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3Dconnexion Space Explorer

3Dconnexion Space Explorer
alaScore 80

16 reviews

Sep, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of 3Dconnexion Space Explorer. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and durability. The usability and price also get good opinions.

price, usability, durability, reliability

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 products: 3Dconnexion SpaceExplorer USB - mice (USB, Intel Pentium 4/AMD, Optical, 139 x 194 x 58 mm, Windows Vista/XP/2000 UNIX Linux, FCC, CE, VCCI, RRL, WHQL3Dconnexion SpaceExplorer USB - mice (USB, Intel Pentium 4/AMD, Optical, 139 x 194 x 58 mm, Windows Vista/XP/2000 UNIX Linux, FCC, CE, VCCI, RRL, WHQL

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Hudspeth, IDSA (cadalyst.com)

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...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Richard Leon (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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'.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Richard Leon (techworld.com)

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'.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Richard Leon (macworld.co.uk)

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.’

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Jani 'Japala' Pönkkö (metku.net)

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...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Alan Stonebridge (macuser.co.uk)

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...

Jun, 2008

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.

Configuration

Apple Lightning Connector: No
Built-in Storage Capability: No
Charging Unit Included: No
Force / Vibrate Feedback: No
Read / Write Functionality: No
Scrolling Function:No / Yes
Scrolling Type:4-ways / Not Applicable
Scrolling Wheel:No / Yes
USB:USB 2.0 / USB1.1 / Yes
USB Hub: No

Dimensions & Weight

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

General Features

Battery-free Mouse: No
Gaming Product: No
Graphic Tablet with Mouse:Not Applicable
Graphic Tablet with Pen:Not Applicable
Input Registration:Optical LED
Notebook Mouse: No
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:3D Device
Type of Connection:Cable

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
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