Griffin Press Room
GRIFFIN SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATES AHA BY HARMAN INTO POPULAR ITRIP AUTO
Any Driver With an FM Radio Can Bring Aha’s 30,000+ Audio Stations into the Car
Las Vegas, NV – January 7, 2013 – Aha by HARMAN and Griffin Technology have announced a new feature in the popular iTrip Auto FM transmitter that allows drivers to stream Aha content through any FM radio frequency. Until now, Aha has been available to drivers in new vehicles and in aftermarket head units from leading stereo manufacturers.
Aha gives users access to more than 30,000 stations of audio content including leading internet music services, news, podcasts, audiobooks, Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds, customized “Hungry,” “Coffee,” and “Traffic” stations, weather and surf reports, and more. Aha continually adds and curates new stations and content spanning from mainstream to niche. With so much content to choose from, Aha offers something for everyone.
To experience Aha’s next-generation infotainment experience, Griffin iTrip Auto owners simply download Aha’s free iOS app, organize their favorite stations as presets and set their preferences to create a customized listening experience. When iTrip Auto is connected to an iPhone or iPod touch, Aha detects and launches its Griffin iTrip-specific settings to help the driver find an unused FM frequency on which to stream their Aha stations. When they arrive at their destination and exit the car, the driver can unplug the iTrip Auto and continue enjoying Aha on the iOS device.
“Many cars on the road today do not feature an auxiliary input or Bluetooth connection for a mobile device,” said Robert Acker, VP and GM of Aha by Harman. “Griffin and Aha have partnered to create a simple way for drivers to access the world of audio content available from Aha, at an entry-level price of $59.99, giving virtually any driver access to the next generation of infotainment.”
“Simplicity and ease-of-use are fundamental to Griffin’s product designs and help consumers live better through technology,” said Scott Naylor, Director of Product Development at Griffin. “Similarly, Aha has created an easy and familiar way for drivers to stay connected and entertained, while keeping their eyes on the road. We are proud to be the first mobile accessory company leading the way to help drivers safely access a world of Aha content right through the radio.”
The Aha Radio app is a free download on the Apple App Store, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aha-radio/id355829417?mt=8. Griffin’s iTrip Auto is available at major retailers worldwide as well as the Griffin website, store.griffintechnology.com/itripauto.
Aha is a part of HARMAN International (NYSE: HAR) the premium global audio and infotainment group. For more information, images and news, please visit Aha’s online press room. For more information about Griffin Technology visit www.griffintechnology.com
About Griffin Technology
Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs at www.griffintechnology.com, www.facebook.com/griffintech and on Twitter, @griffintech.
About Aha by HARMAN
Aha, a unit of HARMAN International Industries, is the interactive service that makes Web content as easy and safe to use as radio. Aha uses the Harman Cloud Platform to organize content from the Web into personalized radio stations that consumers can listen to from anywhere – at home, on the go, or safely from the driver’s seat. By the end of 2013, more than ten automotive manufacturers will launch vehicles using Aha to enable safe access to Web content for drivers, including Acura, Ford, Honda, Porsche and Subaru. The Aha platform and service was started in 2008 in Silicon Valley by a group of Web and multimedia veterans with a shared passion for delivering an “always on” audio experience to connect drivers to the content they really want. HARMAN, the company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, acquired Aha in September 2010. For more information, visit www.aharadio.com or find Aha on Facebook and Twitter.