Best Stands for iPad Air 3 iMore 2020

There are many reasons to buy an iPad stand, and now that the iPad Air 3 supports Apple pencil, you have one more. A steady stand is necessary for reliable doodling and designing, or just for streaming videos. I love a good stand in the kitchen so that I can better see my recipes on the iPad while I cook. Whatever the reason for the stand, these are some of the best you'll find.

Squishy and versatile: MoKo Tablet Pillow Stand

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Now here's something a little different. The Moko Pillow Stand is a soft, squishy pillow-like stand that allows you to stand your iPad up anywhere. Because of its shape and weight, this stand will work well on uneven surfaces like your bed or lap, and it has handy little pockets for you to tuck away earpods and accessories.

A woody choice: Yohann Stand

Designed for any 9.7-, 10.5-, or 11-inch iPad, the Yohann Stand is made of hand-selected oak and created through precision milling and extensive manual work. Growth rings make each piece unique. There's also a walnut model.

$149 at Yahann

For the budget minded: AboveTEK Sleek Magnetic Tablet Stand

You don't need to spend a lot of money for an excellent tablet stand. Designed for both tablets and phones, the AboveTEK Sleek offers a swivel ball head so you can use your device in portrait and landscape mode. For added security, it features a sturdy and heavy-duty metal base.

For the keyboard user: Canopy Stand

The Canopy from Studio Neat isn't primarily a stand at all, but rather a keyboard carrying case. It features micro-suction pads for holding an Apple Magic Keyboard (or another Bluetooth keyboard of your choice) in place. You merely unsnap, unfurl, snap and drop in your iPad, and you've got a mobile desktop that'll quickly turn heads.

$40 at StudioNeat

Weighty solution: Thought Out Stabile 2.0 Stand

With a wobble-free design, the Thought Out Stabile 2.0 Stand is ideally suited for personal and commercial use. At 2.25 pounds, it's among the heaviest iPad stands on the market, made of sturdy, solid steel.

Take a stand

Finding the perfect stand for your iPad doesn't have to be a complicated process. For me, the MoKo Pillow Stand was a natural choice because it works just as well on my lap or bed as it does on the kitchen counter. It also has a fun look, with bright color choices and that fluffy, pillowy shape.

Your choice will depend on how you plan to use the stand, of course. If you're drawing with an Apple Pencil, for example, you'll want just the right angle for comfortable doodling. Regardless of how you use it, whether you're looking for something traditional or more unique, there's a stand for you on this list.

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