Griffin’s Sitewide 4th of July Sale (25% off)

Griffin, one of the biggest names in the consumer electronics and accessories market, is celebrating the Fourth of July Weekend with a sitewide 25% off sale. Everything from the Third Man 45 iPhone 4 case to the HELO TC Assault (and even the StudioConnect peripheral for musicians) can now be purchased at a nice discount. To take advantage of the promo, head over to the Griffin online store and browse their extensive catalog. Once you’ve added an item or two to your shopping cart, enter “celebrate” under the Discount Code section to have your 25% discount applied to the order. As an added bonus, basic shipping within the US (48 contiguous states) is free on purchases over $29.99. If you’re thinking about buying that IntelliCase for your new iPad (among other things), just be make sure to do it before the sale ends on July 4th @ 11:59PM CT.

Griffin launches HELO TC Assault [Video]


Smartphone-controlled helicopter enthusiasts can now unleash their fury at annoying (and unsuspecting) office colleagues thanks to the release of the HELO TC Assault . A follow up to Griffin’s HELO TC helicopter, this menacing mini-copter packs 6 “live-fire” missiles which can be launched at will with the free iOS or Android app. Using your iPhone/iPad/Android device as a remote control, you can fly the cool gizmos via either the touchscreen’s virtual joystick or tilt controls. There’s even an auto land feature and the ability to record up to 3 flight plans for maximum fun. The HELO TC Assault is now available for $59.99 and shipping’s free within the US (international orders start at $8 for “economy” shipping). Check out the rather hilarious promo trailer of a boss getting even with his underlings after the break.

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Griffin releases iPhone 4S Case made from 7” Vinyl Record

Accessories maker Griffin Technology has teamed up with Nashville based Third Man Records to create one of the more unique iPhone cases around. Dubbed the The Third Man 45, the iPhone 4S accessory is made from a genuine 7” vinyl record, which has been custom-cut into a protective case.

To create the Griffin and Third Man Records Case for iPhone 4S, the team incorporated a genuine 7″ vinyl record, pressed by United Record Pressing in Nashville, Tennessee, then die-cut to form the protective back of the case. A molded frame snaps around the iPhone, holding the record insert in place and protecting the controls, edges, and screen, with cutouts for volume, headphone, hold switch and dock connector.

The Third Man 45 Case sells for $29.99 and comes in three available colors: White, Yellow and Black. Additionally, a separate interchangeable Vinyl Insert 3 pack  — inspired by the bands The White Stripes (white), The Raconteurs (black) and The Dead Weather (yellow) — can be purchased for $19.99. If you’re tired of the same old cases for your iPhone 4S, this vinyl case from Griffin is well worth a look. Check out the video on how the case is made and full press release after the break.

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On the Drawing Board: Color Studio HD + iMarker from Griffin and Crayola

Kids’ art is cute, but sometimes you just might get a bit tired of picking up uncapped pentel pens and stumbling on stubbed out crayons. Take your kids to the next level of fun with Griffin’s Crayola ColorStudio HD app, an interactive ‘coloring book’ on the iPad which you can take with you anywhere you go – and a lot less messy, too.

Together with the interactive and animated coloring book sounds is a custom-built digital stylus, aptly named iMarker. By animated, kids will enjoy a moving, musical lively coloring book where images come to life at the swipe of a stylus. Of course, the element of touch input is still there, and the app can distinguish between the iMarker and a child’s finger, letting him or her freely play and explore with drawing, shading and free play.

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Griffin’s Black Friday Sales: Up to 70% Off + Free Shipping

Griffin, one of the biggest accessories companies around and makers of the PowerDock Dual, is now holding their Black Friday Sales Event, where select items are on sale up to 70% off. Some of the bigger drops include the Charge/Sync Sock Simplifi (was $70, now $29.99), SmartTalk Bluetooth (was $120, now $49.99) and the USB Reserve Power (was $40, now $29.99), a USB-like stick that holds extra juice for your iDevices.

The sales are divided up by Under $50, $25 and $10 categories and there should be something for everyone. And the Free Shipping should sweeten the deal if you find a product or two that peaks your interest. Check out the entire Griffin Black Friday Sales right here. These offers are valid thru 11/30.

Griffin’s upcoming PartyDock – a whole new dimension of gaming?

Griffin, renowned third party Apple accessories maker hints at expanding the media and gaming possibilities with its FCC filing of the PartyDock, an interesting device that will allow up to four players using iPads and iPhones to play casual/family games via iTunes which are specifically adapted to the PartyDock. In addition, the device is also optimized for viewing photos, movies and videos. Furthermore, PartyDock plays music and supports composite and component video.

Griffin promises an easy set-up out of the box, with three free mini-games and one full-version game, four controllers, cables and power supply thrown in.

From the looks of it, PartyDock just might be the next step in mobile gaming development. More images after the gap.

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