Personal Shopper: Dixie's Lefty Gamer Guy's Christmas Gift

Says Dixie: "My fiancé is a lefty computer gamer. He even mouses with his left hand (unlike almost every other lefty I know). I am looking for either (1) a gaming mouse geared for left hand use (with multiple buttons) or (2) a gaming keyboard with the programmable controls on the right side (since he's mousing with his left), or at least a supplemental gaming number pad that can be placed on the right side of his existing keyboard. His game of choice is WoW, if that helps. Price is no object, if you can find something that fits (he's had his eyes open FOREVER with no luck)! Alternatively, some good fun gifts for a geeky lefty (who happens to also be a lawyer) would be appreciated!"

Hi, Dixie! This is Marian, now even more sinister than usual. (People who hate bad jokes may now pelt their screens with their belongings.) A few pieces of hardware turned up that might be just right for your fiancé, starting with the 1) Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse Left Hand Edition ($46). This infrared number features a scroll wheel, several buttons, and a logo that lights up (who said that wasn't important?). More ergonomic, if less glowy, is the 2) Evoluent VM4L VerticalMouse 4 USB Left Hand Handshake Grip Mouse ($90) - maybe a good choice if he games enough to give himself joint injuries. The 3) Microsoft SideWinder X6 Wired USB Gaming Keyboard ($34) has a separate keypad that can be used on either the right or left side, according to preference.

And rounding out the lefty items, how would he like it if his birthday cake were to be dished out with a 4) stainless steel left-handed cake server ($25)?

The last two items are definitely on the less utilitarian side, but a number of lawyers we know swear by 5) Susan Wolfe's The Last Billable Hour as a very funny, very accurate picture of life at the bottom of a big law firm. Even if it is a murder mystery. (Prices will vary on this one, since it's out of print and you'll need to decide how pristine a copy you want.) And a WoW fan is not a WoW fan without a 6) plush murloc ($15). Since this is Outblush, of course the pink one.

Thanks for this one, Dixie - after all, I may be a goblin at work, but I'm a troll on the weekends. FOR THE HORDE!

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Posted on 12.08.10 at 12:49 PM

Are you sure you aren't secretly dating my boyfriend?

Actually, he's a right-y but injured his shoulder recently and is in a sling, and had to use his left. He has the razer mouse and it works perfectly for rightys and lefties. They buttons are programmable to whatever he wants, which is super handy (pun intended). Thank goodness, since he was super worried about his ability to kick ass in the expansion release on Monday.

One Ring to Rule Them All

Posted on 12.08.10 at 3:05 PM

Hey Dixie, I can be reasonably sure that Marian's not dating your boyfriend since I'm pretty sure her husband would not be crazy about such a development. And to tell you the truth, I would not want Mr. Contrarian blaming me for that hot mess.

Marian the Contrarian

Posted on 12.08.10 at 3:20 PM

Oi. I thought Alexandria was asking Dixie about her boyfriend? Anyway I'm innocent I tells ya! Mr. Contrarian is a left-handed gamer too!


Posted on 12.08.10 at 3:25 PM

Sorry, ladies. You all had to find out about each other at some point.

Pink murloc plushie for teh win!

- "Mr. Contrarian"


Posted on 12.08.10 at 10:11 PM

Lok'tar ogar!


Posted on 12.09.10 at 5:47 AM

Sorry for the late response but WOW! You did incredible! :) Thank you so much! He will be thrilled with Christmas this year - I'm ordering the keyboard and one of the mouses (mice?) now!

And Alexandria - yep, he's up to 83 on his main now - much to his dismay he still has to work. ;)

FOR THE HORDE! (If you can't beat 'em, join 'em - I play a blood elf pally. ;))

Marian the Contrarian

Posted on 12.09.10 at 7:03 PM

Thanks, Dixie! It's great to know that these fit the bill. (And by the way: always loved that the belf ladies have pedicures.)

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