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Jason Dunn
11-01-2006, 09:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/search/search.asp?NavID_Search=false&CurDSN=simple&calledfrom=1&incimage=on&Search=zune+griffin&submit1.x=0&submit1.y=0&submit1=Go!' target='_blank'>http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/search/search.asp?NavID_Search=false&CurDSN=simple&calledfrom=1&incimage=on&Search=zune+griffin&submit1.x=0&submit1.y=0&submit1=Go!</a><br /><br /></div><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/zt/2006/griffinlogo-nov1.gif" alt="" /><br /><br />Well-known iPod accessories manufacturer <a href="http://www.griffintechnology.com/" target="_blank">Griffin Technology</a> is stepping into the Zune arena, which we knew, but it wasn't until I was poking around eCost that I discovered what they're actually going to be releasing. All the text below was slowly (painfully) assembled from eCost product listings. Sadly, no pictures, but I'm waiting on a response from Griffin to see if they'll provide me with some pics. I'm a big fan of Griffin Technology products, because they're really high quality - I use two of their <a href="http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/icurve/" target="_blank">iCurves </a>to keep my two laptops suspended, and they work really well.<br /><br /><em><strong><a href="http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail~dpno~4808133.asp" target="_blank">PowerJolt Auto Charger for Zune</a> ($20.99 USD)</strong>: The PowerJolt charges your Zune whether it&rsquo;s playing music or in standby mode, ensuring that you&rsquo;ll arrive at your destination with a fully charged Zune. <br /><br />Features:<br /></em><ul> <li><em>Works with any standard 12V power port</em></li> <li><em>accessory port LED changes color to indicate when player has completed charging</em></li> <li><em>Includes high quality USB to Zune Connector cable Easily replaceable fuse protects your player while charging <br /> </em> </li></ul><em><strong><a href="http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail~dpno~4808134.asp" target="_blank">PowerBlock for Zune</a> - USB Wall Charger ($26.25 USD)</strong>: Power and charge from a wall outlet with the PowerBlock. The Powerblock is compact and ideal for travel. Flat blade plug for multi-outlet configurations and international use Includes high quality USB to Zune Connector cable Works with 100-240v.</em><br /><div style="page-break-after: always;"><span style="display: none;"> </span></div><em><strong><a href="http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail~dpno~4808135.asp" target="_blank">TuneJuice Battery Backup for Zune</a> ($26.25 USD):</strong> If you own a Zune, chances are you&rsquo;re going to be watching video. Get more runtime with TuneJuice and easily available AAA batteries. Now with 4 AAA batteries! Zune specific connector<br /><br /><strong><a href="http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail~dpno~4808136.asp" target="_blank">PowerDuo for Zune - AC Power Charger &amp; Auto Charger</a> ($31.49 USD):</strong> Power and charge your Zune from your wall outlet or vehicle power port. PowerDuo includes PowerBlock wall charger and PowerJolt vehicle charger.<br /><br />Features:<br /></em><ul> <li><em>PowerJolt with charging indicator and replaceable fuse</em></li> <li><em>PowerBlock with 100V - 240V range for your travel needs</em></li> <li><em>High quality USB to Zune Connector cable</em></li></ul><em><strong><a href="http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail~dpno~4810478.asp" target="_blank">Centerstage Clear Case with Built-in stand for Zune (Pink)</a> ($20.99 USD):</strong> Put your Zune on centerstage with this attractive, functional polycarbonate case. The anodized aluminum decorative piece on the back of the case flips out to become a handy stand for your Zune player. Polycarbonate case with Anodized Aluminum flip-stand, for vertical or landscape viewing, laser etched.<st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"></st1:place></st1:city><a href="http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail~dpno~4810479.asp" target="_blank"><br /></a><br /><strong><a href="http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail~dpno~4810479.asp" target="_blank">Centerstage Clear Case with Built-in stand for Zune (Black)</a> ($20.99 USD):</strong> Put your Zune on centerstage with this attractive, functional polycarbonate case. The anodized aluminum decorative piece on the back of the case flips out to become a handy stand for your Zune player. Elegant anodized aluminum (2 colors available) cover flips out to act as a functional stand,for vertical or landscape viewing Polycarbonate case with Anodized Aluminum flip-stand, for vertical or landscape viewing, laser etched <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Griffin</st1:place></st1:city> logo Elegant anodized aluminum (2 colors available) cover flips out to act as a functional stand,for vertical or landscape viewing.<br /><br /><strong><a href="http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail~dpno~4810480.asp" target="_blank">Vizor Leather Case for Zune (Black)</a> ($20.99 USD)</strong>: Carry your Zune in style with <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Griffin</st1:place></st1:city>&rsquo;s vizor for Zune. This custom fit case has a unique design with a secure flip cover and clip. The vizor is the ultimate way to protect and personalize your Zune. Magnetic flip-cover for on-the-go protection Style and functionality in one beautiful package Integrated protective screen cover Available in high quality leather.<br /><br /><strong><a href="http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail~dpno~4810481.asp" target="_blank">Vizor Leather Case for Zune (Fuchsia)</a> ($20.99 USD):</strong> Carry your Zune in style with <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Griffin</st1:place></st1:city>&rsquo;s vizor for Zune. This custom fit case has a unique design with a secure flip cover and clip. The vizor is the ultimate way to protect and personalize your Zune. Features: </em><ul type="disc" style="margin-top: 0in;"><em> Magnetic flip-cover for on-the-go protection Style and functionality in one beautiful package Integrated protective screen cover Available in high quality leather </em></ul> <em><strong><a href="http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail~dpno~4810482.asp" target="_blank"> Tempo Armband for Zune with Cord Wrap</a> ($20.99 USD):</strong> Maintain the tempo of your lifestyle with a hands-free Zune. The one-size-fits-all tempo armband keeps your full-size Zune safe and accessible for your active lifestyle. Features: Clear shield protects screen and click wheel. Reflectors make you visible at night for security. Stretchable fabric ensures a snug fit.</em> <em><strong><a href="http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail~dpno~4810500.asp" target="_blank"> iTrip Auto with Power Jolt Zune FM and Auto Charger</a> ($43.74 USD):</strong> iTrip Auto with Power Jolt Zune FM and Auto Charger.</em><br /> <br /> In terms of what Griffin is offering, it's all pretty standard stuff, and likely things they could easily re-purpose from their iPod line of accessories. If the Zune is a success in the marketplace, I believe we'll see more <a href="http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/ikaraoke/" target="_blank">creative accessories</a> coming.