Yeah, the iPad is probably my favorite purchase I've made in years. It's a different thing altogether- more for ";consumption"; than ";production"; but you can be creative with it in other ways. I've learned how to use it as a wireless MIDI controller (definitely NOT easy to set up yet) and there are some good music apps.
The Air Display is worth the $10. There's a tiny little lag with the mouse, but you can also still use your finger. Here's the coolest part- you can carry the iPad off and still use whatever desktop/laptop program you've dragged to it.
My youngest could navigate the UI, fingerpaint, play games, etc. before he was 2 years old- it's that easy. The battery life is awesome too- typically 12-14 hours for me. I connect it via bluetooth to our home stereo and jam on the drum apps. Holding the 10"; looks ";bigger"; than a large LCD TV across the room, and streams netflix... I could go on and on.
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almost 10 years ago
On a slightly related note, I grabbed the Air Display one day last week and started thinking about iPad stands. The cheapest ones I've seen run about $30. Then I thought about a plate stand (link below)which you can get at Wal-Mart for 3.50. Does the job well. Holds in both landscape and portrait, even in the case I have mine in.