Wireless SpaceNavigator :)

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Wireless SpaceNavigator :)

Post by bluestorm » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:46 pm

Wireless SpaceNavigator please

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Post by architectED » Mon May 21, 2012 7:45 am

So any word on when a wireless device will be available? :?: [/quote]

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Re: Wireless SpaceNavigator :)

Post by Lazy Gun » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:20 am

bluestorm wrote:Wireless SpaceNavigator please
Same here please! :D

Just bought a SpaceNavigator, totally blown away by it - wireless would be perfect!

LG

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Re: Wireless SpaceNavigator :)

Post by kklaver » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:52 pm

Any news on a wireless version? My spacenavigator's cord is taking a beating with all the traveling required. WIRELESS :mrgreen: Please

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Re: Wireless SpaceNavigator :)

Post by ben_r_ » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:07 pm

Wireless would be cool as long as it doesnt have terrible battery life (Logitech high end gaming mice are known for this) and doesnt sacrifice any responsiveness due to the wire communication. I seems typically you get hindered by one of those problems if not both with wireless "tracking" input devices.

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Post by ARKYTK » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:48 am

I have been looking for this for several years! Is there a wireless solution coming out soon?

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Re: Wireless SpaceNavigator :)

Post by AA3D » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:31 pm

ben_r_ wrote:Wireless would be cool as long as it doesnt have terrible battery life (Logitech high end gaming mice are known for this) and doesnt sacrifice any responsiveness due to the wire communication. I seems typically you get hindered by one of those problems if not both with wireless "tracking" input devices.
High end gaming mice have to constantly actively make their measurements, meaning that even when the mouse is not being moved it still needs power. I believe the 3dconnexion only needs to use power when it is being moved. As for responsiveness, we don't actually need it to be as responsive as a 2D mouse. Our interactions with 2D are a lot faster.

Therefore I'm not too worried about these problems :)
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Re: Wireless SpaceNavigator :)

Post by AA3D » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:37 pm

As for me, I'd love a wireless 3DX too! Even though I use it at a desk, the wire limits its usability for me.

I'd expect the mouse to get either bigger or lighter with wireless, however, since some space would be sacrificed for batteries and electronics instead of being used for weights.

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Post by Lesiu » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:05 pm

I've already bought SpaceMouse Pro and I would be angry to see wireless version soon. I have wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, only my SpaceMouse Pro has a wire, that is why it's hidden in a locker. However when wireless version of SpaceNavigator comes up I'll consider buying it for my wife.
SpaceMouse Pro

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Post by James.McIntosh » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:29 am

Wireless would be great for all the travelling I have to do.

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Re: Wireless SpaceNavigator :)

Post by Magic Man » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:20 pm

Great that this has finally come along...

I had to look back to my post from 2009 where I suggested a wireless option... Amongst other things :D

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3269#p17122

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Re: Wireless SpaceNavigator :)

Post by Lazy Gun » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:17 am

Main issue for me, is the battery replaceable?

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Re: Wireless SpaceNavigator :)

Post by Hypersonic » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:04 pm

This is great news! Now I can sit and relax wherever I want using the 3DMouse and not worry about tripping over cords! The 1 month battery life is incredible!

While all desktops/laptops have full sized USB ports, the MS Surface is the only tablet I know of that also has a full sized USB port:
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/ ... ifications
Many smartphones/tablets have micro usb receptacles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Host_a ... eceptacles

While I do realize that other smartphone/tablets aren't officially supported, I'm wondering if one were to use an adapter like this one:
http://www.startech.com/Cables/USB-2.0/ ... le~UUSBOTG
Would the smartphone/tablet operating system be able to read it? And if so, I'm wondering if it exposes this information to applications? I suppose one could try this with the wired 3Dmouse, but dealing with the long cord is a pain. Maybe use a USB splitter cable so you can charge without having to disconnecting the adapter. Of course Bluetooth/WiFi would be a more elegant solution for tablets/smartphones.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth# ... 3.0_.2B_HS

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Re: Wireless SpaceNavigator :)

Post by UtaSH » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:12 am

Hello Hypersonic,

technically our device should work with the adapter. But then ... what operating system do you have on your tablet? If you have a Surface Pro then you have Windows 8 and we have a driver. But for Windows RT or Android there is no driver available. :D So ...

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