Griffin and Third Man Records team up to add vinyl to your iPhone case

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Griffin and Third Man Records team up to add vinyl to your iPhone case
In the market for a new case for that iPhone 4S? A fan of all things Jack White? If so, Griffin and Third Man records have teamed up to put a vinyl spin on your next Apple-friendly smartphone case. The pair has introduced a set of accessories that make use of a legit 7-inch record die-cut to protect the back of your mobile device, blending analog and digital without making a sound. Each case is comprised of a two-part frame that wraps those precious edges -- with openings for controls and jacks, of course -- and a piece of genuine vinyl, pressed right in Nashville. You'll have your choice of three color variants that come with a Third Man-branded vinyl. If that's not enough, you can spring for a set of three inserts, one from each of Mr. White's musical projects. Protip: If you happen to opt for the extras and snag The Racounteur's insert, this collaboration marks the first pressing of "Steady, As She Goes." Each case is $30 and the set of extra inserts will set you back another Jackson. If you want a closer look before parting with fifty bucks, hit the gallery below.
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Griffin and Third Man Records Put a Spin on Your iPhone 4S with a Case Custom Cut from a 7" Vinyl Record

iPhone makes it possible to carry tens of thousands of songs in your pocket and Griffin + Third Man Records put you in touch with where it all began.

Nashville, TN – December 13, 2011 – Griffin Technology, one of the world's foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, today announced their partnership with Third Man Records. The relationship is focused on blending vinyl records and mobile technology. The first collaboration, the Third Man 45 iPhone 4S Case incorporates a genuine 7" vinyl record, custom-cut into a protective iPhone case.

Griffin and Third Man share a love of all things musical and vinyl. Both companies call Nashville home, making a collaboration between the two both accessible and natural. The team-up has worked tirelessly to create a unique case for music lovers who want to display their love of vinyl on their iPhone.

To create the Griffin and Third Man Records Case for iPhone 4S, the team incorporated a genuine 7″ vinyl record, pressed by United Record Pressing in Nashville, Tennessee, then die-cut to form the protective back of the case. A molded frame snaps around the iPhone, holding the record insert in place and protecting the controls, edges, and screen, with cutouts for volume, headphone, hold switch and dock connector.

The Third Man 45 iPhone Case is available in three different variations, with a yellow, black or white frame that includes a black vinyl record back featuring a Third Man Records printed label. The packet of 3 interchangeable vinyl record inserts is also available separately, inspired by Third Man Records recording artists, and includes:

- 1 white vinyl record back, cut from The White Stripes' "Candy Cane Children" single.
- 1 black vinyl record back, cut from The Raconteurs' "Steady, As She Goes" single, from their first album, Broken Boy Soldiers. These Raconteurs inserts represent the first pressing of this single, soon to be available as a reissue from Third Man.
- 1 yellow vinyl record back, cut from The Dead Weather single "Treat Me Like Your Mother," from their first album, Horehound.

Each Third Man 45 iPhone Case is available for $29.99, and the Interchangeable iPhone Record Insert set is $19.99 from,, or in person at the Third Man Records store in downtown Nashville.
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