A Motherload of Awesome from Griffin + Threadless

Macworld Australia Staff
30 March, 2011
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Nashville, TN — March 28, 2011 — Griffin Technology Inc., maker of innovations for everyday life, in collaboration with Threadless today released their largest-ever collection of Griffin + Threadless cases for iPhone 4. With ten new designs, it’s a motherload of awesome, and it’s now available from www.griffintechnology.com/coop/threadless.

Original artwork from Threadless; original case design from Griffin. The Griffin + Threadless case for iPhone 4 is a slim, one-piece polycarbonate shell, perfect for deflecting dirt, dust, and dreariness. Each case features original art from the Threadless community, including (left to right from the top): Communist Party, Disc Jockey, Frozen Leviathan, In the Eye of the Aperture, Killer Mix II, Technicolour Rex, The Horde, Under the Sunset, Untitled Impossible, and When Pandas Attack.

Griffin + Threadless = one awesome case. Learn more about all the designs and the artists behind them at www.griffintechnology.com/coop/threadless.

Pricing and Availability

The new Griffin + Threadless cases for iPhone 4, $29.99, are compatible with iPhone 4 models from all carriers and are now available at www.griffintechnology.com and www.threadless.com.

About Threadless

We’re not your average T-shirt company. The designs on Threadless tees are sourced from an ongoing open call for T-shirt submissions from a worldwide community of amazing artists and designers. When a design is submitted, our community of over 1 million members casts votes that help decide which designs become Threadless tees. Threadless began in 2000 as a hobby, and has since become the poster child for the power of crowdsourcing: integrating the involvement of a passionate, authentic, and highly active community into every aspect of our business. In other words, we’re all awesome together! Join the awesomeness at www.threadless.com.

About Griffin Technology

Like many other delicious things, Griffin Technology Inc., was founded on a kitchen table in 1992, and is today one of the world’s largest providers of personal computing and digital media accessories. Unique and prolific products such as iTrip, PowerMate, iFM, iMic and Evolve have inspired numerous accolades and frequent imitation. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. The Co-Op Initiative marks another step forward, pairing Griffin engineers with top fashion, art and cultural innovators to create personal technological statements. Learn more about the Co-Op Initiative, as well as Griffin’s entire range of ingenious designs, at www.griffintechnology.com.

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