Funny you drop that link--the iPad doesn't quite address the same needs as the Connect-A-Desk. After all, this could be useful in different types of scenarios that require you to be on your feet and on the move, such as construction work, archeology, hell even writing. I can almost picture someone doing an experimental narrative/stream of consciousness type dealy while (day-) hiking about. Of course, the same things could be accomplished with an intermediary step before the data/narrative/thoughts get digitized. For example, you could just use an audio recorder, a camera, or even a simple notepad. Still, in the age of blogging, facebook and even twitter, this type of setup may be more than just dorky tech-fetishising. Yeah, sure, you could also use an iPhone and the like, even an iPad but, iroincally enough, the same feats would be cumbersome to accomplish than using this torso strap for your laptop. Then again, perhaps the iPad could fill the need if you had a a split keyboard on each bottom quadrant of the screen, when held horizontally, so that you could conceivable use just your thumbs to type.