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3Dconnexion® SpaceMouse Wireless: More Info

What wireless technology does SpaceMouse Wireless use?

SpaceMouse Wireless uses optimized 3Dconnexion 2.4GHz wireless technology that includes:

  • A specifically optimized transmission protocol for the 3Dconnexion 6DoF sensor to ensure real-time control (no latency or delay)
  • A specifically optimized transceiver and antenna design for a reliable connection (stable even in busy electrical environments).
  • Human hand presence detection for extended battery life (power consumption reduced in idle use).
  • Auto-zeroing so SpaceMouse Wireless can be switched on in any position without causing sensor calibration issues.
  • Multi 3Dconnexion device support (unlimited devices sharing the same USB receiver).

What is the operating range of SpaceMouse Wireless?
SpaceMouse Wireless can be used up to 10 meters away from its USB receiver.

How long will SpaceMouse Wireless operate before the battery needs to be recharged and how long does it take to recharge the battery?
SpaceMouse Wireless will operate for up to one month1 between charges and the battery can be fully re-charged using the supplied micro-USB cable within 2 hours. While charging, SpaceMouse Wireless is still fully operational.

1 Battery life of up to one month based on 8 hours user per day, 5 days per week

What type of battery does SpaceMouse Wireless have?
SpaceMouse Wireless includes an internal, lithium-ion polymer battery.

How can users maximize the battery life of SpaceMouse Wireless?
Turning off the SpaceMouse Wireless when it is not being used maximizes battery life. (For example, at the end of the working session, at weekends or when the user is on vacation.)

What happens when the SpaceMouse Wireless battery runs out?
Users are warned when the battery is running low (firstly at 10% charge and again at 4%). At this time, the user should simply connect the supplied USB cable and continue working. SpaceMouse Wireless continues to operate while its battery is recharging.

What’s the difference between SpaceMouse Wireless and the SpaceNavigator / SpaceNavigator for Notebooks?
SpaceMouse Wireless features a stylish new design and its 2 buttons are improved in terms of size, shape and feel. In addition, SpaceMouse Wireless has a lower center of gravity and a larger rubber area on the underside of the base, making it even more stable on the desktop

Size and weight comparison

Product

Dimensions

Weight

SpaceMouse Wireless

78mm x 78mm x 54mm / 3.1” x 3.1” x 2.1”

424g / 0.93lb

SpaceNavigator

78mm x 78mm x 53mm / 3.1” x 3.1” x 2.1”

484g / 1.06lb

SpaceNavigator for Notebooks

68mm x 68mm x 46mm / 2.7” x 2.7” x 1.8”

264g / 0.58lb


What happens if the USB receiver is lost or needs to be replaced?
Customers can order additional USB receivers from the 3Dconnexion webstore (currently covering Europe and USA). A “pairing” application is available from www.3dconnexion.com/pairing to ensure the new receiver and SpaceMouse Wireless connect to each other.

What happens if the USB cable is lost or needs to be replaced?
Customers can order additional USB cables from the 3Dconnexion webstore (currently covering Europe and USA). Alternatively, any bi-directional micro-USB cable can be used with SpaceMouse Wireless.

How long is the USB cable?
The USB cable is 1.5m long.

How can users optimize the performance of their SpaceMouse Wireless?
3Dconnexion advises users to check for the latest driver when installing the product. This is particularly important for SpaceMouse Wireless as the latest drivers available on the 3Dconnexion website include an improved GUI and additional functionality such as radial menus (compared to the driver CD in the box).

What are the 3Dconnexion radial menus?
The 3Dconnexion radial menus provide on-screen access to application or environment-specific commands. It's easy to create radial menus in the 3DxWare 10 interface and assign them to either of the SpaceMouse Wireless buttons. After opening the radial menu, simply move the mouse cursor left, right, up or down through the outer segment to activate the command. Radial menu's are a feature of 3DxWare 10 and are supported on all current products.

What additional features are available on 3Dconnexion's SpaceMouse Pro series and SpacePilot Pro?
The SpaceMouse Pro series and SpacePilot Pro enable the fastest workflow and maximum user comfort thanks to an array of conveniently positioned physical buttons and ergonomic, soft coated hand rests. For users spending more than a few hours per day using 3D software, the ease of accessing application commands, standard views or keyboard modifiers (Ctrl, Shift, Alt, Esc) at the touch of a button is a significant advantage.

For example, a SpaceMouse Pro user can hold the Ctrl or Shift button on their 3D mouse while simultaneously navigating and multi-selecting parts of the model. This procedure is practically impossible without physical keyboard modifiers positioned next to the 3D mouse controller c

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