The Red Ferret guys said it right. Aren't all mousepads roll-up versions? Regardless this mousepad is designed for the heavy travelers who desperately need the company of a mousepad but think that regular mousepads take up too much room. This $20 pad lies on the desk, pulls out when needed and sucks back up when you are ready to store it away. Notice my italicizing of the word sucks in the previous sentence? It was foreshadowing because the final verdict: this mousepad sucks.