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Razer to Make a Naga for Lefties After Overwhelming Demand

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Coming soon to a Leftorium near you.

It's estimated that just 10 percent of the world are left-handed but that hasn't stopped lefties from being vocal about what they want. Gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer has announced that it will be producing a left-handed version of the Naga gaming mouse following huge demand from its users. Razer said on Friday that it saw "an overwhelming response from its devoted community" regarding the issue of the a Naga for lefties.

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan promised left-handed users that the company would make a left-handed Naga if his Facebook post on the topic reached 10,000 "Likes" before April 21.

"We DO want to make a left-handed Naga -- but we can't just make it for 100 people -- even for 10,000 gamers, it's a huge loss maker for Razer," Tan's posted on Facebook read. "But I do hear all of you out there that have been asking for a LH Naga -- and I'll throw the challenge back to you -- if there are 10,000 Likes in a month from now on this post, we WILL make a LH Razer Naga. You'll need to be patient though -- because it will take at least a year from when we start. But you will have my word that we will make one."

On Friday, March 30, a full three weeks before the deadline, the company announced that it had hit the 10,000-Likes goal and, as promised, would be producing the mouse.

"That Facebook post generated more buzz than we could’ve ever imagined, which proves that there have been a number of gamers that have had their needs ignored for some time," said Tan. "We pride ourselves on being gamers ourselves, and we all know that there is no substitute for gaming with your dominant hand."

So, it might take a while, but lefties will get their own Naga gaming mouse. The Naga boasts 17 MMO-optimized buttons (including 12 button thumb grid), 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G Laser Sensor, 1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response time, and 200-inches-per-second max tracking speed, and weighs in at just 134g or 0.3 lbs.

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    alvine , April 3, 2012 2:20 PM
    I'm a leftie and I have been using pc mouses with my right hand all my life.
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    trumpeter1994 , April 3, 2012 2:10 PM
    It seems like most of the lefties I know actually use their mouse on the right side. Even if it's a mouse can be used either way.......
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    srap , April 3, 2012 2:09 PM
    Sounds good, can't wait to see the result!
    But who will make left-handed keyboards? :p  Using WASD with right hand isn't the most ergonomic thing I can imagine.
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    trumpeter1994 , April 3, 2012 2:10 PM
    It seems like most of the lefties I know actually use their mouse on the right side. Even if it's a mouse can be used either way.......
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    akopp21 , April 3, 2012 2:17 PM
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    Sounds good, can't wait to see the result!
    But who will make left-handed keyboards? :p  Using WASD with right hand isn't the most ergonomic thing I can imagine.


    Just re-bind those commands to the 4 arrow keys.
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    alvine , April 3, 2012 2:20 PM
    I'm a leftie and I have been using pc mouses with my right hand all my life.
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    DSpider , April 3, 2012 2:38 PM
    alvineI'm a leftie and I have been using pc mouses with my right hand all my life.

    Me too, mostly because of the internet cafes from when I was young. It took too much time to drag the mouse to the left side and remap the controls every single fricken time I sat down, so I guess I got used to it.
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    Marcus52 , April 3, 2012 2:43 PM
    Thanks Razer!

    It might be that only 10% of the world's population is left-hand dominant, but that's still one in every ten, which means a lot of people! Apple can't boast but around half as many PC users. Telling left-handed people they "should just use the mouse in their right hand" is like telling Apple users they "should use a PC" if they want to game (except some left-handed people are so dominant they would have a lot more trouble switching).

    Clearly, there are people who don't want to use a PC; clearly, there are many developers that make their game Mac friendly despite that under 6% of the users game on Macs. Just as clearly there are many people that would use a left-handed mouse if they could, even if they've adapted to a right-handed mouse.

    I'm one of those left-handed people who has adapted to the right-handed world (but I will say I'm not entirely left-handed and some things, like shooting a gun, I do right-handed) when it comes to interfacing with a computer, and I've been doing it long enough I don't think I'll change my habit, but I feel grateful to Razer for acknowledging and doing something about the issue. I'm tempted to buy one of these just to reward them for their effort.

    ;) 
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    trapper , April 3, 2012 2:50 PM
    srapSounds good, can't wait to see the result!But who will make left-handed keyboards? Using WASD with right hand isn't the most ergonomic thing I can imagine.

    Use PL:" instead. A friend maps his keyboard reversed from defaults in most games for for left-handed gaming.
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    dfusco , April 3, 2012 2:55 PM
    I'm a righty but I support my left handed brothers quest for equality.
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    stingstang , April 3, 2012 3:23 PM
    Naggas for lefties? How much?
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    alidan , April 3, 2012 3:28 PM
    i have a naga, best mouse i ever had (due to the 12 button pad, i have used better built, but not better function)

    and while im... well... lets not go into detail, lets just say having my private time, i use my left hand to navagate... i never had problems with it, as my left ring finger can hit 9 of the buttons effortlessly, but remaining 3 require me to reposition my hand a bit, but same thing with my thumb on my right hand.

    never though it was an issue with left handed people, sense im right handed and have very little trouble.
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    Anonymous , April 3, 2012 3:35 PM
    First, I am left handed. What will happen is: Yes we want a left handed mouse. We will spend hours talking about the left handed mice and why this that and the other. Then when the mouse is right in front of us, we will shut up, look down, turn around, and walk away. When it's time to pay up, everybody will walk. Why? Because everybody wants to bulls***, but nobody wants to pay. So yes please vote and help Razor lose money on this............Wow.
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    Anonymous , April 3, 2012 3:41 PM
    I wonder how many of those 10000 likes were feel good "equality" votes from right handed people, sort of worried that this concept will bomb out big time. I don't personally know any left hand mouse users and certainly don't want one myself, just learnt to use a right handed mouse and saved myself a lifetime of pissing around.
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    srap , April 3, 2012 3:59 PM
    trapperUse PL:" instead. A friend maps his keyboard reversed from defaults in most games for for left-handed gaming.

    Might work usually, but not every game allows re-binding (sometimes can't even find the file in which the player could rewrite it with a text editor or such).

    Fortunately I do not have to resort to do this cause I use mouse with right since the beginning (being ambidextrous is goood~) but I think there are users who are troubled with it.
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    Trialsking , April 3, 2012 4:47 PM
    alvineI'm a leftie and I have been using pc mouses with my right hand all my life.

    Same here. I would get pwnd in FPS if I used my left hand.
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    Tab54o , April 3, 2012 4:50 PM
    Almost every single razer mouse I've owned that was laser, the pointer jumps. Some more than others. Not only that but their drivers suck.
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    anttwan , April 3, 2012 6:15 PM
    sweet.. i cant wait i need a new mouse soon.. oh yeah i'm a rightie that use's the mouse on the left.. i blame my dad who is a leftie who started to use the mouse on the left along time ago :p 
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    gm0n3y , April 3, 2012 6:17 PM
    Lefties may be 10% of people (I'm one of them), but I doubt even 10% of lefties use the mouse on the left. I personally have never seen someone do this.
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    nitrium , April 3, 2012 6:42 PM
    I'm a righty who uses the mouse on the left due to severe RSI in the right. Took a while to be sure, but I game just as well using the left hand as I ever did with the right. Always rebind to the arrow keys. Never seen a game that won't let you rebind the keys.
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    jackbling , April 3, 2012 6:51 PM
    The only lefties i have met using a mouse on the left arent gamers, typically corp users.

    i use a naga for mmo's, and a select few other games(assassins creed being one)

    But it just doesnt compare to my 5 year old g5 for shooters. The way the naga is designed(light and high dpi, not to mention that strange off the pad tracking that can lock horizontal movement if quickly lifted and placed back down) you have to be careful when firing, as the mouse press has a tendency to slightly move the mouse.

    And as much as i love the naga, the forward/back buttons are virtually useless if you have big hands.
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    ricardois , April 3, 2012 6:55 PM
    "But you will have my word that we will make one"

    just one, for a lucky left handed guy.
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