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3Dconnexion Unveils SpaceNavigator for Notebooks3D Mouse for On-the-Go 3D Professionals and Enthusiasts

 

Portable 3D Mouse Ensures Precise and Enjoyable 3D Interaction

FREMONT, Calif. – April 8, 2008 – 3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, today announced the newest addition to its award-winning 3D mouse product line – the SpaceNavigator™ for Notebooks. Designed for on-the-go 3D professionals and enthusiasts, the SpaceNavigator for Notebooks enables a precise, rich 3D experience in a compact, mobile design that’s only half the weight of its desktop counterpart – the SpaceNavigator.

“As the notebook market continues to grow and more and more people carry their laptops with them, there is a greater need for advanced mobile input devices,” said Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. “This new 3D mouse encompasses a sophisticated design to address the need for portability in many environments, without sacrificing the intuitive 3D navigation and improved design experience our customers have come to expect from 3Dconnexion’s product line.”

The SpaceNavigator for Notebooks offers the same benefits as the original SpaceNavigator – effortless movement and control within 3D workspaces – but also includes a new cap design for more immersive and natural interactions within 3D applications. Designed to withstand the wear and tear of travel, the SpaceNavigator for Notebooks easily slips into a laptop bag and comes with a convenient travel case for easy transport. Its small footprint makes the device easy to use anywhere – at home, work, or at remote locations. 

About 3Dconnexion’s 3D Mice
Unlike mice confined to motion on a flat plane, 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice allow effortless movement and control within 3D workspaces. Gently lift, press and turn the control cap to fly through 3D space while simultaneously zooming and rotating the view with fluid and highly intuitive control. An increase in pressure accelerates motion, while a decrease in pressure slows motion for precise micro-adjustments.

3Dconnexion provides advanced and affordable 3D mice that are supported by more than 120 of today’s most popular 3D applications, including Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Extended and Acrobat® 3D, Autodesk® Inventor™, AutoCAD®, 3ds Max®, and Maya®, Blender, CATIA, Google Earth™ and SketchUp®, Microsoft® Virtual Earth™, NX™, Pro/ENGINEER®, SolidWorks®, and many other CAD, DCC, AEC, and GIS applications. For a complete list of applications supported by 3Dconnexion, visit www.3dconnexion.com/solutions/cad/all_sup_app.php.

Compatibility, Pricing and Availability
The SpaceNavigator for Notebooks is supported by all major operating systems, including Windows® 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Macintosh® OS X 10.4.6 or later, and Linux® (Redhat Enterprise Linux WS 3, SuSE 9.0 or later).

The SpaceNavigator for Notebooks is backed by a 2-year limited hardware warranty, and is currently available for the suggested retail price of $129. The entire 3Dconnexion product line, including the SpaceNavigator Personal Edition (MSRP $59), SpaceNavigator Standard Edition (MSRP $99), SpaceExplorer™ (MSRP $299), and SpacePilot™ (MSRP $399) are available from major online resellers including Amazon, Buy.com, CDW, Dell, and PC Mall, as well as directly at www.3Dconnexion.com. In addition, the SpaceNavigator for Notebooks will be available in early May at Logitech.com.

About 3Dconnexion, a Logitech Company
3Dconnexion, a wholly owned subsidiary of Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI), is the leading provider of 3D mice for 3D design and visualization. 3Dconnexion devices support today’s most popular and powerful 3D applications by offering users a more intuitive and natural way to interact with computer-generated 3D content. 3Dconnexion’s award-winning 3D mice serve a wide variety of industries and are used by 3D designers, animators and artists worldwide. 3Dconnexion is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with European headquarters in Seefeld, Germany, and offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.3Dconnexion.com.

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