From Novint’s website:
The Novint Falcon is an entirely innovative type of game controller. Replacing your mouse or joystick, the Falcon is, essentially, a small robot that lets you experience true virtual touch unlike any controller in history.
The Novint Falcon lets you control a game in three dimensions, and also lets you feel high-fidelity three-dimensional force feedback. The Falcon controller moves right and left, forwards and backwards, like a mouse, but also moves up and down. When you hold the Falcon’s detachable Grip and move your cursor to interact with a virtual object, environment, or character, motors in the device turn on and are updated approximately 1000 times a second, letting you feel texture, shape, weight, dimension, and dynamics. The Falcon lets you control and interact with games in more realistic way, allowing you to develop real physical skill and muscle memory, adding a new dimension to gaming.
Cloud9 is developed for exclusive use with Novint's Falcon Haptic Device.
The Falcon haptic device replaces your 2D mouse. Cloud9 is designed for haptic ‘touch and feel’ interaction and also for the easy natural 3D navigation and movement it provides for manipulating forms, moving, zooming and rotating. There are other haptic devices in the market but we chose to use the Falcon as it is less expensive and more durable.
Buy this product from HapticsHouse. Shipped from the USA. Or look for a distributor nearer to you.