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3Dconnexion 3DX SpaceNavigator

3Dconnexion 3DX SpaceNavigator
alaScore 88

1027 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1027 reviews of 3Dconnexion 3DX SpaceNavigator. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and reliability are also appreciated.

usability, reliability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the 3Dconnexion 3DX SpaceNavigator is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of 3Dconnexion 3DX SpaceNavigator from 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 People really like the reliability and size. The durability and price are also mentioned favorably.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Jan, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 682 user reviews of 3Dconnexion 3DX SpaceNavigator from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Reviews about the design and size are overall positive. The price and reliability also get good opinions.

usability, reliability, price, size, design

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

This summary is based on the products: 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator SE (Standard Edition) 3D Navigation Device USB ( 3DX-700028 )3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator SE (Standard Edition) 3D Navigation Device USB ( 3DX-700028 )

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (

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...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

A Better Way to Navigate in AutoCAD

May, 2009

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator for Notebooks


GoogleEarth and Second Life junkies will get a real kick out of the SpaceNavigator for Notebooks 3D mouse.

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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Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Davis D. Janowski (

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator


The 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator lets you do CAD and fly through Google Earth with more control.

Generally easy to use and intuitive. Takes flying with Google Earth to a whole new level.

Can be tough to remember the device's many movement options. Truly ideal for the ambidextrous.

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Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Josh Korwin (

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...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: John Pastor (

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator


At first the SpaceNavigator looks like a slimmed-down trackball like device, but is much more than that. The device allows you to navigate Google Earth like never before. For example, pulling out on the control knob allows you to zoom out and pushing...

Gives you a whole different 3D experience ; Supports an array of applications ; Not too expensive

Steep learning curve

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Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator Review and Ratings


Design, modeling, or graphics-arts professionals—and those who love Google Earth—will want to free up a USB port for the SpaceNavigator.

Easy to install, set up ; Attractive, comfortable design, gives you greater accuracy when working with 3D environments, Google Earth

Limited use for general consumer ; Takes some getting used to

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Mike Hudspeth, IDSA (

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: Neil Bennett (

3dconnexion SpaceNavigator for Notebooks


A lightweight input device for 3-D artists

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.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: staff (

3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator Standard review


Precision control for animation and 3D design

Solid construction ; Easy to use

Limited application ; No support for Adobe Creative Suite

It works well but limited support could be a deal-breaker

May, 2007

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



Plug and Play: Yes


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

Input Device

Buttons Qty:2
Buttons quantity:2 / 8
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Form Factor:External
Interface (DB):USB
Movement Detection Technology:Optical
Movement detection technology:Optical
Scroll: No
Type:3D motion controller

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:-Windows Vista/XP/2000\n-UNIX\n-Linux / Windows Vista (x86/x64), XP (x86/x64), 2000\nLinux (Redhat Enterprise Linux WS 3, SuSE 9.0 +)\nMac OS / Windows Vista/XP/2000\nUNIX\nLinux / Windows Vista/XP/2000\nUNIX\nLinux\nMac X 10.4.6
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):1.81 x 1.81 x 1.69 / 3.07 x 3.07 x 2.09
Product dimensions (W x D x H):1.81 x 1.81 x 1.69 / 3.07 x 3.07 x 2.09

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:140
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium 4/AMD / Intel Pentium 4/III, AMD/Athlon
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

Weight & Dimensions

Mouse weight:16.9 / 8.11
Weight note (metric):16.9 / 8.11