Although I'm an Apple fanatic, I've yet to be an early adopter of the iPad -- I feel like I still need some convincing that it's not just a bigger iPod Touch. Essentially, it has all the same functions, but it's a little more awkward to hold and use at the same time. Every now and then, however, I come across iPad accessories that work on convincing me that the iPad is a necessity in my life, rather than a frivolous luxury. This iPad lap desk is one of them! Made from lightweight and sustainable bamboo plywood, the Cradle lap desk includes a swiveling mat on top that allows you to easily change from portrait to landscape view. A foam cushion underneath the desk makes it comfortable on your legs, whether you're hanging out on the couch or lounging in bed. Available in pre-sale for $52.50 USÂ from quirky.com.