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Old 11-17-2017, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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You can't game with laptops...plus the screens are too small.
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:15 PM
 
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I got a free mousepad at a local street fair last month. It's a nice one too, with the cloth upper and latex bottom. It's printed with a logo of a plastics manufacturer.

Of course I got this after I had already paid for the one I use now which is a built-in wrist rest. Started feeling tingling in my elbow around 6 months ago and decided the small investment would be better than eventual surgery. Tingling's gone but I miss not having that uncomfortable wrist rest.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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My wife works at a school, and when they recently had standardized testing done on computers, they had to explain the mouse to the students. Most had never seen or used one before, because they were raised on tablets.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:06 PM
 
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I use mouse pads because when you use a mouse directly on your desk, it makes too much noise...so i still use the pad.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I recently had to purchase a new mouse pad because they one I had that came with my LAST PC (7-8 years ago) started to wear out. I paid 7 dollars for a mouse pad! and that was the cheapest of the options I had.

I remember when you bought a pizza they'd give you a free mouse pad, I remember stores gave out free pads, businesses gave away free mouse pads.

I'm shocked because I didn't know mouse pads cost that much, I thought at best a fantasy pad would have been about 2 bucks.

And I'm talking about I paid 7 dollars for a regular flat mouse pad.

I haven't used a mouse pad in over 10 years. Maybe back when I was still using the non-optical, wheel-based mouse, but the latest and greatest optical mice tend to work better on a simple, flat desktop surface.
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