You spend a ton of time checking your Facebook and updating your Twitter (admit it), so your mouse is sure to be getting quite the workout. Why not let it have some fun of its own with these Facebook and Twitter Mousepads ($18)? Coming in a set of two (so you never have to be without one or the other), these babies are just the things you need to remind you to update your status, and keep you in sharing mode. But just remember, don't share too much, OK?
Even though you may be at the point where you're recycling your mouse pads, some of us still find them necessary.
In the market for one? Go goofy with this Mouse Trap Mouse Pad (on sale for $8).
It will not slap and injure your hand, nor will it invite any living unwelcome visitors — but it will be totally cheeky on your desk.
Last week I showed you that old mouse pads needn't be tossed in the trash or Goodwill pile — they can be re-born as coasters. On that same token, the soft squishy fabric is great for a number of uses around the house.
If you've got a table or chair that's semi-wobbly, cut a small piece of an old mouse pad to fit under the wobbly leg.
On chairs, you'll want to affix the padding with some glue, so you can move them without losing the pads, but for a table, you probably don't even need any adhesive at all.
My super quick geek tip is also green: turn your old mouse pads into coasters with five minutes, a pair of scissors, and a pencil.
Just take your mouse pad and mark pencil lines so you know where to cut. Use a ruler or a straight edge for neat edges. Then, simply cut along your lines, and ta-da! Instant coasters ready for the party. You can get creative too with different shape cutouts or adding designs to each coaster.
Start by transforming your computer area with a nature-inspired mouse pad — one of these brightly colored Wood Grain Mouse Pads ($23) should do the trick.
If you have to be inside on these sunny days, after all, you may as well pretend to be outside.
Each mouse pad is as functional as it is pretty — they double as notepads for scribbling — and they're only $9 each, a far cry from what his pricey pillows and other accessories normally cost.
It's not just your dedicated coworkers who deserve to be gifted this holiday season — it's the grand Pooh-Bah, your boss, your supervisor, your manager‚ that person who keeps you in line all year — who needs a little recognition too. Thank them for putting up with you all year with a little trinket (and natch, nothing's over $25).
For more gift ideas, don't forget to check out HolidaySugar!
Mouse pads are usually just cute, maybe sometimes fun, but they're almost never this rad! The Headphones Mouse Pad ($7) is made from an original screenprint design — the medley of colors and the headphone print are TDF, right?
It's way cooler than the primary-color gel-wrist mouse pad I'm rocking right now, so maybe it's time to change it up. My mouse will thank me.
File this under "why haven't we seen more of these": The very duh but very awesome idea of a Notepad Mouse Pad ($13).
I write on anything and everything near me, and flip out when I can't find a Post-it note, so this would be perfect for me. Though I'd be going through pages like gangbusters. Better order two!