Griffin Technology has unveiled its latest iPhone accessories at
Apple Expo Paris. The AirCurve, the company’s acoustic amplifier
dock, amplifies and projects the iPhone’s sound without speakers or
the use of electricity. Also introduced today, Clarifi is a
protective case for the iPhone that features a built-in lens for
The AirCurve collects and amplifies the sound from the built-in
speaker of the iPhone and projects it into the room, delivering
amplification that sounds like desktop speakers, Paul Griffin,
founder of Griffin Technology, says. A coiled waveguide within
AirCurve’s base eliminates the need for batteries or power adapters.
The AirCurve, made of translucent polycarbonate, is suited for
desktop use, amplifying the sound sufficiently to serve as an alarm
clock in the bedroom, Griffin says. It also includes a pass-through
slot allowing you to charge and sync your iPhone using a Griffin Dock
Connector Cable (available separately).
The Clarifi is a protective case that boasts a built-in lens to give
the iPhone camera lens an optical boost. The lens slides into place
for close-up shots, and then slides aside for normal photography.
Clarifi allows you to move in to 4-6 inches; the iPhone camera alone
is limited to about 18-inch close-ups.
Clarifi’s case design allows for complete access to power switch,
headphone jack, volume controls and touchscreen. It features
Griffin’s EasyDock design — simply slip off the case bottom to
charge and sync, with no need to remove your iPhone from its case.
Griffin’s AirCurve, US$19.99, and Clarifi, $34.99, will be available
in October at major retailers and on Griffin’s web site: