Razer Introduces DeathAdder Left Hand Edition Gaming Mouse

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Gamers come in all shapes and sizes, and believe it or not, not all of them prefer to game with the same hand. There's no doubt that right-handed gamers are catered to more often than not, while left-handed gamers are usually left to fend for themselves. Today, Razer is making life a lot easier for left-handed in-game snipers, with the first "gaming grade mouse" to be made specifically for lefthanders.

It's a familiar mouse, the DeathAdder, but now in a left-handed edition. It's simply called the DeathAdder Left Hand Edition, equipped with the same 3.5G infrared sensor but with a reversed design to fit the opposite hand. It's available now for $59.99 in the U.S. or €59.99 in Europe.


RAZER™ RELEASES THE FIRST GAMING GRADE MOUSE

SPECIFICALLY FOR SOUTHPAWS

 

Carlsbad, Calif.  March 16, 2010 - Razer, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, today announced the Razer DeathAdder Left Hand Edition™, the very first gaming mouse designed with the professional left-handed gamer in mind. The Razer DeathAdder Left Hand Edition was created to meet community demands for a mouse that was purposefully engineered to give lefties the competitive edge, combining a comfortable ergonomic form factor with a powerfully precise 3.5G infrared sensor.

 

“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.”




 

About The Razer DeathAdder Left Hand Edition

The Razer DeathAdder Left Hand Edition features a unique ergonomic form factor to give lefties a comfort they can call their own for extended gaming sessions. The Razer DeathAdder Left Hand Edition boasts five programmable Hyperesponse™ buttons, as well as the trademark 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ technology, providing gamers with the speed necessary to make every moment count. Loaded with a 3500dpi Razer Precision™ 3.5G infrared sensor that offers over four times more precision than a standard 800dpi mouse, the Razer DeathAdder Left Hand Edition is fully equipped to frag, especially when you strike from the blind side.

 

Razer DeathAdder Left Hand Edition

COST: US $59.99; EU €59.99

AVAILABILITY: Worldwide

 

Product Features:

·         Ergonomic left-hand design

·         3500dpi Razer Precision 3.5G infrared sensor

·         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

·         Approx. size in mm: 128(L) x 70(W) x 42.5(H)


About the Razer Group:

Razer™ is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming products and peripherals that are designed "For Gamers. By Gamers™". Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Razer’s award-winning lineup of products includes desktop speakers, headsets, keyboards, mice, software, and gaming surfaces. Since 1998, Razer has collaborated with leading professional gamers to develop, manufacture and market cutting-edge gaming peripherals using proprietary technologies that give gamers the competitive edge. Razer products offer the best in precision, sensitivity, usability and distinctive product design and have a reputation for being leaders in gaming peripheral technology.

 

For more information, please visit www.razerzone.com.


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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 1:24 PM

Great announcement for the left handed gamer.

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Forgive me if this is off in left field, but isn't the line "For Gamers. By Gamers™" from the company Interplay? *edit*  Never mind, that was "By Gamers for Gamers".

One thing I am wondering about is why this is build with an infrared sensor instead of a laser.  Any inputs?

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I'm right handed and Jen is left handed. She games with the mouse in her right hand just like I do. We decided to try playing Team Fortress a while back left handed and we both did really really really bad. I think you kind of get use to using whatever hand you start with. I also think at least with FPSers it takes just as much control with your left hand with up, down, left, right, voice, crouch, jump, weapon switch(Can use mouse wheel, but I prefer number keys) There is a whole lot of stuff going on with your left hand.

Jen is of the opinion that if she was to get used to using a left handed mouse she would just be off using any other computer. Like if you used a ABC keyboard at your house. You would be thrown way off trying to use the QWERTY keyboards on other PC. She uses a MX518. A right handed mouse and she loves it.

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ClemSnide replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 4:34 PM

Bob has a very good point. In the behavioral sciences, we've found that people can pretty much get used to anything. Sholes keyboards, despite having been designed to mechanical standards (there's no evidence that the design was to "slow the typist down," but rather to fit all those gears and levers in), are as easy to learn as Dvoraks-- the proponents of which will no doubt lambaste me for my blasphemy. And Thomas Jefferson-- along with millions of other lefties-- have taught themselves to write with the right hand.

But "getting used to" isn't the same as "being completely comfortable with." There are good reasons for left-handed gear. (Flanders: "Exactadiddlimente!") Safety is one. A left-hander isn't going to get the dexterity or power with the wrong hand, or using their hands widdershins. Speed and accuracy are other reasons: Despite being able to use right-handed gear, left-handers have to go through that extra level of processing to map their natural tendencies onto a mirror image.

I'll bet that Jen (despite her love of a right-hand mouse) would be able to pick up the left-hand mouse and use it better than right-handed Bob could; she just has the early training in adaptation.

 

And a huzzah to my homies at Razer for paying attention to a small but fervent group of customers. Say, wouldn't a DeathAdder mouse go great with CyberPowerPC's Black Mamba computer?


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la_guy_10 replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 4:53 PM

I eat with my left but write with my right, I also game with my right but this is good news for lefties.

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Inspector replied on Tue, Mar 16 2010 8:48 PM

You can also multitask two different computers la_guy :P lol one on each hand xD

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my personal take on this mouse:

http://www.left-handed-gaming.com/left-handed-gaming-mouse/

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