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Razer to Make a Naga for Lefties After Overwhelming Demand

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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  • srap
    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
    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
    9357104 said:
    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
    I'm a leftie and I have been using pc mouses with my right hand all my life.
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  • DSpider
    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
    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
    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
    I'm a righty but I support my left handed brothers quest for equality.
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  • stingstang
    Naggas for lefties? How much?
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  • alidan
    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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