Make sure your charger is the real deal. Tips & Tricks

Apple recently announced their USB Power Adapter Takeback Program, to deal with customer safety issues related to counterfeit products in the marketplace. Here’s how you can avoid purchasing counterfeit products. Check the Box. For example, Griffin Technology is one of the original members of Apple’s Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad (or MFi) program. When you see the MFi logo […]


Why Skipping E3 Was Nintendo’s Smartest Move In Years In The News / Stuff We Love

Okay so this analogy might be a long shot, but I’ll give it a try: If you are a big Quentin Tarantino fan like me, you have watched the deleted/alternate scenes bonus feature on your Pulp Fiction collector’s edition DVD/Blu-ray. In my favorite scene, which never made it to the theatrical release, Uma Thurman’s character, […]

What We Heard: The Killers, live at The Grand Ole Opry, 5/12/13

What We Heard: The Killers, live at The Grand Ole Opry, 5/12/13 Music / Stuff We Love

Last Sunday, I was privileged enough to catch The Killers perform at one of Nashville’s most famed venues, The Grand Ole Opry House.  For me, this was pretty special on two counts. First and foremost, I love The Killers.  They have certainly come a long way from that unintelligible, yet danceable, “you had a boyfriend […]

A Hard Day's Night

What’s the best Beatles album? Wrong! Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

As my wife, or anyone that’s had a beer with me, will tell you, I bear the onerous burden of walking this world, being right. About everything. For example, I can say with some authority that the Beatles are the best rock band ever, and your opinion about them is wrong. Sorry, that’s just the […]

Twenty and MagSafe

Tech Tip Tuesday: Using Twenty with your MacBook Pro Music / Tips & Tricks

Twenty, Griffin’s AirPlay-awesomizing amp, works so well with AirPort Express that it’s easy to forget that it will also work just as well with any optical audio source. When I got my hands on a Twenty, I wanted to set it up at my desk.  I work in the Customer Support room, though, so there’s […]

Five great toys, just under the wire!

Five great toys, just under the wire! Fun / Griffin Gear / Kids / Stuff We Love

It was a snowy Christmas Eve in Brownsfield, Texas.  I was 600 miles from home, writing a last minute entreaty to Santa: I only wanted one thing: Sgt Rock.  I can’t remember why I wanted it, and I don’t know where it is now.  All I know for sure is that 8 hours after I […]

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” […]