EP006 – One Mouse To Rule All CADs – 3D Connexion CadMouse Pro Wireless
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome again to 67Lab! Thanks to 3D Connexion, today I’m going to show you the new CadMouse Pro Wireless. SImple, complete, ergonomic, the best mouse on the market for designers like me. Let’s go to find out more!
At work I already own a CadMouse from 3D Connexion and i always found it awesome. I’ts light, fast, comfortable and really really accurate, and all those features are very appreciated by people like me, that spends most of the time working on a CAD. Now 3D Connection has tried to improve their product and… OMG… they succeeded!
This is the new CadMouse Pro Wireless. Specially designed to be used with 3D design and CAD applications. Stylish and comfortable, with a lot of buttons and functions conceived to make easier our work. And of course… it is wireless!
The shape is soft and rounded, all the top is made in smooth plastic, on the side we find two rubbered surfaces to improve the grip and all is mounted on a solid metal frame. On the internal side there is a thumb rest surface that is not so big, but very comfortable. On the bottom we have three small PTFE surfaces, that reduces the friction during the movements. Ever on the bottom there is the optical sensor. With 7200 dpi we have the highest accuracy on every kind of surfaces.
The CadMouse is equipped with three main buttons, two for the classics left and right clicks and a third customizable with additional functions. Then we have the mouse wheel and a little button placed just behind. This is specifically made to activate the radial menu, a customizable graphical wheel of additional functions that appears around the pointer when we click this. Last but not least, we find 2 buttons over the thumb rest. To those is assigned a really smart funcion, the quick zoom. This is one of my favourite features. By pushing one button, we can zoom quickly on the selected object or to the pointer position. With the other we can quickly zoom out to the previous zoom level. Furthermore, if we keep pressed the buttons, we can adjust the zoom level as you like. This is an easy function that really improves the way we used to work.
Now let’s take a look to the connectivity. As the name says, this CadMouse Pro is Wireless. So we have two options to connect it to our PC without cables. With the 3D Connexion Universal Receiver, a small USB dongle, or pairing it with Bluetooth. Personally I really like this second option, since I don’t have to plug nothing in my small notebook occupying a USB port. Of course you can also plug it with the supplied extrastrong micro USB cable. With That we can both use the mouse and recharge it. The mouse comes with a 1100 integrated battery, that can last up to three months with a full charge, and that requires only 2 minutes of charge to guarantee one day of use.
If we want to reach the top of the performance, 3D Connexion has also developed that super CadMouse Pad. This pad is really awesome, combined wit the PTFE feet of the mouse, looks like there is no friction at all. The uneven surface will work with the optical sensor to optimize the accuracy. I found it way more comfortable than classics gaming mousepads, also is really easy to keep it clean.
As said before, the CadMouse Pro Wireless is specifically designed for all CAD users. Combined with the other 3D Connexion products becomes a really powerfull gear to improve our workflow. Since this company has a special attention to designers requirements, they also have a special bonus for some of us. In fact the CadMouse Pro Wireless also comes in a left-handed version! So this time you can be happy, my left-handed friends!
With that i think I said everything about this mouse. If you are a designer like me, I really recommend this product. Yeah, I know… I am a fan-boy of 3D Connexion products, but using those for work I can 100% appreciate the advantages of using it.