Designer Kitmen Keung has produced a silicon mouse pad that has me hoping the computer mouse lasts long enough for me to get good use of this.
The $50.00 mouse pad is the size of an A4 sheet of paper, 5mm thick and provides space for holding small desk accessories like paper clips, coins and pencils on the inward sloping edge of the pad itself.
One of the things that I really like about this is how deceptively simple it is. The object looks like a simple rectangle with a grooved edge to it, but the 1.7 inch edge is designed with a corrugated surface that pulls round objects toward a carved slot much like a magnet draws ferrous metals. While the mouse pad is made of silicon, the top surface of the work area is coated with a layer of oven baked polyurethane and etched with a micro grid. This surface creates a low friction area that reduces noise and allows your trusty mouse to glide effortlessly over the surface of the pad.
The A4 Mouse pad is available in Charcoal Gray, Orange and Cambridge Blue, but is currently sold out in all colors but gray.