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Griffin Review: The Guide Cable Management Set Will Keep Your Desk Organized

Wednesday November 25, 2015 2:34 pm PST by
Griffin's Guide Magnetic Cable Management Set was first announced at CES in January of 2015, but it didn't become available for purchase until September. We went hands-on with the Guide to see if it was worth the wait as a cable management solution. The Guide Cable Management Set is modular and consists of three weighted bases and three magnetic aluminum cable anchors that attach to the bases. ...

Review: Griffin's WatchStand for Apple Watch Keeps All That Extra Cable Hidden

Thursday June 4, 2015 12:44 pm PDT by
With its WatchStand, accessory maker Griffin has come up with a unique take on an Apple Watch charging dock, incorporating a cord management feature that sets it apart from the many other stands on the market. Made of plastic instead of aluminum or wood, Griffin's stand is also one of the more affordable options available. I've been testing the Griffin WatchStand for the past week and have...

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CES 2020: Griffin and Aukey Launching New Ultra-Compact GaN-Based Wall Chargers in Second Quarter of 2020

Monday January 6, 2020 9:53 am PST by
Following in the footsteps of Anker, accessory makers Griffin and Aukey are at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week to show off new portable wall chargers based on a material known as gallium nitride, or GaN. In short, GaN allows semiconductor components to be shrunk down, leading to smaller chargers. Griffin has three new PowerBlock chargers based on GaN, including a 30W option with dual USB-C...

CES 2019: Griffin Releasing New Wireless Charging Mats, Stands, and Power Banks for iPhone and Apple Watch Later This Year

Monday January 7, 2019 8:05 am PST by
Apple-certified accessory maker Griffin today at CES 2019 announced that it will be releasing a collection of new wireless charging solutions under its PowerBlock and Reserve brands for the iPhone and Apple Watch later this year. PowerBlock wireless fast charging mat • Supports Apple and Samsung fast wireless charging • Rubberized surface secures phone while charging •...

CES 2019: Griffin Releasing USB-C to Lightning Cables and Chargers Later This Year

Monday January 7, 2019 7:59 am PST by
Apple-certified accessory maker Griffin today at CES 2019 announced that it will be releasing a collection of USB-C to Lightning cables and power adapters for the latest Apple devices in the second quarter of 2019. Griffin will offer basic USB-C to Lightning Cables in four-foot and six-foot sizes for $19.99 and $29.99 respectively in the United States, along with a five-foot option with a...

Griffin's PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad Now Available for Purchase

Friday March 30, 2018 12:02 pm PDT by
Griffin has a new wireless charging accessory available for purchase as of today, the Griffin PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad. Designed for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and Android devices that support wireless charging, the PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad offers up to 15W of charging power. Griffin says Qi-enabled devices will charge faster with the PowerBlock than with a standard ...

CES 2017: Griffin Announces 100W Hi-Power Breakaway MagSafe-Style Cable for MacBook Pro

Wednesday January 4, 2017 12:05 pm PST by
Griffin today announced several new additions to its line of BreakSafe products, adding to the original BreakSafe magnetic USB-C cable that it introduced in January of 2016. The new 100-watt BreakSafe Hi-Power Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable, the BreakSafe USB Breakaway Adapter, the BreakSafe Car Charger, and the BreakSafe Wall Charger all include a patented MagSafe-style quick-release magnetic ...

CES 2017: Griffin Unveils New 'Home' Collection With Smart Coffee Maker, Mirror, Toaster, and More

Wednesday January 4, 2017 12:00 pm PST by
Griffin today debuted its latest line of products at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, introducing a new set of smart home products that include a Connected Toaster, Connected Coffee Maker, Connected Mirror, PowerBlock Beacon, and PowerJolt Beacon. The Connected Coffeemaker, priced at $99.99, is the first product in the new Griffin Home collection. It is a Bluetooth-enabled smart coffee...

Griffin's New iTrip Clip Adapter Makes Wired Headphones Work Wirelessly

Tuesday August 30, 2016 8:10 am PDT by
Just days before Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 without a headphone jack, Griffin Technology has introduced a new iTrip Clip clippable adapter that enables any pair of wired headphones with a 3.5mm jack to function as wireless headphones via Bluetooth. To use the iTrip Clip with Apple's wired EarPods, for example, an iPhone user would simply plug the headphones into the adapter and ...

Incipio Acquires Griffin Technology

Friday August 5, 2016 11:11 am PDT by
Accessory maker Incipio today announced that it has acquired Griffin Technology, a company known for its wide range of accessories for Apple's line of devices. Incipio and Griffin did not disclose the terms of the deal. "Griffin has a 25-year history of designing, manufacturing and distributing iconic mobile accessories," stated Andy Fathollahi, Founder and CEO of Incipio Group. "As part of...

Griffin’s $40 BreakSafe Power Cable Brings MagSafe to the 12-Inch MacBook Starting April 25

Thursday April 21, 2016 9:42 am PDT by
Griffin Technology has announced that its BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable for the 12-inch Retina MacBook, including the new Early 2016 model introduced earlier this week, will start shipping on Monday, April 25. BreakSafe is a magnetic breakaway power cable for USB-C laptops such as the 12-inch MacBook which, unlike the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, does not feature Apple's proprietary...

CES 2016: Griffin Debuts Travel Power Bank and New Bands for Apple Watch

Monday January 4, 2016 9:20 am PST by
Griffin today announced several accessories for the Apple Watch as part of its CES 2016 offerings, including an assortment of Apple Watch bands and the Travel Power Bank, a new compact Apple Watch charger designed for on-the-go charging while traveling. The Travel Power Bank is an all-in-one travel solution with a built-in Apple Watch charger. Unlike most Apple Watch charging solutions, it's...

Griffin Introduces BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable for 12-Inch MacBook

Monday January 4, 2016 8:07 am PST by
Griffin Technology has announced a new BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable for the Retina MacBook, which makes up for the lack of Apple's own MagSafe technology on the 12-inch notebook. The six-foot cable is also compatible with other USB-C notebooks like the Chromebook Pixel and will be available in April for $39.99. BreakSafe has a patented quick-release magnetic connector that plugs...

Griffin's 'Survivor Play' Case for Apple TV Siri Remote Now Available

Thursday December 10, 2015 11:04 am PST by
Back in September, Griffin announced its first product for the fourth-generation Apple TV, a silicone case designed to protect the Apple TV Siri Remote. As of today, Griffin's Survivor Play remote control case is available for purchase. The Survivor Play mimics the design of sleeves for the hand-held Wii Remote, wrapping the Siri Remote in a soft textured silicone that adds grip and padding...

Griffin Launches New Combination Apple Watch and iPhone Charging Station

Thursday October 22, 2015 9:07 am PDT by
Third-party accessory manufacturer Griffin today announced a new combination Apple Watch and iPhone charging stand called the "WatchStand Powered Charging Station." The dock takes the original design of the company's WatchStand dock and adds on a new section that acts as a landing pad to charge an iPhone or iPad next to the Apple Watch. The new version of the WatchStand comes with a built-in ...

Griffin Unveils 'Survivor Play' Case for Apple TV Siri Remote

Tuesday September 15, 2015 11:50 am PDT by
Griffin today debuted its first accessory for the Apple TV, introducing a new case designed for the Siri Remote. The Survivor Play for Siri Remote aims to add protection to keep it safe from scratches and dings when dropped and it adds a non-slip grip to make it easier to hold when playing motion-based games that require a lot of movement. The Survivor Play, which is made of a soft, textured ...

Griffin Expands Survivor Lineup With Two New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases

Thursday September 3, 2015 7:00 am PDT by
Griffin today announced an expansion of its popular Survivor case lineup for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, introducing the new Survivor Summit and the Survivor Journey. Like its existing Survivor cases, both the Summit and the Journey offer military grade protection for Apple's iPhones. The Survivor Summit is Griffin's most protective Survivor case yet, featuring a sealed weatherproof design that's ...

Griffin Debuts Cove Recharging Center for Charging Five iOS Devices at Once

Tuesday April 14, 2015 6:15 am PDT by
Griffin today launched an Indiegogo campaign for its upcoming Cove Recharging Center, a new charging management and device storage system designed to be used in the home. The Griffin Cove is able to store and charge up to five tablets, smartphones, or other electronic devices at one time in one compact location. To develop its charging station, Griffin visited people in their homes to discover ...

Griffin Announces Charging 'WatchStand' for Apple Watch

Tuesday March 10, 2015 7:06 am PDT by
Griffin yesterday announced the WatchStand, which the company calls the first entry into its "new line of products for Apple Watch." The stand is set to be a nightly solution for more easily charging the Apple Watch. Like other Griffin products, the stand itself doesn't include its own charging cable, but users will need to snake in their own MagSafe charger through the stand during the...