One of the oddest-looking iPad accessories that I've ever reviewed showed up last month, and if wasn't so doggone useful, I would have written this review sooner. The CushPad (US$34.99) looks and feels like a pillow, but it's actually a soft, washable stand for the iPad 2.
The shape and size of the CushPad probably limits it to use around the house. I just can't see taking this with me on trips, even if I do need a pillow to prop my head on when I'm flying somewhere. I have enough stuff that I have to lug through security checks, and a truncated pyramid roughly the size of three loaves of bread isn't my idea of portable.
The CushPad currently comes in one color -- blue -- although the website shows green, gray, black and red as possible colors for the near future. Three sides are emblazoned with the word "CushPad" in bumper sticker-sized lettering, so I don't think anyone will be asking you what the name of the product is. The foam insert can be removed and the outside material is machine washable, which is helpful if you do use it as a pillow and wish to remove the drool stains from the outside.