This is a bit of a prelude to a real review as I eagerly wait to receive the product and try it out. For someone who teaches online, this board has promise. I need something suitable for music lessons, but really want to avoid a bulky object that would turn my personal home space into a classroom 24/7. I like that this is a proper board that does the job (I was considered a mini lap board for a while), and at the same time it can be customized, taken down and easily stored away when not in use. I have enough faith in the product that I dished out way more money for shipping than I normally ever would, and that is my only issue at this point. I hope that the company gains the traction to expand its business outside the US. I heard that a Smarty Dots warehouse in Canada is in the works, which would make these products much more feasible for someone like me. Still, I have faith in this product and so I bit the bullet. I look forward to receiving my Smarty Dots board, and I will most definitely be following up with another review to share my experience once it comes in!