Released today by 3Dconnexion is the all new and improved, SpaceMouse Pro Wireless. More recently I did a blog post on the 3DConnexion SpacePilot PRO 3D Mouse and the benefits to having one, but now with this new release you as designers definitely won't be able to resist this clever bit of hardware.
For those of you who don't know what the Space Mouse Pro is then I shall go over a few basics. This mouse has superior 3D navigation that allows you to move around your designs with a lot more ease and fluidity enabling you to zoom, pan and rotate your models and cameras. No matter what angle you want to view your design from you can and it's as close to holding your model as you can get.
So what exactly is new in SpaceMouse Pro Wireless?
One benefit like the name hints is that there will be no unsightly wires getting in your way which in turn makes your working environment a lot smarter and tidier. Another advantage to this is that the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless can be easily shared in a meeting or design review etc. so whoever wants to rotate 360 degrees around the design can.
The mouse is connected to your laptop/workstation via a small USB receiver with 2.4 GHz wireless technology or alternatively you could use the Twin-port USB hub.
The twin-port USB hub is included and allows you to connect and charge your mouse at the same time whatever your desktop setup. On top of that the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless has two months battery life, so you don't have to worry about charging it every night in order for it to work the next day.
Work smarter, not harder. One of the main benefits of the new SpaceMouse Pro is that the technology automatically recognizes your application environment and this then applies commands to the four intelligent function keys. You can take the capabilities even further by the applying radial menus to any of the 15 buttons and this makes your commands even easier to use.
The SpaceMouse Pro Wireless still comes with the high quality LCD screen and there is now an onscreen reminder of the commands assigned to the intelligent function keys, so you can have full focus on your designs at all times rather than straying away from what is important.
Each of the buttons are perfectly positioned meaning maximum efficiency and because 3D professionals all over the world rely on 3Dconnexion devices each mouse has been designed so there is a soft coated hand rest for maximum comfort.