While browsing the Twelve South website last night looking up information about their great looking BookBook Case for the iPad and Macbook, I came across the Compass Mobile Stand for the iPad. The Compass is made of heavy gauge steel that matches the the iPad’s rear fairly well. What really caught my attention with the Compass was how compact it becomes when folded up for travel. If you’re the type who likes to use their iPad naked but wished they had some kind of stand that was portable yet versatile, the Compass is probably what you’d be looking for. At $39.99, it doesn’t come cheap, but the build on this thing looks amazing you cant go wrong with an all steel construction in terms of durability. You can pick up the Compass here with free shipping for a limited time.
Compass 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.
Forged from heavy gauge steel, this slim, travel friendly stand lets you enjoy both hands-free and hands-on use of your iPad anywhere your iPad goes. iPhoto slideshows to Keynote presentations, Compass lets you see and do more with iPad. Folded up, Compass is about the size of candy bar, requiring very little space in your backpack, computer bag or purse. Store it in the included soft travel sleeve, which matches the Apple iPad case, and you’re ready to roll.
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 transforms 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, in 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 everywhere 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.
Multitask tool that sets up in seconds.
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. To switch to typing mode, all you have to do is fold down the secondary leg on the back of the stand. Then position Compass so the secondary leg rests on your work surface and you’re set to start typing your latest Facebook update or editing a spreadsheet in Numbers. Compass is an easy-to-use, multifunctional stand that lets you give your lap a rest while watching or working on your iPad.
[via Twelve South]