Have you ever played Quake 3 Arena, and you're about to make a nice kill but miss because your mouse cord got in the way? For most gamers like me, who can't afford a top of the line cordless mouse, cord drag is a problem. This is especially true when your gaming station is cluttered with everything from CDs to underwear... The answer to this problem is the Mouse Bungee. I recently got a hold of one to review from Everglide. What is it exactly?
Well, it's hard to really describe but it is designed to hold the mouse cord so that drag is almost eliminated. For the casual user this might seem like a minor nuisance, but to gamers and those that need precise mouse control, reducing that drag is crucial. It's also just very damn annoying. By eliminating the tension from the drag, it helps make using your mouse much easier. The Mouse Bungee looks very sleek, and could be mistaken for some sort of award with the metal face plate on the front. It also comes in several different colors, so you can have it match your workstation's motif.
These are the specs as seen on the Everglide site:
Dual Spring Guide
Mouse Cord Clip
Available in: White, Black, Strawberry,
Tangerine, Lime, GIGANTA Blue, & Grape.
Installation is very simple, with a guide on the back of the packaging. If you have a hard time with those instructions they also have detailed instructions online. Here are some pictures of how to install the Mouse Bungee:
You need to measure about 10 inches of mouse cord, then insert the mouse cord into the bungee tip, and finally press the trailing cord into the slotted grove on the base. Simple and fast. The feet on the base of the Bungee prevent it from slipping so as to give a drag free mousing experience. The springs provide just enough tension to let you move the mouse with ease. You can tell that a lot of engineering has gone into this design.
You're probably asking if eliminating the drag is really worth the $14.95 price tag. Well like everything else, it depends on you. As a hardcore gamer myself that wants every advantage I can get, it's definitely worth it. Also if you already have a great mouse or just bought a new one, and don't want to buy a cordless, this is a good solution to making your mouse virtually cordless. Personally, after using the Mouse Bungee, I don't think I can go back to using my mouse without it.
To tell you the truth, when I first heard about the Mouse Bungee, I couldn't help but laugh at the idea. However, after using it for a few days, I can't imagine using my mouse without it. And since I can't afford a cordless mouse as of yet, it's a nice add-on. I have to say that this is one of the most unique products I have seen so far. I haven't really seen any other similar products out there, but I'm sure they exist. This one is definitely a keeper though. I recommend you pick one up as soon as you can, unless of course you already have a cordless mouse...
Rating: 9/10 SystemLogistics