There are a lot of ways to prop your iPad up without holding it in your hands. For example, just the other day we looked at the Ten One Design Magnus Air. Our iPad stand du jour is the Desktop Chair v2 (US$59.99), a design that was funded through Japan's Campfire crowdfunding site. It's now available for sale in the US from BiteMyApple.co, and they sent one along to TUAW for review and a giveaway.
While the Magnus Air was tiny and unobtrusive, the Desktop Chair is designed to be a gorgeous piece of furniture. It's crafted of thin wood sheets that are bonded together perpendicularly for strength with a hydraulic press, then hand-sanded to a silky finish. The Desktop Chair can sit in one of two positions, each holding your iPad in either landscape or portrait orientation. The BiteMyApple.co web store even shows the Desktop Chair being used as a vertical prop for a MacBook Pro, so there are many uses for this accessory.