If you’ve never heard of a mouse bungee, don’t worry, it’s not in the top ten terms in desktop peripherals, however, you might be surprised at how useful a mouse bungee can be.

All it really amounts to is a pyramid-shaped object, about the size of your mouse, that elevates your mouse cord, keeping it from dragging.

Is a Mouse Bungee Worth It?

A mouse bungee may be worth it for you if your work area is such that your mouse cord is constantly dragging or getting snagged on a corner. Also, if you’re a competitive gamer who plays in different locations and likes to create a consistent feel to your mouse movements, a mouse bungee may also be worth it. 

A little dragging and snagging is part and parcel of owning a wired mouse, especially if your mouse pad just tends to grab ahold of your mouse cord.

But most people can live with these issues.

Mouse bungees made more sense years ago when most mouse cords were thick, rigid, and heavy.

However, they will help to cut back on cable wear and clean up the mass of mouse wire on your desk.

Nowadays, most mouse cords are light, thin, and loose.

You could go wireless, but for some PC gamers, that simply isn’t a choice, since there may be some level of lag with a Bluetooth mouse, depending on which gaming expert you ask.

Even if you’re not a gamer, wireless mice can be a pain to have to continuously charge, or else they eat through disposable batteries, leading to unnecessary waste and expense.

How Does a Mouse Bungee Work?

As stated above, a mouse bungee is typically shaped like a pyramid and is roughly the same size as your mouse. It has a bolt that extends out towards you at a 45° angle. At the tip of the bolt is a grasping mechanism where your cord settles in.

Depending on the mouse bungee, there will be about a foot of cord between the connection point on the bungee and your mouse.

Ideally, your mouse will be around 6” due south of your bungee, with a foot of cord in between. 

You can change the amount of cord that lies between the mouse and the bungee’s connection point until you find something that is within your comfort level and style of use or play.

This is part of what makes the idea of a bungee attractive, you can adjust it to your liking.

It isn’t designed for a one size fits all approach.

What To Look For In A Good Mouse Bungee?

A good mouse bungee should sit solidly on your desk, it should have additional features like USB ports to help clean up your setup and it should be height adjustable to stop your mouse cord banging into your monitor.

Feet and Base

You should look for a mouse bungee that has a sturdy, heavy base and non-slip feet. If your bungee isn’t well stuck in place, it may begin to move as your mouse moves and you don’t want that.

Good indications of sturdiness are rubberized feet and a good heavy weight to the base.

Additional Features Like USB Ports

The additional USB ports on a mouse bungee can be used to help tidy up your setup, allowing you to plug your PC peripherals like your mouse and keyboard into a single hub instead of plugging them all individually into your PC.


Look for a mouse bungee that is adjustable. Some mouse bungees allow you to adjust the height at which your mouse cord is being held.

This can be really helpful if you use your mouse close up to your monitor and your monitor is low to your desk.

With an adjustable mouse bungee, you can simply lower the height it is holding your mouse cord at to stop it from constantly banging into your monitor.

Who Are Bungees Meant For?

Bungees are meant for anyone who gets aggravated with dealing with their mouse cord because it’s either a drag on the mouse or it continually gets in the way in only the way that a mouse cord can. 

Mostly, however, it’s for professional gamers and that is where you will see bungees in use more than any other place.

When it comes to gaming on a PC or a Mac (gasp! For ever mentioning “Mac” and “gaming” in the same sentence) even the tiniest alteration of peripherals can make all of the difference.

Does a Mouse Bungee Make a Mouse Feel Wireless?

If you’ve ever been in “the zone” during a game, you may feel like your mouse is wireless. The thing is, there is still a cord there and it will flex up at an angle towards you as you move the mouse forward and if you pull too far back, you can move the whole bungee. 

To get the closest feel to that of a wireless mouse, you will need to spend some time figuring out how much distance your movements naturally cover when working or gaming.

To those who have spent countless hours on a computer, moving a mouse around is second nature.

So it may take a period of adjustments and tweaks on the bungee connection to get that perfect configuration of length and placement of the bungee before your mouse begins to truly feel as if it is wireless.

Where Should I Put My Mouse Bungee?

If you took your mouse pad and marked it in a compass-looking design where the top of the pad indicates North and the bottom indicates South, you would want your bungee a few inches north of your mouse.

Personally, I prefer a mouse bungee to be placed way North.

Some people only need a few inches between the tip of the mouse and the bottom of the bungee’s base

It all depends on personal taste. 

Think about it like this: Let’s say that the way your mouse wire plugs into your computer forces the mouse cord out and around to the right of the pad in a loop.

If that’s the case and you set your mouse bungee directly north of your mouse, it may force the cord in when it is naturally settled to the right.

So maybe, setting your bungee slightly NorthEast will alleviate that some.

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Should I Buy or Make a Homemade Mouse Bungee?

If you feel confident enough that you could make your own or have the materials handy, there’s no reason that you can’t make your own mouse bungee.

We’re not talking about a seriously sophisticated mechanism here. 

You could completely Jerry Rig it by just taping it to the lowest corner of your monitor but of course, that would look a little silly.

However, it might be a good conversation starter if you’re into explaining the mad science that went into your creative response to a lack of mouse bungees. 

You could accomplish the same thing with Legos.

You heard that right. You can build your own mouse bungee with your kid’s Lego set or simply go buy your own.

Considering how much Legos cost nowadays, you may be better off just grabbing a mouse bungee online, but to each their own. 

They’re not all that expensive if you decide that you want to buy one. The largest price differential is aesthetics because, honestly, it’s not like they do much more than hold your cord and give you access to some extra USB ports.

Here Are Some Good Mouse Bungees To Consider

Enhance Pro Gaming Mouse Bungee Cable Holder

Easily one of the most expensive mouse bungees that you can buy, at $24.99, the Enhance Pro is Seven LEDs of aesthetic coolness on your desk.

In fact, you may want to buy it even if you have a wireless mouse, just because. 

It has four USB ports so you can run multiple peripherals through it and clear your desk up of all of those cords.

Havit Mouse Bungee

If you like the look of a seven-color backlit mouse bungee that resembles a scorpion, you should check out this mouse bungee. It has the same amount of lighting as the Enhance Pro, with an equivalent number of USB ports and it looks like a scorpion for only $9.99

Did we mention the fact that it looks like a scorpion? Why don’t you have one already?

Mouse Bungee Cable Cord Management Clip

If you just want the functionality of a mouse bungee, without all of the flash and thunder, Something like this management clip would be right at home on your desk.

There’s nothing flashy about it yet it still has some aesthetic appeal going for it.

Most of all, it gets the job done. 

The only drawback is that it doesn’t have any USB ports on it as is just a standalone mouse bungee and nothing more.

That’s reflected in its $8.95 asking price but sometimes, that’s simply all you need.

Final Thoughts

Mouse bungees can be more than worth it if you’re sick and tired of fighting your mouse cable and just want some cable management right there on your desk.

It’s also great for gamers who are always seeking a competitive edge in everything they do.

Better yet, you can build your own if you don’t think the advantage is worth the expense, or might be worth looking into.

Either way you decide to go, it will certainly keep the cord out of your way, so it all just boils down to how you do you.