All volume knobs on the computer are built alike – or are they? The PowerMate volume knob looks pretty ordinary at first glance, but inside it packs performance that more than meets the eye. Not only does this little number let you adjust the volume of your favorite tunes currently playing, it can also be used to edit home movies or scroll through long documents (although I would question use of that especially when the scroll wheel on the mouse does that just fine), or compose a musical score. All these functions are made possible courtesy of it being an assignable controller that can be customized according to your own needs.
The Jog/Shuttle wheel on the PowerMate virtually makes it a breeze to edit your home movies or demo and comes out-of-the-box ready to function with iMovie, FinalCut Pro, and GarageBand. The programmable driver found in the PowerMate is its main strength, being easily programmed to execute virtually any key command. Does this mean I can now have an authentic Arkanoid experience on my computer more than a decade late? Let’s check out the features found on the PowerMate.
Pump Up The Volume
PowerMate is the coolest volume knob your desk has ever seen. Crank up your MP3s and CDs. Then with a push of its button, mute your music to answer the phone and handle the complaints.
Make Movies With A Twist
Edit your video masterpiece with your very own Jog/Shuttle wheel. Use PowerMate to scroll through and trim unwanted footage with the push of a button.
Touch And GlowCool blue light glows underneath the PowerMate, showing you visual status of what you’re controlling. Turn the volume up – the glow gets brighter. Push mute – the light turns off. Coolest of all, it pulses hypnotically while your computer sleeps.
Take It For A Scroll
PowerMate is the fastest way to scroll through long text documents, web pages and spreadsheets. With a flick of the wrist, you get to the “bottom” of the story in record time.
PowerMate is an assignable controller. That means you can program it to do anything* you want – in any application. Program the wheel to scroll your email, set the button to switch to your browser. Customize it to your needs and get wild.
The PowerMate currently retails for $36 and you’ll need an available USB 2.0 port to get it up and running.