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  • Griffin Powermate Review

    i posted this at ca.com earlier. that is me in the video.

    Griffin Powermate Volume Knob



    *photo from Griffin's site

    The powermate came in. Turns out you can use it for multiple things. if you turn left & right it does one thing. you hold down and turn it can do another.

    i have mine set to
    Left = scroll up
    Right = scroll down
    Hold Down & Left = Decrease volume
    Hold Down & Right = Increase volume
    Click Down Tap = Mute

    I made a short clip using the powermate while showing the new Centrafuse XLE, i didnt go over navi.



    I really like it, i plan to get another one. put this in my car and the other for my desktop
    the reason I like the weight is, it doesnt feel cheap, it feels reliable.

    oh yeah this works on mac too.


    Pros:
    - Heavy(although i think it should be heavier)
    - Easy to use
    - Installs well
    - Aesthetically pleasing
    - doesn't feel cheap in hands

    Cons:
    - Blue Led is neat but to flashy for me
    - USB cable could be longer


    its worth the money.
    screen name here use to be MegaloRESE15"

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    Just curious, does this allow different actions for the program currently in focus?
    I use the Shuttle Pro because, for example, if iGuidance is in focus, the buttons, etc. relate to iGuidance whereas if Media Player is in focus, then the buttons, etc. relate to that app's settings, etc. The only downside to the Shuttle is it's size...

    Thanks
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    • #3
      yes, there are local & global settings you can set. i just used global settings.
      screen name here use to be MegaloRESE15"

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      • #4
        just wanted to drop a note that the powermate is now 19.99 in the mp3car store.. thats more than 50% off!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
          just wanted to drop a note that the powermate is now 19.99 in the mp3car store.. thats more than 50% off!
          where do you think I got mine





          edit: although i must say the cd that came with the Powermate didn't install correctly, i had to download an updated installer from Griffin, not a big deal, but just might be useful for those who are experiencing troubles.
          screen name here use to be MegaloRESE15"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
            just wanted to drop a note that the powermate is now 19.99 in the mp3car store.. thats more than 50% off!
            I finally decided to pick one up and they are out of stock. I guess I'll wait.
            System always under construction


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            • #7
              Originally posted by durwood View Post
              I finally decided to pick one up and they are out of stock. I guess I'll wait.
              lol i was gonna get one today too. So much for that. Luckily its one of those items you dont really NEED so waiting wont hurt so much. Maybe they'll restock with the black ones.
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              • #8
                no its something you'll need. Im a bit oldschool i still like volume knobs, gives the analog feel back
                screen name here use to be MegaloRESE15"

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                • #9
                  Hells yeah. Just getting the ball rolling on my project and I snagged one for cheap before they disappeared.
                  Very sweet. I'd recommend them to anyone for this price. Get one for your home computer too.

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                  • #10
                    Whats going on here?

                    screen name here use to be MegaloRESE15"

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                    • #11
                      was it difficult to bind the functions to the centrafuse commands?

                      how exactly do you set up the controls for the powermate?

                      i'm wondering how difficult it would be to set up the powermate to control road runner with Iphone skin.


                      I don't quite understand where you set it up in windows....

                      It's it kinda like when you set up controls in a game and you press a button with the keyboard or mouse to start the new function input, then you do the function with your powermate?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Snortonnorton View Post
                        was it difficult to bind the functions to the centrafuse commands?

                        how exactly do you set up the controls for the powermate?

                        i'm wondering how difficult it would be to set up the powermate to control road runner with Iphone skin.


                        I don't quite understand where you set it up in windows....

                        It's it kinda like when you set up controls in a game and you press a button with the keyboard or mouse to start the new function input, then you do the function with your powermate?
                        when windows is booted you'll see an icon in the lower corner where the system clock is. you double click that and the setup for the griffin pops up, there are Gloabl(universal) settings you can do or an application specific settings you can do. its real easy to setup.

                        heres a clip from mp3car.com store

                        [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpH6I4MJWIk[/media]
                        screen name here use to be MegaloRESE15"

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                        • #13
                          thanks, that video showing the driver in action helps.


                          the only problem i see is that since I don't know what type of key stokes are binded in road runner skins, then I think I will have to do some work making the powermate work in Road Runner.

                          what a great looking item though...

                          I like the idea of getting two of them.

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                          • #14
                            Any idea when they may be back in stock? I'm looking to make a large order soon and as I'm in Australia I'd rather bundle everything together in one order to save myself some costs

                            Thanks

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                            • #15
                              It also works well with girder for added functionality. There is a plugin available on the Promixis website.
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