About a week ago my dad called telling me about 3D connexion‘s Space Navigator. My dad was reading about Second Life, trying to understand what is I do. Thanks to dad I now have the Navigator for notebooks. It arrived yesterday evening and I took it for a test spin last night in SL. I did need to download the new release candidate for SL. 3D connexion suggests setting up on the opposite side of the mouse. I do not use a mouse on my laptop and honestly I am so uncoordinated with my left hand that would be a disaster. So it sits on the right side of my MacBook Pro.
It was easy to set up and fits comfortably in my hand. I first tried it out flying and that seems fun and easy. Walking and manipulating objects was a different story. The mouse is designed to respond to input from any direction and the slightest movement up or down was reflected in my avatar. But it is just a matter of getting use to it and playing with a few setting. I need to think 3D and not 2D. Today I hope to play more in SL, and take a tour in Google Earth (it is compatible with GE). I am glad school is winding down, there is now more time to play and explore.