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.
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)
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 bac...
Summary: This basic model works well, getting used to it is not easy, it will take a couple of days of fiddling with it. Works in Freecad older versions of sketchup and in solidworks, Google earth and in a bunch of other applications with their universal drivers.
Works great with Google/Trimble SketchUp, Photoshop
Dean Zimmermann "Dean Zimmermann", Amazon
13 March 2013
Summary: Set up was easy, and it worked right away in Trimble SketchUp 3D CAD software. It also has profiles for many other software products, and makes panning and zooming during Photoshop very easy so you can keep the tool you have selected, active. This is one of those, "How did I ever live without this?
Excerpt: I've only had this device for a few weeks but now when ever I sit down to a CAD Workstation that doesn't have 3D control, I know that I'm not nearly productive as I could be. The only draw back is the blue LED lights inside the device are WAY to bright, they even hurt my eyes when I'm in a well lit...
Pros: Accurate Tracking, Comfortable Design, Glides Smoothly