I love my Ipad. I do not like the sound projection. If I want to hear anything with my wonderfull family around, I struggle. I lean in, straining to hear. I try cupping the speaker with my hand, which actually works well. That unfortunately leaves me with only one free hand and the other might as well be glued to my Ipad. This is anything but convenient since as I pointed out, I have a family.
All you need is your IPad, one post-it, or if you have none handy just grab a small piece of paper and a piece of tape.