The Mouse Jiggler, like a Thigh-Master for your cursor


WiebemousejigglerWhen the Universal Serial Bus spec was first imagined, I wonder how "universal" folks thought it would be? Well, this week we’ve seen a USB Ionizer, so why not a piece of USB exercise equipment for your mouse pointer? Actually, The Mouse Jiggler as it goes by, does serve a purpose and it’s really not for your mouse to slim down and burn calories (although mine is looking a little chunky as of late).

This $30 USB device simply moves the mouse pointer or cursor on your screen every so often which is great to offset screen savers and power settings that interfere with your YouTube education. I suppose you could save the money and just move your darn mouse, but where’s the fun in that? I’m also thinking they should have named this product "Cursor Calethstetics" but what do I know; I’m out of shape….



This is used by criminal investigators to keep a pc in a certain state to preserve evidence. This prevents anythng from changing (screen savers, programs stopping/starting, etc..) They get to use all the cool toys!

John in Norway

Actually, this would be very useful if it didn’t cost so much. I don’t want to have to adjust my power settings every time I want to watch a video (maybe once or twice a week) and I always forget to jiggle the mouse when I’m watching something so the monitor goes off and takes awhile to come back up. Mind you, I don’t know how this works but I doubt I’d remember to plug it in every time I watched a video. :)


Wow, what a great way to stop the power saving settings from kicking in! And to think, I could have plunked down $30 for the Jiggler instead of adjusting my power saving settings for free. Man, is my face red.

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