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Linux.com: SpaceNavigator: An Affordable 3-D Controller for Linux

Mar 29, 2007, 07:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"3Dconnexion's SpaceNavigator is a compact, programmable USB input device designed for 3-D applications. It's a six-axis controller that senses tilt and rotation as well as x, y, and z linear motion. The product was released in November, and this month 3Dconnexion (a subsidiary of peripheral specialist Logitech) announced initial Linux support, including preliminary application functionality and a software development kit.

"The SpaceNavigator comes in two editions: a personal edition priced at $60, and the standard edition priced at $100. The personal edition is supposed to be used for non-commercial purposes only, although the application support appears to be identical. But the standard edition does come with one concrete advantage: two years of free telephone support..."

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