MWSF: Griffin intros AirPort Express stand, SmartDeck

Griffin Technology Inc. on Monday introduced its new Xpress Stand accessory for Apple's AirPort Express. On display during Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco, Xpress Stand props up the wireless device to give it better range and offers a cable management solution in addition to a status light checking your wireless connection at a glance. Pricing is US$24.99 and pre-orders are being accepted now; Xpress Stand will ship during the first quarter.

Griffin is also using its presence at Macworld to display SmartDeck, an iPod adapter that enables users to control the MP3 player through their car's cassette player. Scheduled to ship during the second quarter for US$24.99, SmartDeck integrates with the cassette deck's controls, moving to the next or previous songs when the fast-forward or rewind buttons are pressed and pausing the player when the eject button is pressed or the user turns the radio on.

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