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Griffin Technology Unveils Latest Creations for iPad

Nashville, TN — July 15, 2010 — Griffin Technology Inc., maker of ingenious ways to power, play, protect, and connect, today announced their latest creations for iPad™. The new devices are versatile solutions for presentation, power, and protection: Loop™ stand for iPad, PowerBlock® Plus charger for iPad, 3 Meter USB to Dock Cable, and Elan Passport Nylon case for iPad.

"We've approached these new products as users of Apple's iPad, not just as designers," said George Campbell, Director of Industrial Design at Griffin Technology. "These latest designs represent our ongoing commitment to enhance the user experience."

Griffin's latest essentials for iPad include:

A clean, simple stand, weighted and shaped to hold your iPad upright for viewing, or laid back for surfing and typing. Loop holds your iPad securely in both landscape and portrait modes. Loop's cushioned cradle protects your iPad from scratches and prevents unwanted movement while you use it. The open-loop design leaves room to plug in your dock cable so you can charge or sync during use. Non-slip rubber feet protect your furniture and hold everything steady.

PowerBlock Plus
PowerBlock Plus adds an additional AC outlet to Griffin's best-selling AC wall charger. Plug PowerBlock Plus into any 100 to 240 volt AC outlet and connect iPad, iPhone, or iPod for 2.1 amp charging. While it's charging your device, PowerBlock Plus gives you an additional AC plug so you can leave the lamp, clock radio, etc., plugged in. Or even charge another iPad. With PowerBlock Plus, you won't have to unplug what's charging to regain use of that outlet.

Also available is PowerBlock Plus Universal, a universally-compatible charger with additional AC plug, designed to work with any device that charges via USB. Both versions of PowerBlock Plus are Energy Star 5 certified, meaning you save energy, even when you aren't using them.


3 Meter USB to Dock Cable
Ever wish you could charge your iPad while you use it, even if the nearest AC outlet is out of reach? This USB-to-Apple Dock cable is almost 10 feet long and built with heavy-duty 16-gauge conductors to handle the 2.1 amp power needs of Apple's iPad. Connect this cable to your computer's USB port to sync your iPad, iPod, or iPhone; or to any 2 amp USB power source (we suggest our own 2 amp PowerBlock or PowerJolt) and charge from almost 10 feet away.

Elan Passport for iPad, Nylon
The popular Elan Passport for iPad, now available in beautiful black nylon. The one-piece folio flips open to reveal your Multi-Touch display, then closes like a book for privacy and protection. Elan Passport's microsuede lining protects your iPad, all over, from scratches and smudges. The inner cover includes pockets for cards and important papers, and the cover is held shut by a secure tab closure. You're going to take your iPad everywhere. So you'll need the case that's ready for anything.

Pricing and Availability
Griffin's latest creations for iPad are now available at and at the specified retailers below:

  • Loop, $29.99, is now available at Apple Retail Stores
  • PowerBlock Plus, $34.99, will be available August 2010 at Best Buy
  • PowerBlock Plus Universal, $29.99, is now available at
  • 3 Meter USB to Dock Cable, $29.99, is now available at Apple Retail Stores
  • Elan Passport Nylon for iPad, $49.99, will be available August 2010 at Walmart and is now available 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. Learn more about Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs at



© 2010 Griffin Technology Inc. PowerBlock is a registered trademark of, and Loop and Elan are trademarks of, Griffin Technology inc. iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. All other product names and trademarks are property of their respective companies.

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