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Introducing Survivor: Military-grade Cases for iPhone and iPod touch by Griffin

Our most rugged case for iPhone 4 and iPod touch. Ever.

Nashville, TN — February 10, 2011 — Griffin Technology Inc., maker of innovations for everyday life, today debuted Survivor, their first case for iPhone 4 or iPod touch (4th generation) to pass military endurance testing. The ultra-rugged Survivor, the first in Griffin’s new Armored collection, is a case designed to go anywhere and stand up to the toughest of environments. To see Survivor in action, visit

“It’s my job to test, abuse, and destroy our products to see what they’re capable of,” said Michael O’Connor, Quality Assurance Certification Coordinator at Griffin. “We’ve dropped them, thrown them against—even through—walls, and we can’t seem to damage the iPhone or iPod touch inside. Of course, we don't suggest you do this at home.”

Designed and tested to meet or exceed US Department of Defense Standard 810F and UK Department of Defense Standard 00-35, Griffin's Survivor Extreme Duty Case is designed from the inside out to protect your iPhone or iPod from extreme conditions...dirt, sand, rain, shock, vibration, and a host of other environmental factors. Simply put, it's the most protective case Griffin has ever made.

Survivor is built on a shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame clad in rugged, shock-absorbing silicone. A built-in screen protector seals the Multi-Touch display from the outside environment, while hinged plugs seal the dock connector, headphone port, hold switch, volume controls, and camera. A detachable heavy-duty clip secures iPhone or iPod to a belt or bag strap. Survivor is available for both iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4th generation) in a variety of colors: Black, Olive, Pink and Black, and White and Black.

Survivor for iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4th generation): over-engineered or just the best case for any occasion? You be the judge. To see video of Survivor in action, visit

Features and Testing Details:

  • Designed and tested to meet or exceed US Department of Defense MIL-STD-810 and UK Department of Defense Def-Stan 00-35 through an independent testing procedure
  • Integral display shield deflects wind and rain (test: up to 200 mm/hr for 1 hour)
  • Rigid internal frame protects from Shock/Drop (test: drop on all sides onto a flat concrete surface from 6’/1.8 m)
  • Sealed ports block blown sand and dust (test: 18 m/sec for 1 hour)
  • Silicone cladding blocks vibration (test: 18 hrs at 20 to 2000 Hz)
  • Multi-position clip attaches securely to belt or pack strap
  • View video and results online at

Pricing and Availability
Griffin Technology is proud to be a Verizon Wireless Launch Partner for iPhone 4. Survivor for iPhone 4, $49.99, is now available at Verizon Retail Stores and

Survivor for iPod touch (4th generation), $49.99, is now available at

About Griffin Technology
Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic®, and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed, and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs at


© 2011 Griffin Technology Inc. Survivor is a trademark of Griffin Technology Inc. iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other product names and trademarks are property of their respective companies.

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