As cool as the iPad is, holding 1.5 lbs of magical aluminum and glass in your hand(s) for extended periods of time isn’t.  There are only two ways to solve this, far as we can tell.  1) Acquire a trained primate to hold it for you.  This comes with the added bonus of being able to dress it up in a suit vest and a bellhop’s cap and be the center of attention at parties.  Or,  2) Buy a stand.  And while one option is clearly superior, the simple stand is likely a cheaper venture. Griffin makes a simple little stand that allows you to prop up the iPad in landscape or portrait orientations. Moreover, you can lay it out at a lower angle for typing while sitting up or laying down. Sleek design, multiple functions, and easily portable.