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Thread: PowerMate Controller

  1. #11
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    You have to order it from Griffintechnology
    Anyway I bought it and I'm a bit disappointed with the long-click and click-rotate functions. Basically if you push and rotate, it'll do the 'click' function or 'long-click' (If you took too long to rotate) no matter what.

    So say in winamp, if you set rotate to volume, click to mute, press-rotate to scroll through playlist, and long-click to play track.. then anytime you try to scroll through the playlist, you will *always* either mute or change tracks when you let go.

    I emailed them asking if there was a way around this that I didn't understand and received no response.

    The controller itself seems quite neat and well built, but it doesn't seem like the click and long-click are usable in combination with press-rotate. You have to pick, either or.
    Player: Celeron II 633MHz, 256MB RAM, 20GB IBM 9mm 2.5" Laptop HD (180G/2ms), onboard ethernet/sound/video/tvout, 10"11"x3" case, MPBS1 70W DC-DC PS w/auto-shutdown controller, in-dash lighted switches, 7" NTSC TFT widescreen in-dash LCD, touchscreen, rear-window brake light installed Garmin GPS35 GPS, credit card sized IR remote w/IRMan, mini-wireless keyboard/mouse (sits under seat), PowerMate black knob, MP3s and GPS Navigation (Winamp, CoPilot, SA8.0).
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  2. #12
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    agreed

    I have the same problem...hopefully they will update software for this, as well as adding double click

  3. #13
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    I'm thinking about getting one of these.... which means you might see media engine support for it one day.

  4. #14
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    not like i would be that hard to support....all it does is send keys

  5. #15
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    Originally posted by canyoumatrix
    not like i would be that hard to support....all it does is send keys
    yes, but to support it without installing the griffin software and to be able to control all functions of the program exclusively with the powermate.

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