Super-easy Mouse Cover for Dirty Hands




All we have sometimes need quick surfing while cooking or doing something else with bare hands. so many product can be found for covering keyboards, there are ways to keep mouse clean as well:

- stop what you doing, wash your hands, dry your hands, then use mouse

- finish work, then clean mouse immediately (waiting makes dirt hard to clean -I test it)

- cover mouse with proper materials

here is a easy way for third option:

this can only be made while unboxing your new mouse (you can also make it after days of buying if you keep original blister like me < storing some "rubbish" you know sometimes invaluable >)

or (that is not described here)

anytime you want (even for your old mouse ) if you have a vaccum forming tool, described by many friends (see:

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Step 1: Choose One

if you do not need a special type of mouse, choose an good one that sold in vacuum forming blister .

other tools needed:

scissors (or a xacto knife and cutting board)

Step 2: Cutting

some of packages are perforated for easy opening, if not , open package from its backside with a scissor or knife.

on front side cut out mouse shaped form following its base on surface ( you can use xacto knife on a cutting board or simply with scissor )

do not forget , you have't got a second chance , please follow bendline carefully

Step 3: Voila !

then basically cover the mouse with that shape, it is naturally fits perfectly on it.

it still clickable because material not so hard and thick.

you can easly wash that when getting dirty itself !

option: you can also cut out place for scroll wheel for scrolling , I prefer not. I think scroll is the best place to keep dirt on it (remember, champion of keeping dirt is "two tiny wheels of mouse ball" in old times ball mouses ) ,

My hands will remember alternative way, is clicking on sidebar of browser

thank you very much for vieving my first project

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    and then you cannot use the weel in the mouse,

    you forgot to say cut on this place to use it


    4 years ago

    An never use the wheel of the mouse... Just wash your hands and everything is ok. XD

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    Looks better than the saran wrap on my mouse (and keyboard) on my shop computer. Nothing like wheel bearing grease or used oil to ruin anything computer related.

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    a cover should be develop for keyboard, some oils also attack on silicon cover too

    even though blister package for packaging keyboards, I am not sure that works for because of key height (keys of conventional sets declines about 6mm during typing)

    btw thanks for your commet


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Very clever idea! Makes me wish I'd kept the package when I bought my current mouse. Next time I will!

    Nicely done on your first instructable too!

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