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The Compass Pro 2 is a versatile tripod stand that works great with 2018 iPad Pros

Twelve South has redesigned its Compass Pro for the new iPad Pros. The tweaked $59.99 tripod stand has a wider and more stable footprint to support the 2018 11-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro in either portrait or landscape mode. 

What’s more, Twelve South has added an adjustable back leg to the Compass Pro 2 that provides two display angles. Conveniently, the stand folds completely flat, includes a travel bag, and works with most cases, so it’s easy to toss it in a suitcase or bag and take on the road.

There are several advantages to using the Compass Pro 2. 

One: it elevates the iPad Pro enough to protect it from spilled drinks or simply from sitting on a dirty table at StarBucks.

Two: it vertically displays the tablet for an easy connection to an external display for dual-screen setups. 

Three: fold down the secondary leg, and you have a standing stand or desktop dock for the iPad Pro.



Four: Lower the third leg to the “desktop active” angle, and you have a great set-up for reviewing email and moving objects between apps. 

Five: You can fold the Compass Pro down to a typing wedge for drawing.

Six: Soft silicon covers the areas where your Apple tablet makes contact with the stand to prevent scuffs and scratches.

Seven: The tripod stand looks great with Apple products thanks to its brushed aluminum construction.

There are a variety of iPad stands available. But I’ve yet to see one that’s more versatile than the Compass Pro 2.

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.