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Outfit Your iPad 2 with the Latest from Griffin Technology
Colorful Creations for iPad 2
Nashville, TN — March 15, 2011 — Griffin Technology Inc., maker of innovations for everyday life, today debuted their initial offering of accessories for Apple's new iPad 2. The announcement features a collection of new and updated accessories designed to protect the iPad 2 and enhance the user's experience, as well as popular Griffin devices that are essential complements to Apple's latest creation. The collection includes the new Elan Folio Slim for iPad 2, CinemaSeat for iPad 2, and Stylus Naturals and Brights Collections, and the popular GuitarConnect, PowerDock Dual, and Loop.
"iPad 2 is an exciting step forward for an area of technology we love to work with," said George Campbell, Director of Industrial Design at Griffin. "Its new features are inspiring new ideas while also realizing new uses for existing Griffin designs."
Griffin's first creations for iPad 2 are:
Elan Folio Slim for iPad 2
This super-slim folio complements the new, thinner iPad 2. A textured black polyurethane outer cover offers protection on the outside. Inside, a soft microsuede lining coddles your iPad 2, with a narrow frame surrounding the Multi-Touch display. Cut-outs allow easy access to the dock connector, headphone jack, controls, speaker, and front and rear cameras. Elan Folio Slim's front cover wraps around to the back and tucks into a receiver to create a landscape-orientation stand, ideal for viewing video and typing.
CinemaSeat for iPad 2
CinemaSeat turns your iPad 2 into the perfect in-car entertainment system. The case wraps around your iPad 2 while giving you easy access to the headphone jack, controls, speaker, cameras, and dock connector. On the back, a wide, adjustable strap snugs around your auto's headrest and holds your iPad in place, perfectly positioned for backseat riders to watch video, listen to music, play games, and more. CinemaSeat makes every seat the best seat in the house (or car, actually).
Griffin's wildly popular Stylus for iPad, now with more color. The Stylus is a balanced pointer with a soft rubber tip designed to mimic the way your finger interacts with the Multi-Touch display. The omni-directional tip adapts to any writing style and doesn't care if you are left-handed or right-handed. The Stylus' soft tip keeps your Multi-Touch display free of fingerprints and smudges while adding control to any touchscreen operation. Griffin's Stylus is now available in two new color collections: The Naturals collection features Camel, Stone, Chocolate, Dark Olive, and Desert Pink. The Brights collection includes Poppy, Spring, Violet, White, and Aqua. And the Stylus is still available in classic Black.
Also featured in the new line-up are several essential Griffin devices optimized for iPad 2:
Our GuitarConnect cable is the simplest way to play and record your favorite guitar with Apple's new GarageBand for iPad. This custom cable features three connectors: a standard 1/4" cable for your guitar, bass, keyboard, or other musical instrument; a stereo 1/8" plug for the headphone jack of your iPad; and a 1/8" stereo jack so you can plug in your phones and monitor the sound in realtime. GuitarConnect is all you and your iPad 2 need to take full advantage of its recording capabilities. No extra wires, no expensive adapters to buy, and no neighbors banging on your wall telling you to "Turn it DOWN!" GuitarConnect's 1/8" stereo mini-jack, lets you plug in headphones or AUX cable and play into your home stereo, amp, or mixing board. GuitarConnect is the most compact recording and practice rig possible.
Charge your iPad 2 while you chat via FaceTime. PowerDock Dual is a dual-dock charger and stand with unique charging bases for iPad 2, and iPhone (or iPod). The built-in speakers of your iPad are unobstructed, making PowerDock Dual the perfect platform for FaceTime calls, bedside entertainment, or a quick countertop reference. The dual dock charger ensures that your devices stay charged, while the built-in valet tray keeps keys, loose change, and other contents of your pockets close at hand.
The aptly-named Loop is a clean, simple stand, weighted and shaped to hold your iPad upright for FaceTime video calls or for viewing videos and photos; or laid back at an incline for surfing and typing, in both landscape and portrait orientations. Soft, cushioned inserts cradle your iPad 2 to eliminate scratches and unwanted movement while you use it. But Loop is more than just a comfortable place for your iPad to hang out. The open-loop design ensures you can plug in your Apple Dock Cable to charge and sync during use. And Loop has non-slip rubber feet to protect your furniture.
Pricing and Availability
Griffin's first case creations for iPad 2 will be available in late March 2011 at www.griffintechnology.com.
• Elan Folio Slim for iPad 2: $39.99
• CinemaSeat for iPad 2: $39.99
Griffin's full range of current devices for iPad 2 are now available at www.griffintechnology.com, including:
• Stylus Colors: $19.99
• GuitarConnect: $29.99
• PowerDock Dual: $59.99
• Loop: $29.99
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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