Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1422 (1:48:56)

This week's gadget is an oldie but a goodie. The Griffin PowerMate USB control knob. Leo talked about it in 2006. It's now 2017, eleven years later and it's still available for sale! Plus there's a new Bluetooth version. First here's an explanation of what it does from Griffin: It spins like a knob. It clicks like a mouse. But it's so much more. You can use PowerMate USB to edit home movies, or scroll through long documents, or create your next audio masterpiece. How can PowerMate USB be this cool? Because it's an assignable controller that you can program to do anything you want, in any application. You can quickly and easily program it to execute any Key Command, in any application.

Must have one too? It's under $40 on Amazon (As on 9/16/17): http://amzn.to/2tSBckb

And guess what? Obviously there's call for the Powermate USB button because Griffin has a newer Bluetooth version. It still has that neat tech-looking blue glow but it was almost $60 on 9/16/17.

It's here: http://amzn.to/2tOw9BB