WatchStand Charges and Displays Apple Watch

Griffin WatchStandGriffin Technology has created WatchStand. It is a new charging dock for Apple Watch that offers an elegant solution for displaying the Apple Watch. WatchStand is available now for $29.99.

WatchStand houses the Apple-provided magnetic charging cable in an angled cradle that keeps it ready to charge at all times. Feed the magnetic charging cable through the center of the post.

After that, you can charge your Apple Watch each day by laying it against the cradle. The magnetic connector gently snaps itself onto the back of the Apple Watch and begins charging.

WatchStand can accommodate both semi-flexible and fully flexible bands. It displays the Apple Watch vertically or horizontally for the perfect view. The weighted base of WatchStand has a home for a phone as well. The raised lip on the front of the dock holds the phone at an angle that makes it easy to view.

WatchStand weighs 18 ounces and is 7.87” x 5.5” x 3.15” in size. It has a non-slip base and no-scratch padding that holds WatchStand in place on a desk or tabletop. Excess cable length can be stored away inside WatchStand’s post.

The video below gives you a good look at the elegant WatchStand. The video says “coming soon” because it was produced before WatchStand became available. WatchStand is available now for $29.99.

Griffin Debuts New Wearables and Fitness Accessories at CES

Griffen LightRunnerGriffin Technology expands its popular Accessories for Wearables and Armband Collection at CES 2015. These accessories are designed to enhance the comfort, style, and functionality of the most popular fitness devices on the market today.

The LightRunner is a comfortable neoprene smartphone armband that allows users to jog safely at night with its embedded LED lights for higher visibility. It has a touch-through window that gives unhindered access to the smartphone’s touchscreen and built-in fingerprint scanners. The LightRunner fits iPhone 6, Galaxy S5 and other smartphones up to 4.7”. The armband has an adjustable velcro closure that adjusts to arms up to 18” wide. LightRunner will be available Spring of 2015.

Griffin Tracker ClipThe Tracker Clip lets users keep track of their activity no matter where they go. The Track Clip features a manganese alloy clip that slides securely onto clothing. This lets users keep their Fitbit discreetly on them at all times. The micro-mesh upper layer allows the Fitbit’s display to show through. Tracker Clip will also be available in the Spring of 2015.

The Sleep | Sport Band offers a more comfortable and breathable way to wear fitness and sleep trackers. It is made of a soft, stretchy polyester and features a protective pocket to secure the tracker in place. You can wear it as either a wristband or armband and the design will fit many different kinds of trackers. It comes in Berry Crush, Yellow, Sapphire, and Gray and will be available in the Spring of 2015.
Griffin Sleep Sport Band

Check out these new additions to Griffin’s Accessories for Wearables collection, and more, at Booth # 4310 North Hall at CES 2015.

Griffin Brings New Additions to iTrip Collection to CES

Griffin Technology is rolling out two new products in its best-selling iTrip collection of car audio accessories at CES 2015. Each one gives users a choice of best-quality audio connections from their mobile devices to their car stereos.

Griffen iTrip AUX BluetoothThe iTrip AUX Bluetooth adds Bluetooth capability to any AUX-equipped car stereo. Plug the iTrip AUX Bluetooth into the car’s power outlet and then into the car’s AUX-in port with the included 2′ AUX cable. Setup is quick and easy. Users pair their Bluetooth device once, and the device is automatically recognized each time the user enters their car.

The iTrip AUX Bluetooth streams the cleanest, best-quality audio wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet through the AUX-in port to the car stereo. It uses the most advanced AAC and aptX audio codecs.

Griffen iTrip AUX AutoPilotThe iTrip AUX AutoPilot features an all-in-one design that plugs into the car’s accessory outlet for fast 12 watt charging to iOS devices. While it is charging, the direct connection through the device’s Lightning connector takes the high quality digital audio output from the user’s iOS device.

It converts it into the cleanest-possible, noise-free analog audio, and then delivers it to the car stereo through its AUX-in port. The iTrip AUX AutoPilot features fingertip playback controls at the dashboard accessory plug so drivers can keep their eyes on the road.

The iTrip AUX Bluetooth and the iTrip AUX AutoPilot both retail for $49.99 and are available through the Griffen Technology website. Visit Griffin at Booth # 4310 in the North Hall at CES 2015.

Griffin Introduces New Charging Solutions at CES

Griffin PowerDock ProGriffen Technology has expanded their power lineup with some new products. Each offers a simple and convenient way to charge your devices at home or on the go. Some of them can be used to charge more than one device at the same time.

The PowerDock Pro is an update to Griffin’s popular PowerDock 5. The PowerDock Pro has been redesigned with a sleek new look. It has five charging bays that offer a full 12 watts of charging for any iOS or Android device. Its built-in ChargeSensor circuitry matches and delivers the right rate of charging power to each device for the fastest charge possible. It also has a built-in cord management system, a built-in power supply, which eliminates the messy cables. PowerDock Pro will be available in the Fall of 2015 for $129.99.

Griffin PowerBlock 3The PowerBlock 3 is a space-saving, energy-saving, wall charger that can charge three tablets, smartphones, e-readers, or wearable devices simultaneously. It also has the ChargeSensor technology that gives each device the right rate of charging power. PowerBlock 3 has three 10 watt USB ports. It is a luggage-friendly travel companion that works with any standard 120 to 240 volt AC wall outlet. PowerBlock 3 will be available in the Summer of 2015 for $39.99.

The PowerBlock Wall Dock functions as a base that props up and holds a device while keeping the touchscreen visible. It features 12 watts of charging power and includes a 4′ long detachable Lightning cable. When not in use, the Lightning cable can be stored in the bass of the dock. PowerBlock Wall Dock will be available in the Fall of 2015 for $34.99.

Visit Griffin Technology at Booth #4310, North Hall, at CES 2015.

Griffin Tackles Cord Clutter with New Products at CES 2015

Griffin OrganizersGriffin Technology will be busy at this year’s CES. One of the new product lines the company is debuting will bring joy to those of us who obsess over keeping cables and connectors tidy. This line provides a variety of solutions designed to organize essential cables for a clutter-free car, home and office workspace.

The line-up consists of four initial products and will grow over the course of 2015. The Guide, Sleeve, Hanger and Clip are simple yet extremely functional products to keep cables organized.

Guide is described as part cable management and part building blocks. It’s designed to allow users to have necessary cables right where they want them. Guide consists of three magnetic pieces in varying shapes that attach onto the steel base to capture and guide cables. The different sizes of the magnetic pieces allow for cables of varying sizes and lengths to be held in place. Guide will be available in a variety of material options in Q2 2015 and retails starting at $29.99.

Sleeve is made of durable strands of braided plastic that create an abrasion-resistant sleeve used for running up to four cables in a tangle-free bundle. Sleeve closes itself around the cables it holds. It will be available February 2015 in 3 length options: 1’, 1.5’ and 2’ and will retail from $7.99 up.

Hanger is designed specifically for in-car use. This device is made from durable and flexible silicone. Hanger weighs about an ounce and is made to easily slide into a car’s air conditioner vent. Hanger features three molded sockets, perfect for holding power and AUX cables when those cables aren’t being used. Hanger will be available in February 2015 and will sell for $4.99.

Hanger isn’t the only item designed especially for the car. Clip is designed to make connecting an iPhone 6 to power and AUX cables as easy as possible. The flexible silicone Clip slides on the end of a Lightning connector charge cable and an AUX audio cable to hold the two together in the precise position to be plugged in simultaneously to the iPhone one-handed. Clip is bundled in Griffin’s Car Connections Pack with a Premium Flat AUX Cable and PowerJolt SE charger for the ultimate in car convenience. The Car Connections Pack will be available for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in February 2015. The entire pack will list for $39.99.

You can find out more about these cool new organizational items by visiting the Griffin Store online and also by visiting the Griffin booth at CES 2015. They’re at Booth #4310, North Hall.

Griffin Brings Twenty Bluetooth Digital Amplifier to CES 2015

Griffin TwentyGriffin Technology will be showing off its new Twenty Digital Bluetooth amplifier at CES 2015. The Griffin Twenty is an elegantly designed amplifier that uses Bluetooth to stream audio from devices like smartphones or tablets. Twenty takes its name from the 20-watt channels it uses to drive non-powered speakers.

Twenty provides crisp, clean audio playback thru its high-end AAC/aptX streaming codec. The device also accepts wired connections to things like computers, tuners, turntables and other audio sources.

Setting up a Twenty is easy. Once you’ve got the amplifier and speakers hooked up, just pair the Twenty to your Bluetooth device and press play. Twenty features a simple one-button Quick Connect feature that makes it easy to connect to previously paired devices.

The Griffin Twenty will work great with any existing sound system. But, if you’re putting a new system together, you can use it with Griffin’s high-performance NHT SuperZero Passive Bookshelf Speakers and the Super 8 Powered Subwoofer that work seamlessly with the Twenty.

The Griffin Twenty is available for $149.99 at the Griffin Store. For a limited time, the company is offering a rebate when Twenty is purchased in conjunction with any NHT SuperZero speaker set.

To learn more about the Griffin Twenty, follow any of the links above or visit with the Griffin team during CES at Booth #4310, North Hall.

 

Griffin’s PowerMate Bluetooth is Now Available

PowerMate BluetoothGriffin Technology has announced that its highly anticipated PowerMate Bluetooth is now available. The PowerMate Bluetooth is a wireless controller with a sleek look. It can replicate key commands and system events in virtually any application.

The new PowerMate Bluetooth has the recognizable blue glowing base (as did the PowerMate that was first introduced in 2001). PowerMate Bluetooth uses Bluetooth LE (Low Energy/ 4.0) to connect with any compatible Mac computer within a 30-foot range. It eliminates the need for wires.

A newly redesigned PowerMate Manager application makes it quick and easy to program (both for beginners and advanced users). Users can add custom commands to any Mac application with a simple twist or click. PowerMate can also be used as a volume knob and is configured to work with iTunes and other audio applications right out of the box.

What can you do with PowerMate Bluetooth? You can shuttle through music and movies, scroll through long documents and spreadsheets, and use it to pan and zoom in creative applications. It can be used to spin and edit in DJ and music applications. You can program the LED in the base of the PowerMate Bluetooth to indicate system or inbox status. PowerMate Bluetooth can be used to resize and reconfigure tools and brushes in illustration and photo programs.

PowerMate Bluetooth is now available for $59.99. The original PowerMate is still available for $45.00.

Tablet Stands Made from Decommissioned Railroad Steel

Rail Slice tablet stand and Rail artifact standGriffin Technology has teamed up with Rail Yard Studios to create some very unique tablet stands. These one-of-a-kind stands are made from decommissioned railroad steel. This could be the perfect gift for the train aficionado in your life.

Rail Yard Studios makes custom furniture from historic century-old railroad steel and hardwood timbers. Now, they are using their skill to turn railroad steel into stands for both mini and full sized tablets. The stands are fashioned from reclaimed rail stock that was installed on the original Louisville and Nashville Railroad between 1906 and 1908. Each stand can hold a tablet in both landscape and portrait orientation.

The Rail Slice Tablet Stand is made from a piece of decommissioned rail. It has a milled cavity that can accommodate a charging cable and allow the tablet’s speakers to project sound without obstruction. The Rail Artifact Stand is made from two antique railroad spikes with a tie plate that was used to hold the railroad together. Each style can be purchased for $129.99.

The forged steel may scratch the finishes of tablets, and the use of a case is recommended. To help with that, every Rail Yard Studios stand that is purchased from Griffin’s website will be accompanied with a complimentary Griffin tablet case of the buyer’s choice.

Griffin Technology Introduces the PowerMate Bluetooth and the Merchant Square Case

Griffin Technology showed off two items at CES 2014. The PowerMate Bluetooth and the Merchant Square Case .

The PowerMate Bluetooth is a programmable device which connects to your Mac through Bluetooth. It can be programmed to control various applications. You can use it to control volume, scrub through video, play and stop music and much more. You can program up to six different functions or key commands. It will be available sometime this summer for $59.99.

Merchant Square Case

The Merchant Square Case is a joint effort with Square. It is a case made specifically to work with the Square Card Reader. When in use the Square Card Reader fits snugly into the case. This prevents Square Card reader from moving when you go to swipe a card. It also has a grove to guide the card into the reader. Once you are done using the reader, you can store it in the back of the case, so you never lose it. The Merchant Square Case is available now for $19.99.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

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Griffin Debuts PowerMate Bluetooth at CES

PowerMate BluetoothGriffin Technology will unveil a new, wireless, version of its PowerMate at CES 2014. The device has been described as “a clickable knob”.

You can program it to execute a wide range of key commands in nearly every application. It can also function as a volume knob and mute button for Bluetooth 4.0 enabled Mac computers.

PowerMate is preset to work with iMovie and Garageband “right out of the box”. It can also be customized for uses outside of multimedia. Spin PowerMate like a wheel, and it will quickly move through large multimedia files, spreadsheets, and word processor documents. You can also click it like you would a mouse and use it to select text or preform commands.

The design is simplistic, yet eye catching at the same time. It is made of brushed aluminum and has a blue, glowing, base. Users have the ability to control the behavior of the pulsing LED light that is in the base of PowerMate. It has a futuristic look that enabled it to do a “cameo” in the 2013 movie Pacific Rim.

PowerMate for Bluetooth will be available in Summer of 2014 at a price of $59.99. You can check out the newly updated, wireless, PowerMate at CES 2014. It will be on display at LLVC, North Hall, Booth #5306.