My netbook bit the dust but I have found a new way to use the lap pad:
It is a perfect workspace for paper piecing or any kind of handwork. The wrist pad keeps things from rolling off (like pencils) and it is also an excellent pin cushion. The attached LED light helps with night work. And, because it is cushioned underneath, it stays on my lap so much better than anything else I have ever tried to use.
I can sit in my rocking chair (my favorite place) and arrange the quilt pieces; then I can carry it to the sewing machine without disturbing the pieces.
“Necessity is the mother of all invention.” ~Albert Einstein~