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Accessory maker Incipio today announced that it has acquired Griffin Technology, a company known for its wide range of accessories for Apple's line of devices. Incipio and Griffin did not disclose the terms of the deal.

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"Griffin has a 25-year history of designing, manufacturing and distributing iconic mobile accessories," stated Andy Fathollahi, Founder and CEO of Incipio Group. "As part of Incipio Group, Griffin strengthens our product development and manufacturing capabilities, complements our existing product lines in rugged cases, power and connectivity, and allows our brands to reach a broader domestic and international audience through enhanced distribution in the business-to-business, enterprise and education verticals."
Under Incipio, the Griffin Technology brand name will be maintained and it will continue to retain its global headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Products, such as Griffin's Survivor series, will still be sold.

Incipio has made a number of acquisitions in recent months, purchasing brands that include Skullcandy, Clamcase, and Incase.

Article Link: Incipio Acquires Griffin Technology
 

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I never would have predicted the rise of Incipio. My first ever iPhone case for the iPhone 3g (I went caseless on the original iPhone) was Incipio. I bought it at AT&T on launch day. It was horrible. The edges flexed a ton and it was really flimsy. I can't believe that they've got to this point. Today they make some of the best cases, such as the NGP, and now own Incase and Clamcase, two of my favorite iPhone accessory makers. How long before they buy Belkin, Speck, Anker and Otterbox?
 
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I never would have predicted the rise of Incipio. My first ever iPhone case for the iPhone 3g (I went caseless on the original iPhone) was Incipio. I bought it at AT&T on launch day. It was horrible. The edges flexed a ton and it was really flimsy. I can't believe that they've got to this point. Today they make some of the best cases, such as the NGP, and now own Incase and Clamcase, two of my favorite iPhone accessory makers. How long before they buy Belkin, Speck, Anker and Otterbox?
Of the brands Incipio has acquired, Griffin has the best quality, which isn't saying much.
 
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I never would have predicted the rise of Incipio. My first ever iPhone case for the iPhone 3g (I went caseless on the original iPhone) was Incipio. I bought it at AT&T on launch day. It was horrible. The edges flexed a ton and it was really flimsy. I can't believe that they've got to this point. Today they make some of the best cases, such as the NGP, and now own Incase and Clamcase, two of my favorite iPhone accessory makers. How long before they buy Belkin, Speck, Anker and Otterbox?
I believe Otterbox is a LifeProof property now.
 
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I never would have predicted the rise of Incipio. My first ever iPhone case for the iPhone 3g (I went caseless on the original iPhone) was Incipio. I bought it at AT&T on launch day. It was horrible. The edges flexed a ton and it was really flimsy. I can't believe that they've got to this point. Today they make some of the best cases, such as the NGP, and now own Incase and Clamcase, two of my favorite iPhone accessory makers. How long before they buy Belkin, Speck, Anker and Otterbox?

Agreeded.
I bought an NGP for my iPhone 5 launch week because it was the only thing I could find. (Remember case makers though the 5 would have a tapered design.) Used it on the 5S as well and when it came time to get a case for the new 6 plus, I went and looked for the new NGP.
It's thin but it does its job
 
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Accessory maker Incipio today announced that it has acquired Griffin Technology, a company known for its wide range of accessories for Apple's line of devices. Incipio and Griffin did not disclose the terms of the deal.

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Incipio has made a number of acquisitions in recent months, purchasing brands that include Skullcandy, Clamcase, and Incase.

Article Link: Incipio Acquires Griffin Technology

Surely *this* will not be good for competition or consumers.
 
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That's the first time I hear of Incipio. After looking at their site and previous acquisitions, they make cell phone cases and some basic charging equipment. All in all very low-tech, run-of-the-mill stuff.

Griffin, on the other hand, has provided much more unique accessories over the years, filling various (in some cases niche) needs. I hope the division will be allowed to continue in that direction. The press release seems to suggest that. But with acquisitions, you never know what the long term holds.
 
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Of the brands Incipio has acquired, Griffin has the best quality, which isn't saying much.

My wife loves her Clamcase. It's the highest quality iPad keyboard I've ever used. As for Incase, I haven't used their cases in years, but back in the day the slider case was one of the best around. I mainly use their bags today, and the ones I have a great quality.

I believe Otterbox is a LifeProof property now.

I thought it was the other way around? But who knows, maybe they could buy out the whole group.
 
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