Best stands for iPad Pro iMore 2021

We love punching in weird configurations while drawing or lettering on our iPad, but sometimes it's better to get work done at a desk. The best iPad Pro stands will keep you comfortable regardless of how you decide to work, draw, browse, or play. If you're drawing on a steady surface, you're going to want a great stand to support your iPad Pro and keep you from hunching over its screen. These are some of our all-time favorite iPad Pro stands for drawing and writing at a desk, which will help make your iPad Pro the best iPad it can be.

twelve south compass pro

Trusted quality: Twelve South Compass Pro for iPad

Staff Favorite

A secondary back leg on the Compass Pro lets you position your iPad Pro at a comfortable angle for typing or sketching with Apple Pencil. It's made from metal and soft silicone that gives your iPad Pro a sturdy stance and cradles it for safety.

elevation lab drafttable for ipad pro

For drafting: Elevation Lab DraftTable

This black polymer-and-steel stand may not be as overtly stylish as some others on this list, but it makes up for it with rock-solid functionality. Even better, the stand comes with a perfectly sized armrest and silicone Pencil stand to keep your desk tidy and comfortable.

$50 at Elevation Lab
cremacaffe kolibri stand ipad pro

People of the world: prop up your life!: Cremacaffè KOLIBRI

This transformable wooden stand is minimalist, like the Yohann, but provides multiple angles and display options for iPad Pro users. Best of all, it collapses into its component parts for easy storage and travel. So, you can build a solid iPad Pro workspace, whether your desk is in your office or on a plane.

$48 at Cremacaffè
studio neat canopy

Got a keyboard? Not a problem: Canopy by Studio Neat

The Canopy unfurls to provide a flexible canvas stand for writing on your iPad Pro with a Bluetooth keyboard and features micro-suction pads for holding the keyboard in place. You simply unsnap, unfurl, snap, and drop in your iPad Pro, and you've got a mobile desktop that'll easily turn heads.

yohann ipad pro apple pencil stand

Will the real Yohann please stand up: Yohann Stand

Yohann's beautiful wood and fiberglass options are both desk art in their own right and incredibly versatile stands. The Swiss-based design firm has created U-shaped stands for all iPad models. However, it's saved some special features for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. This includes a magnetic rest for the iPad at the bottom of the stand and a proper storage hole inside the frame when you're not using the Pencil at all.

From $149 at Yohann
tech matte rose gold ipad pro stand

Simple (yet still standing): iPad Pro stand from TechMatte

If you're someone who likes to add a little bit of style to your iPad Pro accessories and wants a compact, well-designed stand, then this TechMatte stand might be for you. It's designed with a one-touch button and 270-degrees of rotation that allows for endless, fast adjustments as you're working on your iPad Pro. It's also built with non-slip, durable, firm grip liners that stop your iPad from sliding around when it's in the stand. Plus, its sturdy aluminum structure prevents it from toppling over accidentally.

stouch ipad pro holder

Don't slouch with a Stouch: Stouch iPad Pro Tablet Holder Stand

This alloy metal stand has a secure rubber feet base that stays in place on any flat surface. Two plastic grips will securely hold your iPad Pro and other tablets in between. Stouch also has a full 360-degree rotation, so you can always find your perfect viewing angle without any neck strain. It's also highly affordable!

From $32 at Amazon
levo deluxe ipad pro floor stand

Get comfortable with your iPad Pro: LEVO Deluxe iPad Floor Stand

This stand comes with wheels, so you can roll it all over the house and still have your iPad Pro at a comfortable height and angle. Whether you're lying down in bed, sitting on the couch, or just standing up, the LEVO Deluxe Floor Stand has you covered.

nbryte tablift tablet stand

Flexibility anywhere: nbryte Tablift Tablet Stand

This universal design will work with any tablet, including the iPad Pro — even if there's a case on your device. The flexible legs can fold down, so you can take it with you if you desire, and the design of the stand lets you comfortably use your iPad while in bed, on the sofa, or on other uneven surfaces.

$40 at Amazon
Moko Tablet Pillow Stand

Best couch buddy: Moko Tablet Pillow Stand

If you love using your iPad while you're lying on the couch or using your iPad on your lap, the Moko Tablet Pillow Stand is a great inexpensive stand for you. It can fit most iPads (although it's a little small for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro) and lets you keep your iPad on a soft surface in the landscape for portrait orientation. It even has tiny side pockets that can hold, cables, the Apple Pencil, or other small accessories, and the outside is easily washable.

From $25 at Amazon

If we may make some suggestions ...

We love the iPad Pro, but finding the best iPad Pro stands can be a little tricky. It's always worth checking back to see if we update this list with more awesome options. Personally, we love the Elevation Lab DraftTable for drawing and drafting. It's at the perfect angle to use the Apple Pencil on the screen with ease, and it comes with a little armrest, so you can be creative for hours and always be comfortable.

Another great option is the Yohann stand. It's made of high-quality materials and is built to last. Plus, the unique U-shape is surprisingly stable and gives you the perfect angle to work with. And how can we not love having a place to store our Apple Pencil?

If you have the money to spare, then the LEVO Deluxe Floor Stand is a great one. Since it's a floor stand, it can work at any height and angle, and the wheels at the bottom let you freely and easily move it from room to room in the house. It's perfect when you want to watch some Netflix on your iPad before bed because having a heavy iPad Pro fall on your face is not fun.

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