Paracord Mouse Cable – The Next Best Thing to Wireless Mice!
If you are a competitive gamer you want nothing to hold you down from performing your best. That is why a regular old mouse won’t cut it, you need the most precise FPS mouse with the most freedom of movement.
This means that most likely you will need to find a wireless mouse for yourself so the cable never inhibits the way you aim.
But what happens if you are in a situation when all the wireless mice simply don’t come in the shape or weight you prefer? What do you do if the best mouse out there is still held back by its corded nature?
Well, to somewhat mitigate the issue you then paracord your mouse! This will be the closest experience you will get to a wireless mouse, without actually having to cut your cord.
What Is a Paracord?
A paracord is a special type of custom ultra-flexible mouse cable that is extremely soft and malleable therefore does not get in the way of your mouse movements the same way regular stiff mouse cables do.
The paracording process involves you taking off your mouse feet and unscrewing the shell to pull out your old mouse cable and replace it with the custom one. We would recommend having some rubbing alcohol, spare mouse feet, and a screwdriver so you can complete the process correctly.
For a quick visual guide of how paracording looks like click here.
As you also have probably noticed, paracord cables are more colorful and have different patterns which also make them more aesthetically pleasing. Many people tend to paracord their mice even if they already have an OK cable just to fit the overall look of their setup better.
Overall paracord mouse cables are an aftermarket touch to your gaming experience that can help you both practically and aesthetically.
Why Get a Paracord?
As mentioned before, the biggest reason people buy paracord mouse cables and replace their stock cables is because of how flexible the custom cables are.
Stiff stock mouse cables apply pressure on the mouse while you move it around. These also get in the way of aiming a lot of time because they cannot move as freely as a paracord.
A very easy test is to simply push your mouse forward. If you at some point feel resistance you will notice that the stock cable is basically pushing against your mouse. A paracord cable will never do that.
It is flexible enough to where it simply bends and allows you to move your mouse with no extra pressure or force necessary!
Currently, on the market, most mice come with braided, paracord-like cables. These are usually an OK experience but at the same time, they are never as good as a true paracord mouse cable.
This is mostly due to the fact that normal mouse cables have a special type of shielding which adds rigidity to them. The true aftermarket paracord cables lack this shielding, therefore, are softer and more flexible.
This conversely would mean that custom paracord mouse cables are less durable, but after using paracords for 3 years daily it is yet to cause any issues on my mice, so this concern should be disregarded unless you plan on skipping rope with your mouse cable.
Where to Get a Paracord?
Getting a paracord mouse cable can be a little bit challenging if you are new to the custom PC peripherals scene. Luckily we have already compiled a list of different shops you can look at depending on the region you live in to find some nice-looking paracords!
UK and EU
If you really love the shape, size, and weight of a specific mouse but feel like the current mouse cable is making your experience worse, then the only answer for you is to paracord your mouse and experience near wireless freedom!
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