CES 2014 Update: Griffin Powermate Bluetooth Controller

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As promise I will do up to the minute,hourly or daily updates of products of interest coming out of CES. We kick things right off with the Griffin Powermate Bluetooth controller for the Mac. This Bluetooth 4.0 capable hockey puck shaped device is actually the revised version of the Powermate dial control which had wires, the revised edition is slightly more portable and very sleek,stylish and is more portable with the absence of wires.

Just like the early gen model,the Powermate Bluetooth acts as a programmable WIFI controller design specifically for the replacement of certain keyboard shortcuts with gesture and clicks. The PowerMate controller features preset programs such as iMovie and GarageBand which operates right out of the package, users can also add custom commands to any Mac app right along with the default apps.

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Owners of the PowerMate Bluetooth have the option to control the pulsing LED lights on the Mac Peripheral, the LED main function is to show system status on the device, users can also pair multiple PowerMates via Bluetooth in order to designate a specific command.

The PowerMate Bluetooth is schedule to go on sale this Summer of 2014 and will retail for $59.99.