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3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator For Notebooks

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator For Notebooks
alaScore 85

874 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 874 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The value for money and reliability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, reliability, value for money, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator For Notebooks is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator For Notebooks

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 49 user reviews of 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator For Notebooks from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, build quality, value for money, reliability, design

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator Personal Edition USB3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator Personal Edition USB3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator USB

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Amazon.com review summary for 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator For Notebooks

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 586 user reviews of 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator For Notebooks from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com.

usability, reliability, value for money, size, design

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 3Dconnexion 3DX-700028 SpaceNavigator 3D Mouse3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator PE (Personal Edition) 3D Navigation Device USB ( 3DX-700029 )3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator PE (Personal Edition) 3D Navigation Device USB ( 3DX-700029 )

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3DConnexion SpaceNavigator Personal Edition

 

Quick, call Maxwell Smart. We've identified a KAOS plot aimed at destroying American worker productivity. Now thanks to 3DConnexion, that evil plot to have 90 percent of Americans flying all over the globe using Google Earth—instead of working — just...

Cheap, comes preconfigured for common multimedia apps, Google Earth

Not particularly useful for other apps; not programmable

That limitation is ultimately what really hurts the SpaceNavigator PE. While we appreciate the fact that this type of device cost $300 two years ago, a controller whose main commercial appeal is limited to Google Earth and a few other apps is of...

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SpaceNavigator for Notebooks

 

Perfect for flying through 3D apps like Google Earth A mouse never feels quite right controlling 3D applications. Designers usually have to click many times-or enter elaborate multikey commands-to angle the perspective just right. The...

Effectively controls 3D programs with minimal effort. Works with a variety of the most popular software

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SpaceNavigator for Notebooks

 

This space-age mouse is more portable than its predecessor and gives professionals an easy way to navigate around 3D environments.

Sturdy build ; Smooth tilting/pulling controls ; Easy-to-use software works well with Google Earth and more

Too heavy for pockets ; Expensive

At At $129, the SpaceNavigator for Notebooks is an expensive peripheral, but if you’re a 3D professional—or even an enthusiast—you29, the SpaceNavigator for Notebooks is an expensive peripheral, but if you’re a 3D professional—or even an...

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3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator for Notebooks

 

The SpaceNavigator for Notebooks is every bit as useful and intuitive with 3D applications as the original SpaceNavigator. But unless you need to lug a 3D mouse along on your daily commute, you should probably just stick with the cheaper desktop model.

Innovative design. Smooth movement. Simple software integration. Makes navigating Google Earth and Second Life a blast

Could be more travel-friendly. Pricey. Base needs to be steadier. For use in 3D applications only

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Review: 3dconnexion SpaceNavigator for Notebooks

 

3dconnexion has come a long way since I reviewed their SpaceTraveler back in the beginning of 2006. While their flagship SpacePilot has remained pretty much the same, their line of lower-profile/portable 3D controllers is evolving. Right now they offer...

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Review: SpaceNavigator for Notebooks

 

SpaceNavigator for Notebooks, a laptop mouse designed for 3-D navigation, lets you move horizontally, vertically, and in a third dimension of depth within your 3-D space.

The sturdy SpaceNavigator for Notebooks has a black 3-D controller knob with matte plastic sides that sits atop a metal base containing two mouse buttons. The bottom has a rubber ring to help prevent it from sliding. The device’s weight (8.9 ounces)...

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SpaceNavigator for Notebooks Review

 

It is a pretty well known fact that the typical optical mouse can be a trying to work with in 3D environments. You just don't have that much flexibility to rotate items or pan smoothly. Especially when it comes to being on the road and you only have...

Simple to Install and use. Even this beginner was having fun 1 minute into it

Not very light to travel with. Will probably stay a industry mouse until more mainstream software becomes 3D based and is supported by 3DConnexion

This 3D mouse is perfect for those who work in 3D worlds. Autocad professionals, game developers, or those who are just 3D enthusiasts. There is a list of software compatible in Linux, Windows, and Mac for the SpaceNavigator here. Shortly Second Life...

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3dconnexion SpaceNavigator for Notebooks

 

3Dconnexion's line of input devices for 3-D suites -- which it calls 3-D mice -- are tools that aim to make it easier to work in animation tools such ...

Smaller and lighter than standard SpaceNavigator model

Standard version is better for most 3D artists

The SpaceNavigator for Notebooks is of limited appeal to most 3-D creatives — but if you're in its target market, you may find it invaluable.

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SpaceNavigator for Notebooks

 

SpaceNavigator for Notebooks is the latest version of 3D Connexion's excellent navigation tool for 3D applications. Although it's not much smaller than the original SpaceNavigator, this version is about 250g lighter, which when you're going to be...

Our only real complaint about this notebook version of the SpaceNavigator is its price. The slightly bigger and heavier version costs 39 if you opt for the Personal Edition (which comes without support), yet this version will set you back 106. That's a...

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Logitech 3D Connexion SpaceNavigator Personal Edition...

 

The computer mouse suddenly looks old hat thanks to 3D Connexion's SpaceNavigator 3D navigation device. Best4Reviews puts it to the test and finds out what it's like to use.

Easy and intuitive to use, build quality, Fun

Takes a while to get used to the device. Not for everyone

The 3D Connexion Space Navigator Personal Edition is easy to use and set up and with practice and some tweaks in the system’s preferences, it quickly becomes natural and intuitive to use. I can’t help thinking it may not be for everyone and that the...

Product Specifications

Compact and ultra-light, SpaceNavigator for Notebooks is the perfect travel companion for 3D designers and enthusiasts. Designed for mobile professionals and enthusiasts, the compact SpaceNavigator for Notebooks is only half the weight of its desktop counterpart. A small footprint makes it easy to use-even on airline trays-and a travel case makes transport effortless. A new cap design increases comfort while making interactions with your 3D world more natural and immersive. The two-button layout simplifies control.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.5in
Height:1.7in
Weight:8.8oz
Width:2.5in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:3Dconnexion
Model:For Notebooks
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator

Input Device

Buttons Qty:2
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Interface (DB):USB
Movement Detection Technology:Optical
Type:3D motion controller

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.4.6 or later / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions) / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition