Fun Facts about Mousepads!

Updated 7 months ago by Emma Davis

Fun Facts

Have you ever wondered where and how computer mouse pads came into existence? Wonder no more! We love them so much that we wanted to share a few facts about their history with you. You'll be amazed!

  • Did You Know during a 1968 presentation by Douglas Engelbart marking the debut of a mouse, a console created by Jack Kelley was used that included a support area for the mouse? Only a year later, Kelley designed the first mouse pad.
  • Did You Know a description of a mouse pad created by Armando M. Fernandez was featured in the Xerox Disclosure Journal a decade later? According to details, a resilient, rubber-like material was used in order to keep the pad from sliding on the table. Brilliant!
  • Did You Know the first commercial manufacturer ever of computer mouse pads was Moustrak which was founded by Bob McDermand?
  • Did You Know lower quality and lower cost mouse pads turned the product from an innovation into a commodity by the end of the 1980s? Mouse pads have certainly evolved since their creation over five decades ago!


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