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Griffin Technology Announces New Desktop and Power Accessories for iPad

Nashville, TN — April 6, 2010 — Griffin Technology Inc., maker of ingenious ways to power, play, protect and connect, today celebrated Apple's long-awaited new release by announcing their new A-Frame™ multi-position tabletop stand for iPad. The company also announced new versions of their popular PowerBlock AC wall charger and PowerJolt DC car charger, updated for iPad. The new devices join Griffin's line-up of now available accessories for iPad.

A-Frame is a heavy-duty brushed aluminum stand for desk and tabletop use. Open A-Frame into the upright position and secure your iPad inside its soft silicone cradle for easy reading and web browsing. Strategically-placed grooves in the cradle allow sound to play from iPad without obstruction. Turn iPad to landscape mode and A-Frame provides the perfect base for viewing videos or browsing photos. In either configuration, A-Frame's soft silicone cradle is designed to accommodate cases for iPad from Griffin and many others, while allowing full access to the dock connector for charging and syncing.

"An elegant user experience has been at the center of our product design from the beginning," said Paul Griffin, founder and CEO of Griffin Technology. "A-Frame continues in this tradition by giving users a beautiful, clever and indispensable base for the iPad experience."

A-Frame is a simple and versatile solution for email, word processing, photo editing and other input-heavy uses. Fold A-Frame closed, lay it on any flat surface, and the stand provides wrist support while positioning iPad at the optimum angle for comfortable typing and gaming. When finished, just pick it up; A-Frame stores easily and travels well. A-Frame is a beautiful, essential complement to iPad for every user, wherever they use it.

PowerBlock for iPad
Griffin's best-selling AC charger is now available for iPad in a new 2.1 amp capacity for fast, safe charging. PowerBlock features a slim design, with fold-flat, non-polarized blades that fit easily in wall outlets and power strips. A green LED indicates PowerBlock is connected properly and ready to charge from any AC outlet, 100V-240V. The included detachable cable can be used as an extra dock connector cable for iPad. Also compatible with iPhone and iPod.

PowerJolt for iPad
PowerJolt sports a low-profile 12V power adapter and a powerful 2.1 amp charging circuit so that iPad can power up quickly and safely. An LED ring glows green, indicating PowerJolt is connected properly and ready to charge. PowerJolt's built-in, self-resetting SmartFuse™ means no fuses to replace, ever. Also compatible with iPhone and iPod.

PowerDuo for iPad, a combination package that includes both PowerBlock for iPad and PowerJolt for iPad with a detachable dock connector cable, will be available later this month.

Product Availability
Griffin's newly announced A-Frame, PowerBlock for iPad and PowerJolt for iPad, are now available at Apple Retail Stores nationwide and at

  • A-Frame Tabletop Stand for iPad: $49.99

  • PowerBlock for iPad: $29.99

  • PowerJolt for iPad: $24.99

  • Today, Griffin also announced general availability of several highly anticipated accessories for iPad: cases including Elan Passport, Elan Sleeve, Jumper and their Screen Care Kit for iPad, debuted in January with the release of iPad, are now available for sale at

    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™ 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. The Co-Op Initiative marks another step forward, pairing Griffin engineers with top fashion, art and cultural innovators to create personal technological statements. Learn more about the Co-Op Initiative, as well as Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs, at

    © 2010 Griffin Technology Inc. A-Frame, Elan, and Jumper are trademarks of, and PowerBlock and PowerJolt are registered trademarks of Griffin Technology Inc. iPad, iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other product names and trademarks are property of their respective companies.

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