The Incase Nylon Portfolio for iPad 3 & iPad 4 (Black) serves a dual purpose. First, it houses your new iPad in a semi-hard shell. Second, it converts to a very handy stand that props up your iPad for easy viewing, web surfing or typing. Access to the inside is via a single zipper. Once inside, you have a snap-in mount that, as stated, converts to a stand. In addition, there are two slit pockets for storing small items such as a note pad or small papers. A felt screen cover will protect your display while your iPad is nestled inside.