You really can't use as a handbag. No strap included.
I just love this pouch! I can carry my iPad plus my day planner and more inside. I can fit pens in one of the two side pockets. I can’t get over how much I utilize this. I feel like my iPad is protected now when I take it out with me plus I have everything together now without dropping half of it.
The pouch is well padded but it would have been better to be a three of inches bigger as it is pretty tight fitting if I put my Kindle in and then try to add cords.