Best Surface Pro stands and mounts

Microsoft's Surface Pro has a built-in kickstand that allows you to set it on a table or lap at an angle. It works great this way, but it's kind of limited. The kickstand demands surface area on your desk and can limit your setup, so if you want to get creative you'll need to add a mount or stand. Whether you'd like to use your tablet in bed, in your vehicle, or just have it sit vertically on your desk, I've rounded up a bunch of the best options right here.

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CTA Digital arm mount

CTA Digital arm mount

To take up essentially no room on your desk or to mount your Surface Pro next to your bed — why not watch a movie or TV show hands-free while lying on your back? — check out this arm mount from CTA Digital (about $30).

A large C clamp allows you to attach the mount to a flat surface, and multiple joints along the arm of the mount provide plenty of configuration options. Four adjustable fingers hold your Surface Pro in place, each with a bit of padding to keep from scratching the surface.

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ChargerCity vehicle stand

ChargerCity vehicle stand

Designed with vehicles in mind, the ChargerCity vehicle stand (about $32) is meant to mount under the seat of a car or truck and provide sturdy support for your Surface Pro.

The arm reaches 20 inches and is completely flexible, plus the tablet mount can rotate 360 degrees, allowing either the driver or passenger to take control. If you're always in your vehicle and can't be without your Surface Pro — think Uber drivers or long-haul truckers — this is a great option.

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CTA Digital 2-in-1 stand and mount

CTA Digital 2-in-1 stand and mount

If you like using your Surface Pro around the house, the CTA Digital 2-in-1 stand and mount (about $30) should be just what you're looking for. The pronged base can be used easily on a flat surface, but it can also be folded up and attached to the underside of, say, the cabinets in your kitchen.

It's made from aluminum for extra durability, and it has a couple of folding joints along the arm as well as a 360-degree swivel joint behind where the tablet attaches, allowing you to configure it properly in just about any scenario. Two thick fingers hold the Surface Pro in place, with a bit of rubber lining to keep it from scratching.

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Lamicall adjustable stand

Lamicall adjustable stand

Those who want to keep their Surface Pro stand simple should check out this alloy steel option from Lamicall (about $16). It sits flat on a table or desk and holds your tablet with aplomb, using two fingers on the bottom to keep it in place.

Surfaces where your device touches have a bit of a rubber cushion to prevent slipping and scratches, and a hinge that rotates 270 degrees gives you some options for the angle at which you're viewing the display. Grab this stand in either black or silver colors.

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OMOTON vertical stand

OMOTON vertical stand

Designed to hold your device vertically for easy access to ports and to save space, this vertical stand from OMOTON (about $25) is no doubt best for those who like to set up a battlestation around their Surface Pro. The base comes with an anti-slip mat to keep it from sliding around, and the large groove that holds the tablet is likewise lined with silicone to prevent slips and scratches.

The fingers that pinch to keep the Surface Pro in place are adjustable, meaning you can get a tight fit on devices from about 0.55 inches to about 2.71 inches. This little stand is made from CNC-machined aluminum, so it should stand up to a fair bit of abuse.

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