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Griffin shows AirCurve, Clarifi for iPhone 3G

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
News Categories: iPhone Accessories

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Griffin Technology has announced two new iPhone accessories at Apple Expo Paris. The AirCurve for iPhone and iPhone 3G is a unique clear polycarbonate acoustic amplifier designed to provide more powerful sound from the iPhone’s built-in speaker without the need for added electronics. It uses a coiled waveguide within its base, which can be plainly seen thanks to its clear construction, to amplify the sound, and also offers a pass-though slot to allow for charging and syncing of the iPhone while docked. It will sell for $20. Griffin also introduced the Clarifi for iPhone 3G, a new polycarbonate case featuring a built-in sliding close-up lens that enhances the macro and close-up functionality of the iPhone 3G’s built-in camera, allowing users to shoot crisp images from as little as four inches away from the subject. Other features include open access to all ports and controls, Griffin’s EasyDock slide-off bottom for docking, and a two-tone design. It will sell for $35. Both the Griffin AirCurve and Clarifi will be available in October.

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I’d probably wait for a review, but at $20 and with a cool design and better sound, I may well consider the AirCurve instead of Apple’s dock ($29).  That’s if I finally upgrade to an iPhone 3G (still on the fence about that) from my original iPhone.  Either way I would definitely want a dock for the 3G.

Posted by Dyvim on September 17, 2008 at 12:17 PM (PDT)

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The ability to improve the built in camera on the iphone is a great reason to get the new Clarifi case. I have been testing a bunch of QR code readers for the iphone, but have been running into problems with the long depth of field with the iphone lens. This long depth of field does not give enough detail in close up shots which causes the QR reader apps to be unable to read standard QR code at the standard QR size. The Clarifi addition changes the focal length from 18 inches to 4 inches. Hopefully this will be enough to give enough detail to close up shots for use by the QE readers

Posted by Chris B on September 18, 2008 at 12:56 PM (PDT)

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this looks a really high end. hope it sounds as good. I will give a try any way coz the price is not bad at all.
btw, what’s that watch in the pic? is that a Rolex?

Posted by dulex4less on September 19, 2008 at 5:59 PM (PDT)

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