Griffin today announced a new version of its PowerMate wireless controller for the Mac, bringing wireless Bluetooth 4.0 capability as well a redesigned PowerMate app for easier user configuration.

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Like its predecessor, the PowerMate Bluetooth acts as a programmable wireless controller that is designed to replace keyboard shortcuts with twist gestures and clicks. The controller also comes with presets for programs such as iMovie and GarageBand out of the box, as users can add custom commands to any Mac application with the included PowerMate app.

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Users can also control the behavior of the pulsing LED on the device to provide system status, and are also able to pair multiple PowerMates through Bluetooth in order to assign specific commands to each.

The PowerMate Bluetooth will be available Summer 2014 for $59.99 through Griffin's official website and various retailers.

Top Rated Comments

FakeWozniak Avatar
135 months ago
Finally, Tempest!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Al Downie Avatar
135 months ago
BetterTouchTool

Blimey! Three fingers swipe left plus one finger down plus left trouser leg rolled up = 'Quit'
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xenc Avatar
135 months ago
They definitely need a better way of describing that thing. I have no clue how it works? Should I think Magic Trackpad, or more iPod click wheel?

It's a Magic Track Wheel.
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Muleguy Avatar
135 months ago
I bet you it goes all the way to 11

:)
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foobarbaz Avatar
135 months ago
They definitely need a better way of describing that thing. I have no clue how it works? Should I think Magic Trackpad, or more iPod click wheel?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
elmateo487 Avatar
135 months ago
The old version of this was in the movie "The Island"



This combined with Alfred or a move powerful automator than Griffen could come up with, would make this a powerful tool.
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