Overall extended length : 4’
Overall retracted length: 14”
Width: 1-1/4″ (32mm)
Thickness: 1/25″ (1mm)
Weight: 5.3 oz.
Weight capacity: 100 lbs. (100% safety factor)
Guarantee against defects: 1 yr. (300% safety factor)
The MouseStrap was nearly four years in the making. With input from travelers, coworkers, engineers and manufacturers, it is the result of a simple idea that has been bounced off of many sounding boards. The final product is a robust, proven, useful device that can simplify the life of anyone who snaps it onto their bag – whatever sort of bag that may be.
After three years of design, prototyping and field testing (with a 3D-printed retractor housing), it was time to test the first full-fledged model: one with an injection-molded retractor housing, plus all the other components that comprise a complete unit. Testing was performed at Manufacturing Solutions Center in Conover, North Carolina. They are approved by CPSC as a 3rd-party testing laboratory and they are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
Durability and static-load tests were performed. The findings were very favorable, and were attributed to the fact that the MouseStrap is essentially over-engineered.
So, we left it that way. In doing so, we were able to give ourselves wide safety margins for load capacity and life expectancy as we formulated our product guarantees. After testing came more field trials, which only confirmed what we already knew: the MouseStrap was a solid, viable product, ready for launch. So, launch it we did, in late summer of 2019.