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Razer designs left-handed gaming mouse

Razer designs left-handed gaming mouse

Razer's new mouse for left-handed gamers is based on the original Deathadder design.

Razer has announced today that it is preparing to release it's first ever mouse designed for left-handed gamers, with the eventual release planned for March 24th.

The mouse will be based closely on the right-handed version of the Razer Deathadder, which is still our favourite gaming mouse ever, and will retail for $59.99 USD or €59.99 EU, though there's no word on British pricing yet.

The mouse will be available worldwide and will bear the imaginative moniker of 'Razer Deathadder Left Hand Edition'. We see what they did there.

Razer fans will be pleased to note that the mouse will sport all the usual Razer features as standard - incredible sensitivity, sleek black design, etc. It'll have five programmable buttons, a non-slip surface and 3.5G Infra-red sensor that reads up to 3500dpi. We could go into more detail, but it's basically just a mirrored version of the original Deathadder, so check out our Razer Deathadder review for more information.

"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 Krakoff, president, Razer USA.

"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."

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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mi1ez 18th March 2010, 11:26 Quote
Why has noone done this before?

Easy money!
Fizzban 18th March 2010, 11:31 Quote
I'm sure the lefties will like it. Probably the other manufacturers will follow suit now. Assuming that it sells well.
wuyanxu 18th March 2010, 11:37 Quote
kovacs 18th March 2010, 11:37 Quote
"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."

Well its a bit late,I'm a leftie and have used a standard right handed mouse for years and i dont think i can be ars£d to learn everything over again.This is about as much use as a c()&k in a convent.
RedFlames 18th March 2010, 11:40 Quote
Aren't most Razer mice ambidextrous? Most lefties that I know use a right-handed mouse anyway...
crushednutts 18th March 2010, 11:44 Quote
As a lefthanded person living in a righthanded world for >50yrs and over 20 yrs gaming I've never had any problems with any mouse.
rickysio 18th March 2010, 11:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by RedFlames
Aren't most Razer mice ambidextrous? Most lefties that I know use a right-handed mouse anyway...

Well, the Mamba, and DeathAdder (and etc, like Naga) aren't.

And I guess that the DeathAdder drives quite a lot of sales.
l3v1ck 18th March 2010, 12:05 Quote
Providing not many companies make one, they could be onto a winner here. If people copy them and they get lots of competition, then the sales won't make it worth it.
What is is? Only one in ten are lefties?
scawp 18th March 2010, 12:13 Quote
I'm a lefty and its about time, currently I use a bog standard ambidextrous mouse, it will be nice to have a bit of premium in my left paw for a change.

Jolly good show Razer!
rimscar 18th March 2010, 12:24 Quote
"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,"

Way to respond to consumer demand in a timely manner....how much feedback does a company need? :)
Mr T 18th March 2010, 13:57 Quote
Im a leftie but have always used my mouse with my right hand from day 1 of using a computer. Ive got a Logitech MX Revolution that's very right hand specific. Using any mouse with my left hand just feels wrong?
rickysio 18th March 2010, 15:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by rimscar
"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,"

Way to respond to consumer demand in a timely manner....how much feedback does a company need? :)

Sufficient volume to ensure that they have economic gains.
Techno-Dann 18th March 2010, 18:17 Quote
Well, it's about time. I've been using a MX 610 lefty since they launched, and have exactly zero desire to switch back to right-handed mice. I can't claim to be a fan of the razer shape, but hopefully this will serve as yet another push for more left-handed mice.
GravitySmacked 18th March 2010, 20:26 Quote
What a great mouse to give the left hand treatment to.
Zero_UK 18th March 2010, 22:41 Quote
For the record...the Razer Copperhead has been designed to fit both left and right handed people. :)
itazura 18th March 2010, 22:46 Quote
i can see the point, but i can't say i'm too interested. i'm left-handed and i've over the years i've ended up getting used to using a right-handed mouse. the thought of anything different kind of puzzles me, haha.
The_Beast 18th March 2010, 22:47 Quote
That's making the most out of AutoCADs mirror command

:)
Sloth 18th March 2010, 23:00 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero_UK
For the record...the Razer Copperhead has been designed to fit both left and right handed people. :)
I almost forgot that... it feels so comfortable in my right hand... with ambidextrous mice of this quality already out there I can't really see a need for a left mouse. Especially not one so similar to the Copperhead. Maybe a lefty Naga or something...
Javerh 19th March 2010, 06:07 Quote
Also, Lachesis is ambidextrous.
quack 20th March 2010, 23:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Techno-Dann
Well, it's about time. I've been using a MX 610 lefty since they launched, and have exactly zero desire to switch back to right-handed mice. I can't claim to be a fan of the razer shape, but hopefully this will serve as yet another push for more left-handed mice.
I have two MX610s and although I love the mouse sometimes it gets a bit laggy. I am definitely buying a left-handed Razer when they come out in Canada. SO excited!
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