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I may be in love. Although this is the sort of product I will want to try before I buy.
I don't do much 3D, although my daughter does.
I would be happy to try/buy this device, if it is usable for trackball-comparable navigation - it probably needs good ballistics. However, 3DConnexion selling kits of the 3D device in conjunction with a fancy mouse for selection make me worried that the 3D device is not precise enough. Although it might be a question of scene motion vs pointer motion, segregated by device.
buttons, reducing greatly the need to move hands between pointing device and
the most basic compact SpaceMouse has two buttons – not much, but they can
open radial menus, which Bill Joy says can be much more efficient that
menus in AHK have been a project for my copious spare time
fancier “Pro” version has
modifiers – control, alt, shift – which if fully chordable, gives 8x the bindings
and MENU keys
hardwired, and/or can be redefimned so that they can be usefully hooked in AHK,
would help greatly in menu navigation and selection without using the pointing
top of the line “Enterprise” version has
8 keys on left – the Pro 6, plus Enter and Space
11 keys on left – although looks likely to be not as programmable as I
“programmable” function keys on top
that can switch to show current bindings.
Maximus keyboard with OLED keytops,
with e-Ink keytops
trackball in the middle, not necessarily the 3D 6dof device. But if the 3D device works, sure.
I buy. Even with full-$$$ refund, returning
it if it doesn’t work is a hassle.