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    Thumbs up 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.

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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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    yes, there are local & global settings you can set. i just used global settings.

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    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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    Quote 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.

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    Quote 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.

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    Quote 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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    no its something you'll need. Im a bit oldschool i still like volume knobs, gives the analog feel back

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    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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    Whats going on here?


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