Fits on desk + holds some gear
Unit came with a pack of seventeen rack screws and plastic washers, no instructions.
I am new to rack gear, so I had to figure out which side was "up" from sweetwater product pictures. You'd be hard-up to find a picture of gator cases in normal horizontal use, on the gator product website!
Four butterfly-style latches are secure and trouble-free to operate. Case feels solid. Gear is mounted by "+" headed machine screws through plastic inserts, through the target piece's rack ear, through gator case frame, to threaded mounting bar (not attached to case frame), 18 holes on each side. There's about 2-3mm of play in this arrangement when screws are loose. Removable case ends are similar in shape, one has a gator logo secured to it. Top of case has two "nubs" and bottom has two "indents" for stacking. Handles on each side are rigid, with a graded recession into the case (perhaps to make it easier to put your hand in there for carry). Short legs (four of them) are on each side of the case. Would not worry about standing case on-end.
You cannot put, say... a mixer securely on top of this case, without some non-slip material or taping a flat surface to the top. The shell of the gator case, though textured, has those nubs and is too smooth for placing items other than stackable rackmount cases on top. I used some duct tape and an old highschool yearbook. My mixer sits on top of that.