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. I had a bit of a misconception though, this should not replace your mouse in these applications but supplement your control of the environment along with a standard mouse, in fact calling this a mouse would not be...
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?" devices if you do a lot of CAD or Photoshop detail work such as photo restorations.
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 room. Although you can disable the LEDs; every time that the device is unpluged from a machine the LEDs need to be turned off again. (Would be nice if they could be dimmed).
Pros: Accurate Tracking, Comfortable Design, Glides Smoothly
Excerpt: I use the product for 3DS Max primarily and have been using the bigger brother for 4+ years now. Going back to grad school means I need a smaller option. Only problem is the decrease in weight makes it a little less easy to control.
Excerpt: Very useful for CAD software users, keeps wrist in a more natural position when compared with a mouse. It is like holding your virtual CAD data or parts in your hand. Fun to use with google earth. I wish i could use it with more everyday software.
Pros: Accurate Tracking, Comfortable Design, Fast Response, Glides Smoothly, Great Features, Works On Any Surface