Left Handers Club Newsletter August 2008

In this issue...

1. Left-Hander of the Year - time to vote
2. Left-Handed products - what do you think?
3. Back to school
4. The Cherry Ergo left-handed mouse

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1. Left-Hander of the Year - Time to vote

The nominations have all been counted and reviewed and we have our short-list of candidates for Left Hander of the Year 2008.

Left hander of the year 2008 short list

To see full profiles on these popular left-handers as well as some of the reasons given by members for nominating them and to place your vote for your favourite, use this link

Our feature on Rafael Nadal provoked some interesting debate about whether we should include a right-handed writer in our list because he plays tennis left-handed. Although thousands of you nominated your favourite left-hander, we also received one view that the whole idea of a Left Hander of the year was a stupid idea (!)  and since everyone is entitled to their views,  we have included some of the arguments on the voting page and given you a chance to have your say.

Follow this link to see the full correspondence and have your vote

Voting will close at 5.00pm UK time on Tuesday 12 August 2008 so we can announce the winner on Left Handers' Day, Wednesday 13 August.

Remember, if you're planning to celebrate Left-Handers Day next Wednesday you can download FREE fun posters to create a Lefty Zone in your home, club or office. Download posters here.
Follow this link for the Left Handers Day posters

2. Left-Handed products - what do you think?

One of the joys of running Anything Left-Handed and the Club is the fantastic feedback we get from our customers once they have used their left-handed equipment and realised how much easier they can make everyday tasks. We have recently developed our web site to included a Product Review section within each product and would like you to share your views on products you have purchased and used with other site visitors.

Product reviews

Just follow these simple steps:-

  1. Visit our website, www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk and use the menus or the search boxes to navigate to the page for a left-handed product you have used.

  2. Underneath the product image and "email a friend" link, you will see a section called "Customer rating for this product" and there is a link there for you to add your review and rate the product. If no-one has got there before you it will say "Not reviewed. Be the first"

  3. Click the link and write a short review and give your rating. Our system will calculate an overall rating to be displayed for each product and also a section of the most highly rated products and we think that will be a great help to our site visitors who may not be as familiar as you with the products.

For each review you enter, you will automatically be entered into our monthly Prize Draw to win a £50 credit on anything from our shop as a thank you for taking part.

Recent customer may also receive an email from us with links direct to the products they have purchased.

3. Back to school - Get your little lefty kitted out for the new term.

Deciding on what left-handed products your child will need can be a daunting task and we get lots of phone calls this time of year from parents asking what they should order.


Children's sets

We've solved the problem by putting together Left-Handers School Packs specific to your child's age, containing all the tools they will need to help them off to a flying start - and giving you a discount on the individual product prices too! Use the links below to get full information on the sets and place your orders.

Pre-school essentials
Off to school pack age 4 - 6
Back to school age 7 - 11
Children's handy desk set

Stabilo smove easyergo pencil Also if you're child is just starting to write, it's worth considering the Stabilo 'smove easyergo starter pencil. Specifically designed to fit small hands, the grip of the easyergo guides your child's hand into the perfect grip for left-handed writing. It even comes with its own left-handed sharpener and spare leads are available

*** Stabilo are not releasing these super pencils to retail shops until 2009 and have made Anything Left-Handed their online distributor so, unusually for us, we are stocking both the left-handed and right-handed versions of the pencil so you can get them for all the family!

Left Handed easyergo pencil
Right Handed easyergo pencil

4. The Cherry Ergo left-handed mouse - Member offer
This has become our most popular left-handed mouse to date and with good reason. We love the look and feel of this wireless mouse, which is ergonomically designed to fit the left hand perfectly and were impressed by the number of functions and ease of use. The seven mouse buttons with four-way scrolling function can be individually programmed, and the latest wireless technology gives you at least 10 meters of cableless freedom. The Teflon sliding surfaces give the mouse a really smooth feel and great accuracy.
Cherry left-handed mouse

We have purchased a large batch of these mouses (mice?) from the manufacturer, Cherry, and for the month of August only can offer it to you at only UK £24.99 (US$ 48.73, nearly 30%, £10.00 off the normal price.

Use this link to see full product details and place your order

That's all for this month - we will be in touch again soon

Best wishes

Keith & Lauren
and all at the Left Handers Club


P. S. If you like what we are doing at the Left- Handers Club, please tell your family and friends about us so they can benefit as well

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