Griffin Technology has released the
ProSpeaker Breakout Cable. The new device enables Power Mac G4 and flat panel-equipped iMac users to connect their computers to a pair of home stereo speakers without requiring an external amplifier.
The cable works by connecting to the Pro Speaker Jack on Apple’s LCD-based iMacs, as well as so-called “Digital Audio” equipped Power Mac G4s (typically running at faster than 500MHz). The other side of the cable sports a pair of spring-loaded speaker connectors, which can be used to wire up speakers. The power to drive the speakers comes from the Mac.
In other Griffin news, the company has released
PowerMate 1.1 for Mac OS 9. It’s the latest OS 9 version of the company’s programmable USB-based audio and video controller. The free update “fixes numerous bugs and extends the usability” of the device, according to Griffin.