Razer is launching an improved left-handed Naga MMO mouse

Just in time for International lefties day

    
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Razer is launching an improved left-handed Naga MMO mouse

Did you know that today is International Left Handers Day? It is indeed, which makes it the perfect day to announce gear for lefties, right? Enter Razer, which is doing just that with its incredibly popular Naga series. Yep, it’s launching a new and improved lefty Naga specifically for MMO and online gamers, in spite of the failed Kickstarter for that project a few years ago.

“Planning for a left-handed mouse has been a difficult journey, as it is a project that has drawn large costs at low demand. Adding to that challenge is the insufficient demand that was assessed over the course of multiple efforts, a notable one being the Kickstarter that we ran back in 2018. It is far more complex than just simply flipping the original design around—machines need to be re-tooled (from mold to circuitry), and these mice have to undergo the standard QA checks, testing and certification. Like every product we release, our approach was uncompromising—the packaging and unboxing experience had to be perfect, with all these things executed at no additional cost to the consumer.”

According to Razer’s infodrop today, the mouse will run $99.99 US. Curious about how it functions in practice? One of MOP’s lefties received a press unit just last night, and as soon as he’s had time to actually play around with it, we’ll be posting our impressions, so stay tuned. In the meantime, you get to guess which staffer it is!

Source: Press release, official site

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Bryan Correll

There’s something just not right about this…

In the meantime, you get to guess which staffer it is!

Hmmmm….
Tyler

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Utakata

…I’m not sure the pigtails would want to play with a mouse sanctioned by Queen Azshara. >.<

I do like and appreciate this development though. :)

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GoldenHornet

Woohoo!!!! Mine is sooo worn out, the buttons are dodgy, the scroll wheel moves in random directions, but I can’t MMO without it.

My credit card is braced for impact, i’m buying at least two of these to get me through the next decade of gaming.

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Vorender

I would suggest just doing what all lefties (like myself) do and learn how to do almost everything right handed. :)

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Utakata

…I prefer the industry would L2adapt though.

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Paragon Lost

I’m a strong left hander, always have been. That said I don’t use a mouse with my left hand and never will. It’s like getting used to the Microsoft. Ergonomic keyboard which I used when they first came out in 1995 and then trying to type on a regular keyboard, you find yourself crippled typing wise.

Unlike sports and other physical activities I’ve done over the past six decades, mouse use doesn’t stress/frustrate me or slow me down by using it with my right hand. Specially since my left hand is doing things on the keyboard already in tandem with my right hand mouse activity.

Getting back to the ergonomic keyboard example, using a left handed mouse would cause more problems than it solved similar to the issues I ran into when ever I used a laptop or any other computer but my personal desktop. Just pass on theses devices.

Edit: It’s like learning to play the piano as my wife pointed out to me, you always using both hands at the same time. Left handed people live in a right handed world which already causes us a lot of stress and frustration already being that we’re only around 15% of the world population so things aren’t design with us in mind. Left handed mice would just add to that.

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Sleepy

I always tend to go for a basic non hand-specific mouse with side button, like the Logitch G300s. Ideal for mmos with limited skill bars – SWL or ESO.

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IronSalamander8 .

I love my Razer Naga. The older one I had suffered from an apparently common problem of that run where the LMB and RMB would malfunction, but the newer version has been one of my favorite purchases for gaming I’ve ever made. I do wish it was larger though, I have to almost fold my thumb in half to use the 7-0, -, and = buttons on the side, so if you have large hands be aware of that.

I used Minecraft to train myself in using those buttons as it usually isn’t a critical issue to swap from your pickaxe to an axe or what have you, and it took me some time to get used to it and become proficient with it where I felt comfortable for using it in fast paced shooters and other games. I highly recommend them.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I use mice with both hands and have both versions of the Naga. My only complaint is the size as well.

If you are right handed, the Logitech G600 is a larger MMO mouse that is the one I use the most. Sadly there is no lefty version though.

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Paragon Lost

Love my G600, bought spares since I knew it wouldn’t always be around.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Loved devices will get love, but I have thought about doing the same. I have a G500 at work that used to be my gaming mouse.

The cord got frayed from rubbing the mat and it went wonky. I found a slew of replacement cords on Amazon.

Velcro’d the new cable to my keyboard cable so it arches and no longer rubs too – then I got a bungie for home.

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Paragon Lost

I ran into devices in the past forty of so years that I’d love and when they gave out I couldn’t get a replacement of the same. So about 12-14 years ago when I found a computer accessory that I immediately loved I’d quickly go and snag two back ups.

I’ve continued to do that since and it’s worked well for me. Recent example is my wife and I love Microsoft Surfaces for our tablet needs, we’ve been snagging them since the first generation Surface. Anyhow I tend to be a bit rough on mine so I tend to use protective covers similar to smartphone case covers.

I finally found one I love for my Gen six Surface, so I just ordered a back up cover incase the current cover I like breaks before I need to replace this Surface. I tend to replace them every three to five years.

Great computer accessories improve your day to day quality of life , so to me they’re worth the extra price of buying spares/back ups. 😎

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Karma_Mule

I bought a naga but, given my hand-size, it felt like trying to tie shoes while wearing mittens.

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Ya the LH Naga is more to my liking than the righty, but I only have one version – YMMV.

Naga 2014 LH vs Naga Molten vs G600

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I used different versions of naga for the last ~8 years because it was the only mouse with lots of side buttons in our stores and I love side buttons. I had three of them (four if the one I returned the next day for lagging hard counts), each died the same way – the scroll stopped working after about 2-2,5 years of service. This time I bought Steelseries because fuck it, two years for such a pricey toy just isn’t enough. It’s not worth it.

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kvlt_vonnegut

Same boat, IMO the 2014 Naga with the swappable left side pinky rests was the best. By current Naga Chroma has held up better than its predecessors but the scroll wheel and tilt clicks (which I can’t live without now) are starting to get ropey on me. I’m still hoping against hope that Steelseries will give their Rival 500 a refresh, that mouse is just an iteration or two away from perfection.