There's an increasingly innovative selection when it comes to your mouse of choice and this example - the Adesso Browser Cat - takes traditional laptop touchpad configuration and puts it in a portable plug and play USB peripheral.

Offering a user experience akin to that of the Apple Magic Mouse (except it has buttons), the Browser Cat’s left and right click functions can be activated by tapping designated areas of the pad, with the area for performing a right click shaded and textured differently.

Vertical scrolling is activated by a user gliding their finger along the specially marked edge of the touchpad, while holding the left button and a moving a finger across the pad enables the user to grab, drag and highlight. Horizontal scrolling is also possible and customizable features include sound, speed, sensitivity and orientation.

The Browser Cat is available from Adesso for US$39.99.