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iPod News: Griffin Technology's 2009 Lineup
      #32304 - 01/06/09 07:45 PM

Griffin Technology Inc., creator of all things iPod and iPhone, today announced the products it will be debuting at Macworld Expo 2009. Griffin is bringing a fresh mix of new accessories such as earbuds, power solutions and audio cables to showcase at Macworld.

New products for 2009 include:

PowerBlock Reserve

As the world's best-selling AC charger and adapter for USB-rechargeable devices, PowerBlock is the perfect way to power-up an iPhone or iPod. Griffin's new PowerBlock Reserve charges iPod and iPhone while simultaneously charging its own reserve battery pack. The removable Reserve battery pack is held in its charging bay magnetically, so there's nothing to unplug. It's easy to grab and take with you (and it's compact enough to fit in your jeans pocket). Its lithium-ion battery pack recharges an iPhone or iPod on the go, and supplies additional hours of music, video, web access, and talk time.

PowerJolt Reserve

PowerJolt Reserve extends surf time, talk time and tune time with a detachable, rechargeable battery for iPod and iPhone. PowerJolt Reserve plugs into a car's cigarette lighter or 12 V DC power outlet and quickly charges both the device and the Reserve battery pack. Reserve's battery charges your iPhone or iPod through its Dock Connector, adding hours of additional use between charges. PowerJolt Reserve's battery pack is interchangeable with the PowerBlock Reserve AC charger (available separately).

TuneBuds Fit

Griffin's TuneBuds Fit are in-ear headphones that deliver superb sound in an anatomically correct curved design, shaped to the ear canal, making them the most comfortable way to enjoy music all day long. The low-resonance aluminum shells and matching, tuned 10 mm drivers produce more accurate sound fidelity than plastic housings. The package comes with 3 sets of soft ear cushions to pamper your ears and isolate outside noise.

SmartShare USB
The convenience of a desktop USB hub, but entirely portable. This slim-as-can-be USB hub provides an extra hi-speed USB 2.0 port to MacBook Air (or any other laptop), and makes its recessed USB port accessible to more devices. Even travelers can enjoy the luxury of plugging in an available keyboard, mouse or other peripheral into one port while charging and syncing their iPod or iPhone in the other.

Charge Converter (Firewire to USB)

Griffin's FireWire to USB Charge Converter ensures that older charging solutions continue to work with iPhone 3G and new (2008) iPod models that charge using USB circuitry. Simple to use and compact, the Charge Converter fits between the Dock Connector and the charging device. Now when you trade up your iPod, you don't have to trade up all your chargers.

Noise-reducing Audio Cable
We've all experienced The Hum. Griffin's Noise-reducing Audio Cable eliminates interference caused by some cars' electrical systems. The 6-foot long cable features an inline dual-element noise filter to reduce hum and ensure the best sound possible. The 1/8" stereo-mini jack conveniently connects an MP3 player's headphone jack to the stereo's Aux-in port for clean sound, and no Hum.

Pricing and Availability
PowerBlock Reserve, $39.99, available April '09

PowerJolt Reserve, $39.99, available April '09

TuneBuds Fit, $49.99, available February '09

SmartShare USB, $19.99, now shipping

Charge Converter Firewire to USB, $29.99, available mid-January '09

Noise-reducing Audio Cable, $19.99, available February '09


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