Griffin's Guide Uses Magnetic Building Blocks To Snag Your Cables

Wireless protocols like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, RF, Z-Wave, and NFC have made our lives a little more cable-free, but we're not clear of the tangles just yet. Odds are your desk is still covered in power and sync cables for laptops, smartphones, and tablets. And while Griffin's new Guide doesn't eliminate them, it can… » 1/04/15 12:00pm 1/04/15 12:00pm

This Hair Tie Is For Lunatics Who Need a Case For Their Fitness Tracker

Maybe you were unaware that your fitness tracker needed any accessories, but Griffin just launched a new line of these called Ribbon that are basically hair ties that cover your gym-friendly arm candy. Like a beer cozy for your Fitbit! » 5/01/14 12:02pm 5/01/14 12:02pm

This Special Ops Missile Prioritizes Precision

Despite their generally overwhelming combat prowess, many large US naval vessels remain vulnerable to small, fast-moving speedboats. But with the latest iteration of Raytheon's multi-role precision missile, that won't be a problem for much longer. » 4/10/14 11:40am 4/10/14 11:40am

Gifts for Grown-Ups Who Never Actually Grew Up

A trip to the toy store is supposed to be about finding gifts for all the kids on your Christmas list, but we all know at least one grownup who's considered an adult in age only. So here are some perfect ideas for anyone who still professes to be a kid at heart, even if they're old enough to be paying off a mortgage. » 12/10/13 5:19pm 12/10/13 5:19pm

Power-Ups and Crash Damage Make These RC Cars a Real-Life Mario Kart

Griffin isn't the first out the door with an RC toy that uses your iPhone as a remote control. But it is the first company to come up with some compelling ways to use the iPhone's touchscreen for more than just steering. Its new Moto TC Rally car is packed with sensors that detect crashes and impacts affecting how… » 11/07/13 3:40pm 11/07/13 3:40pm

A USB-Packed Dock For All Your Phones and Tablets To Call Home

Laugh if you will at the absurdity of a dock that can charge and store ten different devices, but if you stop and actually count how many things you need to plug in every night, it stops being so absurd. By now most households have at least a few smartphones, gaming devices, and a couple of tablets. And with an… » 9/05/13 5:00pm 9/05/13 5:00pm

The Skyview Turns Your Tray Table Lock Into a Hands-Free Device Mount

There's finally a good reason not to feel complete and utter resentment towards the flight crew that made you fold and lock your seat tray up. Griffin's Skyview is a universal hands-free adapter designed to hold everything from a Galaxy S4 to an iPad Mini using the locking mechanism of most tray tables as a mount. » 7/02/13 11:45am 7/02/13 11:45am

Griffin's iTrip Auto Transmitter Now Streams Harman Aha Content

Drivers stuck with just an FM radio in their rides can now access Harman's Aha streaming content through Griffin's iTrip Auto transmitter. The service, which includes over 30,000 stations covering everything from music, to news, to audiobooks, has typically only been available in new vehicles or aftermarket in-dash… » 1/07/13 12:00pm 1/07/13 12:00pm

Charge All Your iOS Gear From a Single Outlet With Griffin's PowerDock 5

If your bedside table has become an unmanageable menagerie of phones, tablets, and other devices charging overnight, Griffin wants to bring order to your chaos of cables. The company's new PowerDock 5 charging station has a footprint no larger than an iPad, but can accomodate up to five tablets, or a mix of devices,… » 1/06/13 12:37pm 1/06/13 12:37pm

Griffin's Glowing iPad Stylus Lets Kids Draw Without Banging Up the…

Children are drawn to the iPad like flies to honey, but children are also notoriously bad at taking care of their toys. And if the thought of a young'n bashing away at your tablet's display with a pen leaves you anxious, Griffin's got you covered with a glowing stylus that lets them draw in mid-air. » 1/06/13 11:26am 1/06/13 11:26am

Griffin's Selling More Kinds of Lightning Cables Than You'll Ever Need

Griffin has just announced the first third-party Lightning cables to become available on the market, giving you an alternative to official Apple products when it comes to charging and syncing your new iOS device. » 11/30/12 4:58am 11/30/12 4:58am

MIDI Connectivity Can Turn Your iPad Into a Recording Studio, Kind Of

The iPad can help you make sweet, sweet music. And I'm not talking about karaoke or strange virtual guitar concepts: artists like Gorrillaz have managed to record full songs using them. Throw in a MIDI interface, though, and things could get really serious. » 1/11/12 8:44am 1/11/12 8:44am

Gifts for the Road Trip Master

This isn't for your commuter friend who looks at a car wondering if it'll provide comfort while idling in traffic. This is for the friend who considers the drive from San Francisco to Portland a jaunt. Don't try to appease them with a silly, tree-shaped air freshener. Instead, give them the tools needed to do timed… » 12/09/11 8:00pm 12/09/11 8:00pm

Griffin's Faces Case Rips Off a Certain Mr. Potato

Since the idea of jamming humorous facial features into a non-descript vegetable turned out to be one of the most popular toys of all time. Griffin must've figured the same thing could happen with their new customizable Faces cases for the iPod Touch. Unfortunately, lightning rarely strikes twice. » 10/15/11 7:00pm 10/15/11 7:00pm

A Stylus/Pen/Laser Pointer Is Pretty Much the Greatest Grade School…

You thought you were pretty awesome in grade school when you'd pull your laser pointer out of your TMNT pencil case and pretended to use it like a pen. Admit it, you did. I did. Well yeah, Griffin's Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer makes that thing look like an outmoded unitasker. » 9/01/11 12:40pm 9/01/11 12:40pm

Griffin Beacon Universal Remote: Hey This iPhone Universal Remote…

Remotes are stupid. Stupid stupid and/or stupid expensive. So why bother dealing with stupidity when you already have the perfect device to control your system: an iPhone. See, smartphones are not stupid. With the Griffin Beacon, you can control everything with your phone. » 7/29/11 2:00pm 7/29/11 2:00pm

Griffin StompBox: Make Your iPad Go Wah-Wah

GarageBand on the iPad is pretty great, but it's kind of hard—and really unwieldy—to cram all of the necessary controls onto an iPad screen. Griffin's new StompBox foot controller for iOS makes things easier. » 7/25/11 1:03pm 7/25/11 1:03pm

No-One Will Know You're Controlling Griffin's Helo TC From Your iPhone

Costing a damn sight less than the $300 Parrot AR Drone, Griffin's Helo TC helicopter can be flown by an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using a free compatible app. » 7/14/11 7:39am 7/14/11 7:39am

The Funnest and Most Kiddy-Friendly iPad Stylus Of All Is Now On Sale

As Griffin says, there are heaps of coloring-in apps for the iPad, but only one has had the official thumb's up from Crayola. Griffin's own Crayola ColorStudio HD, natch. After its CES debut the app-and-stylus combo has finally gone on sale, for $30. [Griffin via Cnet] » 7/07/11 4:00am 7/07/11 4:00am

Griffin's DJ Cable Makes iPad DJing Significantly Easier

DJing on an iPad is an interesting, if gimmicky, concept. But unless you're just using an iPad as a MIDI controller, simultaneously outputting sound while cueing up the next track isn't possible. Except now it is. » 6/16/11 5:40pm 6/16/11 5:40pm