Compass by TwelveSouth is the iPad stand I have been wishing for. It is made out of gorgeous steel and is incredibly versatile: Used upright as an easel, Compass lets you view and interact with iPad in both portrait and landscape modes, even if you keep your iPad protected in the Apple case. Turn your iPad on its side, in landscape position, and Compass becomes the ultimate portable theater.
It is about the size of candy bar, requiring very little space in your backpack, computer bag or purse. Store it in the included soft travel sleeve, which matches the Apple iPad case, and you’re ready to roll.
The little legs scratch the heck out of your iPad, it should have been made out of aluminum as it is too heavy for what it does. If you accidentally tip it over, which is easy to do, it will dent your iPad.
A big form in favor of function device that is poorly executed.
Aug 10th, 2010 / 10:32 am
I agree the Compass feels beautifully machined/engineered… once I’ve bought an iPad I’ll treat myself to this as my first iPad accessory.
Aug 10th, 2010 / 10:33 am
I really love this stand.
Aug 10th, 2010 / 11:12 am
i can choose easy choice ….
Aug 10th, 2010 / 11:35 am
It’s an elegant design striking the perfect functional and esthetic balances between upright “Easel” and landscape “Typing” modalities. An essential iPad accessory, I use mine with an Otterbox Commuter case.
Aug 11th, 2010 / 12:27 am
Hmmm… certainly nice but way toooooo practical. I’d prefer this one: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/08/retro_tv_ipad_dock.html
Aug 11th, 2010 / 7:49 am