The Original World's Cheapest Optical Mousepad


  1. Download the World's Cheapest Optical Mousepad below.
  2. Print it out.
  3. Tape it to your work surface.
  4. Place mouse on it.
  5. Move mouse around while clicking.

Care and Cleaning

Don't clean it. Make a new one. It's cheap.


World's Cheapest Optical Mousepad (350 KB PDF, Acrobat Reader required)


If you want a more durable cheap mousepad, print it out on card stock.

Technical Support


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the mousepad contain subliminal messages?
A: No.

Q: If I stare at the mousepad and cross my eyes, will I see an image?
A: No, you will only get a headache.

Q: Can I use the mousepad with my non-optical roller mouse?
A: Sure.

Q: Does the mousepad work with my trackball?
A: No.

Q: Is the mousepad ergonomically correct?
A: Not specifically.

Q: Can I print the mousepad on my color printer?
A: Sure.

Q: After staring at the mousepad and going without food and water for an extended period, I begin to see small creatures living within the dots. Sometimes these creatures speak to me and divulge secrets of the universe.
A: Just say no to drugs.

Awards and Recognition

None, but I'm guessing somebody will nominate this site as The World's Worst Webpage.


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