I am always on the lookout for the perfect case, and the iPad presents a particular challenge. I want something that can protect the iPad, while it is in use, so a slipcase doesn't cut it for me. I also want to be able to grip my iPad with a handle. And I would prefer to not carry a "Man Purse". Yes, I'm superficial.
With that in mind, and nothing on the market that seemed to meet my needs, I went ahead and created just such a tool. I call it the "ManHandle". It is created completely with parts you could get at a hardware store. It looks tough, because it is. And it only cost me around $20.