Darkboard iPad Drawing Stand
Darkboard iPad Drawing Stand
Darkboard iPad Drawing Stand
Darkboard iPad Drawing Stand
Darkboard iPad Drawing Stand
Darkboard iPad Drawing Stand
Darkboard iPad Drawing Stand
Darkboard iPad Drawing Stand

Darkboard iPad Drawing Stand

Regular price $89.99

What's Inside

  • 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 - 6th generations).
  • Model D2: Fits the 11” iPad Pro (1st - 4th generations) or the 10.9" iPad Air (4th - 5th generations).

Note: Darkboard does not support the iPad Mini, the 2022 10th Generation iPad, or the 2024 iPad Pro or iPad Air.

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: $10 flat rate shipping; 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”

9to5 Mac

“Designed to deliver a more Wacom-like experience to iPad”

Tech Crunch

“I test iPad accessories for a living and this drawing stand is genius”

Creative Bloq

A versatile workspace — at your desk or on the go!

The Darkboard iPad drawing stand accommodates three different setups:

Easel Setup

Perfect for drawing or writing, this setup lays your Darkboard at a comfortable 30-degree angle.

Vertical Setup

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”

Kayla Ann

“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!”

Kat Johnson

“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.”

Nick Anglin

“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.”

Customer Reviews

Based on 109 reviews

Amazing product! Works great while traveling with my iPad for artwork.

Deborah W.
Phenomenal addition to my workflow

I have been tasked with the pleasure of Beta testing a new iPad product and the transition from desktop app to iPad was mighty rocky until I added in the Darkboard.

I love the simplicity, well thought through design and ease of adaptation. Light and comfortable to the touch, I’m impressed at the stability of the stand and how it acts as a protective cover whilst the pad and board are in the neoprene sleeve.The generous space for the power cord is perfect and easy to access. The Apple Pencil storage is a breeze to access and secure. The neoprene sleeve is a smashing way to store my rig. If I were to offer any requests for future product design, I’d request a way to attach a shoulder strap for carrying purposes, magnetize the kickstand/cover to secure it to the board when in cover mode…. Maybe a little accessory pocket for cords and such?
Nonetheless,TY Darkboard designers for making a product I want to share with all my buddies! I just bought two more as gifts for some Procreate artists who are gonna flip!

Dr. M.
I love it! 🥰

I have been on the fence of getting this for myself, thinking it is a splurge or a “want”. My mistake. It is a NEED. I love my iPad Pro, and I love how much functionality it brings to my life - as a doctor, trying to make so many notes and as an art hobbyist on the side. That said, it is not the most comfortable to write/draw on for long periods of time. I bought myself a riser, a pen tip, then a matte screen, which helped improve the experience, but nowhere near as much as the impact of using the Astropad Darkboard. The comfort and ergonomics of it is so worth the price. It comes with a dual angle stand which I use in equal measure. Everything is well thought of: the weight of the material, the handles, the hole for the cameras, the easy installation and removal of the ipad and the pencil, the charging slot, the protective sleeve! I didn’t think I’d fall more in love with my iPad more, but this simple gadget made me, because I’m using it more than ever. Get it. I’d bet you will enjoy it too!!

Elodie D.
Happy with my purchase

This darkboard is conformed to the description and is really useful when drawing on the iPad for long hours each day. I also like it to watch TV and series as I find the black border help me to focus on the screen. The stand is also quite useful and light. The only minor disagreement is the angle of the iPad when put on the stand to watch TV. I find it too vertical and I have to add a book underneath it to add some angle. But overall it is a great purchase. And with the taxes added at checkout (for Europe) I was pleased to not have an expensive surprise at delivery time.


I love this product. It makes it so easy to draw by adding the extra space. The stand is wicked it holds to the board great and the carrying case is super helpful. Would 100% recommend. I use mine every day. My iPad never comes out of it.