It’s a professional jiggler! No, not Santa Claus. No. Not a stripper. This is a Mouse Jiggler. And it’s got nothing to do with bellies and boobies. Though, like the belly and boobie jigglers, the Mouse Jiggler is here to brighten your day.
A tiny USB device that plugs into your desktop or laptop, the Mouse Jiggler is a programmable aid for activating, or jiggling, your mouse at designated intervals so your computer doesn’t go to sleep and log / lock you out. It’s an especially handy gift for the office if you work on a system set to time out or go to a screen saver after a certain number of minutes of inactivity.
One Jiggler user noted he could either program his mouse to jump all over the screen, or make a subtle, unnoticeable movement right or left that doesn’t distract him if he’s still viewing the contents on the screen, but not physically interacting with them. For example, say you’re following instructions – a setup, a repair, a recipe – that require you to look at your screen repeatedly, but perform actions away from your mouse and keyboard.
Or maybe you just have to stop working every 10 minutes to retrieve the Cubicle Warfare projectile your co-worker launched your way and strategize a return fire. And you’re tired of having to re-enter your password every time you’ve completed an offensive are ready to go back to your spreadsheet.
The itty bitty Mouse Jiggler is just 0.8″ long x 0.6″ wide. It is compatible with most Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.