Qty:1
Griffin Technology NA1602... has been added to your Cart

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$35.99
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Griffin Tech
Add to Cart
$39.33
+ $4.99 shipping
Sold by: Deal-Hunters
Add to Cart
$44.38
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: antonline
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Griffin Technology NA16029 PowerMate USB Multimedia Controller
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Griffin Technology NA16029 PowerMate USB Multimedia Controller

| 35 answered questions

List Price: $45.00
Price: $36.67 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: $8.33 (19%)
In Stock.
38 new from $35.99 4 used from $30.00

Frequently Bought Together

Griffin Technology NA16029 PowerMate USB Multimedia Controller + AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to A-Female Extension Cable - 9.8 Feet (3 Meters) + Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, 1080p Widescreen Video Calling and Recording
Price for all three: $117.45

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "Griffin Technology NA16029 PowerMate USB Multimedi..." and save 33% off the $45.00 list price. Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the "Amazon A-to-z Guarantee". See all Used offers.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.2 x 2.4 inches ; 3.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003VWU2WA
  • Item model number: NA16029
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 16, 2010
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Product Description

Griffin NA16029 Powermate USB Multimedia Controller

Customer Reviews

It worked great and looked great.
Amazon Customer
Lag times are unacceptably slow when spinning the knob and sometimes it didn't even respond to knob turns at all.
AudiophileHeadCase
Now the really fun part, with the software, you can setup a myriad of keyboard functions on these controls.
ChazMarlboro

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

73 of 74 people found the following review helpful By ChazMarlboro on February 28, 2012
I have had one of these in daily operation since they were first released. I'm not sure when that was, but mine is certainly well over ten years old. It's reliable and just as smooth as the day I got it.

Wen most people see it sitting next to my trackpad, they ask about it and it's a little hard to describe, even with a demo. Yes, it seems it's most frequently purchased by folks that are looking for a handy way to control iTunes, and it's worth the money if you just do that, but what a lot of people do not realize is it's a multifunction input device that can be extremely useful in almost every application.

Someone at Griffin finally put out a new version of the software for Mac (I do not have any experience using this with Windows except the rare occasion when I run Win 7 virtualized) and it was a giant leap forward for an already super productive little dial.

The first thing you need to know if you have never had your hands on on is that the dial is free spinning like a shuttle dial n a high end video deck. It also has a "button" press input when you press the entire dial down. You can also turn right or left while pressing down. So right out of the box you have: clockwise, counter-clockwise, press, press and hold, press and turn right, press and turn left.

Now the really fun part, with the software, you can setup a myriad of keyboard functions on these controls. And if those six options don't cover your frequently used operations, you can add any combination of the modifier keys. For example, Control+Right = Zoom in. Control + Left = Zoom Out.

The most obvious use is keyboard shortcuts. In my rss reader I have PowerMate setup to scroll up and down in an article by turning. Go to next article on press. Add to Instapaper on Press and Hold.
Read more ›
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By T. Sessoms on March 8, 2012
Verified Purchase
I wanted something to enable me to quickly do specific tasks within various programs, whether it be scrolling, zooming, switching between 20 open files, etc. I decided to get this and try it out, and it works perfect for my needs. The software interface is simple, and you use it to program how the knob works on a per-program basis. I use this for a variety of programs so my review isn't touching on specific programs, but I'll go over the highlights and some tech stuff.

The Driver Issues:

Folks are having what they believe to be driver issues, but there's a misconception here. This hardware doesn't come with or need any "driver" which Windows doesn't already have. Specifically, the powermate uses HIDUSB.SYS which is a default Windows driver for all Human Interface Devices, such as mice, trackballs, keyboards, etc.. Aside from this default OS driver, the only thing the powermate requires is the program itself (along with the plugins it comes with), which runs as a memory-resident program.

What might be occuring is the program may not function well with Windows 7, I haven't tried it yet on my Windows 7 system. However, what I believe is most likely the actual problem, is how Windows 7 uses HID USB devices, as it's a smidge different from XP. There's a different level of security intepretation when software is run. I will update the review once I test this on Windows 7, but as a general rule of thumb, try this:

* Run the powermate program (powermate.exe) in Administrator Mode (right-click, choose Run as Administrator..)

* Make sure the powermate is plugged into a usb2/3 port which has full power available, you can always try a different port (don't use USB extension cables!)

More to follow..
Read more ›
7 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 10, 2011
Verified Purchase
i'm reviewing this in the context of Mac OSX 10.5 ( Leopard); I purchased it to control a software defined radio (SDR) application. I had moderate success.

The drivers, which must be downloaded from Griffen's website, are extremely simplistic; they provide almost no flexibility within the context of any one application; also, there is no way to direct the knob's output to an app that isn't currently the active app. The drivers installed easily, and did not require a reboot (thank you!)

I contacted Griffen support, and received a reply three days later which provided no useful information. I wrote them back, it's been four days so far and no response -- I consider this unacceptable.

Having said that, the hardware is really nice, and perhaps someone will come up with third party software to take this device nearer to its full potential. I have requested the source code for the driver and if this is made available to me, I will provide significantly enhanced functionality. Watch this review to see if Griffen steps up to the plate.

Until then be aware that the knob can only control two parameters which are always fed to the currently active application or to the OS if no application is recognized, and these parameters cannot be changed without actually editing the system preferences. There is zero provision for feedback to the knob or the LED from applications.
9 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 9, 2012
I bought this probably 7 years ago. I used it on windows XP during that time and loved it. The mute no longer works but having the big knob to adjust volume was what I used it for. As others have said, the drivers are a bit funky. I would have to unplug and plug it back in on occasion because it would stop working. I just built a brand new computer with windows 7 and there ARE NO DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS 7! I even went to Griffintech's website and chatted with a rep. to make sure. Now I am stuck with the keyboard volume controls which suck. I tried all of the current drivers and could not get any of them to work. I really miss this little device. It is unfortunate that I will no longer be able to use this because Griffin won't update their drivers. I give it three stars because when it worked I loved it.
6 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews