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3dconnexion-spacenavigator.598416
8.3 out of 10

3DConnexion SpaceNavigator

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Nathan C., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: While the profile is smaller than it's desktop cousins, it is still a very tall profile for most mobile accessories. I would trade a lower profile for a larger footprint on this any day. I would also carefully consider the wireless desktop version as well. It is physically larger, but if you're someone who dislikes cables everywhere, the size difference will be negligible in contrast.
  • Pros: I loved the desktop version so much, I decided to purchase one for my mobile workstation. I simply cannont do my CAD/CAM work without one now! The travel pouch is great addition as well, and a thoughtful touch.
  • Cons: Occasionally wanders while using it in MasterCAM X7, have not tried it yet in the new X8. Locks the program out while it is doing this (I believe this to be on MC's side, though)
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Item!

ClaytonM, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Love it. Fast shipping from B&H. 3D Mouse was super easy to setup right out of the box for the application I was using. Feels nice. very heavey in place on desktop or comfortable in palm of one hand.
  • Pros: Accurate Tracking, Comfortable Design, Easy setup, Fast Response, Glides Smoothly, Great Features, Smooth, Works On Any Surface
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Great for 3D modeling

MacKenzie, B&H Photo
1 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Brilliant piece of equipment for 3D modeling and architectural programs. Comfortable, very easy to use and speeds up workflow by about 100%. I use it for stuff like 3DS Max, Revit, CAD. Can't work without it. Well built, well worth the price.
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Overall 4
4.0

I'm really disappointed because it's very high quality and I thought it ...

amy m. takken, Amazon
28 July 2014
  • Summary: I read reviews and postings from the 3Dconnexion forum which indicated that this mouse could be used as a "normal" windows mouse. After installing the driver and getting nowhere, I called tech support where I was quickly informed that there was no driver to allow that. I'm really disappointed because it's very high quality and I thought it would be the perfect mouse. This mouse pops up under searches for ergonomic or "mouse alternatives".
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Overall 10
10

fantastic for the draftsmen or designers

mick the draftsmen, B&H Photo
16 July 2014
  • Excerpt: The space navigator is fantastic for the designer or draftsmen it's a must item.great for 2D & 3D turning . cant fault product at all.
  • Pros: Accurate Tracking, Comfortable Design, Fast Response, Glides Smoothly, Great Features, Works On Any Surface
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Overall 8
8.0

Must needed tool.

1Wolf, B&H Photo
7 May 2014
  • Excerpt: It takes about 3 days for a learning curve, once use to it, you can't work without it. We own 7 of the 3D Mouse, 3 Desktop 4 Notebook for working on the road.
  • Pros: Easy To Clean, Ergonomic Layout, Fast Response, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: Side Buttons Annoying
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Overall 8
8.0

Some Quirks

ProductSleuth, Amazon
4 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to use with a 3D modeling package and an imaged editing program. I also wanted to use it for second life. It works very well, though it does require some practice. It should be noted that it connects to the first program activated accepting the 3D mouse and will ignore all of the others. It does not follow the focus of the cursor. It does work flawlessly with a wacom usb tablet and usb mouse.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Kenneth J., Newegg
18 March 2014
  • Pros: Nothing comes close to increasing your CAD productivity like a 3D mouse. 3Dconnexion pretty much owns the market. This little guy is easy to transport, It's also got enough weight to stay seated on your desk.
  • Cons: Needed to update with firmware that wasn't available on their site. I had to contact tech support to get it. Prior to the update, I could not leave it plugged into my PC when booting up or it would seriously hangup the PC for a while. I'd be forced to unplug it prior to boot, and then plug it back in once windows loaded. Driver loads oddly with Autodesk Inventor occasionally requiring me to restart the app again.
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Overall 10
10

SpaceNavigator 3D Mouse

Bob the Builder, B&H Photo
19 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I have them in my computer lab and my high school students use them for 3D modeling and 2D computer drafting applications. They are easily customized, reliable, and easy to learn to use.
  • Pros: Accurate Tracking, Comfortable Design, Great Features, Works On Any Surface
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Overall 10
10

Great device!

Stixmen, Amazon
5 February 2014
  • Summary: This thing is a must have for 3D graphic & exhibit design! Works great, easy to set up and use. Very heavy and sticks to desk work area without moving around. Downloaded the MAC software as it came with Windows. Finding the MAC software was easy. Works with SketchUp Make and does function in Word & Excel & Safari for scrolling up and down. Great product!
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