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Griffin Technology Intros StompBox and Mic Stand Mount for iPad

StompBox gives iPad and iOS device owners a physical pedalboard for digital music apps

Nashville, TN — January 6, 2011 — Griffin Technology Inc., maker of innovations for everyday life, today unveiled their latest musical creations: StompBox for iPad and Mic Stand Mount for iPad. The StompBox multi-function foot controller integrates with iShred LIVE to give guitarists an iPad-ready pedalboard, and Mic Stand Mount turns an iPad into a music stand. StompBox and Mic Stand Mount are making their debut today in the Griffin booth at CES 2011. Visitors can stop by the booth, #4727 in the iLounge Pavilion, North Hall, for a full demo.

StompBox for iPad
Griffin's StompBox is a professional-quality pedalboard for iPad. With assignable foot switches and a 1/4" expression pedal input, StompBox allows musicians to use their compatible iOS device as a portable, programmable effects board and practice rig while recreating the experience of an actual pedalboard.

Developed in partnership with Frontier Design Group—developers of iShred LIVE, iShred, Guitar, and other apps for iOS devices—StompBox brings a new level of realism to iPad-based music. Just like a real pedalboard, StompBox allows players to switch effects with their feet, without taking their hands off the instrument. StompBox connects to a compatible iPad or other iOS device with a 1 meter, heavy-duty dock connector cable, and gives the user four rugged, professional-quality and stomp-ready foot switches. The switches can be assigned through iShred LIVE to control different effects and presets within the App. There is hardly a feature or adjustable parameter in iShred LIVE that StompBox cannot control—it even controls the tuner, metronome, playback controls and more. An industry-standard 1/4" input allows players to connect variable input effects like volume, expression, or wah-wah pedals, allowing more specific on-the-fly manipulation of effects and settings within iShred LIVE.

StompBox is packaged with the Griffin GuitarConnect Cable, and optimized for use with iShred LIVE. At launch, iShred LIVE will feature a number of StompBox-ready updates, including an intuitive StompBox setup interface, and new effects like Overdrive and Wah-Wah. Learn more at www.griffintechnology.com.

StompBox Key Features:

  • Studio-quality 4-channel effects pedalboard for use with guitar, bass, and other instruments
  • 1/4" jack accommodates variable input effects like volume, expression, or wah-wah pedals
  • Brings a true pedalboard experience to iPad; interfaces with iShred LIVE App to allow user's foot to switch between effects and presets, and control metronome, playback, tuner, and more
  • Heavy-duty dock connector cable links StompBox to iPad or other compatible iOS device
  • Every StompBox includes a Griffin GuitarConnect Cable
  • Developed for use with Frontier Design Group's iShred LIVE app

Mic Stand Mount for iPad
Mic Stand Mount for iPad allows easy mounting of an iPad on a mic stand for a range of practice and performance scenarios. Whether displaying lyrics, sheet music, tabs, or otherwise, Mic Stand Mount screws onto a standard 5/8" microphone stand so that the user can raise or lower their iPad to the perfect height. The Mount's four rubber-lined grips hold iPad securely on all four corners without blocking the controls, dock connector, or audio jack; the grips also accommodate most shell- and skin-type cases for iPad. The mount rotates and locks into either portrait or landscape view, and tilts up to 90 degrees.

The Mic Stand Mount for iPad is a perfect companion to StompBox and iShred LIVE. Learn more at www.griffintechnology.com.

Pricing and Availability
CES 2011 attendees can rock out with StompBox and Mic Stand Mount in the Griffin booth, #4727 in the iLounge Pavilion — North Hall.

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.

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© 2011 Griffin Technology Inc. StompBox and GuitarConnect are trademarks of Griffin Technology Inc. iShred is a trademark of Frontier Design Group. iPad and iOS are trademarks of Apple Inc. All other product names and trademarks are property of their respective companies.

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