Compass 2 is a clever, multi-use stand optimized to work with iPad Pro 9.7-inch and all generations of iPad Air and iPad mini in both landscape and portrait mode. This compact stand serves as a stable easel that holds your iPad in portrait or wide-screen mode. Use it for hands-free viewing and interacting with iPad. Flip down the secondary leg and Compass 2 becomes a comfortable typing stand. Machined from heavy gauge steel, Compass 2 folds flat and includes a soft travel sleeve so you can take it everywhere your iPad roams.
Why do you need a Compass 2 stand? One reason is that it holds your iPad or iPad mini in portrait mode, which is more natural for FaceTime because your head is a portrait. Compass 2 holds iPad both vertically and horizontally, which means you can FaceTime in widescreen when you’re sporting your fancy hat. Because this stand elevates iPad, the camera sits higher, so you don’t have to slouch when you chat.
It’s basic geometry: The taller, wider angle of Compass 2 is more stable than cases and covers that fold into stands. You won’t have to worry about knocking your iPad over when you tap the screen to launch an app, play a video or swipe a page. The back leg of Compass operates like a car door. Flip it open and it stays open, close it and it stays closed.
Place iPad on its side, in landscape position, and Compass 2 becomes the ultimate portable theatre. Enjoy your favorite Netflix, Hulu, YouTube videos or stream feature-length movies in iTunes anywhere you go, while keeping your hands free for popcorn and drinks. Compass 2 has soft rubber feet to protect the surface you set it on. Rubber along the legs protects the surface of your iPad.
Another thing Compass 2 does that case-style stands don’t do is elevate your iPad up out of the spilt milk zone, batter and other ingredients involved in your kitchen adventures. Take Compass 2 into the workshop to build your Kickstarter project or move it into the studio where the glue and glitter roam free, knowing iPad is perched up out of the mess.
The ultimate multi-tasking tool, Compass 2 features a fold-away secondary leg that creates a comfortable typing stand. Typing on iPad is that much more comfortable, making it easy to put in long stretches in Keynote, Pages, or Numbers without neckache that comes from working on your lap. It’s a small, totally mobile tool that can be used on planes, in airports, hotels, coffee shops, cafes and even in boardrooms.
Height: 7.1 inches (180 mm)
Height: 5.7 inches (146 mm)
(Typing stand position)
Height: 2.3 inches (60 mm)
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Compass 2 for iPad
Compass 2 is redesigned and now optimized for iPad Air and mini, with a new locking rear leg (think like your car door), a better angle for FaceTime, and positions iPad higher for easy access to charging iPad while on Compass.
Can I charge my iPad with a lightning cable when my iPad is placed in portrait mode?
Sure. Compass elevates iPad, leaving plenty of room to attach the Apple lightning cable, so you can charge and sync your iPad in any orientation - including portrait mode.
If Compass is made of metal, won't it scratch my iPad?
No. Compass is forged from steel to make it solid and sturdy. Knowing that, we covered every piece that touches your iPad in soft protective silicone. Look closely at the Compass and you'll see the arm supports, upright legs and even the top logo are covered in soft, subtle silicone. These soft pads also help prevent iPad from slipping or shifting when placed upon Compass.
Should I expect any issues with Compass and Airport Security?
The Compass was designed specifically for travel; to be used anywhere you use your iPad including an airplane. Although It doesn't violate any TSA restrictions we know of, just like your keys in your pockets or other unfamiliar metal items in your carry-on bag, it may help speed things along to take the Compass stand out and send it through separately. The Twelve South team travels with Compass without any problems - except with TSA officers wanting one.
Is a compact easel sturdy enough for my iPad?
Yes. Compass is made from heavy gauge steel. While it is a small stand, you’ll be surprised by how heavy this little accessory is. It’s perfect for light touching, such as flipping through pages in a book or browsing your iPhoto library. In the low-angle typing mode, you can use the onscreen keyboard with no worries. When you use iPad to play games that require aggressive punching or poking of the tablet, we always suggest removing iPad from the stand and holding it in your hands or using your lap.