3Dconnexion (http://www.3Dconnexion.com) has announced the SpaceMouse Pro, its newest 3D mouse for professional 3D software users working in a range of industries from mechanical engineering to media and entertainment, product design, architecture, and healthcare.

It combines 3Dconnexion’s patented six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) sensor for intuitive and precise 3D navigation with an advanced ergonomic design and innovative on-screen display, to deliver superior comfort and a simpler, more productive workflow, according to Antonio Pascucci, vice president of products, 3Dconnexion. Five QuickView keys offer one-touch access to 12 view combinations — top, right, front, and 90-degree rotation.
The SpaceMouse Pro boasts a full-size, soft-coated hand rest and fifteen large, tactile and easy-to-locate buttons. Four customizable Intelligent Function Keys provide fingertip access to frequently used application commands.

The SpaceMouse Pro is backed by a three-year warranty, and is currently available at a suggested retail price of US$299. It works with Mac Mac OS X (10.4.6 or later), Windows, Sun Solaris 8 (SPARC), Sun Solaris 10 (x86/x64), and Linux (Redhat Enterprise Linux WS 4, SuSE 9.3 or later).
The entire 3Dconnexion product line, including the Professional Series with the SpacePilot Pro ($399), SpaceMouse Pro and SpaceExplorer ($299), and the Standard Series with the SpaceNavigator ($99) and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks ($129), are available from CAD resellers and major online resellers including CDW, Insight, PC Connection, and PC Mall.