Compass Pro Matte Black is a versatile tripod stand that works great with iPad Pros

Twelve South’s $59.99 Compass Pro Matte Black is a new version (colorwise, at least) for the iPad Pro. It vertically displays the Apple tablet for connecting to an external display for dual-screen setups. And it raises it up and out of harm’s way from spills and accidents.

Crafted in dark solid steel, the Compass Pro Matte Black has a wide and stable footprint to support even the largest of iPads (12.9-inch) in either portrait or landscape mode. In addition it sports an adjustable back leg that provides two display angles (display and active). 

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Lower the third leg to the “desktop active” angle, and you have a great set-up for reviewing email and moving objects between apps. You can fold the Compass Pro down to a typing wedge for drawing. And the stand will fold completely flat and includes a travel bag, so you can toss it in your pack and go.

The Compass Pro Matte Black 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.

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