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:
Over the past 6 years, we've shipped thousands of left-handed Naga mice—the amount we ship for right-handed mice in a day. This has caused us to significantly dial back on the production of left-handed mice due to the low demand and high costs involved.
But don't worry, we're not stopping now. With your help and support, we can give left-handed gamers around the world a chance to experience our most advanced Naga yet.
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.