Being a southpaw myself, I know all too well the agony of mouse selection. Like most people, I’ve eschewed the expensive ergonomic options available throughout the years and made do with a right-hander like everyone else. When Logitech introduced their left-handed MX610, it was pretty amazing feeling the ergnomic shape with my left hand, which enjoys greater accuracy on screen in most tasks. Sadly, it’s since been discontinued.
Razer has come to the rescue, though, with their new DeathAdder Left Hand Edition. Razer’s long been known in the gaming community for producing quality peripherals, useful both when gaming and when just going about routine computer tasks. The new mouse has left, right and middle (scroll) click, as well as two buttons on the right-hand side for use with the thumb. All are programmable. The sensor screens surfaces at a resolution of 3500dpi, and the mouse polls the sensor a thousand times every second to get instant results.
Why would a company make a peripheral that no more than 10% or so (if that) of the gaming community might purchase? The president of Razer USA, Robert ‘Razerguy’ Krakoff, might have something to do with it:
|“Leftie gamers have long been requesting that we develop a gaming grade mouse that is designed exclusively for the left-handed gaming community and we really value the feedback we receive from our fans,” said Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, president, Razer USA. “Not many gamers know this, but I am a southpaw myself and feel truly excited to have a mouse that fits perfectly in my left hand. There is really no substitute for gaming with your naturally dominant hand.”|
The Razer DeathAdder Left Hand Edition is just sixty bucks, coming in with its MSRP of $59.99. It’s available now, and for what it’s worth, I’m probably going to have to pick one up.