Griffin Tech. PowerMate USB Universal Controller

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PowerMate is the quintessential control knob for all USB computers.It spins like a knob. It clicks like a mouse. But it's so much more.You can use PowerMate to edit home movies, or scroll through long documents, or create your next audio masterpiece. How can PowerMate be this cool? Because it's an assignable controller that you can program to do anything you want, in any application.PowerMate functions beautifully as a convenient volume knob and mute button for your Mac or PC. But that's just the beginning of PowerMate's possibilities. Edit movies just like the pros, using PowerMate as a precision Jog/Shuttle wheel. PowerMate makes editing a breeze, anything from home movies to your next demo. It even comes preset to work with iMovie and GarageBand, right out of the box!
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Device Type 3D Mouse
Expert Reviews
Griffin Powermate
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 5, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 4 expert reviews for Griffin Powermate and the average expert rating is 70 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
It just looks cool
4 Star Review   By member Matt A - May 13, 2007   

I read the other reviews about this and simply wanted a cool blue light on my desk that adjusted my system volume. It does just that. I know that I can customize it to work with different apps, but I didn't buy it for that purpose.

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It does what it says.
5 Star Review   By member sokki83 - May 12, 2007   

Strengths: Cool blue color, very smooth knob, nice stanless steel brush look.

Weakness: Sometimea I have to re-seat the usb to make it when when booting up my machine.

I think this is a great product. I just like the part when I can controll the volume instantly and other programs with it. I don't have any doubts on buying this.

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3 Star Review   By member phucnutt - Aug 30, 2004   

Strengths: Looks cool, program-specific assignments

Weakness: Setup a pain in XP, not ergonomic, may not work on USB hub

I saw one of these on a friends Mac and had to have one. When I first set it up on an XP machine, it functioned for a while then failed. It worked intermittently. I tried everything and eventually just disconnected it and put it in a drawer. I checked the Griffin site a few weeks ago and found instructions for the problem I was having. I followed them and now my PowerMate works great. First of all, this is a luxury item. There are very few tasks I can assign it to that I can't do just as easily with my trackball. This was not a practical purchase. That being said, since I got it hooked up anyway, I set it up to do things like zoom in Illustrator, scroll in IE, and scrub in Premiere and I actually find myself using it. What it's most useful for is decorating my desk. I've got it set to pulse continually. So I got this brushed aluminum knob here with a pulsing blue base. Think of it as a very cool desk decoration that you can actually use for something.

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Product Details
Description
PowerMate is the quintessential control knob for all USB computers.It spins like a knob. It clicks like a mouse. But it's so much more.You can use PowerMate to edit home movies, or scroll through long documents, or create your next audio masterpiece. How can PowerMate be this cool? Because it's an assignable controller that you can program to do anything you want, in any application.PowerMate functions beautifully as a convenient volume knob and mute button for your Mac or PC. But that's just the beginning of PowerMate's possibilities. Edit movies just like the pros, using PowerMate as a precision Jog/Shuttle wheel. PowerMate makes editing a breeze, anything from home movies to your next demo. It even comes preset to work with iMovie and GarageBand, right out of the box!
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Device Type 3D Mouse
Summary
Product Title Griffin Tech. PowerMate USB Universal Controller
Manufacturer Griffin Tech.
Lowest Price $81.35 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 3.9 | 4 Reviews
General
Number of Network Ports: 1
Weight: 4.16 oz
URL: Manufacturer Link
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
Additional Specifications
Category: USB Firewire
Device Support: Computer
Class: Hard Drive
Product Line: PowerMate
Brand Name: Griffin
Pointing Device Cable Length: 1.83 ft
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Expert Reviews
Griffin Powermate
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 5, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 4 expert reviews for Griffin Powermate and the average expert rating is 70 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
It just looks cool
4 Star Review   By member Matt A - May 13, 2007   

I read the other reviews about this and simply wanted a cool blue light on my desk that adjusted my system volume. It does just that. I know that I can customize it to work with different apps, but I didn't buy it for that purpose.

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It does what it says.
5 Star Review   By member sokki83 - May 12, 2007   

Strengths: Cool blue color, very smooth knob, nice stanless steel brush look.

Weakness: Sometimea I have to re-seat the usb to make it when when booting up my machine.

I think this is a great product. I just like the part when I can controll the volume instantly and other programs with it. I don't have any doubts on buying this.

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3 Star Review   By member phucnutt - Aug 30, 2004   

Strengths: Looks cool, program-specific assignments

Weakness: Setup a pain in XP, not ergonomic, may not work on USB hub

I saw one of these on a friends Mac and had to have one. When I first set it up on an XP machine, it functioned for a while then failed. It worked intermittently. I tried everything and eventually just disconnected it and put it in a drawer. I checked the Griffin site a few weeks ago and found instructions for the problem I was having. I followed them and now my PowerMate works great. First of all, this is a luxury item. There are very few tasks I can assign it to that I can't do just as easily with my trackball. This was not a practical purchase. That being said, since I got it hooked up anyway, I set it up to do things like zoom in Illustrator, scroll in IE, and scrub in Premiere and I actually find myself using it. What it's most useful for is decorating my desk. I've got it set to pulse continually. So I got this brushed aluminum knob here with a pulsing blue base. Think of it as a very cool desk decoration that you can actually use for something.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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