excellent carrying case. But some people might still prefer to use it on a flat surface, especially on the couch or in bed. May we recommend the Cradle, a bamboo plywood lap desk specifically designed for the iPad? At 21" wide x 4" tall x 13" in depth and with 1/4" thickness, the bent wood design lap desk offers an integrated circular plastic plate which snuggly keeps the iPad safe while also allowing for some lazy Susan action. The underside of the laptop desk is lined with a woven cushion, not that the iPad would really create much discomfort in weight. The Cradle is available on sale right now for $52.50 in limited numbers via product idea site, Quirky.