Michael Lucey, B.Arch.
The MouseDeck™ is a 'mouse pad' designed for laptop users that work with a mouse and or 3d navigator device. The user may use the laptop / MouseDeck™ combination in a seated position (with no desk / worktop), in a lounging position also while normally seated at a desktop. The device has a built-in ergonomic palm rest which also doubles as a mouse dock. This palm rest / mouse dock is very useful when the user moves / tilts the laptop / MouseDeck™ combination .... the mouse stays in position in the mouse dock and doesn't fall to the ground! There is also an add-on accessory, a Multi-Holder, which holds pages upright for reference while working, also it's possible to hold a mobile phone or small computer pad on the Multi-Holder. This accessory also has a small storage pocket for holding ear phones, keyboard brush etc. The MouseDeck™ is reversible so that it facilitates both right hand and left hand users. A double MouseDeck™ combination may also be used on a laptop, one on each side of the laptop's palm rests. This configuration will suit users that need to use both a mouse and 3D navigator for work input. This twin MouseDeck™ configuration also allows the user to have both a reference page and mobile phone within the users' 'Cone of Vision' while working on their laptop. The most unique feature of the MouseDeck™ is that it fully overlaps the palm rest area of the laptop. This allows the user to operate a laptop with a mounted MouseDeck™ in narrow seating situations, on trains and planes for example. The ability to reverse the MouseDeck™, from right side to left side, is achieved via the unique clamping mechanism. The device is quickly mounted and held in position with a replaceable rubber band.