Griffin Technology has updated their PowerMate software for Mac OS X to version 1.1, addressing compatibility issues with the just-released Mac OS X 10.1.4.
The PowerMate universal audio controller is a US$45 USB device that can control the volume of your computer and your audio applications, as well as handle more tasks. You can assign it any task that has keyboard equivalents: close windows or empty the Trash in the Finder, fast forward or rewind in audio programs, undo typing in Word, etc. It can also be used as a universal input device and game controller. The PowerMate has a programmable button that can support jobs such as muting your audio output to marking your in and out points in iMovie.
What’s more, PowerMate 1.1 for Mac OS X adds several new “mouse” and “scroll” functions to the selectable computer actions. This means you can now add scrolling functionality to an application even if a key command doesn’t exist for this function. The update also adds an adjustable sensitivity slide bar that allows independent sensitivity settings in each and every unique application setting you’ve programmed your PowerMate to have.
And for the gamers among us there’s a new Gaming Mode that lets you do things like strafe in Quake or Unreal Tournament by aiming with PowerMate. You can
download PowerMate software 1.1
for Mac OS X now.