If you’re one of the 10% of the world who happens to be left-handed, you may have experienced a lot of frustration with gadgetry. Everything seems to be designed with righties in mind! Fear not, there are some small solutions and tools you can implement into your everyday tech life.
Computer mice tend to always be to the right of the keyboard, with a design fit for the right hand. You can find some great left-handed mice, though, if you just know where to look. The Human Solution boasts many lefty-friendly computer mice. Their Handshoe Light Click Mouse boasts a contoured shape to fit your hand perfectly while protecting it from repetitive strain. This mouse can be ordered in a variety of sizes so you can pick the correct fit for your hand. They also have both a wired and wireless model. The Evoluent Vertical Mouse by The Human Solution is specially designed for left-handed individuals only. The grip is upright, placing your hand in a relaxed handshake position that will prevent your forearm from twisting like with other mice. For all the gamers out there, Razer makes the DeathAdder, the world’s first ergonomic gaming mouse for lefties.
Keyboards are designed for righties, but there are left-handed keyboards out there that will make your life a lot easier. Ergoguys makes a USB wired keyboard for lefties that has an “A-shape” key layout to prevent repetitive strain injuries. DSI also makes a great left-handed USB keyboard that boasts a full 104 key layout with the standard numeric keypad on the left side.
You no longer have to feel like your computer wasn’t designed with you in mind. Upgrade your mouse and keyboard and instantly feel more at ease while working and surfing the Internet.