Laptop Mouse Cord Keeper

Introduction: Laptop Mouse Cord Keeper

About: I am an artist, educator, tinkerer, and repurposer, err, recycler.

Here's an easy way to keep your mouse cord from getting tangled. It costs nothing and takes about 5 minutes to complete.

All you need is a snap-off blade knife, a pair of needle nosed pliers, and a cheap ball point SticK Pen.

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Step 1: Prepare the Pen

Remove the cap and the ink cartridge.
Cut about 1/2 to 5/8 inch piece from the pen tube.

Step 2: Cut the Slit

Cut a diagonal slit along the length of the piece of tubing.

Step 3: Insert the Cord

By pulling and stretching the diagonal slit, insert the cord one loop at a time. I have found that with my mouse and the diameter of the cord, 4 loops is perfect. The cord is loose enough to re-adjust the size of the loops yet snug enough to keep the loops in place.

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    3 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    you must have a really short mouse lead. Awesome idea for a laptop mouse. I ended up using an old highlighter lid. One thats just slightly bigger than a pen lid


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, I have a couple of Asus eee pcs and use a short mouse lead with them. Thanks for the comment.