Griffin Party Dock Outed By FCC… Confuses Some, So Here’s the Deal With It

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Apparently the FCC filing for Griffin’s new PartyDock got out before they were ready to totally share. Unsurprisingly, some of the information circulating about it based on that filing isn’t totally accurate. So thanks to Griffin, here’s the deal with the new dock.

Games: You can play games designed specifically for PartyDock on it. Apparently up to four can play a mix of party and casual/family games from their iPad or iPhone right on their TV. PartyDock games will be available through iTunes and only games designed or adapted to the platform will work. (This makes sense since special functionality will have to be baked into the apps to make them work with the dock.)

Video: You can use the dock to watch movies and videos and it works for YouTube viewing also. The PartyDock will support composite and component video.

Slide Shows: The PartyDock will be a great way to view photos and slide shows or listening to music.

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Charging: It will charge your iDevice while you use it since it is, after all, a dock.

As Griffin explains,

…since we designed PartyDock for social gatherings, we made it easy to set up. It takes no time to start playing. PartyDock comes ready to play with three free mini-games and one full-version game, four controllers, cables and power supply.

The PartyDock will be out soon, and we are looking forward to reviewing it right here on the site.

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Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.