Who doesn’t really hate it when their mouse slips or the cord gets in the way at an inopportune moment? Maybe you’re playing a ranked match on CS:GO or maybe you’re fighting something terribly frightful (and annoying) in The Witcher 3. Either way, having to lose because your mouse got in the way is very, very annoying.
This is where mouse bungees come in, as they support and hold up your mouse’s cable to help avoid any issue with an entanglement of weight. 🖱️ ✨
Of course, since this is a very detailed aspect of gaming, we’re entering the dark underbelly of the peripheral world, where you never know what you’re going to end up with (ok, not really, but it sure does sound dramatic!). Thankfully, I’m here to guide you through those dark places and help you find the best mouse bungee to fit your needs.
Best Choice: Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Galeru
Pros & Cons
- Great for those who don’t use a lot of mouse movement
- Not so great for heavier or soft cords
- Magnetic detachable head
- Easy to transport
- Non-slip base
Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Galeru Review
Scorpion style mouse bungees are really cool and the sleek look of this thermaltake one isn’t any different. The combined plastic and rubber construction really adds to the minimalist design and doesn’t make it look big or clunky. It’s also really useful since the materials double as function and not just form.
The base of the Galeru are rubber, so they tend to do a pretty good job of not slipping on surfaces you put them on. The head is also pretty flexible due to its material, with a full-length wire channel down the middle which should ensure the right amount of slack for your mouse.
Unfortunately, heavier or softer cables my still have a bit of an issue, and it would have been nice to have an under-body trench, or maybe just a little bit more height.
That being said, it actually fits quite well if you don’t have much space, especially if your environment is inside a cubby-style desk. The head is flexible though, and you can bring it down quite low without the whole thing flipping over. Also, the base and arm are attached by a magnet, so it’s easy to take apart if you aren’t using it or you want to travel with it somewhere.
Overall, it’s a really good product, especially if you don’t have a lot of mouse movement or a heavy/soft cord. Pair it up with some of the best gaming mice and you’re good to go.
Premium Pick: ENHANCE Pro Gaming Mouse Bungee
Pros & Cons
- Very stylish
- USB ports
- LED lights can default to blue every time the computer sleeps or shuts down
- 4 USB ports
- Weight disc
- LEDs with 7 different color choices
ENHANCE Pro Gaming Mouse Bungee Review
Premium version of bungee cords (and any kind of peripheral like this really) comes with the added benefit of both USB ports and LEDs, all housed in a great looking design.
Speaking of, looking at this thing it’s pretty impressive and relatively good size for what it offers. I also especially like how it’s very futuristic looking and wouldn’t be too out of place in the IT department of a spaceship.
The LEDs are featured on 4 of the ‘feet’ of the bungee and you can choose one of seven different colors, so if you’re a fan of RGBs/LEDs, the Enhance mouse bungee will fit you well. Slightly more functionally useful are the four USB 2.0 ports you get which really help expand your options.
While this bungee might not be as portable as the Galeru, it’s a great addition to a laptop where USB ports can be scarce.
As for the actual bungee itself, it’s spring-loaded so there’s lots of give and take, and just flexibility in general. The metal springs are reasonably rigid while still having some flex to them, so you shouldn’t worry too much about having to tug on your mouse to get a larger range of movement.
The only real complaint here is that there is a bit of slippage with some mouse chords (Razer ones for example), although if you’re ok with a bit of a DIY look, you can self-remedy this.
The Enhance mouse bungee is made out of hard plastic, although it certainly looks and feels solid so no problems there. The four feet also have rubber on them, so slippage of the bungee as a whole should be minimal to none. Helping that is the weighted disc inside the bungee itself, so there’s added weight to the whole thing to help stabilize it and keep it firmly planted in its spot.
Overall, if you don’t mind having to give up a bit of space, this is a great bungee with great benefits such as the USB ports and the LED lighting.
Best Value: Cougar Bunker
Pros & Cons
- Vacuum seal for the bungee keeps the base fixed
- Small and minimal
- Suction seal doesn’t work well on all surfaces
- Suction seal for the base
- Very flexible rubber arm
Cougar Bunker Review
Just because this is a budget bungee doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have it’s own really great feature: the suction base.
You see, the whole base is just one big suction cup that you can use to affix it to a surface and it’s pretty easy, just pull the tab out and push back down. Unfortunately, it does have some of the issues inherent with suction devices, and it doesn’t always work on all surfaces although it should do fine for most.
The design is also pretty minimalist and sleek, without any LEDs or gaming-related features. While it may look pretty big in the pictures, it’s actually rather small and has a relatively small footprint, which is great for something that is essentially stuck to one spot. The overall materials are also good quality with the arm itself being a particularly thick rubber.
Speaking of the arm, it’s rubbery material means you get a ton of give with the cord and if you’re the type of person who likes to flick their mouse a lot, the Cougar Bunker should handle that well. I will point out though that the notch can be a little small, and you have a thick braided cable you might have some issues getting it on, although that should be an easy fix.
Besides that, the arm-length trench means that you don’t have to worry about the cord sticking out in awkward places, not to mention that you can get the right cord length for your needs. All in all, the Cougar Bunker is a massive step up from just not having a bungee cable at all, especially considering its price, you shouldn’t feel any worry about spending the $15 or so.
If you want to match it up with some cheap mice options, check out our guide on the best budget gaming mouse.
Best Razer: Razer Gaming Mouse Bungee v2
Pros & Cons
- Better than the v1
- Made by Razer
- A little plain looking
- Rust-resistant springs
- Weighted base
Razer Gaming Mouse Bungee v2 Review
You shouldn’t be surprised to find Razer on this list, especially with how much they’ve invested in producing peripherals in the past few years. As you’d expect, Razer brings their unique charm and look to this mouse bungee with sharp, straight lines that really make it look a bit aggressive (which is pretty on the brand).
It is also all painted in black which really adds to that look and making this bungee feel like a premium product, even though it’s only $12. Surprisingly though, it doesn’t have any of Razer’s unique green, which is a bit of a shame although I can understand why they did it that way.
The really big standout features here are the weighted base and the non-slip coating at the bottom. Put them together and you get a mouse bungee that won’t easily budge, and really just stay stable where you need it.
That being said, the bottom non-slip coating can lose some traction if it gets dusty, so make sure you clean it least once or twice a month (I’m sure you’ll notice when it’s time anyway!).
As you’d expect from springs, the arm is relatively rigid, although there’s certainly some give for when you need to flick or move around. The clip at the top which holds the cord is also pretty firm so you won’t have issues with the cord slipping.
That being said, the edges are a little bit hard and you might have a hard time getting a thicker cord in and out without causing any damage to it, although the chances are rare.
If you’re looking for a mouse bungee but don’t want to spend too much money, you should feel secure in buying Razers entry into this peripheral. The build quality is good and it’s simple yet sleek look should fit with any gear you have. Add to that some good hold, anti-slip, and weighted base, and you have a pretty good combination.
Best Cheap Pick: IOGEAR Kaliber
Pros & Cons
- Excellent arm trench grip
- Simple 2-piece design
- A little bit light
- Anti-skid base
- 1-year warranty
IOGEAR Kaliber Review
If you’re looking for the cheapest mouse bungee you can buy, Iogear has you covered with their Kaliber mouse bungee. While it may not have the fancy features like USB ports or LED lighting, it’s still a great little device, especially when you consider it costs just about $10.
In terms of design, it’s pretty standard for a mouse bungee, with the base being constructed of plastic and the arm being made from rubber.
Underneath there are three footpads with rubber feet, although they might not work amazingly on certain surfaces, like polished wood. As for the stickers with splashes, that can be hit and miss depending on what you taste is like, but overall they add to the looks.
The bungee arm itself is pretty flexible, while still maintaining some rigidity to keep your mouse cord raised from the surface of your desk. It’s actually set relatively well, where it makes a roughly 45-degree angle with the cable that should ensure you get the right elevation.
At the top there are relatively strong pinchers and since they’re rubber, they should easily fit the majority of cables. Also, there’s a trench running through the arm itself which also does a good job of holding the mouse cord relatively taught. Even so, it will allow you to adjust the length of the cord on the fly, so no worries there.
Overall, the Iogear Kaliber is a nice little mouse bungee for the price, and will certainly save you the hassle of dealing with the cord or potentially tearing it up from it rubbing against hard edges. If you aren’t sure if you want a bungee or not, this is a great starter to test the waters. You could also get an amazing mouse pad for gaming as pads work well with bungees.
Mice Bungees: Buying Guide
Since mouse bungees are relatively simple in terms of their function, buying one isn’t too difficult. That being said, there are a couple of things you should consider before spending your money.
For the most part, mouse bungees tend to have two different types of arms: Spring and Rubber.
Spring arms tend to have a straight 45-degree angle up, and are generally more rigid and have more of a snap-back than rubber. Stiffness varies with different manufacturers, so make sure you check out what kind of stiffness you should expect before buying one.
Rubber arms tend to look either like a scorpion tail, or just a curved incline. Each one has it’s benefits, with the main one being that the curved incline mirrors springs a bit more, whereas scorpion tales tend to have a bit more give in terms of the cord. Again, much like the springs, stiffness can vary.
Making sure that the mouse bungee doesn’t move is important, and that’s where things such as base weights come in. Some models have an additional weight in the base that helps keep it grounded and avoid it from moving.
This isn’t always common though, so make sure to keep an eye out when you’re buying. Generally, a weighted base is better, but ultimately it depends on the overall weight of the bungee, so that’s what you should focus on.
This one is pretty simple in that some mouse bungees come with USB ports, LEDs, and different types of anti-slip features. Whether you need any of those is really up to you, I just wanted to make sure you’re aware that they exist!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are mouse bungees worth it?
That really depends on how you feel about your mouse cord. If it’s weighty and bothers you, then yes, it certainly can be worth it. On the other hand, if the mouse cord doesn’t affect you or bothers you that much, you might not necessarily need it, although it might be good for the organization and just generally having fewer cables lying about.
How do mouse bungees work?
Essentially they support the weight of the mouse cord so that you aren’t feeling it while you play. They do this by raising the cord a few cm/inches off the desk and then they have a trench or other spot that pivots the cord and gives it support.
Where to place a mouse bungee?
The great thing is that you can put them wherever you want to! You could even stick them to the side of your desk if it isn’t too wide. Ideally, though, you’ll want to place it a little bit closer to the mouse, just enough so that the cord just touches the mousepad where it meets the mouse.
As you can see, there’s quite a variety of not only bungee arms, but the actual functions they provide. From suction cups to rubber scorpion-like arms, there should be a great selection of mouse bungees for a variety of needs. There’s even a couple in there that are cheap and great starters for those who don’t know what they need exactly.
Now that you found your ideal mouse bungee, check out our guide on the best gaming keyboard and mouse combo. Either way, I hope I’ve helped you pick the best mouse bungee for your needs, and so I wish you luck and good shopping!