The Apple iPad is a great tablet to own, no matter what flavor of the tablet you pick. While Android tablets have failed to make a dent in the space, the iPad has become the tablet to buy. It’s a versatile tablet with many different use cases, and as such has a ton of accessories to go with it. The thing with the iPad is that for many of these use cases, you might not want to hold it in your hand. That’s where the iPad stands come in.
iPad stands can help you use the tablet in all kinds of situations, whether you’re watching a movie, typing, or trying to game with a wireless controller. They’re also more versatile than your regular kickstand iPad cases with the only compromise being portability. The issue is — there are way too many iPad stands out there, so it can be hard to pick the right one. To help you pick yours, here is our list of the best iPad stands you can buy.
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The best iPad stands:
Note: This list of the best iPad stands will be updated as new products are launched and current ones retired.
Lamicall Adjustable Tablet Stand
Lamicall’s adjustable tablet stand is among the best iPad stands out there. It adds in all the functionality you’ll need, at a great price tag. You can adjust the viewing angle with this, and the stand promises support for both, vertical and horizontal orientation. You also get an Apple-inspired design, and a choice of colors between black rose gold, and silver, which means it will look right at home with your iPad. This is also the most popular choice among the best iPad stands, with over 40,000 reviews on Amazon, and a rating of 4.8 stars out of five.
The build quality is solid, with a special Aluminum-Titanium alloy body. The hook and the feet both get rubber pads, reducing the chances of scratches and tumbles. Coming to support, this Lamicall iPad stand supports devices ranging from four to 13 inches. This covers all the iPad sizes we have seen until now, including the latest iPad Pro 12.9-inch model.
Twelve South Compass Pro
When it comes to the best iPad stands, Twelve South Compass Pro is a bit of a premium solution. It has a tripod-style design, with one leg acting as the kickstand, while the other two serve as the hooks. The kickstand also has a second mini-leg for when you need a low recline angle for drawing or writing.
Twelve South has also designed the Compass Pro to be a portable stand, and you even get a bundled sleeve. The metal build gets soft silicon for support. As far as support goes, it promises support for tablets with widths between six and 12 inches. With regards to the iPad, the support messaging from the brand is all over the place. The website says it supports all iPad and iPad Pro models, including Mini, while the Amazon listing explicitly mentions supports excludes iPad Mini. We think it should be fit for all iPads, but if you have an iPad Mini, you might want to check other options before buying this one.
MoKo Foldable Multi-Angle Stand
MoKo’s offering is among the best iPad stands you can buy at an amazingly low price. If you want a simple iPad stand that doesn’t cost a pretty penny, this is the one for you. The MoKo foldable multi-angle stand has a muted design and collapses into a low-profile, easy-to-carry stand. If you want to switch it up a bit, MoKo gives seven color options for this stand.
This stand uses an ABS construction, with rubber pads. It has six levels of angle adjustments, with the use of notches. It’s a rather small stand, so it supports tablets between six to 11 inches. This means that you can use it with pretty much every iPad, except the largest iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch models.
Kabcon T27 Foldable Tablet Stand
Kabcon T27 is a more sophisticated take on the foldable iPad stand. It’s a strong and sturdy entry in our best iPad stands list, and we recommend it for the heavier, larger iPad models. The stand has two metal plates, with one forming the base while the other forming the back support plate to hold the tablet. Two hinges connect the two plates.
The Kabcon T27 stand is made out of an Aluminium-Titanium alloy. The outer shells on the supports are made of plastic, but the core is metal. The design of the stand is quite low-key by itself, and you get the classic color options — silver and space grey. In terms of compatibility, this stand boasts support for all tablets up to 15 inches in size. This means that there is support for every iPad model available.
Tryone Gooseneck Tablet Stand
While most of the best iPad stands are sturdy and rigid, some use cases may require a little bit of flexibility. That’s where the Tryone Gooseneck tablet stand comes in. Tyrone has made this stand mostly for stationary use and warns that there may be some wobble if you touch the tablet. The gooseneck is best for use in the kitchen, or on your desk where your tablet plays the role of a reference device.
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Tryone has equipped the base of the Gooseneck stand with a reinforced clamp that you can attach to a countertop or desk that is up to three inches in thickness. The stand uses a Magnesium-Aluminium alloy. It supports tablets between four to 10.6 inches. This means that it can support the regular iPad, iPad Mini, and all the iPad Air models except the 2020 one, and first-generation iPad Pro models. Unfortunately, this means there’s no support for the latest iPad Air and iPad Pro models.
Omoton T2 Tablet Stand
If you’re looking for an iPad stand that has a bit of style to it, the Omoton T2 is the way to go. This is the best-looking iPad stand in our list of best iPad stands. It offers a design that makes your iPad look like a mini version of the newly released Apple M1 iMac. The color offerings match the latest 2020 iPad Air, and the design is very Apple-like.
This stand also offers quite a bit of adjustability, with multiple angles going up to 270 degrees. It is made of reinforced Aluminium alloy, with a sturdy base to ensure the tablet doesn’t topple over. There are also protective pads on all the contact points to avoid the tablet from slipping or scratching. Compatibility is wide as all iPad models are supported.
Flippy Soft Pillow Lap Stand
Rounding out our list of the best iPad stands is the Flippy soft pillow lap stand. While tabletop stands are great for certain use cases, there are a lot of times when a pillow stand can be of use. Apple iPads aren’t quite lap-friendly, but Flippy changes that entirely. You get three sides with different viewing angles and a comfortable feel.
Flippy is made out of lightweight foam with a suede polyester cover that is easy to clean. It supports any size of tablet up to 11 inches. This includes all the iPads except the biggest 12.9 inch iPad Pro models. You also get a wide range of colors with Flippy, more than any other stand on this list. This is a unique offering and a great option for a comfortable iPad stand.