Dec 8, 2010 11:40 AM
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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