A mouse pad with good karma?

BuddhaPad claims to be the world's only mouse pad that absorbs your energy and transforms it into good fortune. Just rub the belly of the Buddha adorning the 8.5-inch circular pad, the Web site promises, and you'll be blessed with infinite happiness, prosperity and good luck.

Sigh. If only true enlightenment was as easily attainable as a $10.95 (plus shipping and handling) mouse pad...

Buddhapad
Credit: BuddhaPad

Then again, there may actually be some good karma connected to owning a BuddhaPad. That's because, according to press materials, 10 percent of the proceeds from Buddhapads sold go to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a genuinely admirable organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The pads, designed by i&D Media Group, are available for purchase on the BuddhaPad site. Incense and wind chimes not included.

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