CES 2019: Griffin Releasing New Wireless Charging Mats, Stands, and Power Banks for iPhone and Apple Watch Later This Year

Apple-certified accessory maker Griffin today at CES 2019 announced that it will be releasing a collection of new wireless charging solutions under its PowerBlock and Reserve brands for the iPhone and Apple Watch later this year.





PowerBlock wireless fast charging mat
• Supports Apple and Samsung fast wireless charging
• Rubberized surface secures phone while charging
• Integrated LED indicates charging status
• Case compatible; charges through lightweight cases
• $59.99
• Available in first quarter of 2019

PowerBlock wireless fast charging mat with Apple Watch dock
• Nightstand mode compatible with all generations of Apple Watch
• Rubberized surface secures phone while charging
• Integrated LED indicates charging status
• Charge any Qi-enabled device and Apple Watch simultaneously
• $79.99
• Available in first quarter of 2019

PowerBlock wireless charging stand/mat
• Easily transitions between charging pad and stand
• Supports landscape and portrait mode wireless charging
• Compatible with Qi-enabled smartphones
• Case compatible; charges through lightweight cases
• $39.99
• Available in second quarter of 2019

Reserve wireless charging bank
• Built-in 5,000mAh rechargeable battery
• Rubberized surface secures phone while charging
• Integrated LED indicates charging status
• Case compatible; charges through lightweight cases
• $39.99
• Available in first quarter of 2019

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CES 2019: Griffin Releasing USB-C to Lightning Cables and Chargers Later This Year

Apple-certified accessory maker Griffin today at CES 2019 announced that it will be releasing a collection of USB-C to Lightning cables and power adapters for the latest Apple devices in the second quarter of 2019.


Griffin will offer basic USB-C to Lightning Cables in four-foot and six-foot sizes for $19.99 and $29.99 respectively in the United States, along with a five-foot option with a more premium braided aluminum design for $34.99. All three cables are pending certification under Apple's Made for iPhone program.

By comparison, Apple offers USB-C to Lightning cables in 3.2-foot and 6.5-foot sizes for $19 and $35 respectively in the United States.

In tandem, Griffin will be releasing three new PowerBlock and PowerJolt power adapters: a wall charger with an 18W USB-C port for $39.99, a wall charger with an 18W USB-C port and 12W USB-A port for $49.99, and a car charger with an 18W USB-C port for $39.99. Each comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable.

USB-C to Lightning cables and power adapters can be used with the 2018 iPad Pro and to fast charge the iPhone 8 and newer.

Last month, Apple informed members of its Made for iPhone program that third-party Lightning to USB-C cables are now permitted to be manufactured, and we're now seeing the first options from Griffin and Belkin and likely others.

The cables and power adapters will be available on Griffin's website.

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Griffin’s PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad Now Available for Purchase

Griffin has a new wireless charging accessory available for purchase as of today, the Griffin PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad.

Designed for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and Android devices that support wireless charging, the PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad offers up to 15W of charging power. Griffin says Qi-enabled devices will charge faster with the PowerBlock than with a standard 5W wireless charger.


While the PowerBlock supports up to 15W, the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus support a maximum of 7.5W of charging power. Griffin says the PowerBlock supports Samsung fast wireless charging, but it does not specifically mention faster 7.5W wireless charging on the iPhone. We've reached out to Griffin for clarification and will update this post when we hear back.

Like most wireless chargers, the PowerBlock is a simple square-shaped puck with a Qi-based wireless charging coil inside. It features a felt top to keep your iPhone in place while it's charging and looks stylish when it's not in use. LEDs on the device let you know when your iPhone is charging and when it's done.


At $60 the Griffin PowerBlock is comparable in price to options from Belkin and Mophie, but more expensive than other wireless charging options from companies like Anker and Ravpower.

We took a look at dozens of wireless chargers in our wireless charging guide, which is well worth checking out to see all of the available options.

Though the normal price of the PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad is $59.99, customers can save 15 percent through April 2 by using the promo code WIRELESS when checking out.

We've got additional deals on other wireless charging pads available in our Deals roundup.

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