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    May 28, 2019

    19 Products That Are Actually Designed With Lefties In Mind

    No. more. inky. hands.

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    1. A measuring tape readable for BOTH lefties and righties — no flipping mid-measurement to find the "right side." I don't want centimeters!!!

    amazon.com

    GOODBYE UPSIDE DOWN NUMBER READING.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "I am thrilled with this purchase! I keep this in my car at all times!! I am an interior designer and stager and need a measuring tape daily. The right handed world can use this as well, but they don't know our daily struggles!!! So happy that you can use it in a lefty or right mode. This way you don't have to flip it around to find the 'right side up,' either way is correct! Opens and closes smoothly and the locking button holds the tape. I would have liked it to be pink, but beggars cant be choosers!" —Danielle Davies

    2. A tee for when your friend of many years looks at you and goes, "Wait, you're a lefty?"

    Etsy

    You've only been watching me write things for SEVEN YEARS, SUSAN!

    Get it from Cozy Gal on Etsy for $13.95 (originally $15.50; available in sizes XS–XL and 10 colors).

    3. A stylish gold watch with buttons placed perfectly for that specific 10% of the population.

    Amazon

    It's water resistant to 330 feet, too!

    Get it from Amazon for $96.10 (also available in stainless steel with black cloth strap, stainless steel and black leather, gold and black cloth, and gold with black leather).

    Promising review: "I love this watch and this brand! Outstanding time and looks! I am right handed, but I ordered this watch because of, looks, brand, craftsmanship, and the crown is on the other side so it doesn't dig into the back of my hand. If you are looking for a GREAT watch, this is the one! You will be very glad you got this one! When you get this watch, there is no need to thank me, I just tell it the way it is! Thank you Invicta, masterful watch!" —Alex Wright

    4. A pair of full-size scissors that won't immediately frustrate you or lead to accidents — those post-crafting hand cramps are real.

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    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    Promising review: "Like most left-handed people, I've spent my whole life using "ambidextrous" scissors that are just right-handed scissors with somewhat neutral grips. For my job (in special education) I have to cut an enormous amount of paper manipulatives out, and I began getting some significant discomfort in my hand, so I thought I'd give these a try. The difference was incredible, the grips feel much better in my hand, and the alignment of the blades lets me actually see what I'm cutting! (In fact, I'd gotten so used to compensating for the misalignment of right-handed blades that it took me some time to get accustomed to that.) These scissors were decently sharp out of the package and seem to be fairly sturdy, with no problems several months out." —Frumious Bandersnatch

    5. And a pair of left-handed scissors for kids with a cool splattery handle so you can pass on the lefty love.

    amazon.com

    Get a pair from Amazon for $6.65.

    Promising review: "I can't believe it took me this long to order these. I can't believe I only ordered one pair. When it comes to scissors, Fiskars are definitely a brand I trust. I bought these for my 7-year-old son who has fine motor skill issues and was struggling with using scissors. He is also left-handed and it never occurred to me to get him left-handed scissors. Omg, a world of difference! From the second he picked these up his skills were improved. I need to order a few more pairs. Definitely one for homework, need one for back up and would like to send a pair or two to school with him. If you have a left handed child, order these now, don't wait! They are sturdy, easy to grip, well made, sharp but slightly blunt and perfect in every way." —3girlzn3boyz

    6. A set of pencils that knows right-brained people are in their right mind.

    Etsy

    Hold it up when anyone asks why your hand is covered in graphite.

    Get a pack of six from The Carbon Crusader on Etsy for $8.

    7. A laptop desk designed for use with a mouse on the left — relax and enjoy your left-handed, lazing-in-bed paradise.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $40.86.

    8. A detailed 2020 planner with spiral binding on the left (aka you don't have to hold your wrist uncomfortable over it) AND filled with fun facts about and quotes from famous lefties.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $10.52. And if you don't mind starting part-way through, the 2019 planner is still available. Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    9. A can opener for any soup-loving southpaw. Grip in your right hand, turn the top with your stronger left hand — you'll be surprised what a difference this makes.

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    ::injures self every five minutes::

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    Promising review: "I bought this for a friend who is left-handed and was having trouble opening cans. She had never been able to find a can opener for left-handed people and it was taking her forever to open cans. Now with this opening cans is a breeze! She absolutely loves it!" —Amazon Customer

    10. A deck of playing cards you can fan out the way you want. I didn't even realize how annoying this was until I saw these cards!

    Amazon

    Get a pack of two decks from Amazon for $12.95.

    Promising review: "I have always had to fan cards out upside down. I had no idea what I was missing. I'm glad they aren't ambidextrous. Make right handed people deal with a minor inconvenience. It's everyday life for a lefty. 🙃" —Lindsey

    11. A set of notebooks for when you need to go left to ~write~. Note-taking in class is about to get a whole lot faster + easier.

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    And the "lefties rule" printed on the front makes them THAT much better.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $24.95.

    Promising review: "For my lefty daughter. Really made a difference by eliminating a source of stress for her." —Amazon Customer

    12. A cool left-handed guitar that would make Jimi Hendrix proud.

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    You can play it plugged in or acoustic!

    Get it from Amazon for $106.88 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "I was going to give this four stars, but RELATIVE to the PRICE, this is absolutely a five-star purchase, all the way. For under one hundred dollars, I received a pretty Jameson acoustic/electric guitar that also sounds fantastic. Steel adjustable keys, no bow in the neck, lovely all the way around, sounds like a $400+ guitar for LESS than $100. Even experienced left-hand players, order this, even if you have what you need, you wont regret it to have an extra acoustic electric around. It plays like a dream plugged in or acoustically. It is fairly shallow, but surprisingly that doesn't compromise the sound. It sounds full bodied and the slim nature of the body adds to its character.

    DON'T PASS THIS DEAL UP." —Marcos

    13. A handwarming mug you can tuck your left hand inside to keep it warm and cozy on chilly mornings. Mmmmm!

    Amazon

    They have options for both right- and left-handers!

    Get it from Amazon for $20.90 (available in 11 colors).

    Promising review: "This is probably my favorite mug. A friend of mine had one years ago and I admired it. I finally broke down and bought one (I'm cheap and anything over $10 is pricey for a mug IMO). This one is well worth it though! I'm right handed, but decided to go with the left handed mug. I thought that while I'm working I could still drink my coffee and continue working. My hands are always cold so the idea of this mug is fabulous. They're gorgeous too. The color options are hard to chose from! I finally went with this lovely green shade." —L

    14. A fish spatula designed for your true dominant hand to make flipping eggs, fish, and more way easier. No more broken yolks!

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    Promising review: "I was so happy to find out a left-handed fish spatula existed. It's a bit pricier than similar, right-handed spatulas, but it's definitely worth it. It works perfectly. Don't use this on a standard non-stick pan (not because it's made poorly but because it's not designed for that). Works amazingly with my cast iron. Durable handle that resists melting when compared to other similar spatulas. It's a great day to be left-handed." —Mardi Mulia

    15. And a silicone spatula spoon that'll finally mean the end of awkwardly reaching around your KitchenAid to scrape down the sides.

    Le Creuset

    Get it from Le Creuset for $15 (available in five colors).

    16. A pair of pruning shears for snipping safely in the garden.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $47.79.

    Promising review: "These are the undisputed and unrivaled best. I have worked full time as a private gardener and landscape designer for about 10 years and have used all of the higher quality tools. These are the best. This pair was to replace a 10-year-old pair of the same pruners. The old ones work fine still but after 10 years I decided to treat myself to a new pair. If you are left handed and are still using right handed pruners you need to do this. It will make you better and your wrist and elbow will appreciate the relief." —Chris Mannahan

    17. A liquid measuring cup you can actually read from above — no filling, then turning the cup around to actually see how full it is.

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    I don't want the metric side!!!! And right-handers will actually find this really helpful too — you can see how full it is as you're pouring!!

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99+ each (available in one-cup, two-cup, and four-cup sizes, plus a mini (up to four tablespoons) size).

    Promising review: "Great for southpaws! The unique markings make it easy for left-handed cooks to use. I know this isn't a factor for right-handed people, but virtually all US measuring cups have the cup markings on the left side of the cup, designed to be read while holding it in the right hand. This makes life tricky for 10% of the population. OXO solves the dilemma by making it possible to read the measurement from above, rather than the side. It also means no more stooping to read the correct level. I do wish they were microwave and dishwasher safe, but it hasn't been a major issue. I do use it for short periods in the microwave to warm ingredients but never to get them piping hot. Hand washing has kept the markings on my other OXO angled cup bright and easy to read for 3-4 years, so I've little doubt this will last just as long, and longer." —Sandy Toes

    18. An ergonomic, angled pen to keep ink from smearing and smudging allllllllll over the side of your hand.

    Amazon

    Basically magic.

    Get a pack of two black-ink pens from Amazon for $7.20 or a pack of three (one blue, one red, one black) for $7.49.

    Promising review: "My dad is left-handed and always whines that the world needs to catch up with lefties. I bought him these pens as a gag gift...basically to mess with him. I mean really, left-handed pens? Anyways, when he received them, he thought they were hysterical. He works in a school and is always writing. He tried the pen just to play with it and fell in love. He told me these pens are amazing, the best thing he has ever written with. I am right-handed, obviously, and I tried to use the pen in my right hand, thinking it would be like any other pen. It is very uncomfortable in the right hand. It really is contoured for the left hand. If you know someone who is left-handed and can't find the perfect present, these pens are it. I plan on buying a lot more of these dumb pens. They are pricey, but well worth it. If I could give it more stars, I would." —Castryn

    19. And a counterclockwise corkscrew that'll get any lefty to that glass of wine way faster.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "I thought I was doomed to break wine corks for the rest of my life, until I found this gem. Only thing I wish is that it was a different color, I work in a nice restaurant and it's kind of weird opening an expensive bottle of wine with a bright orange corkscrew." —Amazon Customer

    Because it's time for some wine after years of contorting your WHOLE BOD to write something in those little right-handed desks.

    HBO

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