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Twelve South Compass Portable Stand for iPad and iPad2

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  • This one-of-a-kind mobile iPad accessory is super easy to set up. Slide the sleek Compass out of its case, simply fold out all three legs and fold down the two iPad supports and you're done.
  • 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 an iPad stand designed for those who want to work on their iPad. Designed with a fold-away secondary leg, Compass instantly transforms from an easel to a pint-size work station, angled perfectly for typing on iPad's onscreen keyboard.
  • 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.
  • 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 everywhere you go.
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  • Screen Size compatibility: 9.7

Product Description

Product Description

The Twelve South Compass Portable Stand for iPad and iPad2 is a stylish, compact folding stand that works as an easel and a typing stand. As an easel, Compass beautifully displays iPad in both portrait and landscape modes. To transform Compass into a typing stand, simply flip down the secondary leg and this super portable stand sits at a perfect angle for comfortable typing on iPad's cool onscreen keyboard.

From the Manufacturer

Compass is a stylish, folding stand that allows users to position their iPad in three unique ways; portrait, landscape, and work mode. Its intuitive design allows for quick and easy transition between each display mode, while its durable construction and sleek look make this product a smart choice for consumers. Store it in the included carrying case to enhance your iPad experience wherever you go. No stand on the market offers the look, feel, quality, and utility of Compass Mobile Stand for iPad.

Unmatched Versatility

The feature that sets Compass apart from other iPad stands is definitely its versatility. When used in the upright position, the stand displays the iPad like an easel in both portrait and landscape modes. This allows users to view photo slideshows, YouTube videos, TV shows, and movies all with hands free for other activities like eating popcorn, or enjoying beverages. When it is time to do a little work or write a few e-mails, just flip out the secondary leg and reposition the stand for typing mode. The iPad is now at the perfect angle for comfortable typing that is easy on the wrists and neck. Even enjoy your Compass while the iPad is in the Apple case.

Working With Compass

The feature that really distinguishes Compass from its competition is its secondary leg for typing mode. The stand changes from a display to an incredibly useful tool for working as quickly as you can switch applications. Using the Compass makes typing much more comfortable than if you were to use your lap or prop the iPad against something else. The no-slip silicone grips on the ends of the product make it sturdy and impossible to move while typing. No other product on the market can enhance the typing experience on the iPad the way that Compass can.

Portability

When its folded flat, Compass is only 7 inches long and an inch wide, comparable to a candy bar in size. With a carrying case that matches the Apple iPad case, you can take this small device anywhere you go in style. Whether you are travelling, at the office, at home, or in a coffee shop, Compass will enhance your iPad experience when placed on any flat, stable surface. Just slide the device out of its case, fold out all three legs and fold down the iPad supports and you’re done.

The Quality You Expect From Twelve South

Made from heavy, powder-coated steel, Compass is solid and sturdy. This beautiful design folds up neatly for quick and easy storage, while its aesthetics are unmatched in the iPad accessories field. The positioning of the iPad on the stand also allows for charging as well as connection to your computer for updates. With new apps like Air Display, which turns the iPad into a second monitor, Compass is the perfect stand to have at home next to your other Apple products. Includes Compass stand for iPad and carrying case.

Closed Dimensions  Open Dimensions - Easel  Open Dimensions - Typing 
Height7.1 inchesHeight5.2 inchesHeight1.4 inches
Width1 inchWidth6.3 inchesWidth6.3 inches
Depth0.4 inchesDepth4.6 inchesDepth6.1 inches
Weight6.9 ouncesDisplay Angle60 degreesDisplay Angle15 degrees

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 1.2 x 3.5 inches ; 6.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003XQMUVA
  • Item model number: 12-1012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 13, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By WayneChicago TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 15, 2011
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Nice device, but a couple of real drawbacks.

It is heavy. Sometimes heavy is good, and perhaps I'm looking at this from the perspective of an ultralight backpack hammock camper, which I am , but this thing is quite heavy. It is 7 ounces, which us "gram weenies" know is the size of an entire camping cook stove. LOL If you're just going to the coffee shop with it, it's not a back breaker, though. Just eat your Wheaties, okay.

The main problem with it for iPAd is that it opens and closes in such a way that when you peck on the iPad, it wants to close. The hind leg should have been built the other way so that pressure on the Ipad would open the stand, not close it. On several occasions, just from pecking on the iPad for a while--and I'm not Hercules or anything--the Compass stand will just close up and my iPad falls flat on the table. Hard. I actually am thinking about a work around to put a rubber ball or pencil inside the "crotch", if you will, of teh Compass so that it can't close. But for forty bucks, I shouldn't have to do this. To me, this is a major problem with the Compass stand, and had I to do it again, I might opt as others online have for a dish display stand. At Michael's or Hobby Lobby, they have plate stand displays, they are plastic or wood, they open up like a book, and they are lightweight and cost about $5 each. Many use this successfully with the iPad. It doesn;t allow the low, or flat, position like the Compass, but then again my SmartCover allows me to do that already anyhow.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bob on October 16, 2010
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took off one star because it would have been nice to have a lock that keeps the legs open, other wise very well made stand
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Micah Christensen on October 25, 2010
I travel a lot. Unfortunately, the Compass Stand appears on airport security scanners as a heavy, metal object in the shape of a knife. I just returned from a five-country, European trip. Each time I passed through security, I was stopped and asked to demonstrate the purpose of the "dense metal object" in my carry-on luggage.

I love the design and size of the stand. Sadly, its solid makeup is also the cause of travel problems. I'm more upset with the paranoid state of airline security than I am with the folks at TwelveSouth, who deserve a lot of praise for the stand's design.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 30, 2011
When I needed a travel stand for my iPad 2, the choice came down to the Griffin Loop and the Compass. I went to the Apple Store and asked the saleswoman if I could test both out. The Griffin does NOT work with the iPad 2, despite what it says on the Griffin site. The Compass works great with the iPad 2. Just keep in mind that what you're getting with this stand is a compromise between sturdiness and portability, but it's an EXCELLENT compromise. I'm a reporter, and I bought this to bring with me while covering conferences and conventions. I need it to prop the iPad up when I'm using a keyboard or showing photos/videos, and to hold the iPad when I'm typing or editing images/video. The Compass has already proven itself on one busy trip.

The Compass comes with a carrying case that looks like it's meant to hold chopsticks--that's how small this thing folds up to. I store it in a pen pocket of my iPad carrying case. What surprised me most about this stand is how substantial it is: It's solid metal, with durable rubber padding where necessary, and the folding parts have a decent amount of resistance. The way that the supports fold away is brilliant; if it weren't so well built, this stand would be just a gimmick. It IS well-built, so it's a practical accessory.

In display mode, you will need to hold the iPad with one hand while you press buttons. This is the case with most stands; if you think about it for a second, to make a stand that will let you type and swipe while the iPad is upright, the device would need to be solidly attached to the stand, and the stand would need to be either weighted down or attached to a surface, all resulting in something too big to put in a briefcase or purse. For a gadget that folds to the size of a pair of chopsticks, the Compass holds up rather well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JJ on March 2, 2011
I picked one up at the Apple store today and like it. Very compact and durable. I keep my iPad in a protective case so all docks are out of the question. This tiny easel is just what I needed. It is very stable when the iPad is in landscape mode for most browsing and watching movies. And if your gently and do not pound on your iPad it seems ok in portrait orientation. I will say that unlike the photos they show, it does not work very well in laid back mode. The iPad rocks a lot when you try to use it that way. Even though it's build quality is not as highly polished as the iPad, it is very solid and looks like it will last a long time.

Overall, I'm very pleased with this stand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JD on April 14, 2011
This is a great little portable stand. It stores flat and takes up very little space. The points of contact with the iPad (and I assume other tablets unless they are shaped funny) are rubberized, as are the "feet" to prevent slipping. Highly recommended.

As others have pointed out, the legs do not lock. This is rarely a problem for me. But if you want to shift the stand (as in, push it further away from you), you have to be careful or the legs will collapse. This is much less of a problem when the stand is in its horizontal position. But if locking legs would sacrifice the handy size and weight of this stand, I can do without--but that's just me. I'll reserve my 5-star rating for the clever designer who designs a way to lock the legs without adding size/weight.

Another minor annoyance, common to all portable stands (or at least most), is that when the iPad is in "landscape" you cannot simply push the front button without knocking the iPad out of place.
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