I got this in order to take the pressure off of my knees while using the laptop in my fav chair. Seems to be doing the trick, I am happy to say. My hubby also enjoys using this over the hard lap desk that we have. I like the size... allows me to do other things like, writing or coloring, when not using the laptop. I have not used the light or slide out mouse/phone shelf but I think that is a great feature and I plan to make use of that more when out traveling where I won't have my fav chair and side table.