As a leftie, I have often been dismayed when hearing about the latest gaming peripheral specifically tailored for the world’s approximately 87% right-handers. I’ve been unable to appreciate the greats, such as 90% of Logitech’s lineup, and forced choose between the rather slim pickings of perfectly symmetrical devices instead.
Razer has now taken on the daring task of developing the wildly popular DeathAdder mouse, into a style specifically designed for left-handed gamers and this one in particular couldn’t be more excited.
“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 of 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 DeathAdder offers:
- 3500dpi Razer Precision 3.5G infrared sensor
- Ergonomic LEFT-HANDED design
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response
- Five independently programmable Hyperesponse™ buttons
- On-The-Fly Sensitivity™ adjustment
- Always-On™ mode
- Ultra-large non-slip buttons
- 16-bit ultra-wide data path
- 60–120 inches per second and 15g of acceleration
- Zero-acoustic Ultraslick Teflon feet
- Gold-plated USB connector
- Seven-Foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable
- Approximate size: 128mm (length) x 70mm (width) x 42.5mm (height)
Surprisingly the mouse doesn’t carry a price premium either, ringing it a $59.99 USD it begins shipping March 24th, 2010.
For the other cuddy-wifters out there, does the promise of a left handed mainstream gaming mouse interest you and could this be the start of peripheral developers providing more left handed alternatives for their more popular right designed products?