This lap desk is made of good quality material and has clean construction, not to mention a very nice design and is relatively light in weight. However, it fails in two main areas. The first is heat shielding. I had first looked into getting a lap desk because the heat from my laptop was starting to cause some serious irritation on my legs to the point where i started using pillows under my computer to shield myself from the heat. This lap desk does not do a very good job of shielding that heat and part of the reason is that the material covering the cushion on the bottom is made of 100% polyester, which (if you know anything about fabrics) traps heat and gets warm itself instead of distributing and dissipating it.
The other problem i had was the relatively small bumper lip at the bottom of the upper surface that is supposed to stop your computer from sliding down. My laptop is a 15" and it would actually side over that bumper anytime the lap desk was raised or angled past maybe 40 degrees (which is similar to slightly arching your legs while having your computer on your lap). A thicker bumper or different design would have done a better job of preventing the laptop from sliding off and down.
My point is that it's all about how you use it and what device you use with it which will determine if this item works for you or not. If you use a tablet or just a book or a keyboard or a small thin laptop that is not too heavy and doesn't give off noticeable heat then this will work well for you, but anything past a 14" laptop will be too heavy and produce too much heat for this item to be effective or comfortable.
Unfortunately, I will be returning mine.