Ok, so this is my first attempt at something like this, so go easy! Surprisingly (or not!) there isn't much like this on the market other than an expensive aluminium one, and a cheap 'kiddie' one made from EVA foam. The design was driven not by the need for a handle per se, but for a way to steady video shoots made with the iPad. Bear with me on this. You see, an iPad held from the end of your arm makes for a crude Stedicam - and because of the positioning of the handle on my iPad Carry, the lens is towards the lower edge, meaning you can 'sweep' the iPad over stuff or get dramatic low level shots. That's the idea anyway. Also, it's a handle! This test print was a bit on the tight side, which called for some (ok, lots) of sanding and some minor modifications with a Dremel to get the fit in the photo and even then it's tight. The clip is sturdy if not that pretty, but often the simplest approach is the best. And the hole for the headphones is way out; don't know what was going on there... my measurement point of reference must have been out.