Last updated on April 27th, 2023 at 07:18 pm
For right-handed gamers, there are countless keyboards available, each with fascinating features and personalization choices. Yet there aren’t many choices for left-handed keyboards.
Five gaming keyboards, including two gaming keypads, have been examined for users who use their left hand.
The keyboards we’ve reviewed employ excellent switches and include a dedicated Numpad on the left side, however, they fall short of the most recent high-end keyboards.
Also, a model with a dedicated Numpad, arrow keys, and other necessary buttons on the left side of the keyboard was examined.
Gaming keyboard with a left hand made by Bloody Gaming, model B945.
Full-size ergonomic mechanical keyboard with a left-side Numpad and quick optical switches, the Bloody Gaming B945 also has RGB lights and software for establishing macros and adjusting the lighting.
Right-handed gamers who prefer to keep the mouse near the keyboard can also use the keyboard.
So, the B945 can put an end to your quest if you enjoy tenkeyless keyboards because they allow you to have the mouse near at hand but also desire a dedicated Numpad.
Features and Design
The build quality is superb, and the board has a sleek appearance. It comes in the color black and has dimensions of 15 x 5 x 1.25 inches (LxWxH).
The board has a sturdy metal frame and polished edges that give it a high-end appearance.
Bloody’s branding can be seen above the arrow keys, and as was already established, the layout is for left-handed users.
The keyboard also includes a removable wrist rest, although it is fastened to the keyboard using screws rather than a magnet, which is bad for the user experience.
On the plus side, the metal wrist rest has a great rubber coating and is pleasant.
Fast actuation and greater durability than conventional switches are both features of its optical switches. Its LK Libra Orange clicky switches are comparable to Cherry MX Blue, and its LK Libra Brown linear switches are comparable to Cherry MX Red.
The board should survive years since, according to Bloody Gaming, the switches can withstand 100 million keystrokes.
The Bloody Gaming B945 could be the ideal gaming mouse for left-handed gamers that like to play fast-paced games like Fortnite, Overwatch, PUBG, or any other.
- Extra eight ABS keys
- 100% Ghost-Free
- Optically fast switches
- 1000Hz/1ms Response Rate
- Without USB passthrough
- no specific media keys
Mechanical Left-Handed DSI Keyboard
Even though the Bloody B945 is superior, the DSI Cherry Red KB-DS-8861XPU-B-V2 is still a fantastic gaming device for left-handed people.
Similar to the B945, it boasts an excellent key arrangement, an ergonomic design, and a dedicated Numpad on the left side of the board.
Unfortunately, it lacks backlighting, which can be a deal-breaker, but there aren’t many left-handed gaming keyboard options available.
Features and Design
Although the build quality is good, the design feels a little old. The only color available for the board is black; it has 104 keys and is 18.4 by 6.4 by 1.5 inches (LxWxH).
The keys are fairly responsive, with a good bit of gutter space between them, and give a bump when pressed.
Also, they are rated for 20 million keystrokes, which is fewer than Bloody’s 100 million keystrokes but should still be sufficient for most users.
Although the device is without a wrist rest, its ergonomic design makes typing and light gaming pleasant.
This DSI model may be a good option if you are an accountant who enters all values with your left hand or a left-handed gamer who does not require typical gaming keyboards features like RGB backlighting or software for key reassignment.
However, the USB keyboard is lacking in features; it does not have any type of backlighting or additional feature that enhances the gaming experience.
- Advantages Reactive keys
- ergonomic design
- Absence of backlight
- lacking in features
LEFT-HANDED DURAGADGET KEYBOARD
Duragadget has created a straightforward left-handed keyboard that offers a good user experience but isn’t even close to the newest gaming keyboards.
Features and Design
The keyboard weighs less than most full-size keyboards and has measurements of 18.31 x 5.43 x 1.06 inches (LxWxH). It is made of durable plastic, the keys are easily accessible, and the design offers a positive user experience.
The typical keyboard layout has the arrow keys on the right side, the dedicated Numpad on the left, and the function keys in the center.
The DSI left-handed keyboard is the best option if you’re seeking a keyboard with the Numpad and arrow buttons on the left side.
It is comfortable to type on and use for extended gaming sessions. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a wrist wrest, but if you have wrist problems, you can buy one and use it.
This model is not specifically made for gaming, so it lacks interesting gaming features. On the plus side,
however, it employs a removable cable that enables you to carry the board in your backpack without risking any damage. Together with the power cord port on the top, it also contains two USB pass-throughs.
- unattached cable
- 2 USB pass-throughs
- Absence of backlight
Gaming Keypad for Left-Handers: Razer Tartarus v2
For gamers who don’t require a TKL or full-size keyboard, the Razer Tartarus V2 is an excellent gaming keypad. Only the necessary keys with RGB lights and a directional stick are present on this keypad.
Features and Design
The lowest row of the ergonomic keypad contains four keys and a scroll wheel, and the above three rows each have five keys.
It has a D-pad, a button that acts as the space bar, and an ALT button on the right side. It has a handrest that can be adjusted, is generously padded, and is branded with Razer.
The gadget is ideal for your gaming setup and E-sports while taking up very little desk space. It is quite fantastic that Razer Synapse 3.0 software is supported for customization.
Moreover, it lets you switch keymaps, allowing MMO, MOBA, FPS, and RTS players to select a keymap appropriate to the game they are playing.
The gamepad uses Razer’s “Mecha-Membrane” technology rather than mechanical switches, yet the keys have a good response. Although the Razer Tartarus V2 does not have any advantages over standard gaming keyboards, left-handed gamers who wish to play games like Overwatch, The Witcher 3, World of Warcraft, etc. will find it to be a great tool.
- excellent for MMO gamers
- Great customizing possibilities
- adjustable-actuation keys
- uses membrane switches in place of mechanical ones.
Removable wrist rest keypad for the Redragon K585 DITI keypad.
The mechanical gaming keyboards made by Redragon are of the highest caliber. Although it is not as well-known as Corsair or Razer, it nonetheless provides high-quality gaming equipment at lesser costs than most businesses.
With 7 Integrated Macro Keys, their Redragon K585 DIT is a left-handed RGB mechanical gaming keypad. It contains 42 Keys and Outemu Blue mechanical switches, which are appropriate for many gaming genres.
Features and Design
The keypad is composed of high-quality plastic, has a nice ergonomic design, and, as was already mentioned, contains RGB keys with five programmable modes. While being somewhat noisy, its Outemu Blue mechanical switches are among the best in terms of performance.
The K585 lacks kickstands and includes an easily removable magnetic wrist rest without any padding. On the plus side, it comes with RGB customization, Reddragon’s macro programming tools, and USB Passthrough.
In addition to being beloved by PC gamers, the Redragon K585 DITI is also adored by Xbox and PlayStation users. This device is an excellent option if you’re searching for a left-handed gaming keypad; it’s also good for folks with big hands.
- key macros
- USB throughput
- Adaptive design
- Switches provide excellent precision.
- magnetic wrist rest that is removable
- No cushioning on the wrist rest
- Left-Handed Gaming Keyboard
We’ve covered everything you should consider before buying in this buying guide. Due to a shortage of left-handed versions on the market, some functions cannot be found, but we have nevertheless covered every aspect of gaming keyboards.
Something to Think About
Although metal keyboards are ideal, you can instead get a plastic keyboard if you can’t find one. Ensure sure the keycaps are resilient and the plastic is strong.
There are three main types of keyboard keycaps: ABS, PBT, and POM. POM keycaps are the rarest; thus, you should look for ABS or PBT keycaps. ABS keycaps are durable, but they can become shiny over time; therefore, if you have an option between ABS or PBT, choose PBT keycaps. PBT keycaps are also durable, and they don’t become shiny even after years.
Choosing between RGB lighting or standard backlighting is a personal choice. Most gamers prefer customizable RGB lighting, while some people prefer simple white backlight.
Most RGB keyboards can be customized to display white color, but simple white backlight can’t be customized to display any other color; thus, you can buy an RGB keyboard even if you don’t want RGB.
But make sure the keyboard has backlighting; it is a pretty important feature since it helps you type in the dark, so it’s not just about aesthetics; it’s about user experience too.
High-end gaming keyboards offer many customization options to create the experience you want. Some options most gamers look for are programmable keys, customizable RGB lighting, and game mode.
Keyboards with customization options offer proprietary software; make sure you do some research about its user interface and functionality.
Keyboards with built-in onboard memory save your customization settings; thus, you can connect the board to any computer and use it without changing the settings again.
Key response time:
Look for a keyboard with a low-key response time. Low key response time means fast key registration, which directly impacts your gaming and typing experience.
Removable cable: Keyboards that come with removable cables can be easily carried in the backup, and if you damage your keyboard, you can easily replace the detachable cable instead of purchasing a new device.