The mouse bungee is the latest mouse accessory on the market, and it's pretty popular for good reason.
Not only does it keep your mouse cable from getting caught somewhere on your desk, but it also significantly reduces cable drag.
This means you can make your wired mouse feel wireless!
Setting up your mouse bungee is pretty straightforward, but you may feel as if you're not doing right.
This article will explain exactly how to use a mouse bungee properly so that you can play your games drag-free.
Bungees come in different shapes and sizes, but they usually all follow the same theme; feed your mouse cable through the crevices of the bungee.
The pathways in each mouse bungee are designed for your mouse to move up and down freely but also to be narrow enough so that it stays in place.
Here is an example:
Once fed through, you will then want to go on in playing around with the length. This is the most crucial part of using a mouse bungee correctly.
So for best practice, here's how you do it:
Here's an example:
As you can see, my mouse quickly reaches the farthest corners, and the 'bungee head' isn't being stretched out.
Basically, you want to spin your mouse in a 360 motion. If your mouse bungee's head moves, extend the cord a little further.
Literally spin it, like this:
You will still have some of your mouse cord sitting on your desk, but due to how your mouse cord is elevated, mouse drag should be non-existent.
Test it out for yourself!
Even if you go a little bit over your mousepad, your bungee head should be flexible enough to move around.
Your mouse bungee is designed to ensure that your mouse' cable drag is non-existent and that your mouse cord can't physically get caught on anything on your desk.
If you work from home or go to an office, you probably won't benefit from a mouse bungee; unless you have an annoying desk setup where your cord gets stuck all the time...
But for the most part, a mouse bungee is designed for gamers, specifically for games that require sporadic mouse movements like flicking hard and far (e.g., FPS games).
Usually, these sporadic mouse movements occur during firefights when playing an FPS game, where enemies can pop up one after the other from different locations.
Cable drag or your cord getting stuck can be incredibly frustrating and can cause you to lose a firefight.
This can be incredibly tilting, and if you have experienced this, you know exactly what I mean!
Additionally, bungees are affordable and give similar effects to what a wireless mouse would feel like.
If you want to experience a cordless gaming mouse, but don't want to spend upwards of $150, then choosing a mouse bungee is the way to go.
The only other product in competition against a bungee is a paracord, a softer, lightweight cable that replaces your stock mouse cable.
If you're interested in diving a little deeper, we made a comparison between paracables vs. mouse bungees vs. wireless mice. Check it out!
Usually, gaming mice don't come with a premium paracable, but gaming mice manufacturers are starting to introduce them in their products, for example, the Glorious Model O-.
A mouse bungee allows you to feed your mouse cable through the designated pathways, ensuring that your mouse cord is free of obstructions and keeps drag from your cord to a minimum.
It also elevates your mouse cord from the top-down, reducing the drag on your mouse cord and giving you that wireless mouse feeling.
Newer mouse bungees like the Razer Mouse Bungee V3 Chroma or the Cougar Bunker feature RGB lighting to compliment your setup aesthetics and additional USB ports that are very convenient if you lack USB space on your computer.
If you want a list of the best gaming mouse bungees on the market right now, check out our guide!
Below are some frequently asked questions about mouse bungees.
A bungee for a mouse can be an absolute gamechanger for some people, depending on our their battlestation is set up.
If you have places where your mouse is prone to getting caught, then a mouse bungee is a must-buy.
You will never have to experience your mouse getting caught on any obstructions again!
Yes, they are.
Mouse bungees are an inexpensive way to make your wired mouse feel wireless.
Unless you have a wireless mouse, meticulously managed cable management where your mouse cord never gets caught, or a paracable which never gets caught on your desk...
Then a mouse bungee is definitely worth it. It's a nifty little product that solves the biggest mouse cord problems when it comes to gaming.
Not everyone will benefit from a mouse bungee as not everyone has issues with their mouse cord.
If you enjoy using a wireless mouse instead, a mouse bungee won't do you good (obviously).
This is also the case if you have a custom paracord cable installed in your mouse (unless it still gets caught on your desk).
And the fact that newer wireless gaming mice have only ~1ms lag (which isn't even noticeable anymore) means there's no difference in response time between wired and a wireless gaming mouse.
If you suffer from heavy mouse cable drag, or your cable getting caught on something on your desk, this is the cheapest and easiest alternative to buying a wireless gaming mouse.
By now, you should know how to use your mouse bungee properly, which will give you a drag-free gaming experience.
Mouse bungees are an inexpensive way to ensure consistency in your mouse movements, making sure to reduce any slack that your mouse cord may give you and keeping it obstruction-free.
If you own a mouse bungee and use it for gaming, comment below and let us know your thoughts on the product, and if you're happy with your purchase!