Mouse Pads - Are people still using them?

@Paljas (146)
South Africa
March 9, 2017 1:38am CST
I have noticed that mouse pads are still widely available. Are people still buying and using them? I have not seen a mouse pad being used by friends, family, colleagues, customers, etc. for years now. 99.99% of computer users are using optical mice and there is no need for a mouse pad in my opinion. Perhaps I am missing something and should be using a mouse pad?! Please enlighten me.
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@flpoolbum (2608)
• United States
9 Mar 17
I still have a desktop that I like to use and have a mouse pad. Speaking of mice, I got my niece a pink mouse that looks like a sports car. The headlights even light up. She uses it at her tax preparation business.
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@minx267 (14585)
• Hartford, Connecticut
9 Mar 17
I have a wireless optical mouse and I still use a mousepad.
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@Paljas (146)
• South Africa
9 Mar 17
Reason? Just curious.
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@minx267 (14585)
• Hartford, Connecticut
9 Mar 17
@Paljas I still find it easier to use the mouse on that surface.
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@maezee (32553)
• United States
9 Mar 17
I think thats up to you. I dont have a desktop computer at homr - only a laptop. I was debating on getting a mouse though. Those laptop mouses are difficult to use!
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@Paljas (146)
• South Africa
10 Mar 17
I use optical mouse with my laptop. Much easier and faster, but no mouse pad - just gets in my way!
• New Delhi, India
9 Mar 17
Even I haven't seen one for ages
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• United States
9 Mar 17
No I don't Laser mouse doesn't require it thankfully!
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@Tina30219 (34455)
• Onaway, Michigan
9 Mar 17
I use a mousepad with my laptop with my wireless mouse. They are still around.
@tzwrites (4951)
• Romania
9 Mar 17
I still use my mousepad for my optical mouse because it glides better.