The Lab Pad is constructed from a National Brand Lab Book, using chipboard as the base material, and it is finished out with plastic, ribbon, and brass closures. Tablet computers can be affixed to the surface using velcro (see below for more details). The interior of the case is lined with Pellaq, a latex-saturated covering material that's moisture and scratch resistant, colorfast, high-gloss, and high touch (see color swatches for flavor choices).
The case measures 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches and fits all tablet computers with dimensions less than 9 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches (including iPad versions 1, 2, and 3).
The lab notebook concept keeps the case light and durable. It's also super stealthy and easily camouflaged among your books and stuff. This isn't a guarantee that it won't ever get stolen, but a casual glance doesn't give away the fact that it's hiding a computer.
We Need to Have a Talk About Velcro
One thing that puts some people off is the idea of affixing sticky Velcro to their device. There's a common aversion to doing anything that would appear to tarnish the cleanliness of an Apple device or other tablet. That's part of their branding strategy, and it's a common theme of modern technology. It's a personal choice. The Lab Pad is not for everyone. But I can say that it's a pretty efficient mechanism for attaching a device to the case. It adds versatility, protection, and solves a more difficult problem–simply.
Velcro makes it possible to add your iPad to a variety of surfaces–durably. And if you ever want to remove the Velcro, you can just peel it off and remove any leftover adhesive residue with a rubbing alcohol-like solvent. But don't only take my word for it. I invited a skeptical neurologist over to try it for herself. She had just received a new iPad for work and happened to be on her way to the store to purchase a protective case. The Velcro was definitely a sticking point in her decision. Cut and paste this video link to see her reaction: https://vimeo.com/52478065