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Griffin Unveils MyPhones: Volume-limiting Headphones For Kids
Customizable Safety Headphones Are Designed Specifically for Kids
Nashville, TN - September 17, 2009 - Griffin Technology Inc., the creative leader in ingenious peripherals for iPhone, iPod, Mac and PC, today announced MyPhonesTM volume limiting headphones for kids. These premium over-the-ear headphones are safe, comfortable and customizable for children aged 3 to 12, and unlike anything else on the market.
"Children are as interested in technology as adults these days," says Paul Griffin, founder and CEO of Griffin Technology Inc. "MyPhones are the first headphones that kids can really call their own. And with MyPhones' 85 decibel volume limit, parents can rest easy, knowing that their kids' hearing is not being compromised."
MyPhones were born when the Griffin design and creative teams turned their attention to an important segment of headphone users: their own kids. While the concept behind MyPhones is simple, the end result is something entirely unique in the world of headphones.
The two most important factors in good ear health are noise level and listening duration. At MyPhones' core is an 85-decibel volume-limiting circuit. MyPhones' design allows for the same great sound quality as other Griffin headphones, but at an ear-friendly listening level.
Why 85 dB? This is the level that pediatric audiology and safety agencies regard as ideal for kids. Combined with a break in listening every hour or two, kids' ears are well protected from damage.
The fit and feel of MyPhones further increases their enjoyment and safety. The headphones are supra-aural, sitting over the ear with no intrusive in-ear piece. The flexible design has soft rubber ear cushions and an adjustable band, making it a perfect fit that kids won't quickly grow out of. MyPhones' durable heavy-duty cable takes care of a traditionally weak link in headphone design for kids, and the 1/8" headphone plug connects to the headphone jacks most commonly found in all kinds of devices: iPod, iPhone, DVD players, gaming consoles, and computers.
MyPhones are not just engineered for children; they're designed so that the kids, themselves, can further customize each pair. The shell caps are removable and come with three interchangeable design inserts. The inserts can be used as templates to encourage kids to make their own custom-drawn inserts to be placed inside. Children can visit www.myphoneskids.com (with their parents' permission, of course) and upload their own designs, or download others.
The MyPhones package even doubles as a rigid plastic carrying case, large enough to carry both headphones and iPod and help kids keep everything organized. The clear plastic shell also allows for further decoration and customization, making every MyPhones set as unique as the kid who has them.
- Comfortable, adjustable and sized just for kids
- 85 decibel volume-limit for safe listening
- Headphone design sits over the ears, nothing enters the ear canal
- Make them your own! Design your own shell caps, swap, mix and match
- Customizable carrying case stores and protects MyPhones so you're always ready to go
- Use MyPhones for: iPod; MP3 players; in car video; gaming consoles; handhelds; computers, and more...
- Same audio quality and comfort as Griffin's earphones for adults, but sized and volume-limited for kids
Pricing and Availability
MyPhones volume-limiting headphones for kids, $39.99, will be available at major retailers including The Apple Store and at www.griffintechnology.com in early October.
About Griffin Technology
Since 1992, Griffin Technology Inc. has earned its reputation as the creative leader in ingenious accessories for iPod, iPhone, Mac and PC. Learn more about Griffin's original and award-winning creations at www.griffintechnology.com.
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