Apple's Magic Trackpad to Wacom's Bamboo Tablets, options abound for those willing to take that route. In many instances though, a mouse and therefore a mouse pad is a necessity.
Not all surfaces are conducive to using mice. Glass, rough laminates and wood coupled with the mouse's sensor can contribute to poor tracking. What's the mouse-weilding, mouse pad hating user to do? You could buy a new mouse or save some $$$ and stick it to your desk by trying contact paper! Using contact paper is an easy fix we discovered when switching to a glass desk, replacing the traditional mouse pad. Getting our mouse to work on contact paper over glass was much easier than finding a mouse that worked on glossy surfaces. The real benefit here is that you can choose a piece to your desired size, shape and color to work with. The possibilities are endless but the concept is so simple. If you don't like the look of that mouse pad on your desk or you're tired of having to reposition, ditch it! Contact paper just made your life better!