I recently came across a great mouse pad. Yes I know, this is hardly a gadget or high up on the technology ladder. But when something like this works, if just feels right. The mouse pad is by Microthin in the US. It is called WOWPAD. It is a very think piece of plastic, with a tacky bottom. The surface works great for 2 reasons. It is very smooth, so the mouse glides across the surface with very little force. Plus the texture picks up the movements of a laser mouse much quicker than other pads.
Other benefits of the pad. It is washable…when was the last time you washed your mousepad? And the best thing about it is that you can tack it into a magazine page the same way you would put in a brochure.