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I recently picked up a Corsair Vengeance MM200 Wide Gaming Mouse Mat which I love, however I have 1 issue. I need to figure out how tape it to my desk but yet still be able to remove it and not have any damage done to desk. Normally I wouldn't tape it down, buy my son keeps running of with my mouse pads when I get one. I thought about velcro but that will leave the edges higher and a dip in it. Plus I don't think it would stop my son from taking it. So any ideas on what I could use to tape it down but not ruin the desk if I have to remove it?
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Even if you tape it or weigh it down, he will still find a way to run off with it. I guess you could try double sided scotch tape. It is so strong that I've seen it hold a full PC tower onto a up-right window panel. But, that could damage the desk if you try removing it. Best thing would be to let him grow out of it, or put something else on the desk that's more appealing for him to steal. tongue.gif
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Painters tape won't damage the desk, but it also won't keep someone from running off with your mouse pad.

I'm pretty sure any tape that is strong enough to keep your mouse pad safe will also cause problems for the desk when peeled off. Depending on your desk finish you could maybe try a more permanent tape and some tape / glue removing solution when you need to remove it.

Alternative just put your mouse pad away when not in use.
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lol le thief da munchakin smile.gif mine jacks stuff off my desk to but never had the mouse pad go missing
    
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What about a small clamp with some padding?
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post #6 of 15
get a metal mouspad and depending on the age of your son, have a 9v battery or a car battery hidden under your desk with wires connected to it, and whenever you're gone, have the wires touch the mouspad. That will teach him...

more seriously, if you could punch a hole in like the upper right corner of the mouspad, and you either have a bicycle lock or a laplock you could run the cable through the hole and loop it around the leg of the desk or something.
Edited by Atavax - 4/7/14 at 11:19am
post #7 of 15
place something shinier and funner to look at next to the mouse so that its more appealing to take than your mouse pad.
or just get one of those shock collars for dogs and when he makes his move, ZAP.
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You have a problem greater than just the mouse pad. You need to teach your son some values and that there will be consequences when he takes things that are not his. When he takes something from you, take something from him, be it a favorite toy, TV privileges, etc.

Any kind of tape you use will most likely damage the finish on your desk.
     
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duct tape your son to the wall
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

You have a problem greater than just the mouse pad. You need to teach your son some values and that there will be consequences when he takes things that are not his. When he takes something from you, take something from him, be it a favorite toy, TV privileges, etc.

Any kind of tape you use will most likely damage the finish on your desk.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atavax View Post

duct tape your son to the wall

+1 for either of these.
if you do ducktape him to the wall, please take pictures
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