Griffin Extends Its Range Of Child Friendly Apple iPad 2/iPhone/iPod Touch Protection Products

We all know how important it is to let your kids ‘play’ with your iPhone or iPad – there are so many excellent educational apps out there afterall. But one thing we as parents don’t want back is a sticky, orange juice filled device thereafter. Well, fortunately Griffin have extended their range of protection products for your precious devices for your precious little ones. Take a look at these…

Crayola Trace & Draw


Designed for use with the free Trace & Draw App, the Crayola Trace & Draw is both a protective case and art station in one. The accessory and app combo turn the iPad 2 into an animated drawing and colouring activity centre for young artists. When combined with the App, young artists have more than 35 different characters to trace along with fun animations and activities that provide hours of creative play.

Surrounded by a shatter-resistant shell, the iPad 2 paired with Trace and Draw becomes an interactive art centre. Recommended for ages 3 and up, the Trace & Draw includes a black Crayola fineline felt-tip and 50 sheets of pre-sized tracing paper. A durable static peel screen protector shields the iPad 2’s Multi Touch display from smudges and fingerprints and a sliding drawer is perfect for storing the Crayola felt-tip when not in use.

This product retails for £29.99/$47.99 and you can purchase it directly from Apple

The Crayola Trace & Draw App is available for free from the App Store and you can download it here.

Woogie 2


Available in blue and pink, the Woogie 2 is the answer to the question on every child’s lips – “can I play with your iPhone?” With thousands of interactive books and games available to choose from on the App Store, the Woogie 2 provides parents with the ideal solution for child-friendly access to their Apple device.  It features an integrated pocket which velcroes shut to secure iOS devices keeping them safe from harm. A touch-through screen protector allows children to choose movies, apps or music with the swipe of a finger, and the Woogie 2 can either be propped up on its fuzzy legs or rested comfortably in a child’s lap for viewing.

The Woogie 2 retails for $19.95/£12.95 and you can order it directly from Griffin here.

Griffin Crayola Paint & Create App


The Crayola Paint & Create App brings hours of activities, coloring, and painting to the iPad.  The App provides children hours of play time with more than 40 activities, including games, puzzles, mazes, colour-by-numbers, dot-to-dots, and more. When kids use Crayola Paint & Create, their fingers become coloured pencils, paint brushes, crayons or markers. They bring colouring pages to life, with motion and sound effects that add to the fun. Kids can colour in animated pages, or generate their own works of art from a blank canvas. All artwork can be saved to the gallery, e-mailed, uploaded to Facebook, or printed out.

The Crayola Paint & Create app can also be used in conjunction with the Griffin iMarker™ included with the Crayola ColorStudio HD. The press of a button turns on iMarker mode, enabling the Crayola Paint & Create app to recognise input from the iMarker rather than from finger swipes.

This app retails for $2.99/£1.99 and you can download it here.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com