Twelve South Compass 2 Stand for iPad 折りたたみ式 スタンド (シルバー)
・Twelve South Compass 2 for iPad
・iPad mini Retinaディスプレイ/ 第1世代
Conclusion; even though this wobbly piece of junk didnt work for my iPad Pro 12.9 I kept it because my iPad Air 2 looks very cool on it because its silver, just like my matching silver Logitech keyboard. Isn’t that what us Mac people want, skinny silver metal looks that we cover with a case which makes it look fat but we want to protect the silver finish which we can’t see anymore because we covered it with a case? 12 Compass should really make it in aluminum though since their steel contraption weighs almost as much as the iPad itself. They should also make a small and large size. Also, the typing angle foot is a joke even on my 9.7 iPad and its just much easier to type if you just pick the iPad up and type on it like it was a tablet. Hey wait, it is a tablet. Why do we buy this crap anyway?
It breaks down and can easily be slipped into pocket or purse. It does contain a little travel pouch and fits it like a glove.
For Stability it does offer two viewing orientations and does allow two different angels of view which works well (well at least for everything i am using it for). It worked well for the following devices, see the device and test results below:
* iPhone 5 thru 7 plus - Works well and is adjustable for the width of the phone in the even you want to hold it in portrait mode. Landscape mode is great as well
* iPad Mini 4 - Very stable and works great in any orientation. and can Easily be typed on in the lower viewing angle
* iPad Air (1,2 or Pro 9.7) - Very stable on stand and can be a little tipsy on typing if you press overally hard, but i found it to be fine for me in all the viewing angels, but if you are a heavy typer i would recommend that you don't push to hard down on the display or you may risk tipping it of the display stand.
* iPad Pro 12.9 - If you are using this in portrait mode be prepared to catch your iPad from falling off. If you are using it in Landscape mode you should be fine.
Based on the Design the tripod stand does work well with minor uneven surfaces and works very well for what i use it for. Due to simple physics i cannot knock this a star due to some devices being tipsy on the stand. Base on the device weight this is to be expected.
If you have a very thick case you may have some problems with it sliding off the base pegs that supper the device. but i didn't personally run into this with the Apple cases on the devices. Also a higher back for the iPad Pro 12.9 would be preferred as well as it does not support multiple viewing angels for the iPad Pro 12.9
I think a good design change would be to have longer pegs and larger lip at the end of the pegs to accommodate larger cases, but all in all works very well the items i have tested it with and for the everyday use i put it thru.
Very great product from Twelve South and is on par with the Build quality that i have come to know and love with their products.
- Solidly built, quite heavy though
- Rose Gold was not as distracting as I thought it would be, I quite like it now.
- Works well for portrait view.
- Works as an ok stand for landscape viewing, but only when using this a movie stand.
- The angle when in typing mode is comfortable, bu the constant tilting was distracting.
-The feet don't seem to open wide enough to be useful in either portrait or landscape, unless your using this as just a viewing stand.
- I tend to use my iPad mostly in landscape mode for reading comics, using pages/numbers and other office products and goodreader for marking up knitting chart patterns, I feel that the legs could have opened up another inch or so for better stability, especially if I was going to be typing or using my finger on the iPad. While I didn't not try it, I don't think this will work well when using pencil with the iPad, based on how it responded when I lightly touched the screen.
- When typing there was a tendency for it to tilt to the left or right when hitting keys close to the edge. For activities where I was just using the home button it functioned as expected.
Overall I was just underwhelmed with how this worked with the iPad, while the design is nice I feel functionality could be improved for landscape use. Especially at the original price point of almost 40$
Also one other note for those who might fly with this, TSA did need to take a second look at my backpack as they thought this might have been a blade, or other edged item. Once they took it out an looked at it everything was fine, but that could be an issue for some flyers as it could mean a delay.