I have seen some strange gear for iPads and iPhones over the years. A new accessory for the iPad called the AppStation looks weird at first glance, but when you think about some of the uses for the device, it's actually pretty cool. The AppStation is aimed at pilots or other users who need to keep an iPad stable and accessible when their hands are busy in a situation where a normal holder won't do the trick.
The AppStation has a Velcro-style strap that holds the iPad holder and iPad to the user's leg near the knee. The iPad holding portion of the AppStation is black polycarbonate material and has a curved back to comfortable fit the leg. The rear of the strand is raised s the screen naturally tilts towards the user. The iPad can easily be inserted and removed from the holder as needed.
The holder also has integrated storage for small items like a Mini Mag Lite flashlight and an iPad stylus. The thing is thin enough to fit in a smallish flight bag or other briefcase. It only comes in black and will fit any version of the iPad according to the maker. The holder is aimed at the pilot who might use the iPad for navigation. However, I think if you fly a lot on commercial aircraft, it might be good for keeping your iPad close while you fly. You can order one right now for $69.95.