One of the things that I realized right away I would need for my iPad was a stand to lift the screen up for extended use. Looking down at the screen to watch a movie is very uncomfortable. There are gobs of iPad stands on the market now.
One of the latest stands is the X-Type from Bracketron. The stand is shaped like an X when opened and closes flat for storage and portability. The stand has adjustable angle from 0 to 35-degrees.
The open dimensions of the stand are 11 5/8" x 9 ½" and it weighs 5.2 ounces. The stand sells for $19.95 and shipping is an extra $10.