As weird as their name suggests, a mouse bungee is simply a weight that supports the cable that comes out of the mouse you use. For anyone who plays PC games with a wired gaming mouse (especially competitive FPS or MOBA) will understand the issues with cable drag. Well, with one of the best mouse bungees it removes these issues by taking the weight of the cable and providing a weightless movement for the mouse. Basically, when you use a decent mouse bungee, a wired mouse becomes a wireless mouse or at least as close as can be (trust me, I know, I’ve tested enough mice).
In this article, I will discuss the benefits of a mouse bungee and also provide a few recommendations from mouse bungees I’ve actually bought and tested to assist you in finding the best mouse bungee on the market. If you are serious about gaming and don’t have a wireless gaming mouse, then a mouse bungee is the next best thing.
Best Mouse Bungee: First Look
The Razer mouse bungee V2 is one of the most affordable premium options currently available on the market. There are cheaper alternatives but none that live up to the build quality of the V2.
The Razer mouse bungee V2 takes the top spot for being a well-balanced option. It is quite light compared to the other options in this round-up but it is still sturdy enough for the arm aimers out there. This mouse bungee is very pleasing on the eye, with a subtle all-black aesthetic that will look great on anyone’s desk. The clip holds mouse cables of all thickness and material with ease and the entire base is rubberized for extra grip.
The BenQ-Zowie Camade is perhaps the most premium mouse bungee we have ever seen. This has a great weight to it, in fact, it is the heaviest on this list and does a great job for anyone looking to eliminate cable drag.
The Camade mouse bungee narrowly misses out on the top spot purely because it costs significantly more. Some may argue that the heavier weight of this bungee could damage your mouse cable if you tug on it too hard but this is a very rare issue that most will never face. The heavy base stays solid on the desk and provides everything you need for that cable-free experience.
Casethrone isn’t as well known as the other brands and the quality may not be as good but this offers a lot for a reasonable price. The main selling point to this mouse bungee is, of course, the RGB lighting, which can complete the setup in a very stylish way.
While Casethrone may not be as well known, they still offer a nice alternative to the premium manufacturers with similar-looking mouse bungees. This spring arm mouse bungee looks kind of similar to the Camade only it sports RGB lighting and features four different lighting modes.
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Before jumping into a purchase for a mouse bungee, it is important to go over a few key areas to ensure you invest your money in the right model. Unlike some hardware or other peripherals, there isn’t really a lot to a mouse bungee, you simply plonk it on the desk, attach your mouse, and voila. In any case, there are different style bungees and the quality of some can be a little underwhelming so let’s make sure you know what you need!
How To Use A Mouse Bungee
Yes, we know, you just slide the cable in and that’s all but just make sure you have enough slack on the cable for any large arm movements you may make while playing. The best mouse bungees out there are very stable, so the last thing you want is an extra tight mouse cable like shown in the picture below. A Mouse cable may be durable but repeatedly stretching one to its limits will most likely damage it.
Remember, the job of a mouse bungee is to eliminate cable drag, so the cable should naturally rest on your mouse pad with slack and should never be taught.
Weight And Stability
As I’ve mentioned, a mouse bungee is essentially a cantilever to take the weight of the cable and allow the mouse to move freely. You want to ensure the mouse bungee has a decent weight (180 grams should do the trick), the best mouse bungees also come with a non-slip/non-scratch base plate, usually a rubberized texture to help it stick to the computer desk, as you really don’t want it to move whilst in-game.
One thing to note is how the mouse cable is clipped on to the mouse bungee, Razer and Zowie both use a durable, rubber clip at the top of a stiff spring, this allows various diameter cables to be clipped into place whilst ensuring the bungee won’t damage the cable.
Benefits To Using The Best Mouse Bungee
As discussed, there are plenty of issues with the cables from a wired gaming mouse, most importantly the cable drag/pull that is experienced when the weight of the cable or simply the texture/material of the cable drags or pulls across or off the edge of the computer desk. Are there any benefits to using the best mouse bungees on the market? Well, yes, let’s take a look.
Honestly, I was skeptical before using a bungee, I never thought they’d work as good as they do – once I’d attached the cable to the bungee I quickly realized they really do provide a wireless-like feeling when using the mouse, which was especially useful for gaming (I play a lot of CS GO and PUBG).
Increased Accuracy/Improved Movement In-Game
OK, so you won’t suddenly get a chicken dinner, however, once you use a bungee because the mouse feels wireless (no drag, no tension) you do find that movement becomes easier and therefore aiming for heads, quickly dodging bullets or simply reacting fast is improved.
Tidy Desk, Tidy Mind
This might be a bit of a long stretch, however, a mouse bungee does make a desk look a little more organized, a little less hectic and we all know an organized and tidy desk creates an improved mindset, which in turn makes for a better gamer (right?).
Our 3 Best Mouse Bungees
Very pleasing on the eye, with a subtle all-black design
Well built and sturdy
Balanced weight and functionality protect your mouse wire from any unwanted accidents
Entire base is rubberized for grip
The Razer mouse bungee is one of the more affordable premium bungees we have tested and whilst there are cheaper alternatives, some of which are Chinese replicas, we still recommend the Razer mouse bungee simply because of the quality control.
The Razer mouse bungee has a minimalist design, surprisingly Razer hasn’t thrown on a load of RGB lighting, ultimately I think that decision comes down to necessity and pricing. The bungee feels solid, when placed on the desk it’s sturdy and the design looks well thought out, the top cable clip is made of hard rubber and is attached to a large metal spring that directs the cable to the ground clip. Initially, I found the top clip to be quite rigid, but once I prised the rubber clip open I found swapping from one mouse to another quite easy and having various cable diameters and materials not an issue. To be honest, the biggest issue came down to how the actual gaming mouse had been packaged, some which had the cable simply wrapped up had rigid bends which meant I needed to try and iron out the kinks so I could easily clip it into the bungee, not an issue with the Razer bungee but food for thought.
I’ve tested the Razer bungee with more than 20 gaming mice of various shapes and sizes and found no issues so far, so I am confident that it works well. Ultimately, for such a low price I feel the Razer bungee to be a good purchase for those who want to eliminate cable drag and have a ‘wireless feeling wired mouse’ for gaming.
Visually looks fantastic
The most sturdy mouse bungee I’ve tested
High quality materials and construction
Features an extendable arm
This is a heavy bungee, so offers great stability
Most expensive mouse bungee in our roundup
The BenQ-Zowie Camade is perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing bungee we tested. It sits on the desk nicely and for people considering spending the extra pennies, this has to be considered. For those gamers who are partial to a good flick shot but limited by the cable getting caught on everything, It’s sturdy design can give you confidence when making large swipes/flicks.
You get what you pay for, of course, and this bungee is at the higher end of the price scale for a reason, its build quality. It may seem risky parting with that extra cash but it’s one of the best bungees I have used and is ideal for arm aimers who are after the ‘wireless’ experience!
The Zowie Camades design is simple like most bungees but it is visually unique. BenQ-Zowie has nailed how this bungee looks and you can see before using it that it would be in the higher price bracket. Its high-quality build and heavyweight give gamers a more consistent and reliable product which is shown by the amount of FPS gamers using this bungee at the moment. Our verdict is to buy this mouse bungee as it not only looks the part on any desk but it fits all your needs whilst playing
Stable base with anti slip
Features RGB lighting and 4 different light modes
Features an extendable arm
Paying extra for RGB
Quality isn’t as good as Razer or BenQ
The Casethrone mouse bungee was the middle ground in terms of price out of the bungees we tested, its value for money was excellent as it provided the same functionality as the higher-end bungees. The main selling point behind the Casethrone RGB Pro is, of course, its lighting, something that isn’t often thought of when it comes to mouse bungees but why not ey.
The Casethrone mouse bungee is simple in design and looks similar in a few ways to the BenQ Camade bungee but that is where the similarities end. Even though it’s probably the right choice for gamers looking to save money, it does come with a few teething problems. Firstly it has a stable base but it weighs quite a bit less than the more expensive BenQ model, making it more likely to move. That being said it’s more of an issue for low-sensitivity gamers as the big swipes will wobble the base of the bungee. Another issue is the rubber grip designed to hold the mouse wire. On the Casethrone bungee model, they use cheap slippery plastic to hold the wire, so the user will have to readjust the wire every so often while playing.
Whether you are a casual PC user or a hardcore gamer, this mouse bungee is perfect for anyone looking to remove cable drag with the added benefit of some illumination. However, it is worth noting that the clip was more effective with braided or thicker cabled mice.
So, there you have it, the best mouse bungees currently on the market that offer the perfect amount of stability and protection for your mouse cable. We have come a long way from the days of trapping the cable under your keyboard or wrapping it around your speaker (although many still do this). A mouse bungee is considered a necessity if you play competitive FPS as you can completely eliminate the possibility of getting your cable stuck in the middle of a heated game. In any case, even if you just play casually, a mouse bungee really tidies up the desk well and just helps to complete the overall setup.
The winner by a small margin is Razer’s mouse bungee V2. This mouse bungee features a rubberized base to prevent it from moving around your desk and is built from quality materials to form an impressive product.
All of our recommendations will remove cable drag from your life and enhance your overall gaming experience for a relatively low price. Are there any mouse bungees you feel should have been mentioned? What bungee do you currently use? Let us know down in the comments or head over to the WePC community to share!