish I'd Have Read the Reviews

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The perfect iPad stand at a great price!

      Not sure why there are bad reviews about this product. I love everything about this stand. It has a sleek and sturdy design and comes with a nice little carryin Not sure why there are bad reviews about this product. I love everything about this stand. It has a sleek and sturdy design and comes with a nice little carrying case too, which was a nice touch. I was looking for a stand that would allow me to use my iPad in landscape mode to run a Keynote slideshow in kiosk mode. This stand worked perfectly in that setting. The stand has a small footprint, while still being nice and sturdy. Never once did I see my iPad wobble or look unsteady during my recent events. This is a great stand for a great price that I would highly recommend for any iPad user.

      • Written by GENE R from Los Angeles

      8 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The perfect iPad stand at a great price!

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      2nd version problem - radius for stand's legs too narrow for stability

      I bought one of these units a couple of years ago and it was perfect! The stand's legs opened wide enough to provide very good stability for iPad, iPad mini. I I bought one of these units a couple of years ago and it was perfect! The stand's legs opened wide enough to provide very good stability for iPad, iPad mini. I liked it so much I bought a second model a year later, to keep one at home and one at office. Unfortunately, they made a change in the way the legs open on the current model of this stand. The legs only widen to a limited radius, preventing the legs from widening to the point where the stand would be in its most stable position. The result is a very unstable platform that defeats the entire purpose of using one of these stands. Be prepared for your iPad to flop off the stand when you touch the screen, due to the poor stability of the stand when the stand's legs cannot widen sufficiently to provide a stable platform for your iPad. If the manufacturer provided these to the spec of the original model I bought first, then I would love to own another copy. The second model with the new narrower opening width for the stand's legs means you want to avoid this model.. completely unstable configuration.

      • Written by Roger R from WINNIPEG

      30 of 30 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?2nd version problem - radius for stand's legs too narrow for stability

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