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iPhone 4S cases custom cut from a 7” Vinyl Record

Published Dec 13, 2011
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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:

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  • 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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