Twelve South updates its minimal Compass tablet stand for 2018 iPad Pro models

Twelve South’s minimal iPad stand, dubbed Compass, has been refreshed for Apple’s latest 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models for 2018—say hello to the new Compass Pro!

This is the new Compass Pro

If you’re familiar with the original Compass, you’re going to love the newest version that has been completely redesigned to support typical creative flows on the new iPad Pro models. The best thing about it: the new Compass Pro was designed to work with all iPad Pro, iPad and iPad mini models.

Compass Pro lets you use your iPad as a hands-free display stand for watching videos

It’s got a wider and more stable footprint to secure the 12.9-inch model in place in either portrait or landscape, without wobbling. An adjustable back leg now gives you two angles—display and active. The whole stand folds completely flat and ships with a handy travel bag.

From the blurb:

The new iPad Pro is a Creative Pro’s dream. Now, meet its easel. The completely redesigned Compass Pro is a versatile all-metal folding stand that holds your iPad at three different angles—both vertically and horizontally.

Use Compass Pro as a hands-free display stand, an active desktop stand for interacting with iPad or as a typing/sketching wedge. This solid steel stand has soft silicone in the right places.

Made out of heavy metal, this stand is strong and incredibly stable.

I still have the original Compass and everyone who sees it likes how it folds flat to go wherever my iPad roams. I’m glad the new Compass retains this fold-flat design for extreme portability.

Flip down the kickstand to shift into work mode.

Aside from hands-free tablet use and the more natural typing/sketching angle, this is a great little accessory for frequent travelers and just about anyone who uses their tablet a lot on a plane, in coffee shops, hotels and other places where setting an expensive slab of glass on a sticky or dirty surface may not be the best idea.

Here are the key features of the new Compass Pro:

  • Tripod design for super-stable support of any iPad (including 12.9-inch)
  • Features total adjustability to create three unique angles for comfortable use
  • Back leg adjusts to two positions: active and display
  • Hidden lower leg flips out for comfortable sketching and typing
  • Vertically displays iPad to connect to external display for dual-screen setups
  • Compact and portable, Compass Pro folds flat to take with you on-the-go
  • Raises iPad out of harms way from spills and accidents

You can pre-order your Compass Pro from the Twelve South webstore. The accessory is available in Silver and Space Gray to complement your favorite iPad color. The new Compass Pro retails for $59.99 and is scheduled to arrive the week of November 12.

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