Grip can be hand held or not. I had designed it originally for my desk top and then realized the intimacy of holding it added something for me. The way it took on my heat. I could move to make it shine. Its very simple well except for the place where it seems like it should be another straight angle, but its curved and I always linger there for a moment. Each round deserves a breath. If its on your desk, its nice to take a few seconds, oh go on - two entire minutes can be taken away from the computer, especially in-between tasks.