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  • iTrip Auto has a new look, still just as useful

    Word “got out” a few days ago that Griffin has revised its iTrip line of FM transmitters for the iPod. First up was the iTrip Universal, which, shockingly, works with any device with a 3.5mm audio jack. Second up is the iTrip Auto, which is being showed off right now at IFA in Berlin. Griffin says it’s been redesigned from “the ground up,” which is fair to say. Read More

  • Griffin’s new iTrip could save a low-tech party from bad music

    This always seems to happen to me: I go to a party and find that the host has horrible taste in music. It’s usually hair bands form the 80’s or something like that. Since I am not afraid to voice my opinion, I tell them that no one likes this music. After the rest of the guests back me up, they usually tell me to put on whatever I want. This is where the problem starts. I have no… Read More

  • Meet the new iPhone accessories, same as the old iPhone accessories

    Griffin Technology just released a gaggle of “3G iPhone” accessories, which, considering the minute changes in form factor, is basically a marketing play. To keep your sweet phone safe they have a $40 Nu Form case and to talk to your friends and neighbors there’s the SmartTalk headphone converter ($20) and TuneBuds ($30) ear buds. Finally, you have the Streamline armband. Read More

  • Griffin prepped for iPhone 3G with four cases, more to come


    They might not be new in the product line, but Griffin is prepared with redesigns of their popular Wave, Nu Form, Elan Form and Elan Clip cases for the iPhone 3G. All cases are priced at $24.99 except the Elan Form, which is priced at $29.99. All cases will be available on the Griffin site by end of the month. Apple stores will be stocked on July 11. I think I like the Nu Form the most. Read More

  • Griffin molding iPhone 3G cases?

    At this point I couldn’t care if the damn 3G iPhone sports a prehensile tail and can carry a family of five to mars, but just in case you cared, Griffin is apparently already molding silicone cases for some sort of next gen iPhone with a front camera. Woot. Read More

  • Mea Culpa: The ClearBoost case does something


    Peter and I just did a little test with the Griffin ClearBoost case on an unadulterated AT&T iPhone. The results, while far from conclusive, showed that with the case on and your hand over the antenna, near the bottom of the unit, the ClearBoost case allowed the phone to maintain a fairly strong signal. This does not mean you’ll have better call quality or faster Internet, per se… Read More

  • Griffin responds on the ClearBoost case

    Last week I tested — and lambasted — the Griffin ClearBoost case as the offspring of those “cell booster” stickers of yore. This touched a nerve at Griffin HQ and will encourage me to research this further with a fresh iPhone and a case. While I stand by my assessment that this is an RF interference device rather than a “booster,” I’m glad the folks… Read More

  • Review: Griffin ClearBoost iPhone Case

    I am more than willing to suspend my disbelief in all manner of situations. I, for example, still believe that my family and wife love me and that the world is not colluding to to kill me. I believe that what I am writing now matters, to some degree, and that it will help you in your day-to-day existence. I also believe that I will eventually return to my original college weight of 175… Read More

  • Griffin Amplifi Review


    Griffin’s latest iPod speaker, the Amplifi, is about as simple as they come, and the price tag won’t leave you wishing you hadn’t just bought that $4 Starbuck’s cafe mocha. The sound is a lot better than you’d expect for a $150 speaker and can fill a 15 by 15 foot living room with little problem. The included infrared remote doesn’t give you total control… Read More

  • Groping the Griffin Journi


    Griffin’s new Journi portable iPod speaker is hands-down the hippest-looking iPod speaker I’ve seen yet: It’s about the size of a woman’s handbag, and it comes cradled in its built-in black leather fold-around case/stand, but it’s just 1.5 inches thick and just over 2 pounds. The sound isn’t much better than you’d expect from such a slim speaker… Read More