The CushPad makes for a viable accessory when standing your tablet on less-than-even surfaces. If you're not a fan of the size or form of that repurposed pillow, though, the CampFire case should make for an interesting alternative.
Made by X-Doria, it's billed as a "sleeping bag for the iPad." Not only can you use it to set the tablet up on less-than-stable surfaces, it also doubles as a bag to cover your slate like a padded sack.
Both second- and third-generation iPads can fit into the plastic housing integrated into the CampFire. When opened up, the iPad sits snugly in the frame, backed by a padded cushion that lets you prop it up in both landscape and portrait orientations. The padding is chunky enough that you should be able to hold it steady on most any surface, including your lap and your bed.
When you're done using the tablet, simply loosen the string and flip the whole panel inside out, positioning it so the padded fabric covers the entire tablet, much like a drawstring bag. While the bag doesn't look all that comfortable to carry by itself, the entire thing should sit snugly on your backpack during trips.
From the name, we're guessing X-Doria is trying to market the CampFire as an ideal accessory when using the iPad while you're outdoors. That means, you can stand it on a blanket while lounging on the sand or on the ground when resting inside your tent. It's available now, priced at $59.99.