Compass 2 for iPad

Compass 2 for iPad

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Portable stand for iPad Air and iPad mini.

  • Designed for: iPad iPad mini iPad Air

Compass 2 is a clever, multi-use stand that works with any iPad Air, iPad mini or iPad. 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.

How many ways will you use Compass?

Put the “face” in FaceTime.

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 sombrero. Because this stand elevates iPad, the camera sits higher, so you don’t have to slouch when you chat. 

Three legs for more stability.

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.

Elevate your iPad out of the spilt milk.

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.

Popcorn sold separately.

Place iPad or iPad mini 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.

An instant typing stand.

The ultimate multi-tasking tool, Compass 2 features a fold-away secondary leg that creates a comfortable typing stand. Typing on iPad or iPad mini 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.

“Highly recommended ”

Nick Guy, iLounge

“The best iPad stand around
(Mac Format Choice, 5 stars)”

Ian Osborne, Mac Format

Compass 2 Specs

Product
Compass Closed

Height: 7.1 inches (180 mm)
Width: 1.2 inch (29.6 mm)
Depth: 0.5 inches (12.7 mm)
Weight: 8.2 ounces (232 g)

Compass Open
(Easel position)

Height: 5.7 inches (146 mm)
Width: 5 inches (127 mm)
Depth: 4.5 inches (115 mm)
iPad Display Angle: 59 degrees

Compass Open
(Typing stand position)

Height: 2.3 inches (60 mm)
Width: 5 inches (127 mm)
Depth: 6.5 inches (165 mm)
iPad Display Angle: 20 degrees

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Compass 2 for iPad
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Compass 2 FAQs

What's the difference between the original Compass and Compass 2?

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 elevated 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.

Should I get Compass or BookArc for my iPad?

BookArc for iPad is a beautiful, sturdy iPad stand designed to fit in perfectly at home or the office. When combined with iPad, it creates a sculpture-like configuration that makes a perfect home workstation, charging stand or even digital picture frame. It is not however, particularly portable. It stays on your counter or desk at home when your iPad is on the go.

Compass is the ultimate mobile stand for iPad. It folds out to give you an easel-like display for your iPad in Portrait or Widescreen mode. It even can lean down and become the perfect typing wedge when using the iPad on-screen keyboard. When not in use, Compass folds up into a pocket friendly 7x1 inch package - even slipping into an included padded travel sleeve.

Which Twelve South iPad stand is right for you depends on where you use your iPad most. Is your iPad always by your side during your travels and business trips? Then the ultra-portable Compass is your must-have iPad accessory. However, if your iPad is more of a homebody, used for consuming media, watching movies and YouTube videos , keeping up with Facebook friends and reading books, BookArc may be the perfect work of art to hold your iPad, when you’re done holding your iPad.

Of course the ultimate solution might be to have a Compass and a BookArc!

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.