I love the Rhodia mouse pad for taking notes. I write with a fountain pen and the paper is superb as you might expect from Rhodia. My mouse works perfectly on the pad too so I'm not sure why some reviewers are having problems. I use a Logitech Performance MX mouse without problems. Love the paper and the convenience of my mouse pad doubling as a note pad.
Disclosure: I have no connection to the company, nor do I get anything at all out of this blog post...
OK, with that out of the way. I've been looking for a new mouse pad for a while. I've been using a ratty old one that was a promotional gift a decade ago.
Although I was looking for something different, and USEFUL, I didn't hold out all that much hope for this Rhodia item. But I love their paper products, so I thought I'd try it.
Anyway: the mouse pad is a GEM! I can scrawl reminders and to do lists all over it, and in addition, it works exactly as a mouse pad should. A real find. I've managed to clear my desk of other notepads and sticky notes, so there's less clutter on my desk.
I'm a happy little mousing notetaker now. :-)