I needed a clipboard for a variety of reasons and my old one simply had the backing board and a clip. This board is a little different in that it has TWO boards, with a storage section in between, making it far more versatile than my old board. I have things stored inside for later, always to hand, and I can use the handy clear corner to store smaller things! The clip was a little tight at first, but it soon relaxes, and the whole board makes for a comfortable writing surface all round. In short, I am impressed.