Best Stands for iPad Pro (3rd Generation) iMore 2019

We love perching in weird configurations while drawing or lettering on our iPad, but sometimes it's better to get work done at a desk. 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 work at a desk. Take a gander and see if any of them fit your fancy.

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

Staff Favorite

This poplar plywood stand came to prominence after being featured as illustrator Robert Generette III's drawing stand of choice, and I'm glad it did. The 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

Will the real Yohann please stand up: Yohann Stand

If you want to use your iPad on a table, couch, or bedside, you're going to need a good stand — and 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, including 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.

$150 - $180 at Yohann

For drafting: Elevation Lab DraftTable

If you aspire to use your iPad Pro as a Cintiq with your Mac — or as a standalone drawing tablet — the DraftTable is an almost-perfect option. The black polymer-and-steel stand may not be as overtly stylish as some of the 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.

$70 at Amazon

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

The Canopy from Studio Neat is a different beast than the other stands we've recommended above in that it isn't primarily a stand at all, but a keyboard carrying case. 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, resnap and drop in your iPad Pro, and you've got a mobile desktop that'll easily turn heads.

$40 at Amazon

Mount it n' forget it: iKross tablet mount stand

Simple, compact, and reliable, the iKross tablet mount stand is a great iPad Pro accessory to keep in mind. Built to fit the 12.9 inch iPad Pro and designed to be effortlessly set up, this mount comes with a durable, brushed aluminum base so you don't have to worry about your iPad tipping over. The 360-degree adjustable holder makes it ideal to mount in different places, and with the supplied cabinet/wall mounting plates that come with it, you can use your iPad with this new accessory almost anywhere you can imagine.

$30 at Amazon

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, while it's sturdy aluminum structure stops it from toppling over accidentally.

$14 at Amazon

What a wedge: Twelve South ParcSlope for iPad Pro

This little stand from Twelve South is a wedge that provides you with a comfortable viewing angle for the iPad Pro. It's slanted, so you can easily type using the touch keyboard if you prefer, and the angle is great for drawing with Apple Pencil. The open wedge design also allows airflow, so your device does not get too hot. The ParcSlope also works with MacBook.

$50 at Amazon

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 tablet 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!

$30 at Amazon

Trusted quality: Twelve South Compass Pro for iPad

Twelve South makes quality accessories for all of your Apple products, and the Compass Pro is just another example. It's a compact, folding stand that you can take with you anywhere, so it's more versatile than others on this list. 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 and it's made from metal and soft silicone that gives your iPad Pro a sturdy stance and cradles it for safety.

$57 at Amazon

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

If you're looking for a stand that will work all over the house, the LEVO Deluxe Floor Stand is it. 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 laying down in bed, sitting on the couch, or just standing up, the LEVO Deluxe Floor Stand has you covered.

$190 at Amazon

Flexibility anywhere: nbryte Tablift Tablet Stand

If the LEVO Deluxe Floor Stand is a bit too much and too pricey, then the nbryte Tablift is a good alternative. The universal design will work with any tablet, including the iPad Pro, and even if there's a case on your device. The flexible legs are able to 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 other uneven surfaces.

$40 at Amazon

Like a goose: Lamicall Gooseneck Tablet Holder

If you want to use your iPad Pro to view something on the screen while working elsewhere, then this holder is a great option. It has a secure clamp that easily attaches to the side of objects like desks, tables, and even bed headboards, while the gooseneck is super flexible and steady. Your iPad Pro or other table fits securely in between the two plastic grips, and you can use your device in portrait or landscape mode with full 360 degree rotation.

$20 at Amazon

If we may make some suggestions...

Finding the perfect iPad Pro stand can be tricky, but it's always worth checking back to see if we update this list with more and more awesome options. Personally, we love the simplicity of the Cremacaffè KOLIBRI, since it not only works with your iPad Pro, but also your laptop, synths, and other devices. It's quite versatile!.

Another great option we love is the Yohann stand. It's made of high quality materials and are 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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