The best iPad stands 2019

iPads are incredibly useful devices that can be taken almost anywhere; adding a stand opens up new uses and makes the tablet even more convenient. Here are some of the best adjustable and portable stands and holders for your iPad.

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There's nothing like having the convenience of hands-free use of your iPad. Whether you're in the kitchen, streaming a film, or working at your desk, a stand becomes an essential tool in the arsenal.

Of course, those using their iPad for work may also want to pair the iPad with a keyboard (here are some of the best ones).

We've rounded up some of the best iPad stands out there for every budget – from the lightweight and portable, to the adjustable, to the ones that just look great.

For more hands-free gadgetry, also see our round up of the best iPhone car holders and mounts.

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There's nothing like having the convenience of hands-free use of your iPad. Whether you're in the kitchen, streaming a film, or working at your desk, a stand becomes an essential tool in the arsenal.

Of course, those using their iPad for work may also want to pair the iPad with a keyboard (here are some of the best ones).

We've rounded up some of the best iPad stands out there for every budget – from the lightweight and portable, to the adjustable, to the ones that just look great.

For more hands-free gadgetry, also see our round up of the best iPhone car holders and mounts.

 

Lamicall Tablet Stand

The Lamicall Tablet stand is an adjustable iPad holder that rotates 270 degrees to suit the angle that you need, making it ideal for use at the work desk or kitchen table. It comes with rubber cushions on the hooks to prevent the screen from getting scratched too. 

It works with any tablet (or phone) from 5in to 13in. Lamicall also has a "gooseneck" style iPad holder which rotates 360 degrees (£19.99/US$19.99).

 

AmazonBasics Adjustable Stand

You can't really go wrong with AmazonBasics – Amazon's line of cheap and cheerful line of gadgets we all need.

The Adjustable Tablet stand fits the iPad 1, 2 (and of course Kindle Fire tablets and e-readers). The back support pivots to any angle you need – plus, it's collapsible, making it ultra portable and easy to stow away.

It may not be the prettiest to look at, but it's a quick and inexpensive solution to propping up your iPad.

 

Twelve South Compass 2

If you're looking for a stylish folding stand to hold up your iPad while you work, Twelve South has you covered with the Compass 2.

We like the way it folds up into a small package, and can be quickly unfolded and placed on any flat surface. It's ideal for mobile workers looking to prop up an iPad in a coffee shop, and designers will love its arty credentials. You can also unfold one side to prop an iPad up on its side.

 

Belkin Portable Tablet Stage

If you're standing up in front of a lot of people and giving a presentation, then this iPad stand is a great choice.

The Belkin Portable Tablet Stage Stand is sturdy and has an adjustable platform to position your iPad right where you can see it. It comes with a built in system for tidying away cables, and you can use the Apple HD Adapter to connect your iPad to a projector or display. The stand comes with an app called Stage (available for iOS and Android) that acts as an interactive whiteboard and document camera.

We think it's a great stand for teachers and others who present on a regular basis. There are currently two models available – the version that's compatible with the 6th generation iPad 9.7 is available through the Apple link above.

 

Bluelounge Mika

It may lack features found on more complex stands, but the Bluelounge Mika stand has one thing going for it: strength. Crafted from solid aluminium, the Mika forms a solid wedge that holds your iPad at 70 degrees.

We like its simplicity, too. Eschewing all the folding and gimmicks from other stands, Mika is a pure stand that will look great on any desk.

 

WildAtlantic Rustic Tablet Stand

Here's an option that's different to the aluminum and plastic options out there. This stand is handcrafted out of real Elm wood from West Cork, Ireland and fits any 10in tablets – which means it should fit the iPad 9.7in.

There's also enough room at the top to allow use of the rear camera when the iPad is mounted on the stand.

 

Twelve South HoverBar 3

Attaching your iPad to a Mac makes a lot of sense when you think about it. We often use both devices in tandem, with the Mac being for work and the iPad acting as a second tool for entertainment or productivity.

Plus, apps like Duet Display enable you to use the iPad as a second screen, so you can use the HoverBar 3 to turn an old iPad into a second display.

The HoverbBar 3 is currently unavailable in the US.

 

Double Robotics Telepresence Robot

This is a fantastically odd option, but bear with us.

The Double Telepresence Robot enables you to add a whole new level of video communication. You attach the iPad to the robot, and can then control it remotely using the Double app. While it all sounds futuristic, it's a great way for teleworkers to communicate with members of a team.

You can roll around a virtual environment, while looking through the camera on your iPad. Colleagues can see your face on the iPad window. 

It's a bit pricey for now, but we can see this sort of thing becoming more common in the future.

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