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My guess is they do it to reduce friction. (friction of braided cable < friction of normal rubber-like heatshrink cable)

Of course, my Deathadder's cable is fine, even on a wood desk with no bungee.
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@lmnop, those are all pretty lame(and expensive). I'll try to build one my self later on. The Mouse Bungee looks cool, but for $30 not worth it to try.
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post #33 of 77
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My guess is they do it to reduce friction. (friction of braided cable < friction of normal rubber-like heatshrink cable)

Of course, my Deathadder's cable is fine, even on a wood desk with no bungee.
The frictional force on a cable is completely negligible compared to that of the mouse itself. The problem is elastic forces. They don't bend easily, it's akin to attaching a wire hanger to the end of your mouse and trying to bend it around.
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Smart man. Unless you're not planning to go competitive, just tape the cable to your desk/wall.

IMO the mouse bungee makes VERY little difference. I only use it because i'm lazy to tape my mouse cable whenever i go for tourneys.
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Smart man. Unless you're not planning to go competitive, just tape the cable to your desk/wall.

IMO the mouse bungee makes VERY little difference. I only use it because i'm lazy to tape my mouse cable whenever i go for tourneys.
actually I have seen a couple ESEA players do that. gg.
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post #36 of 77
I might have to pick up one of those bungees, but I dunno how much they'll help cuz I need a lot of slack. My old G5 was heavily frayed, I'm not sure how bad the G500 is, or even if it's frayed at all. I've had it for quite some time though.
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post #37 of 77
I forgot to mention the EVO-G Mouse Anchor earlier.



it looks like it works on the same principle as the Razer Armadillo, a cord weight. it weighs more than the Razer Armadillo and it's only $9.99 US
Edited by lmnop - 4/30/10 at 6:18am
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post #38 of 77
Bumping this ancient thread just to say how much I hate braided cords as well.

G500 braided cord internally broke right where it comes out of the mouse chassis because the braid is so thick it formed a 90 degree bend and over time of moving the mouse it just broke internally at the bend. I'm sure this could have been avoided by keeping the cord straight or taping it to the wall as shown earlier in this thread but I just felt like venting about how braided cords have absolutely no benefit over standard rubber ones. If anything there's nothing but disadvantages imo.

Ps; I googled this after I saw my Imperator do the same exact thing just days after getting it.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 2/10/12 at 9:08pm
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Originally Posted by Khaotik55 View Post

Bumping this ancient thread just to say how much I hate braided cords as well.
G500 braided cord internally broke right where it comes out of the mouse chassis because the braid is so thick it formed a 90 degree bend and over time of moving the mouse it just broke internally at the bend. I'm sure this could have been avoided by keeping the cord straight or taping it to the wall as shown earlier in this thread but I just felt like venting about how braided cords have absolutely no benefit over standard rubber ones. If anything there's nothing but disadvantages imo.
Ps; I googled this after I saw my Imperator do the same exact thing just days after getting it.

Replace it with a normal cord. biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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post #40 of 77
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Bumping this ancient thread just to say how much I hate braided cords as well.
G500 braided cord internally broke right where it comes out of the mouse chassis because the braid is so thick it formed a 90 degree bend and over time of moving the mouse it just broke internally at the bend. I'm sure this could have been avoided by keeping the cord straight or taping it to the wall as shown earlier in this thread but I just felt like venting about how braided cords have absolutely no benefit over standard rubber ones. If anything there's nothing but disadvantages imo.
Ps; I googled this after I saw my Imperator do the same exact thing just days after getting it.

Replace it with a normal cord. biggrin.gifthumb.gif

I don't possess the necessary hand coordination to do small things with my fingers.
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