Although wireless gaming mice are booming, most PC gamers still prefer the good old reliability of wires on their mouse. They’re cheaper and lighter, and the cable doesn’t necessarily have to drag your gaming performance down. At least, that’s the case when you’re using a bungee. Looking for one of these nifty anchors to keep your cables aloft? We’ll gladly introduce you to some of the best gaming mouse bungees on the market.
Similar to any good gaming mouse pad, a mouse bungee doesn’t have to be all that high-tech. These products need to keep your cable off the ground, as to eliminate friction when you’re flicking your mouse around. That’s all there is to it. Some manufacturers go above and beyond with additional features, but the main purpose is purely to hold a part of your USB cable up.
Still, a mouse bungee can be a great addition to your gaming set-up. If you don’t want to opt for a wireless mouse, but do feel like your trusty mouse can do better, these products offer an affordable middle ground. It’s the same, reliable mouse you know, just with some additional freedom of movement. Consider them a budget-friendly upgrade, or perhaps a great gift to a fellow gamer.
BenQ and their Zowie subsidiary are coming in hot, with a sequel to what most gamers consider the best mouse bungee. The Zowie CAMADE II features roughly the same shape as its predecessor, but comes with some slight adjustments.
For starters, the CAMADE II weighs about 380 grams — which is slightly heavier than the 243 grams of the first version. The original didn’t topple all that easily to begin with, but this sequel stays even more solidly in place, even when flicking around like crazy. As is the norm for most mouse bungees, rubberized feet add to its rigidness as well.
Additionally, the length of the bungee part is spring-adjustable. At its shortest, the CAMADE II is roughly 105 millimeters in height, going up to either 128 millimeter or 159 millimeters. This ensures there’s always a comfortable height for your mousing preferences, with the smallest setting providing additional ease when travelling with your peripherals.
Zowie’s mouse bungee lets you clip in any type of cable (rubber, woven, or paracord), but sadly only comes in a singular colorway internationally. If you want what’s considered the best mouse bungee out there, we hope you like red-on-black accents.
It might look like a futuristic codpiece, but the KLIM Bungee comes strapped with additional features. The metallic base is not only keeping the rubberized bungee part in place, it features three USB 3.0 ports on its backside too. If you want something to keep your cable afloat, while also freeing up some ports on your set-up, this might be it.
The KLIM Bungee doesn’t limit itself to a simple USB hub either. The base also features a microSD card reader, as well as RGB lighting, further driving home the futuristic aesthetic. The RGB lighting is always on and defaults to a constantly shifting color, though. Not a problem to most, but it might not be compatible with any RGB profiles you already have going on, on your desk.
For all its nifty extra features, KLIM does cut some corners on the bungee part. Even with a metallic base and fully rubberized bottom, the bungee weighs about 249 grams. That’s enough to keep it in place, but the rubber arm might prove stiffer than the normative spring-like arms of competitors.
If the styling is up to your speed — and you can live with a slightly stiffer arm — KLIM offers a neat multi-purpose mouse bungee, without upping the price too much.
Looking for a bungee that does offer highly addressable RGB? Razer is usually where it’s at. Their Chroma “shtick” might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s widely considered one of the better RGB ecosystems. So, if you want your mouse bungee to glow up along your other peripherals, you’re probably best off with a Razer Bungee V3 Chroma.
Side-note: you’ll need to run Razer Synapse 3.0 to tweak the embedded RGB lights. Without this piece of software, the Mouse Bungee V3 Chroma will default to a constantly shifting color spectrum.
Razer’s Mouse Bungee V3 is without a doubt one the sleekest bungees on our list, with or without the Chroma. With its all-black, metallic design, it’s bound to look good on most desks. The dual spring arms are even coated in matte black paint, which also renders them rust-free.
The bungee comes in at around 240 grams, and is compatible with most rubber, braided, or paracord mouse cables. The 6 feet long USB cable needed for the Chroma version is braided itself as well, which underlines Razer’s eye for details.
Considering the slightly elevated price (especially on the Chroma variation), it’s a shame the height of the Razer Mouse Bungee V3 isn’t adjustable. The set 120 millimeter height probably works great for most users, but some competitive gamers might prefer some additional tweakability.
As a recent newcomer to “the game”, Glorious has been making waves with their gaming peripherals. The Glorious Mouse Bungee isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel, but the simplistic product serves its purpose quite effectively. It doesn’t cost all too much either, which certainly doesn’t hurt.
Consider this mouse bungee a direct competitor to Zowie’s highly praised CAMADE II. Coming in at 265 grams, it might be ever so slightly less weighted, but Glorious gives you roughly the same package. This affordable bungee features a retractable and dual-springed arm, compatibility with most cables, and a sturdy, rubberized base. It’s everything you want out of a basic bungee, just for a slightly lowered price.
In addition to its simplistic looks and promises, the Glorious Mouse Bungee is available in black, as well as icey white. Considering most bungees default to dark color schemes, Glorious’s white alternative feels rather refreshing.
And thus concludes our list of recommendations on great mouse bungees. There are probably many more bungees that serve their purpose quite nicely, but these are definitely the few that truly stand out for us.
Do you feel we overlooked a great bungee in our list? Or is there perhaps something else you would like to know on these bungees, before making your next move? Don’t be shy, and let us know. We’re here to help — and we can talk cabling and gaming peripherals, all day.