My doctor recommended that I look into a reading desk to aid me doing crosswords and reading. I have had bad neck pain for some time, worsened by sitting and looking down at my book. With a little research on the Internet I found a wonderful lightweight laptop table. It is fantastic! When not in use it easily folds up. It arrived yesterday, and I quickly started to use it. It does work! I think that it is an improvement over pillows, because it allows you to easily select the most comfortable angle. Is my neck cured? Of course not. But at least now I can enjoy some of my seated occupations without causing more pain.