This week at the Apple Expo in Paris, France,
announced the availability of a beta version of PowerMate Software 2.02 for Mac OS X, which lets you use up to six PowerMates at once. The company is also offering special pricing on the USB-based multimedia controller.
The PowerMate resembles a jog wheel and incorporates a glowing blue LED on its base. It can be used by a variety of different applications for different purposes. With PowerMate Software 2.02 multiple PowerMates can be combined to form new, customized control setups. This feature has been requested by users who use their PowerMate for music applications, games and 3D/CAD design, according to Griffin. For example, 3D designers can set up separate PowerMates to control the X, Z and Y axes of their models, letting them control and tweak all dimensions simultaneously.
In conjunction with the new beta software, Griffin is letting those who purchase a PowerMate, which normally costs US$45, the chance to buy extra devices for $39.