Keeping your iPhone 5 charged while streaming on the go

Keeping your iPhone 5 charged while streaming on the go Griffin Gear / Tips & Tricks

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be traveling someplace or another in the next few weeks, and your iPhone will be your copilot.  Streaming audio from Pandora, Soundcloud, and  Spotify playlists (like this one, for example) always have something new to hear, which can really take the edge off of those “Are we there yet” […]

Twenty Great Holiday Tunes You’ve Never Heard

Twenty Great Holiday Tunes You’ve Never Heard Community / Music / Stuff We Love

It starts up around Thanksgiving, and doesn’t let up until New Years Eve, and regardless of what you celebrate, or how you celebrate it, there’s no escaping it: Christmas music.  Flowing forth from unseen speakers, everywhere you go, the same treacly, saccharine songs that you’re forced to endure year after year, like it or not. […]

iPad questions?  We’ve got answers!

iPad questions? We’ve got answers! In The News

We think Apple’s smallest iPad ever is a pretty big deal.   As the dust settles from Apple’s announcement today, we know you’ve got some questions about accessories for the new 4th Generation iPad and iPad mini. Here are some of the most common questions. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, hit us up […]

What We’re Hearing: Menomena’s “Moms”

What We’re Hearing: Menomena’s “Moms” Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

Menomena‘s latest release, Moms, came out just a few days before the first official day of autumn, and if you’re looking for a soundtrack for the fall, Moms is it. The album’s transition from bright, indie pop/rock to somber, MIDI and loop driven lullabies is perfect for the season. This is the first release from […]

What We’re Hearing: Ungdomskulen’s “Secrecy”

What We’re Hearing: Ungdomskulen’s “Secrecy” Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

“Modern Drummer”, off 2007’s Cry Baby, was Norway’s Ungdomskulen to a T: Hard hitting weirdo rock, delivered without a lick of self-seriousness, and with musical chops to take to to the bank.  On their fourth (if you count 2011’s 10-songs-in-10-minutes micro-LP Gimme Ten) long-player, Secrecy, the edges are smoother, but the songwriting is more lean. Mostly absent […]

What We’re Hearing: Deerhoof’s “Breakup Song”

What We’re Hearing: Deerhoof’s “Breakup Song” Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

The first time I saw Deerhoof was at Nashville’s infamous stink-hole dive bar, the Springwater Supper Club and Lounge in 2000.  They tore through seven songs in under twenty minutes, putting then-new guitarist John Dieterich through his paces.  Drummer Greg Saunier’s lurching, powerhouse fills and bassist Satomi Matsuzaki’s child-like, sing-song lyrics were balanced perfectly by […]

Why Mike hates Shark Week.

Why Mike hates Shark Week. As seen on TV / Community / Fun / In The News / Special Events / Stuff We Love

What follows is an editorial, and does not reflect the opinions of Griffin Technology.  We think Shark Week is awesome. – Ed. Every year, social networks are choked  with otherwise-intelligent people talking about how excited they are about Shark Week.  But, seriously, who actually likes sharks?  Sharks are hideously ugly prehistoric killing machines with cold, dead […]

What We’re Hearing: Nude Beach II

What We’re Hearing: Nude Beach II Fun / Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

I’ve never been one for Spring Fever.  I’ve always been more of a Fall Fever guy.  I look forward with relish to fiery red leaves and sweater weather, bonfires and heavy beers.  I missed Nude Beach‘s second album, II, when the band self-released it this Spring, only to see it quickly sell out while on […]