Although the SpaceMouse Pro is a priceless tool to have, it’s an overkill for most Photoshop users. It cost several times more than the $100 SpaceNavigator (sufficient for most Photoshop users) and the QuickView keys don’t work in Photoshop. You’re essentially paying more for a nice wrist rest and some modifier/programmable buttons which doesn’t justify the $200 price difference between the two models if you only use Photoshop. However, if you use any other 3D software or see yourself getting more into 3D in the future, definitely invest in the SpaceMouse Pro because the modifier and QuickView keys are very useful – they just aren’t with Photoshop. Whether you decide to go for the SpaceMouse Pro or the more basic SpaceNavigator, the 3D mouse is definitely a tool you want to try.

Pros:

  • Priceless tool to have for anyone who does 3D work – Makes working with 3D objects easier and faster.
  • When you’re not on a 3D layer, it lets you pan, zoom in/out, and adjust your brush size
  • Excellent build quality – It’s made with soft-touch material and is weighted to prevent it from sliding
  • Has modifier keys conveniently placed on the left side
  • 4 additional keys that are customizable with your own set of commands
  • Works with most popular 3D software including Photoshop CS3-CS6. Check their website for supported software before buying

Cons:

  • The QuickView keys don’t work with Photoshop
  • Takes a bit of practice to get used to. Works great after that.
  • Overkill for most Photoshop users compared to the lower-priced 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator

Rating: 8/10

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amit

like this

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Will this work in Photoshop CC?

Maidul Islam

Wow. Thank you for sharing this experience with us………..and for the challenge.

Leigh

I have a spacemouse, but I can’t seem to get it to work with photoshop in 2d. All I want is to control the pan and zoom… but no luck! any tips?

(my buttons work… just not the pan and zoom).

Photoshop Tutorials Editor

Do you have the 3Dconnexion software installed? It needs to be installed and loaded into Photoshop. Go to the File > Automate > menu and see if “3DxPhotoshop” is listed under that menu.

Pawet J

vary good

Will Clark

I’m back here to say thank you for the great review. I bought a 3D Mouse Pro and it is amazing! I’m very happy with the build quality and finish. It looks as nice in person as the photos in your review.

Ali Masood

I want one now

Ulderico Iadanza

I received 3 4 days ago… but only the spacenavigator because not so expansive… I’m in love <3

morshed

Super blog and its awesome..

Shaon

You can easily learn Photoshop various program and you can develop your Photoshop skills hare.

Wolfgang

Good review. I like the look of it

Kelly Selbor

Super Pots mi hermano , me fascina tu trabajo que realizas…quiero saber donde puedo comprarme uno como estos en España..

Joshua

Does this work with games too?

Frances H

Are you sure this works with photoshop cs6? I looked at the supported software page and it only supports up to cs5. And a google search shows that people can’t get it to work with cs6.

Photoshop Tutorials Editor

Hmm… you’re right. It does say CS3 – CS5 on the 3Dconnexion website. The forum posts are old and the latest drivers DO support CS6. It even has a specific plugin file for Photoshop CS6. I think it’s just outdated info on their website.

Frances H

Thank you

Coo Mamun

This is really a note-worthy positing.
thanks to share

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