Computer: Laptop
Laptop Built-in Mousepad   (+1, -1)  [vote for, against]
Little slide-out mousepad for laptops

Sometimes I would rather use a mouse on my laptop instead of the touchpad. At home, I simply plug one in, but when I travel I can't do this.

The Mini-Mousepad would be a small mousing surface that slides out of the side of the laptop with a mini-mouse attached and connected to the computer internally. This way the mouse won't get separated from the computer.
-- -----, Nov 06 2004

HP OmniBook
[krelnik, Nov 08 2004]

[-----, Mar 22 2005]

I seem to remember seeing a mousepad like this, as a clip-on rather than built-in, but I can't find any links.

Could you run your mouse on the CD tray...?
-- DrCurry, Nov 06 2004

HP made a micro-laptop that had a tiny little mouse that popped out of the side and operated on a little swing arm. The movement was measured inside by how the arm moved, so the tiny mouse had no electrical parts in it. I thought it was pretty neat, but apparently I was the only one. See link.
-- krelnik, Nov 08 2004

No, I liked it too.
-- st3f, Nov 08 2004

sure, but I would rather have a 60gb hard drive (it would take up so much space)
-- gelie, Mar 04 2005

My laptop has a USB optical mouse. I use any approximately flat surface as a mouse-pad, such as my thigh, or a char (="chair"; sorry, [half]) arm, or the part of the laptop next to the touchpad.
//when I travel I can't do this.//
Why not?
<really confused>
-- angel, Mar 04 2005

I would _always_ rather use a mouse than my touchpad.

("char arm", angel? I know a guy who had one of those. He fell on a really, really hot barbecue grill. Ended up with a really cool scar on his forearm.)
-- half, Mar 04 2005

---- change your name, please!

perhaps ----1
-- po, Mar 04 2005

I always read it as [VeryNegative], [po].
-- half, Mar 04 2005

did you? why?
-- po, Mar 04 2005

Never mind.
-- half, Mar 04 2005

random, halfbakery