Reviews and Problems with 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator
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3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator for Notebooks
12 September 2008
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.
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.
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
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.