Griffin Technology 25% Discount
Griffin is offering a 25% discount on their products when you use the code Macworld2009 as you check out. I did a bit of shopping on the Griffin web site before the holidays, so there are a few products I want to tell you about!
I bought the Clarifi case for my iPhone 3G.
Not only do I like the close-up lens for the iPhone camera, I really appreciate the construction of the case. It is made in two pieces. The bottom portion is easy to remove so that I can place my iPhone in speakers and chargers without having to remove the whole case. I have noticed that feature in several of their other cases such as the Elan.
I also bought the AirCurve acoustic amplifier for my iPhone. I hardly use my iPods these days since I really enjoy being able to listen to my iPhone without using a speaker system. I often listen to podcasts on my iPhone as I cook, do laundry, and sew. However, sometimes the volume is not quite loud enough and when I am away from my desk, I am always on the move and my speakers are always in the wrong place. The AirCurve does not rely on electricity to amplify my iPhone. Instead it is an ingenious iPhone stand that amplifies it about 10db. Because the AirCurve costs less than $20, it will be easy to justify having one in several rooms of my house! Of course, Griffin also considered the recharge issue and made a channel for the cable for those who need to recharge the iPhone battery.
The other item on my shopping list is a new FM transmitter for my car. While I bought a new stereo head unit for my husband for Christmas, I cannot justify that expense for my car. There are simply too many other toys on my list of wants and since I work from home, I just don’t spend that much time in my car.
However, Griffin has really tempted me to buy a new FM transmitter. I am very impressed with the iTrip AutoPilot. In addition to charging my iPhone and playing it though my car’s radio, this little device will let me control my iPhone with buttons on the back of the charger while displaying the song titles on my RDS stereo!
Although I live in the suburbs of Washington DC, I have not had any difficulty finding empty FM channels at the lowest and highest ends of the FM spectrum with Griffin products. Although the sound is not as good as my husband’s new stereo that routes the iPhone sound directly to his speakers, the Griffin FM transmitters are the best I have found. This device will work with many of Apple’s iPods also.
Be sure to check out these and all the other products over at Griffin. That 25% discount is certainly a nice one. I suspect it will end on Friday when Macworld is over, so do your shopping very soon! Since this discount was offered to readers of Twitter, you might want to set up an account and follow griffintech I have taken the pictures used in this post from the Griffin web site.