The Cool Channel Platform uses a non-slip woven surface with engineered channels for passive air circulation to help keep your notebook computer cool. Besides the benefit of less heat on your lap, this will also help your battery last longer and your computer operate faster. Why? When your computer runs hot, the processor runs slower. The cushioned, non-woven surface can also act as some extra protection in your briefcase or backpack. Just because you take your computer on the road, doesnt mean it shouldnt go protected.