As many of you know, I am a huge fan of the SpaceNavigator. As Stefan Geens says, there is simply no better way to navigate Google Earth. Today, 3Dconnexion has released a portable version of the SpaceNavigator, at about half the size and twice the cost ($129 vs. $59). Is it worth it?
My initial thought was that the lower weight could be a problem. I wouldn’t mind if the current one was a bit heavier (and it’s already pretty heavy). PC Magazine listed that as their primary gripe about the new model, though they seem to like it pretty well overall.