Griffin announces ‘iBeam’ laser pointer and flashlight for Apple iPod, iPod mini

Griffin has announced its ‘iBeam’ Laser Pointer and Flashlight for your iPod or iPod mini will ship by the end of October for US$19.95.

You tote your iPod everywhere, right? If you’re like us, your iPod is always close at hand, ready for some tunes or to take a voice memo. Now your iPod has some cool new tricks.

Introducing the Griffin iBeam set, ready for your dock-connector iPod or iPod mini. The snap-on flashlight is great for finding keys in the dark. The other half of the package is a class IIIA laser pointer, handy for iPod-friendly presentations and other, less professional pursuits. Both units come with a snap-on protective cap that can be attached to any keychain for convenient portability and accessibility.

The iBeam flashlight is surprisingly functional when a quick beam of light is required in a dark car or doorstep. The iBeam laser pointer is an amazingly powerful red laser beam that is capable of being seen over a quarter of a mile away. Need we say how much fun this could be?

The Griffin iBeam represents a new category of iPod accessories that are fun, functional and easy on the “iPod gear” line of your budget.

More info here.


  1. Hell No!
    It is Apple:
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    iPod is only one part of the Apple Family.
    That is it.

  2. Actually, I change my mind, it would be an iPod+iTunes expo. There are people making software plug-ins, etc for iTunes as well as accessories for iPod.

    And it would still be bigger than Macworld Expo Boston.

  3. Actually, the iPod is the last mp3 player I would use as a flashlight battery.

    Wouldn’t one of those heavy WMA compatable bricks make a better, longer lasting flashlight battery?

  4. Al:

    Maybe, but who would want a heavy portable flashlight??

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  5. I think it is high time they include bluetooth feature into the iPod, where one can now give a presentation with iPod as the remote control and laser pointer. It will be really cool.

  6. Guys.. it’s happened… the iPod is officially the Microsoft of MP3 Players…

    It’s finally gotten to the point where there are so many developers that the platform is actually getting all the best accessories, plus a buttload of lame ones.. (like this, IMO)..

  7. Wow, I mean, WOW! This is innovation. I think, though, that I’m going to hold out for Griffin’s upcoming iWipes, the damp toilet paper dispenser that no iPod should be without.

  8. Mike, I understand the point you’re trying to make, but I don’t think it’s fair to call the iPod the Microsoft of MP3 players.

    Apple didn’t cheat, copy, or steal anything to get to where they are today. They <B>earned</B.> everything they currently have. The same can’t be said of MS.

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