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3DConnexion SpaceNavigator

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Overall 8
8.0

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator

PC Magazine
17 March 2014
  • Conclusion: Anyone who thinks they have fully embraced Google Earth without trying this device would be wrong. Google SketchUp fans will love it, too.
  • Pros: Generally easy to use and intuitive. Takes flying with Google Earth to a whole new level.
  • Cons: Can be tough to remember the device's many movement options. Truly ideal for the ambidextrous.
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Overall 7
7.0

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator for Notebooks

PC Magazine
27 April 2009
  • Conclusion: The SpaceNavigator for Notebooks is every bit as useful and intuitive with 3D applications as the original SpaceNavigator. But unless you need to lug a 3D mouse along on your daily commute, you should probably just stick with the cheaper desktop model.
  • Pros: Innovative design. Smooth movement. Simple software integration. Makes navigating Google Earth and Second Life a blast.
  • Cons: Could be more travel-friendly. Pricey. Base needs to be steadier. For use in 3D applications only.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: SpaceNavigator for Notebooks

Macworld
16 April 2008
  • Excerpt: (1 items) When Douglas Engelbart invented the mouse in the mid-1960s, its ability to point and click helped pave the way for the personal computer’s ubiquitous 2-D graphical user interface. Now, more than 40 years later, 3-D virtual worlds and 3-D development have become popular. But the mouse—designed for 2-D interaction—is often insufficient for traversing virtual 3-D environments.
  • Pros: Software toolkit available for custom driver development, Makes moving through 3-D realms more efficient, Great build quality
  • Cons: Challenging learning curve, No out-of-box support for multimedia software, Limited number of supported programs
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Overall 7
7.0

3DConnexion SpaceNavigator Personal Edition

maximum pc
10 October 2007
  • Summary: That limitation is ultimately what really hurts the SpaceNavigator PE. While we appreciate the fact that this type of device cost $300 two years ago, a controller whose main commercial appeal is limited to Google Earth and a few other apps is of limited value. Don’t get us wrong though, it is effective and if we had $60 to burn and our second job was flying around on Google Earth, we’d buy one.
  • Pros: Cheap, comes preconfigured for common multimedia apps, Google Earth.
  • Cons: Not particularly useful for other apps; not programmable.
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Overall 8
8.0

3DConnexion Space Navigator

XSReviews
15 February 2011
  • Conclusion: Overall, the 3Dconnexion Space Navigator is a very tidy product that is very good for 3D apps and software. In Google Earth, after a little time, I was able to master the controls and easily navigate around the planet whilst panning, zooming and rotating simultaneously. My only concerns with the product are that it won’t really appeal to that many target markets as the only users who can really fully utilise it are 3D designers and artists who need 3D software.
  • Pros: Very easy to use, Comfortable, PE version is competitively priced, Stylish
  • Cons: Could be a little heavier, SE version a lot more expensive for seemingly not much gain
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Overall 7
7.0

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator 3D Mouse

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: The SpaceNavigator moves the humble mouse into the 3D realm.
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Overall 8
8.0

3dconnexion SpaceNavigator for Notebooks review

Digital Arts
12 June 2008
  • Excerpt: 3Dconnexion’s line of input devices for 3D suites – which it calls 3D mice – are tools that aim to make it easier to work in animation tools such as Maya, 3DS Max, LightWave and Cinema 4D than traditional ‘2D’ mice.
  • Pros: Smaller and lighter than standard SpaceNavigator model.
  • Cons: Standard version is better for most 3D artists.
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Overall 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 10
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3Dconnexion's SpaceNavigator helps you fly through Google Earth : Logitech 3Dconnexion's SpaceNavigator

GadgetSpeak
20 September 2007
  • Summary: If you've played with Google Earth, you've entered a 3D world within your computer. You navigate that world using buttons and icons on the Google Earth interface and it can almost feel that you're fly ing. The sensation could be better though...
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