Meets the Need
As with any device, some compromises must be accepted. The quick inflation feature is well executed and is a pleasure to have. The outer covering is soft and bulletproof, yet does not breath well and causes some sweating. If you need portability and are space critical like I am, this is a great pillow. If a little sweat is unacceptable, use a bulkier traditional cotton setup. Hence, the compromise.
Also, it makes a great cushion for 2 portable hard drives, while I'm working overseas. I carry it in my computer bag while in-country, just tuck them in with the pillow deflated.