Summary: Bought this specifically to play space flight sims, such as Elite: Dangerous. Works great, spring tension at 100% any direction is fairly stiff and strains the wrist over long periods of time. If you want a joystick setup, buy a joystick. I'll mostly be using this for 3d rendering instead (camera control).
Pros: Works exactly as expected. Intuitive controls and simplified settings make this very usable for a wide range of programs. Seems to work best for 3d rendering software like sketchup or blender. With the right set of 3rd party drivers this can be used as a 6 DOF joystick for videogames.
Cons: Spring on up direction seems stiffer than the other directions, pulling to 100% of upward movement is almost enough to lifts the base into the air, second hand required to hold base in place during these movements.
Pros: Great for anyone who works with computer aided 3D design with programs such as Autodesk Inventor. I do mechanical design work in inventor and the 3Dconnnexion mouse was the type of thing I didn't know I needed until I used it. If you can't afford this 3D mouse then don't try it, because you will be hooked.
Cons: None I can think of. If you are looking for a 3D navigation tool specifically for computer aided design, this is the answer.
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
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.
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!