- Darkboard: The ultralight, ergonomic iPad drawing stand.
- Foldable Stand: A compact and sturdy companion stand for Darkboard. The Stand accommodates two angle options — the Easel Setup for drawing, or the Desktop Setup for a vertical display.
- Neoprene Sleeve: Darkboard's neoprene sleeve is stain, water, oil, and heat resistant. It's the perfect carrying case to take your Darkboard, Stand, and iPad on the go!
iPad Compatibility Guide
Darkboard comes in two sizes:
- Model D1: Fits the 12.9” iPad Pro (3rd generation and newer).
- Model D2: Fits the 11” iPad Pro or the iPad Air.
Note: Darkboard does not support the iPad Mini or the newest 2022 10th Generation iPad model.
Will your iPad work with Darkboard?
- ✅ If your iPad has a USB-C charging port, it is compatible with Darkboard.
- ❌ If your iPad has a Home button, it is NOT compatible with Darkboard.
Shipping and Returns
US Domestic Orders: Free standard shipping in 3-5 business days
International Orders: Shipping rates will vary depending on your country and are calculated at checkout. International orders may be subject to your country's import fees, duties, taxes, and/or brokerage fees. Customers are responsible for these fees. Standard shipping orders usually take 14-21 business days to be delivered once shipped.
We do not mark packages as gifts.
*For orders shipped to the UK under £135 and to the EU under €150, we've partnered with Passport Shipping as the Seller. VAT and duties will be calculated and charged at checkout. You must select the Passport Shipping option to utilize this.
Ergonomic iPad drawing stand for creatives
“Darkboard makes drawing on an iPad more comfortable”
Cult of Mac
“Darkboard is meticulously designed for artists”
“Designed to deliver a more Wacom-like experience to iPad”
“I test iPad accessories for a living and this drawing stand is genius”
A versatile workspace — at your desk or on the go!
The Darkboard iPad drawing stand accommodates three different setups:
Perfect for drawing or writing, this setup lays your Darkboard at a comfortable 30-degree angle.
Flip your Stand around to set up your Darkboard in a vertical, desktop-like position. This is great for using your iPad as a primary or secondary monitor while working.
In Your Lap
Use your Darkboard on its own to rest comfortably in your lap. Great for drawing on the couch or in bed!
An iPad stand designed for drawing and notetaking
No more hand cramps! Darkboard mimics steering wheel ergonomics to minimize fatigue during long drawing sessions.
Darkboard has three setup options: Use the Foldable Stand for the Easel or Vertical setup, or use it solo on your lap!
Darkboard weighs less than the box it’s shipped in! It’s rigid enough to provide support and durability, while maintaining a lightweight profile.
The protective iPad cradle is made of polycarbonate, one of the strongest plastics available. Your iPad fits snuggly in the cradle so it won’t fall out.
Take the pain out of drawing
Crafted from Leatherfoam Cushion: Darkboard is made from premium EVA that balances sturdy rigidity with supportive cushion. It’s the same material used in high-performance sports equipment.
Grippy surface texture: The subtle grainy texture gives a comfortable grip while you’re seated in place or on the move.
Ergonomic grooved handles: Angular grooves closely mimic the ergonomics of steering wheels — designed to minimize fatigue during long drawing sessions.
“Great for artists who like to get comfy like me”
“Darkboard has improved my workflow and allowed me to work more comfortably in places like the sofa or outside on my patio. The best part about it is that it’s feather-light, making transport a breeze!”
“It’s a great product for iPad artists who like to get comfy while drawing like me. I noticed right away how light it is. I’ll be using it a lot, especially at home while I’m drawing in bed.”
“After using this for a couple hours I realized just how much I actually needed something like this. This allowed me to get really comfortable and enjoy the experience of drawing on my iPad again.”
I’m really enjoy draw in my iPad 11 with the Darkboard. It’s very comfortable and flexible.
I love to sit in comfy places to draw on my iPad and I’ve been searching for a lightweight holder. This is perfect. I can use the darkboard with or without the stand. Both options are super lightweight and very comfy. My daughter teaches an iPad art class to kids at her local library and she saw my darkboard and fell in love. I just sent her one of her own for her birthday!
My only complaint is that the neoprene case is so snug that I have to wrestle to get the darkboard in it. It’s such a pain that I never use the neoprene case, which is a bummer because I’d really like to!
I didn’t have too high hopes for a plastic board or a huge case for the iPad. Boy was I wrong, This has become an essential pice of kit when drawing and doing CAD work. It’s just designed really really well
I originally gave a 3 star review because my Apple pen would not fit in the slot and would not charge. I have sense been given directions on an easy fix for the situation and now would love to give a 5 star review. Love the product and the support.