Are you tired of all the sticky notes on your computer? Why not write your grocery list where you’ll find it: on your mousepad? That’s the concept behind Quirky’s Scratch-N-Roll product. Rather than a colorful image on a pad, the company turns all that wasted mousing space into a horizontal noteboard.
The mousepad lets you doodle with a stylus (it’s attached.) Your notes and drawings are erased by raising a cover sheet. “It’s a wonderfully simple, and actually pretty useful idea,” notes Gadget Lab. All of that space once occupied by a Disney character or design can now hold quick schematics to your improved iTunes.
There may be one snag, though – something which might put Scratch-N-Roll a bit behind the curve: hardly anyone uses a mousepad. The advent of optical mice essentially sounded the death knell for micepads. Indeed, Logitech recently unveiled a mouse that does windows, gliding effortlessly on glass.