Razer turns to Kickstarter to fund left-handed Naga Trinity gaming mouse
Being a left-handed gamer isn't always easy when it comes to PC accessories, but Razer has been one of the few companies actively supporting the community with dedicated mice for some time. But the manufacturing resources required to ramp up production for a relatively small slice of the gaming market can prove costly. The solution? Kickstarter, apparently.
For its next southpaw-friendly mouse, Razer is turning to Kickstarter to secure funding from gamers for a left-handed version of the Naga Trinity. In total, the company is looking to raise $990,000 by September 1 in order to get the left-handed mouse into production. From Razer:
In terms of backer rewards, Razer is offering up everything from a special edition Goluathus mouse mat to a pack of three of the Naga Trinity mice. At a minimum, pledging $19 will secure the mouse mat, and you'll need to commit $89 to get your hands on one of the mice. Or, if you just want to pitch in, you can commit $1 and get a virtual pat on the back from your left-handed gaming pals.
Still, Razer has a way to go to hit its goal. As of this writing, the Kickstarter has only brought in $14,679 with 28 days left. If you're a left-handed gamer, you can contribute to the crowdfunding campaign now on Kickstarter.
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This is stupid, a company the size of Razer shouldn't be going to the market asking for seed money for a project like this, they easily have the capital to fund the project, what's the harm in busting out a few thousand left handed mice at a time from your supplier then reordering after you're out?
I agree this is ridiculous.
If you actually read the FAQ on the Kickstarter you will see that it's not what WC is making it out to be. They're going ahead with the project regardless with no expectation of it reaching the goal. The Kickstarter is there to show the community how little backing there is for left-handed mice since there are so few people that would use it so they always make them at a loss.