The 7 Best iPad Stands of 2020

Support your tablets with these versatile stands

Best Overall: Lamicall Reader Adjustable Tablet Stand

Lamicall’s adjustable tablet stand is a durable and reliable option to keep in your room, office, or kitchen. It consists of a sturdy, yet lightweight aluminum alloy material, weighing about five ounces in total. Viewing your iPad from multiple angles is easy, as the product allows for vertical and horizontal positions. It also has rubber pads on its feet to keep your device from slipping and sliding. The only thing that you need to keep in mind is that the hook width is 18 mm, so you don’t want to get a tablet that is any thicker than that. The colors include black, gray, silver, and rose gold.

If you're getting a stand for daily household use, find out more about the best ways to use the iPad in the kitchen.

Best Budget: AmazonBasics Adjustable Tablet Stand

This stand comes with a non-skid base designed to stabilize your device and can be turned horizontally or vertically. It also has foam-padded grips to prevent scratches on your iPad. The stand works with any device that measures between 6 to 12 inches wide. It's fairly portable, folding down at 7 x 1 x 1 inches and weighing only three ounces. Given its weight, it is, of course, made of plastic unlike the metal stands on this list. Reviewers appreciate its hard-to-beat price and like that it does what it’s supposed to do for all intents and purposes.

Best Charging Dock: Belkin ChargeSync Lightning Express Dock

Connect Belkin’s ChargeSync Lightning Express Dock directly to your laptop, computer, or power supply to give your iPad power. It comes with a built-in Lightning connector adjacent to a stand so that you can use your iPad while giving it needed energy. The USB cable is lengthy, coming with a four-foot length for a comfortable charge that won’t cause anything to knock over. You can adjust the height of the Lightning connector to fit devices with protective cases better. And, because of the charger's position, you can only use your iPad in a vertical position.  

Best Portable: Twelve South Compass 2 for iPad

If you’re often on your feet, you’ll appreciate Twelve South Compass 2’s iPad stand, which is a compact, folding prop that works like a collapsible easel or tripod. The material is durable, yet not too heavy at eight ounces, consisting of metal and soft silicone. When the stand is open, you can use it while plugging in headphones, charging, and syncing. The Twelve South Compass iPad holder also works great as a typing stand. It conveniently comes with a travel sleeve so that you can store it inside your backpack, purse, or even pocket while on-the-go. It’ll work great with an iPad Pro 9.7 as well as any iPad Air or iPad Mini. While pricey, it does sport one of the sturdiest construction on this list, thanks to its metal body. The color selection is sleek as well, including choices such as black, silver, gold, and rose gold.

Best for Desktop: Omoton Adjustable Tablet Stand

Omoton’s adjustable tablet stand is perfect for anyone who wants to use and charge their iPad at their desk most of the time. Its selling point is its anti-skid rubber base with nano-absorption material, guaranteed not to slip, even at a 75-degree angle. That said, the iPad stand, which consists of durable, lightweight aluminum, is hefty enough on its own not to move around. Another great design feature on Omoton’s stand is its charge port, which you can navigate a cable through to replenish your battery at your desk. Plus, you can adjust the product for multiple viewing angles. The color selection includes picks such as black, gold, grey, silver, red, and rose gold. 

Best Pillow: Ipevo PadPillow Stand

Ipevo’s PadPillow Stand is an excellent choice for when you’re watching or reading something on your device, using your iPad for leisurely purposes. It’s comfortable and great for propping onto your stomach or lap when you’re reclining on a chair or lounging on your bed. The product, which weighs 0.83 pounds, isn’t the lightest iPad stand that you’ll find out there, but it’s not all that heavy either. The cotton denim cover gives you a good grip so that it won't slide around on top of being washable if you get it dirty.

The cushion inside of it is soft and squishy, designed in a way so that you can unfold it for extra wrist support and a keyboard surface. Newer versions of the PadPillow come with two extra pockets so that you can stash a stylus and pen in the smaller one and charging cables and notebooks in the larger one. The product comes in blue denim, charcoal gray, honeysuckle, lemongrass, and light khaki. 

Best Mount Stand: iKross 2-in-1 Mountable Desktop Tablet Stand

As its name suggests, the iKross 2-in-1 Mountable Desktop Tablet Stand works as a mount and a stand. You can place it on your desktop or secure it onto a wall or shelf. It holds tablets that measure 7 to 13 inches wide, which is an ample range in the world of tablet stands. It has a solid metal base that provides extra stability, made from lightweight aluminum. The stand allows you to prop your tablet vertically or horizontally for your choice of view. To prop it onto a wall, close the metal base legs and insert them into the mounting plates after installation.