IPAD beanbags

These are great.  They’re stable on just about any surface (including laps, coffee tables and desks) and really easy to use.  Can also be used for kindle, small ipads, laptops and even dinner plates.  We found these so useful we decided to make our own!
They are particularly good for people with arthritis or shaky hands.
If you are handy with a sewing machine, you're welcome to download our pattern and make one yourself.  You must be careful to make them using a childproof zip (the beans are dangerous apparently).
Otherwise you can buy similar items from various retail and online outlets.