Razer mouse

Comfortable, quality mice aren't exclusive to right-handers. The majority might be designed this way, but the good news for left-handers is that you're in no way left out. One of the best mice for right-handed people, the Razer Deathadder Essential is also available in a left-handed design, and that's great news for you.

Our pick

Razer Deathadder Essential

As good as ever but for left-handers

Razer's Deathadder Essential might be a gaming mouse, but it's perfect for daily use, too. It has an amazingly accurate sensor, a sculpted, ergonomic design. and it doesn't even cost a lot. It's one amazing mouse, whichever hand you want to use it in.

Who should buy the Razer Deathadder

Anyone looking for a brilliant left-handed mouse. You don't have to be a gamer, but if you are, you have the bonus of Razer's companion software to really help you get the most from it.

Is it a good time to buy the Razer Deathadder

Absolutely. The Deathadder is one of Razer's most popular mice and there are no signs of any imminent replacement. However, it's unavailable at a lot of third-party retailers, like Best Buy, and can only be found used on Amazon. It's also unavailable at Razer's website, so it's a tough find.

Reasons to buy

  • Ergonomic design
  • Quality build
  • Excellent sensor
  • Good for gaming and everyday use

Reasons not to buy

  • Only comes wired
  • Not available at a lot of retailers

An iconic mouse designed for left-handed people

Razer didn't just settle for ambidextrous mice like the Lancehead, instead specially designing the Deathadder, its most iconic mouse, for left-handed use. That alone gives it massive appeal, as it's designed to be as comfortable to use in the left hand as it is in the right.

The Deathadder is properly designed for left-handed use, a rarity in itself

The Deathadder has a really great ergonomic design. It sits within your palm, with grippy rubber panels on each outer edge, and the additional function buttons right by your thumb. That is to say, it's absurdly comfortable

It lights up if you want it to with Razer's Chroma system, or you can turn it off entirely. The company's incredibly accurate sensor is found on the underside, and whether you're working or playing, the Deathadder tracks perfectly. Five programmable buttons allow you to customize your gaming layout and you can even calibrate for your particular mousepad in the Synapse companion application.

It's well priced, well made, and all the mouse you could every need. It's just tough to find at some retailers. It's not available on Razer's website, for example, and is either only available used or expensive at third-party retailers like Amazon.

Alternatives to the Razer Deathadder Essential

The Deathadder is a truly great mouse, but it's not the only one worth attention. Whether you're looking for something even more ergonomic, more affordable or for some more serious gaming, there's a left-handed mouse for you.

Best vertical mouse

Evoluent VerticalMouse 4

A more natural way to use a mouse

The VerticalMouse 4 has been around many years and remains a winner thanks to the way it promotes a more natural position for your wrist when using your PC.

Besides being better for your body, you get an adjustable sensor, a total of six buttons, and a nice sturdy design that will stand the test of time. It's a little pricey but your wrist will thank you for it.

Value pick

Logitech G300s

An absolute bargain of a mouse

This ambidextrous mouse is supposed to be for gamers, but it's also one of the best affordable mice you'll find for either hand.

It has a gaming-grade optical sensor which is precise and responsive, as well as a grand total of nine customizable buttons. Logitech's companion software is easy to use, and with onboard memory for up to three profiles, you can take it wherever you go and always have the perfect setup.

For serious gamers

SteelSeries Sensei 310

A smaller mouse with some neat features

This mouse is ambidextrous with some great features, like a 12,000 DPI sensor with anti-jitter and an exclusive split-trigger switch under each button rated for 50 million clicks.

It has super-low latency, really accurate tracking, and weighs less than 100g. It's perhaps not for folks with large hands, but it's a really well designed and will probably last you a long time.

Bottom line

Whatever your use case, the Razer Deathadder Essential is the mouse to use, it's not just for gamers; it's incredibly comfortable to use, and thanks to its customization features through the Synapse application, you can really make it your own.

Our pick

Razer Deathadder Essential

As good as ever but for left-handers

Razer's Deathadder might be a gaming mouse, but it's perfect for daily use, too. It has an amazingly accurate sensor, a sculpted, ergonomic design and doesn't even cost a lot. It's one amazing mouse, whichever hand you want to use it in.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Rich Edmonds is a staff reviewer at Windows Central, which means he tests out more software and hardware than he cares to remember. Joining Mobile Nations in 2010, you can usually find him inside a PC case tinkering around when not at a screen fighting with Grammarly to use British words. Hit him up on Twitter: @RichEdmonds.

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