On some foldable laptops, it is possible for the user to detach the touchpad and use it on the side in tabletop mode. However, some users prefer the curved, ergonomic feel of a conventional mouse. Currently, a laptop user who wants the mouse experience needs to utilize a mouse that is separate from the laptop. This disclosure describes a bendable, rectangular surface that, when flat, serves as a touchpad, and, when arched, serves as a mouse. For example, the surface can be utilized for a laptop or other device as a detachable trackpad that provides the curvature of a physical mouse when used in tabletop mode.
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Reynolds, Donny, "Two-in-One Collapsible Mouse and Touchpad", Technical Disclosure Commons, (September 13, 2021)