It's been awhile since we last heard about Griffin's PowerDock 5 charging station -- back in January at CES, in fact. However, the company finally launched the new product today and is touting it as a central place to charge all of your mobile devices, including tablets, complete with five charging bays with their own USB port.
Back in January during CES 2013, we spent a little bit of hands-on time with the Griffin Crayola Light Marker. This product looks like a Crayola branded marker that you or your kids might use to draw pictures. Anyone that has kids knows how messy marker artwork can get. The mess not only gets on anything lying on the table or desk around the artwork, but on your children's skin as well.
We're seeing a lot of retailers and restaurants using technology-based point of sale systems these days, and Griffin wants to be the one that they turn to before anyone else. This week at CES 2013, the company has announced two new point of sale solutions for restaurants and retailers alike. Griffin has decided that iOS is where its at when it comes to POS systems, with both of these new offerings using the iPad in some way, shape or form.
This week the folks at Griffin have revealed a whole batch of new accessories for devices of all kinds, not least of all the Griffin StudioConnect iPad dock, ready for action with a brand new integrated Lightning cord for each of the newest models. This device is working with a cased-iPad mini in the experience you're about to see, this demonstrating how the dock for your iPad works not only with the standard thinness, but a thicker amalgamation as well. What this device actually does is a little less obvious.
Today at CES, Griffin is showing off a new product that shows the efforts of a partnership with Crayola. It's called the Light Marker, and it's essentially a laser pointer on steroids. Griffin demoed it for us today, and while it still has its bugs and quirks, we can't imagine that a whole lot of kids would be disappointed with it.
Earlier today we told you about Griffin's new PowerDock 5 charging station, and today at CES, we ended up getting our hands on the new device. Essentially, it's a multi-device charging station that includes transparent plastic walls that help keep your devices organized and separated for quick and easy charging of all your mobile devices.
The folks at Griffin have revealed a lovely multi-device charger for your home or office by the name of PowerDock 5. This machine works to charge up to five devices at once and, as you can see, it works with Apple devices (as well as anything else working with USB) just so long as you've got the right connection cord. Along with this release you'll see a couple of new Griffin ChargeSensor-weilding adapters for your everyday USB-bound device charging action.
This week the folks at Griffin are sure to bring on more than just a couple of their own accessories for devices of all kinds, but right at the start they've made it bright and colorful for the kids. Starting with an item as small as a pencil - the Capper Stylus, shaped like a rocket here in the first images we've got, transforms a standard pencil into a tablet-friendly stylus - how about that? Then there's a set of Kazoo iOS cases (which you see in monkey form here for the iPhone) and frog-themed headphones - needless to say, we'll be getting really cute with Griffin this year.
We've got an odd assortment of accessories for you to peek at here, most of them being cases and protections of different sorts for some of the more popular devices on the market - but there are some weird bits as well. It's really difficult to go entirely wrong with accessories for your gift-getting-buddies as long as you know which device you're accessorizing - and if you're accessorizing an Apple device, it'll be like hitting the broad side of a barn! There are so many Apple device accessories out there you'll have an intensely difficult time not happening upon a collection at any accessory-laden store you head to. We've got some gems for you here, that's for sure.
Third-party accessory maker Griffin has announced the first major third-party Lightning cables to hit the market. While we've already seen a few Lightning accessories come our way, there hasn't been a third-party Lightning cable option other than what Apple offers themselves. Finally, though, our options are starting to spread out a little.
I'm of the opinion that it doesn't matter how old you are; remote-controlled toys like cars and trucks are still a lot of fun to play with. Griffin is a brand typically associated with accessories for Apple gadgets, but it also makes a few remote-controlled toys. Naturally, those toys tend to be controlled by Apple gadgets making them accessories of a sort. through