Griffin Expands Charging, iTrip Lines – Updates Twenty Amplifier

Posted by at 4:33 pm on January 6, 2015

Griffin launch a large number of accessories for mobile devices, as well as something for audiophiles at CES this year. The collection includes four items in its charging-related accessory range and two iTrip devices, along with an upgraded version of its Twenty digital audio amplifier, adding Bluetooth connectivity and a refined physical design.

The PowerDock Pro, a redesign of the PowerDock 5, offers five charging bays for 12-Watt charging of any iOS or Android device. Using its ChargeSensor circuitry to match the correct charging rate for each device for a faster charge, it also includes a new cord-management system and a built-in power supply for a more tidy appearance. Griffin will be selling the PowerDock Pro in the fall for $130.

Griffin PowerDock Pro
Griffin PowerDock Pro

The PowerBlock 3 is a compact wall charger offering three 10-Watt USB ports with the company’s ChargeSensor technology. Using foldable outlet blades to save space when traveling, and usable with standard 120 to 240-volt AC wall outlets, Griffin plans to sell the PowerBlock 3 this summer for $40.

Griffin PowerBlock 3
Griffin PowerBlock 3

The PowerBlock Wall Dock is a 12-Watt wall charger which includes a four-foot detachable Lightning cable. While it could be used to charge a nearby device, the cable can also be threaded through the charger, allowing for an iPhone to sit on top of the unit. Coming out this fall, the PowerBlock Wall Dock will cost $35.

Griffin PowerBlock Wall Dock
Griffin PowerBlock Wall Dock

For drivers, Griffin is bringing out the PowerJolt Premium. Plugging into the 12 volt accessory outlet, it provides 12 Watts of power to iOS devices using its four-foot Lightning cable. Shipping this fall, the standard model will cost $30, while a version with a detachable cable will be priced at $35.

Griffin PowerJolt Premium
Griffin PowerJolt Premium

The iTrip additions consist of two devices, both of which plug into the vehicle’s accessory outlet. The iTrip AUX Bluetooth connects to mobile devices wirelessly using AAC and aptX codecs, with its accompanying two-foot AUX cable plugging into the audio input of a car stereo. The iTrip AUX AutoPilot connects over Lightning and can charge the connected iOS device as well as piping music to the car stereo. Both are shipping now for $50.

Griffin iTrip AUX Bluetooth
Griffin iTrip AUX Bluetooth

Lastly, the updated Twenty digital audio amplifier connects a Bluetooth device to home stereo speakers, with re-pairing of previously-paired devices triggered by a single Quick Connect button. Providing 20 Watts per channel, the Twenty can stream using AAC and aptX codecs, and can accept direct connections from an assortment of other audio sources. Griffin is shipping the new Twenty now for $150.

Griffin Twenty digital audio amplifier
Griffin Twenty digital audio amplifier

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