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Lazy DIY Mouse Pad

Posted: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 6:46 am
by nakatago
I want a new mouse pad and I want the thinnest possible. However, I also find spending more than loose change ridiculous so I want to DIY it.

And I also want to do a whimsical project, if you call 30 seconds of cutting material with ordinary scissors a project. Currently, I'm using a piece of corrugated cardboard that came with the mouse as a mouse pad. I know this will eventually wear out so I'll need a replacement.

What are your (whimsical) suggestions for a DIY mouse pad?

Posted: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 7:00 am
by sundaymorningstaple
For the past umpteen years I've been using a cutting pad. One of those square things that come in several different sizes, green in colour and with various grid lines embossed on it. It also works very well as a cutting board. Never wears out and is only ~3mm thick. Dual purpose. Works for me.

Posted: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 7:04 am
by nakatago
sundaymorningstaple wrote:For the past umpteen years I've been using a cutting pad. One of those square things that come in several different sizes, green in colour and with various grid lines embossed on it. It also works very well as a cutting board. Never wears out and is only ~3mm thick. Dual purpose. Works for me.
Oh yeah...I forgot about those. I should have one buried somewhere.

Posted: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 7:29 am
by zzm9980
I use whatever piece of paper is nearby and handy. But only because I have a glass desk. Toying with getting one of those mice that work on glass:

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-poin ... cles/11539

I probably would have already if I could find one with a cord.

Posted: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 8:04 am
by Max Headroom
I've got a cheapo soft foamy one that grabs my glass desk superbly and is razor thin. Best of all, pad-mouse contact is so light, it feels like I'm holding a wee little hovercraft - effortless.

Posted: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:08 am
by the lynx
Anything within reach that is not of gloss finish.

Posted: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:49 am
by earthfriendly
Mine is a free range mouse, I don't use a pad for it. It rolls freely on the table cloth.

Posted: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:05 pm
by sundaymorningstaple
I'm the same in the office. I just use it directly on the desk top. And it's really free range as it is also wireless. Anywhere also can. Works on my jeans as well. :wink:

Posted: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:13 pm
by nakatago
My home desk is apparently too slick and reflective for my mouse. :(