I spend a lot of time answering email. I find this stand makes it much easier for me to use my iPad to type. There are two cross members in the pattern. If you want a wider base for a laptop use the longer cross member.
DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.