The simplest solutions are by far the most elegant, and Wrapsol’s Grip Pad for tablets is one of them.
If you’ve ever tried to curl up with an iPad resting on your knee, you’ll know that a side effect of its smooth aluminum backing is that it tends to slip unless held in place. The Grip Pad is a thin piece of adhesive made with “tactilla,” an extra-strong and durable polyurethane that, once appended to your tablet, holds it in place when gravity tries to assert its force.
The solution works best when you’re sitting with your knees at a 45-degree angle, but the Grip Pad keeps the iPad (and other tablets, though I couldn’t test them) stable up to around 80 degrees vertical. As expected, it’s meant to be used in portrait orientation, but does the job in landscape to an extent as less of the material is affixed to your leg.
The Grip Pad’s virtues extend to any non-flat surface, or indeed a flat surface on which a tablet could potentially get knocked over. If you have a baby, or even a cat, who loves messing around with your tablet, Wrapsol ensures your tablet is not going anywhere, and that’s really all that matters in life.
Though it is designed to be used with the iPad, it can be re-sized for a smaller tablet, and works well as-is with any 10″ slate under two pounds. The only issue I have with it is that it covers the beautiful Apple logo on the back of my iPad 2, but that’s a small price to pay for non-slip convenience.
Check out Wrapsol’s Grip Pad for tablets