Logitech subsidiary 3Dconnexion has now come out with its highest-end peripheral yet, the SpacePilot PRO 3D mouse. Set to be used for 3D design and visualization the mouse has a symmetrical button layout and soft-coated wrist rest, a six-degrees-of-freedom sensor and features like:
- LCD Workflow Assistant: The color LCD lists function-key assignments and provides at-a-glance access to Microsoft Outlook e-mail, calendar and task lists.
- Advanced MCAD Navigation: Five new dual-function QuickView Navigation keys improve error detection, design review, and design presentation by providing one-touch access to the following views: top and bottom, right and left, front and back, two isometric views, and 90-degree view rotation of any view either clockwise or counter-clockwise – for a total of 32 views. In addition, new Navigation Setting keys offer simplified and customizable control, allowing professionals to turn pan-and-zoom, rotation and one-axis control on or off, making it easier to define navigation settings for certain work modes.
- Intelligent Function Keys: Five new fully customizable, dual-function keys offer immediate, one-touch access to 10 frequently used commands within any supported 3D application. The SpacePilot PRO automatically detects the active application and assigns appropriate function keys - whether default or customized.
"3Dconnexion's 3D mice have rewritten the rules on the way design engineers and professionals interact with 3D environments," said Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. "Our new SpacePilot PRO builds on our market-leading industry experience, delivering the most powerful 3D mouse we've ever made. It enables increased performance that ultimately results in better designs, created in less time."
The SpacePilot PRO is provided with a three-year warranty and costs $499.