|-- Poorman's Mouse Feet
-- By: brutal
-- Page: 1
If you are like me, you are pretty hard on your mouse. I use a
Logitech Mouseman Wheel that I have had for almost a year and recently
the those little slippery pads wore off, leaving me with a mouse with
a lot of resistance on my 3M mouse pad. Here are some images of my
Logitech mouse on the 3M Precise Mousing Surface and the bottom side
showing the wear and tear from not having those pads.
I love my mouse, having big hands, it is
the perfect mouse for me so when the little pads wore off I had to
find a solution. I went online to take a look at a company's product,
which is a slippery tape that you put where those little pads used to
be, but it was 20 dollars with shipping, which I felt was really high. So I started looking around at what I had around the
house. After remembering that I had a roll of aluminum tape, used for
air conditioning duct's, I thought that might be the ticket.
The tape is Nashua 324A and you can find
it at any large hardware store. I tore off a small piece and
started cutting little squares (about 1cm square) with a metal ruler
and a break away utility knife.
Once you get your little squares cut,
just take the backing off and put them where the original pads were.
Just a note, if you had really thick pads, you might have to double
up, which is not a problem because this tape has a very strong
Now that the tape is on the bottom of my
mouse, it glides as well or better than it did originally. Some people
are going to say that this is a "Ghetto" mod, but sometimes there are
some really good and very inexpensive things that you can do to make
your life easier, even if it is a little mouse mod.
In case your reading this and wondering how hard and how long this
mod is, it should take you less than 5 minutes and requires very basic
knife skills. Just about everyone should be able to complete this mod
easily and inexpensively.