A mouse pad, also known as a mouse mat, provides an even surface to enhance mouse movement. It is usually placed beside the keyboard or on a separate mouse tray. It is made of foam rubber with a fabric or plastic top cover, which may be plain or decorated. it usually has a textured or adhesive bottom to keep it from slipping while in use.
Types of Mouse Pads
Kinds of Mouse Pads include the following:
Textured mouse pad
A textured mouse pad has a rough surface and is made of thick and durable materials. It enhances the movements of mice with rollers.
Shiny mouse pad
A shiny mouse pad has a smooth, glossy surface. It is made for optical mice, which use LED light instead of roller balls for tracking. The shiny surface improves the tracking of the mouse’s optical light.
Ergonomic mouse pad
An ergonomic mouse pad has a wrist rest that relieves the user from strain during extensive mouse usage. It is designed to prevent hand strain and repetitive stress injury in heavy users.
Choosing Mouse Pads (Buying tips)
Nonslip design: Choose a mouse pad with a nonslip backing for excellent traction and smooth rolling.
Size: For comfort and convenience, choose a thick mouse pad that elevates to make it even with the keyboard. It should also be wide enough to prevent you from scrolling off the edge.