Monday, January 6, 2014

CES 2014: Griffin unveils new iOS & Mac accessories

While all eyes are fixed on CES 2014 taking place next week in Las Vegas, some companies have already let out their secrets to début their new products at the official CES Unveiled press event.

One of the companies, Griffin, showed off Apple related products on show last tonight including new audio accessories, a Bluetooth controller for Mac, and more.

One of the major attractions was Griffin's new StudioConnect HD, an audio interface that marks a significant upgrade from the previous generation that we reviewed last year. 

Compatible with both Mac and iOS, the $199 interface includes two combo 1/4 inch/XLR inputs with separate gain controls, a pad switch, 48v Phantom Power, clip indicator, and two TRS 1/4 inch balance outputs for your studio monitors. Like the old version, it’s also built to dock and charge an iPad.

The new StudioConnect is clearly aimed at more experienced musicians, and the solid metal construction for the first time makes it competition for other interfaces in its price category. The new StudioConnect lands in fall 2014.

Griffin’s also showed its new PowerMate Bluetooth controller, which is an upgraded version of the current wired model. The PowerMate is essentially a big hardware knob that can be mapped to any function within any app using Griffin’s software on your Mac. 

Make it a volume knob for iTunes, scroll through photos or a timeline when editing, the knob can be programmed to just about any function within any app on your Mac. PowerMate Bluetooth arrives in summer 2014 for $60.

What do you think of these devices?

Via 9TO5 Mac

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