A stand is an easy iPad accessory to overlook, even though there are thousands to choose from. We’ve helped narrow down the search with top-rated stands that can be used at home, the office, or on the go.
Viozon iPad Stand
We think the Viozon stand is the best stand money can buy. It’s made of aluminum, has a weighted base, and an adjustable plastic arm that lets you use your iPad in portrait or landscape mode. We like the viewing angle the stand provides — it’s truly like you’re using a tiny iMac.
Writers like Jason Snell, a columnist at MacWorld, and Federico Viticci, the founder and editor-in-chief of MacStories.net, also use the stand for their iPad setups.
Elevation Lab DraftTable Kit
Illustrators and designers who frequently sketch on their iPad should consider adding this stand to their toolkit. It offers an ergonomic environment for sketching thanks to its four adjustable positions. It’s rock-solid and won’t move or tip over when you draw on it.
The stand even comes with an arm rest, so you won’t feel fatigued over time. Also included is a silicone stand to stow your Apple Pencil. Best of all, the legs on the DraftTable fold flat so you can easily slip it in your backpack. It’s perfect for the on-the-go artist.
iKross Kitchen Tablet Mount and Stand
This modern-designed stand is compatible with all iPad models. Whether you’re using it on your kitchen countertop, desk, nightstand, or in a restaurant, it’s versatile and stable, and it keeps your tablet within reach. You’re able to mount it to a cabinet, or just rest it on a surface. The holder rotates 360 degrees, so your tablet can be used in both portrait and landscape mode.
Ipevo PadPillow Stand
When you want to play around on your iPad while you’re on the couch or in bed, sometimes a throw pillow just doesn’t cut it. This comfy pillow stand keeps you warm and cozy while keeping your iPad upright. It even folds out to provide space for a wireless keyboard while also supporting your wrists. It works with any iPad and has a nifty storage compartment on its backside for little things like cables and papers. It comes in gray, salmon, lemongrass, and khaki colors.
MoKo Tablet Stand
This inexpensive stand from MoKo folds up to just 4 by 3 inches, making it the perfect stand to take with you on the go. You can easily toss it in a bag or even fit it in a pocket. It’ll definitely come in handy on an airplane, because it’s small enough to fit on a tray. It may not be the prettiest stand because it’s just made of plastic, but it’s sturdy, small, affordable, and comes in six fun colors.
Tryone Gooseneck Mount Holder and iPad Stand
The possibilities are endless for this stand. You can clip it to your bed frame, a desk, your child’s carseat, a chair — you name it. Its clamp grips onto surfaces up to 3 inches thick, and the stand’s aluminum arm is sturdy but flexible. The stand works with devices that have a 4- to 10-inch sized screen, meaning it’s incompatible with the larger iPad Pro. If you want to watch Netflix in bed while lying down flat, this stand has your back.