Just because your cubicle is monochromatic, doesn't mean you can't add a touch of color in your accessories. Brighten up your day with one of these colorful mouse pads — you'd be surprised at what a splash of life can do to an otherwise boring and uniform workspace.
Mouse pads can be kinda boring, but these beautiful leather mouse pads from Freshly Picked ($25) are a cut above. Coming in three main colors — white, charcoal, or gold — they could turn a normal office situation into something a little more spectacular. Geek tip: it's leather, so be sure to eat lunch in the kitchen from now on. You don't want salad dressing stains on this baby.
Get a closer look at the different color combos in the gallery!
We expected the maxi pad refrence when the iPad name was confirmed, and it wasn't long before we got our first iMaxi iPad Case ($40) to protect our brand-new tablets. But someone else is expanding our horizons with the Maxi Mouse Pad ($11). I came across this nonslip mouse pad and had to chuckle. Is this where things are headed? School yard humor aside, it leads us to an interesting edition of Would You Rather. In true WYR form, there will be no third option, so you must decide — would you rather rock the iMaxi iPad Case, or the Maxi Mouse pad?
You've seen one mouse pad, you've seen them all, right? Not so fast. There are mouse pads that help you stay on track, mouse pads that are made of interesting materials, and then there's this — a mouse pad that replicates your beloved (or wish-listed) iPad.
I've come across a bunch of cute, quirky mouse pads recently that also double as notepads; the problem with all of them, though, is that using them as notepads means you're tossing paper in the trash every time you want a fresh sheet.
The Scratch-n-Scroll Mousepad ($15) from Quirky uses the same concept as a child's toy. Use the included stylus — or even your finger — to write down important phone numbers, email addresses, or any other information you need to remember fast. To refresh the pad, just pull the semitransparent top sheet away from the base.
Confession: I am currently rocking a boring blue mouse pad that slips and slides around my desk. I hate it, but I haven't bothered to replace it. After seeing these hilarious pads from KnockKnock, though, I think I'm ready for an upgrade. The mouse pads are made from a tablet of paper and encourage doodling. When you've filled one to capacity, just tear off the sheet and start another. The pads are $11 each, and designs range from the utilitarian Endless Voicemail mouse pad to the silly, time-sucking Daily Mood Tracker mouse pad that tracks your moods on a scale from 10 ("Loving Life") to 1 ("Kill Me Now").
- Good news! Toyota's highly anticipated, affordable Prius plug-in hybrid will makes it way to the US in late 2011 — Engadget
- Ahh, I'm loving these paper MacBook Pro cards — Gizmodo
- Apple's shipping delays of the 27-inch iMac may be because of the high volume of sales — CNET
- Kotaku gives us a preview of the gaming scene for 2010 — Kotaku
- Vaja unveils new luxurious mouse pads — Unplggd
- Submit your Cool Captures for your chance to win a CanvasPop print — GeekSugar
I've admitted that sometimes I prefer low tech to high tech and prefer to keep written lists instead of digital ones so this product is right up my alley.
The Taking Care of Business mouse pad ($12) is a weekly calendar (the first page starts in January 2010) with space to write your to-do list in sections labeled "high priority" to "errands" and check boxes to keep track of progress. Each Monday, you get to start a fresh week with a new sheet!
A little bit of robot love sure goes a long way. If I can't seem to wait until I get home to get my robot fix I can just get one of these robot mouse pads for my desk at work. Available in four cool colors for only $6 each, I can spruce up my desk with robot cuteness. Do you love them or are they not your style?