You can have all of the Ipads and tablets in the world (and I love mine!) but you are still going to want a piece of paper to take a note on- this is a classic and we still live with the need it fulfills. A nice, solid desk accessory. Looks great with a set, or just as a stand-alone piece. Could be on the desk, by the phone, or just by the chair where you often take calls. Hmm... by the bed... one out by the hammock. Really, we should make one for the shower too. Take a note Jeeves. Nappa Vitello is a super-soft smooth leather from Argentina.