10 products for left-handed for all occasions
Corkscrew, cards, wallets, golf clubs, computer keyboard, video camera and other items created specifically for those who does everything with his left hand.
Left-handers in the world around 10-15%, but until recently, the fact that millions of people are very uncomfortable to live in the world, hosted by the calculation of basic steps with his right hand, was ignored. And the left-handed right to exist was not always obvious.
Thus, in the Soviet Union only in 1985 it was canceled Teachers 'experiment' on total retraining left-handed children, and they were entitled to the free use of a leading hand. But the law - does not mean the opportunity.
In the West, the industry has been formed for a long time specialized products for left-handers. An assortment of right-hander is capable of much surprise: it never occurs to me that, for example, the usual line gives someone a lot of inconvenience. After all the numbers on it from left to right, and when to draw a line with your left hand, the scale is not visible, but the line held smeared.
Therefore, for the left-handed produced special ruler, protractors, squares, in which the scale is marked in the reverse direction. Or standard mug with a picture - oddly enough, but "discrimination" is present here: the traditional design developed with the expectation that the cup holding in her right hand, and drawing at the same time should "look" to the one who drinks it. Therefore, to produce left-handed clubs, the image which is not on the left and right of the knob.
Now, in many large cities of Russia opened specialized shops, and there are sites where you can order notebooks with spiral right tools and kitchen supplies for left-handers. And many manufacturers are gradually starting to include in the special range of "left" products.
Price: $ 15,800
Almost all left-handers, even retrained, wear watches on the right hand. Therefore, all models of watches for left-handed crown is on the left side of the body, and small seconds (if it is) - not at the "3", while the numeral "9". Watch with Left-handed label can be found in ordinary time showrooms (though limited selection of such models), as well as in specialty stores for left-handers. Often in the range of products for left-handers also include watches and clocks to the reverse: the arrow on them move "counterclockwise", the numbers are also arranged in the reverse order. The highest quality and expensive watches for left-handers with the 1940 releases legendary company Officine Panerai. And initially they were not even intended for left-handers, but for scuba divers of the Italian Navy, worn on the left hand compass and depth gauge. Such waterproof timepieces still occasionally reissued in limited edition. For example, Luminor 2011 1950 Left-handed 8 Days Titanio - model with brand protective mechanism of brushed titanium housing, sapphire glass on the rear cover and power reserve indicator.
Price: 900 rubles
The inventor of the "left" corkscrew was Leonardo da Vinci - is probably the most famous left-hander in the history of mankind. Corkscrews for left-handers have a spiral which is twisted counterclockwise; respectively, and a corkscrew handle rotates from right to left. It allows you to extract the cork from the bottle with his left hand without difficulty. By the same token made "left-handed" mechanical can openers, as well as meat grinder, and other kitchen appliances, which have to twist the handle. After all, the standard model did not take into account that someone is more convenient to do it with your left hand - and the counterclockwise direction. Corkscrews for lefties can be purchased separately and are available for purchase and a Swiss Army knife folding in the "left" version. Corkscrew - is not the only difference between these knives. Cutting blades they have a special grinding, side recesses are made so as to open them with the left hand, and grips to open the blade moved to the opposite side - so the blade can be opened with his right hand, holding the knife in his left.
Price: 12 500 Rubles
Among the musical instruments produced specifically for left-handers, the absolute leader is the guitar. Among the most popular musicians had a lot of left-handers, namely guitarists is particularly striking: looking right neck - recognizable detail when talking about Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix or Kurt Cobain. Now guitar Left-handed produced by many manufacturers, and can buy them in stores for left-handers, and in major music stores. However, when it comes to classical acoustic guitar left-handed, then you can talk more about the marketing course they are different from normal only in that indicating frets point markers on the fretboard are plotted on the other hand, and, of course, strings strung in reverse order. Electric guitars are more differences: on the "left-handed" instruments differently arranged slots, tone controls, as well as buttons for the belt. In addition, especially for lefties produced various benefits of learning to play the guitar: guides, tutorials, collections fingerings.
Price: 1095 Rubles
On the majority of the playing card indexes (label with the designation of the card suit and dignity) are located in the upper left and lower right corners. Left-handers this arrangement often inconvenience: if the cards to keep fan from right to left, then the indices will be closed. Therefore, especially for the convenience of lefties still in the 1920 cards have been developed that have indexes on all four corners and do not cause inconvenience to players with any leading arm. Now the card index in four corners - they are sometimes called "clumsy cards" - and marked 4 pips are quite common in Europe and the majority of manufacturers (eg, Modiano, Piatnik, Fournier, Dal Negro) include in their range. In many competitions in bridge or poker also decided to play decks 4 pips.
Price: $ 61 59
Right-handedness is difficult to guess what kind of things can cause discomfort in the left-hander. For example, wallet or purse. Location buckles, zippers direction, compartment for coins on the right side - all this often leads to the fact that people with the leading left hand often keep purse upside down, scattering the money, have difficulties with the recovery credit. Therefore, especially for lefties available wallets in "mirror version" in which the compartment for notes and coins is on the left hand, and for credit cards - on the right, and all fasteners are made so as not to cause inconvenience.
Price: $ 19 95
Fasteners on menswear traditionally arranged left to right, female - on the contrary. In this situation, women are left-handed are in a privileged position: on their clothing buttons are located just the way they feel most comfortable. However, manufacturers of goods for men still found the subject of toilets, where they could "flip" design for the left hand, not turning with the clothes in the women's. Two years ago, the British company began to produce Hom boxer for left-handers, characterized in that the opening of his pants had them horizontal. According to the calculations of producers, this new product, available for sale in stores Debenhams, was left-handed save about three seconds on each visit to the toilet. Now cowards of this model do not appear in the catalogs, but the market can find a left-handed boxers less extravagant model: fly they traditionally vertical, but the hole is deployed in a different direction. At the same time they are sewn from fabric, decorated with images of the left hand with a protruding finger - the logo of one of the oldest in the US goods stores for left-handers The Left Hand Store.
Price: 7990 Rubles
Camcorders, taking into account the existence in nature of left-handers appeared on the market not so long ago. This Samsung HMX-Q10. Its design is designed so that images can be taken in both the left and right hand: turn the camera enough to 180%, with the virtual controls on the touch screen and roll over and the operator will not feel any discomfort. But most importantly, thanks to the Switch Grip, the video, which was conducted inverted camera, to maintain the normal orientation, the sky will remain at the top, and the ground - at the bottom. Saying "thank you" for this technology can be a magnetic position sensor, which determines the orientation of the camera, who's shooting - the right-hander or left-hander. However, in the process of shooting the camera will not turn to turn, the function is not designed to turn the frame "on the go". Photographer left-handers are less fortunate. "Advanced" cameras for them, though available, but rarely and very limited edition. Sometimes there are "oboerukie" model with two control knobs (both right and left), but such a model - a rarity. But unpretentious film "Soap", adapted to the left hand in the assortment of goods for lefties present.
Price: 45 400 rubles per set
In European and American stores for lefties accessories for golf - the absolute leader in the sporting goods segment. Golf clubs have expressed an asymmetric shape: the impact surface at it with only one hand, so just remove it from hand to hand, changing the right swing to the left, it is impossible. Naturally produced and other accessories such as gloves (left-hander put them on the right hand), "left-handed" covers for golf clubs and so on. In England, where the sport is especially fond of, there are special shops for left-handed athletes, where it is possible to purchase everything you need for both experienced players and beginners golfers, including training manuals for the training of the "left kick". As in Russia, this sport is not very popular, it is not usually represented in the stores for left-handed golf accessories, but in specialized sports shops can be found.
Price: 399 rubles
Handles for left-handers - one of the most popular "special" products. Stylus they can be positioned at an angle to the surface: it allows you to see the written and spread the word by hand. Such pens frequently used quick-drying ink of reduced viscosity. In addition, there are models with an ergonomic body and special recesses for the fingers to help hold the handle to the desired angle. And recently appeared and pen for left-handed "two in one": their tip performs the role of a stylus. For children make special nozzles on a normal pen or pencil: deepening help develop correct setting hands. Produced and ergonomic pencils, triangular markers, erasers, triangular (they are more comfortable to hold with the left hand). However, they are suitable for either hand - it's just stationery "enhanced handiness". But the "left" pencil sharpener or a special recipe - do the right thing. A special place in the stationery list are a pair of scissors. Blades have reversed in mirror image, and the handles are cast allowing for the left hand - right-handed to keep them very uncomfortable, the incision has to do blind, and crumpled paper.
Price: 3100 rubles
Computer keyboard for left-handed people are similar to the standard, but the location of some keys on them is different. The first thing that catches your eye - a digital unit, which is not located on the right and the left. In addition, Enter keys, Del, Page Up, Page Down, and arrow keys are usually found in the reach of the left hand, and they are also duplicated on the right. Manufacturers of such models usually pay special attention to ergonomics, so the keyboard for left-handers may have a pyramidal arrangement of keys, Wrist Supports, a special form of keys and so on. Issued and special computer mouse for left-handers: ergonomic, vertical and horizontal, with special recesses for the fingers. There is also a gaming mouse, and "sharpened" just under the left arm.