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3Dconnexion Space Explorer

3Dconnexion Space Explorer
alaScore 79

22 reviews

Nov, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and durability. The design and usability also get good views. There are some negative views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the 3Dconnexion Space Explorer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for 3Dconnexion Space Explorer

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of 3Dconnexion Space Explorer from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: 3Dconnexion Spaceexplorer USB 3D Device, PC / Mac

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3DConnexion SpaceExplorer 3D Mouse

 

If you happen to work in a 3D environment you need to rotate, pan and zoom quite a lot with your mouse or your keyboards arrow keys. Most programs provide alternate methods for these functions but none of those seem to be quite accurate not to mention...

Build Quality ; Blue LED Beneath The Control Knob ; Customization Software ; Design ; Improves Workflow ; Rotate, Pan, Zoom And Move Without The Keyboard

Price For End User ( Not Companies )

The SpaceExplorer is indeed a step forward compared to the SpaceNavigator that we reviewed earlier, in fact i should go as far as to call it a leap and not a step. Both devices may feature the same 6 axis 3D control knob but the SpaceExplorer also...

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3Dconnexion SpaceExplorer, SpaceNavigator (First Look Review)

 

Next-generation motion-control devices.

If you model in 3D, you need to rotate, pan and zoom—a lot. Most programs provide methods for this: middle-mouse-drag, on-screen controls or even your computer's arrow keys. But none are very intuitive or easy to control. A company called 3Dconnexion...

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3D Connexion SpaceExplorer review

 

The SpaceExplorer uses 3D Connexion's unique six-axis technology to replace your PC's mouse with a push-pull-twist-tilt system of hands-on control.

The problem is the price. The SpaceExplorer is far, far from cheap, and if you're wondering if it's worth the money, for most users the answer would have to be 'no'.

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3D Connexion SpaceExplorer review

 

The SpaceExplorer uses 3D Connexion's unique six-axis technology to replace your PC's mouse with a push-pull-twist-tilt system of hands-on control.

The problem is the price. The SpaceExplorer is far, far from cheap, and if you're wondering if it's worth the money, for most users the answer would have to be 'no'.

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SpaceExplorer review

 

The SpaceExplorer from 3D Connexion adds a third dimension to your mouse.

3D zooming and navigation features work well in 3D programs, also Photoshop and creative-software compatible

Steep learning curve, no default OS support so drivers are needed for each application, incredibly expensive

The problem is the price. It’s not cheap, and if you’re wondering if it’s worth the money, for most users the answer would have to be ‘no.’

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3DConnexion SpaceExplorer Review

 

This time we will take a look at bit more higher end 3D Controller that still offers the same intuitive 3D control that can be found on the more basic SpaceNavigator that we reviewed earlier.

Intuitive control, 15 customizable buttons, Free SDKs, Multiple OS support

SpaceExplorer really takes a leap forward compared to the SpaceNavigator that we reviewed earlier. Don't get me wrong here, SpaceNavigator has the exactly the same 6-axis controller on it but it lacks the added usability that only those extra buttons...

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SpaceExplorer

 

This, more capable, big brother of the SpaceNavigator for Notebook, augments the latter's cap with a large base and 15 programmable buttons, compared to the Navigator's two. This comes at the cost of portability due to its dimensions and 590g weight,...

The cheapest SpaceNavigator costs 39, so there's a big leap for anyone in need of more control. SpaceExplorer's buttons save jumping back and forth to the keyboard to access a wide range of tools, but it comes at a very high price. If you spend your...

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Great for CAD work

 

Our CAD designers have standardized on the 3DConnexion products. We purchase the SpaceExplorer, along with Navigator and Controller. We allow our employees to chose the option that best fits their needs. This option is the middle of the road, in that...

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3Dconnexion SpaceExplorer USB 3D Navigation Device

 

Our CAD designers have standardized on the 3DConnexion products. We purchase the SpaceExplorer, along with Navigator and Controller. We allow our employees to chose the option that best fits their needs. This option is the middle of the road, in that...

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Great for CAD work

 

Our CAD designers have standardized on the 3DConnexion products. We purchase the SpaceExplorer, along with Navigator and Controller. We allow our employees to chose the option that best fits their needs. This option is the middle of the road, in that...

Product Specifications

Boasting 3Dconnexion's patented optical sensor technology, plus an advanced ergonomic design, SpaceExplorer offers effortless navigation for more than 100 of today's most powerful 3D design and visualization applications. Simply push, pull, tilt or twist the SpaceExplorer's controller cap to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D objects and environments. SpaceExplorer features an array of easy-to-reach function keys labeled and pre-programmed with commands from leading design applications. Keys automatically map as you move between applications for unified navigation. Gone are the days when 3D navigation meant endless mouse clicks to move around an object or to fly through space and remembering how to change views and control objects within the X, Y, Z axes...one tedious step at a time. Plus, it is no longer necessary to remember different application's unique commands for manipulating 3D objects or scenes. Using SpaceExplorer together with a mouse engages both your hands in a natural, intuitive work style. One hand drives the SpaceExplorer, positioning your model, then rotating, panning and zooming in one single, fluid motion. Your mouse hand can simultaneously edit the model or select menu items.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.6in
Height:2.3in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:5.5in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Logitech
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:3Dconnexion SpaceExplorer

Input Device

Buttons Qty:15
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Interface (DB):Serial/USB
Movement Detection Technology:Optical
Type:3D motion controller

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty /3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:HP-UX 11 / IBM AIX 5.2 / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3 / SunSoft Solaris 8 or later / SuSE Linux 9.0 or later/HP-UX 11 / IBM AIX 5.2 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3 / SunSoft Solaris 8 or later / SuSE Linux 9.0 or later