Probably worth trying once, but I didn't get along with it.
Concept-wise, this is a great idea: combine two staples of the average work
surface, and get rid of a bit of clutter. Execution-wise it's perfect too: the
paper is very nice (and I normally don't like either bright white paper OR
squared paper, and this is both), it's great for fountain pen use but not
hostile to pencil, the pad is well-contructed with glue on two consecutive sides
so that it all stays together well but is still easy-peasy to tear off the top
sheet, and the mouse works perfect on it.
But in practice, it didn't do it for me. The mouse was always in the way, both
when I wanted to write and when I wanted to go over the notes. So I'd remove the
mouse, but then I'd be stuck without a mousing surface, which I need because my
desk is shiny. The size was also an issue: it's too big for quick notes-to-self,
but not suitable for more extensive note-taking as it's meant to live under the
mouse. So I always ended up sectioning off the notes by drawing a frame around
them, then tearing bits by hand to take a phone number or errand list with me.
But I still think it's worth trying, especially if you are short on space and
trying to reduce the number of things with a permanent place on your desktop, to
leave more room for notes and papers for things you're currently in the middle
of. I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you're gonna do a mouse
pad/notepad combo, this is the way to do it; it is just probably more of a niche
product than most notebooks and notepads.
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