Last updated: Thursday, January 24, 2019
The devil is in the details. When you get right down to it, all it can take is one simple slip of the mouse to lose a match. Enter the mouse bungee, your very own cable management buddy. If your mouse did come with a less flexible braided cable, a mouse bungee is particularly useful. A braided, fabric cord causes more friction with surfaces than a regular cord. The reason mouse manufacturers use fabric material is that it holds up better over time, but it is still more likely to cause friction issues because of its hulk.
If you ever have a slight drag when swiping your mouse, or if your mouse cord sometimes just plain gets in the way, a mouse bungee is an excellent solution to such problems. Not only does it prevent these things from occurring, it promotes smooth and seamless mouse movement by keeping your mouse cord taut. This ensures greater accuracy of all your mouse movements, even the fast-twitch ones. High-sensitivity settings players will especially love the aid of a bungee, as any pull will likely ruin their aim. In this article, we examine the best mouse bungees on the market.
Advantages of Mouse Bungees
Here are the most prominent advantages of utilizing a mouse bungee.
- Consistency. Placing your mouse cable in the loving arm of a mouse bungee will prevent the cable from dragging or even getting stuck on any clutter on your desk. A consistent mousing experience results in consistent performance.
- Increased Accuracy. It will aid in reducing mouse cord drag and you will have a uniform set up wherever you decide to game.
- Better feel. You’ll feel as if you’re using a wireless mouse without the disadvantage of using a heavier mouse that requires charging.
- Cleaner look. Your desk will look more organized with your cables under control.
- Additional USB Ports. That’s right, some of these little puppies have a spot to plug in your peripherals.
5 Best Mouse Bungees of 2019
As far as mouse bungees go, there are a few different options out there. We focus in on some of the top brands and why they are the best mouse bungees for gamers.
The new and improved Razer Mouse Bungee has a simple yet effective design. It naturally assumes the sleek Razer aesthetic, sporting a shiny black look. It offers cord control of up to 3.2 mm. This Razer unit has anti-slip feet helping the stand stay 100% stable even during the swiftest of swipes.
Its arm holds the mouse cord in place, preventing any tangling possibilities by keeping your mouse cord suspended and away from any desk clutter. This bungee also helps eliminate the feel of uneven drag that happens when your mouse cord gets hung up on objects or edges of your desk. In the end, this functionality facilitates a more consistent, “smoother” mousing experience.
This mouse bungee accurately represents its name. If you want to look extra hardcore this is a great piece of equipment to further embolden that look. Another cool thing about this bungee is that it can be disassembled for easy portability. If you are tired of mouse drag and pull this will solve your problems equally as well as the Razer bungee.
The advantage is the tripod design, as it will deliver a bit more stability than Razer’s model though in the course of normal gaming you likely won’t notice a difference unless you are getting pretty wild with your mouse. In the end, if you’re deciding between the two, it really comes down to visual preference as they are both stable, effective, and equally priced.
The ROCCAT Apuri is labeled by ROCCAT as “your desktop assistant for device and cable management” and it lives up to its name. The Apuri is twice the cost of the other options we have looked at. For those extra 20 bucks, you get a comprehensive desk management solution.
Featuring 4 USB ports, the unit gives you the freedom to easily plug in more than just your mouse. If you have a stand-alone mic or other USB devices that tend to get in the way, the Apuri is a wonderful device to manage these devices and cables. Less crawling under your desk struggling to find USB ports in the dark and bumping the back of your head on the return trip is always a good thing.
It is very stylishly designed, with that nice ROCCAT LED blue glow against the black color that comes standard with many of ROCCAT products. The tripod structure supports stability, and the beveled feet and bungee with sharp lines will definitely add some style to your desktop. If you’re looking for a desktop management solution the ROCCAT Apuri fits the bill.
The ROCCAT Apuri Raw is the model where ROCCAT stripped things back down to the basics: no USB ports, no LEDs, no super swag. It gets the cable management job done beautifully though. Keeping with the tripod design and flexible arm, this arm will dynamically raise and lower as you aim, feeding you the perfect amount of cable.
A lesser known brand, Cougar Gaming, shares with us their take on redefining the mouse bungee and making it better. While this mouse bungee is not built by one of the Titans of gaming peripherals, it works well and is fairly priced. This one is a heavy unit with a compact base that is space efficient. The arm that secures the mouse cable is constructed with rubber, offering a good balance of flexibility and durability.
The magic of this mouse bungee is in Cougar’s patent pending vacuum technology (functional suction lever). That prevents this bungee from budging in the heat of battle, firmly rooting the circular base to your desk surface. If you play FPS games and flick your mouse around left and right giving it a lot of abuse, this one should be at the top of your list.
This is an extremely well reviewed product that used to fall under the BenQ-Zowie brand umbrella. Times have changed it appears, as this is now offered from CASETHRONE. In any event, same great product, different name. A black and red mouse bungee with minimalist appeal, the heavy duty stainless steel base offers a strong foundation.
Another feature we like about this mouse bungee is that you can remove the top red part at any time, allowing you to easily clean this silicone head. This is the component that will see the most amount of action so cleaning out any dust or grime buildup will help maintain consistent performance.