The mouse, a simple piece of technology used with PCs and Desktops has become part of our daily lives. Most people, consciously or subconsciously, spend most of their time moving around their mouse to drag and drop files, to scroll down site pages, open different tabs and drop down menus. It is a crucial part of PC use – heck you probably cannot operate a computer without it (though there is the option of using keyboard shortcuts). But here is the thing; some individuals have suffered mouse-induced RSI as a result of the constant dragging of the mouse. You probably have heard of this and are concerned. Well, to put your mind at ease, 3Dconnection came up with a tech solution for you – the SpaceNavigator 3D mouse.
Unlike a traditional mouse, this SpaceNavigator is designed to be stationary; it does not move. As a matter of fact, due to its thick metal base designed to lower its center of gravity for added stability, you will have a difficult time to move it. But with its stationary design, it still provides movements on all planes, both vertical and horizontal hence the term 3D. Architects, CAD engineers and 3D designers will find this feature very useful.
This $102 3D mouse has incredible sensitivity. A slight movement on any axis, the effect is great. But if you so please, you can adjust the default sensitivity settings it comes with. You can also map the buttons to different shortcuts on the keyboard for the various programs that you would like to use it with.
In case you are wondering whether an average PC user will find any use for this mouse, the answer is yes. If you work with programs such as Adobe Photoshop CS3 and have large images to edit, this mouse is definitely your perfect choice.