We all have concerns about managing the cable of the mouse. Some don't want to bother with it and just buys wireless mice. A lot more of us do not want to sacrifice the reliability of a wired mouse.
Durability is also a question. Braided mouse cords are a plus to durability but then the braided cord is also a bit more on the non-flexible side.
I also would like a wired mouse that is braided for durability. I just didn't want to spend 20USD on a Razer Mouse bungee nor a Roccat Apuri.
So this is what I have to keep the mouse cable "afloat" so the mouse can move freely.Pro's
1. The friction of the braided cord on top of the table is eliminated.
2. The string i used to suspend the mouse is rubberized so it helps increase the "range" of how far you can pull the mouse - decreasing the risk that as you are concentrating on a game and you noticed you already pulled the cord too far.
3. The wire I used to tie the bungee on the other end is just a simple cable tie that you find when you buy your computer peripherals. Now you can tie the rubberized string directly but doing it this way allows you to easily disconnect the "bungee" and connect it somewhere else if you need to transport your mouse.
4. Unlike the Roccat apuri... the cable doesn't "buckle" up when you slide the mouse forward. I don't know if its an issue for you guys but a braided cable "buckling" up or sideways creates a lot of resistance.
5. Right now using this method I can say that I barely even feel that I have a wired mouse.Con's
1. Its fugly.
I know a lot of you might have already done this or something like this. Please post your comments and your own style if you want to share.
*NOTE: It helps if what you attached it to - is also a movable object... in my case it is just a random wire fro my PS3. It lessens the resistance even more by padding the motion of the rubberized string.