Re: mouse pad?
What kind of mouse is a G5 mouse? Optical? Laser? If so, you don't really need a mouse pad. Mouse pads are generally the same and comes in a variety designs and some have those gel-like wrist rest so you don't feel discomfort after long periods of time using the mouse. Kind of like the wrist pad for the keyboard. I wouldn't buy mousepads online and pay for all that sales tax and shipping. Go to the nearest CompUSA, Office Depot, or other places and they'll have a bunch.
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