Ergonomic iPad drawing stand for creatives

“Darkboard makes drawing on an iPad more comfortable”

Cult of Mac

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

Creative Bloq

“Darkboard is meticulously designed for artists”

9to5 Mac

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

Tech Crunch

the first truly ergonomic iPad stand for artists

Darkboard brings versatility to your workspace — whether that’s 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.

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In Your Lap

Use your Darkboard on its own to rest comfortably in your lap. Great for drawing on the couch or in bed!

Join thousands of artists who are using Darkboard

an ipad stand designed for drawing and notetaking

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No more hand cramps! Darkboard mimics steering wheel ergonomics to minimize fatigue during long drawing sessions.

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Darkboard has three setup options: Use the Foldable Stand for the Easel or Vertical setup, or use it solo on your lap!

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Darkboard weighs less than the box it’s shipped in! It’s rigid enough to provide support and durability, all while maintaining a lightweight profile.

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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.

I love my Darkboard!

“I’ve had my Darkboard two weeks and can’t believe I ever lived without it. Editing photos is so much more comfortable. Get one. It’s that good.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Tom

Fantastic product

“My neck and arm strain is gone! I’m able to focus more on improving my digital art without having to try and balance my tablet while drawing.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Shannon

Love it

“I had another stand that was so heavy I couldn’t use it. This one is so light and compact I can leave my iPad in it all the time. I really like using it.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Patricia

a lightweight workspace for deep creativity

Take Darkboard wherever creativity strikes!

What’s included in your purchase:

  1. Darkboard: The ultralight, ergonomic iPad drawing stand.
  2. Foldable Stand: A compact and sturdy companion stand for Darkboard. The Stand accommodates the Easel Setup for drawing, or the Vertical Setup for a desktop display.
  3. Neoprene Sleeve: Darkboard’s neoprene sleeve is stain, water, oil, and heat resistant. It’s the perfect carrying case to take your Darkboard on the go!


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“great for artists who like to get comfy like me”

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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!”

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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.”

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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.”

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. 

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bundle up with rock paper pencil

Complete your iPad workspace with Rock Paper Pencil — the most realistic pen-on-paper feel for iPad.

  • Nanocling Screen Protector: Easy application, removable and reusable
  • Matte Texture: Subtle friction mimics the feel of paper (no more slippery glass!)
  • Precision Apple Pencil Tips: Smoother, more controlled strokes
Save 15% when you bundle Darkboard and Rock Paper Pencil

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