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Review: Belkin's 2-in-1 Qi2 Magnetic Charging Pad Powers Up Your iPhone, AirPods, and More

Tuesday May 28, 2024 9:26 am PDT by
Back at CES in January, Belkin confirmed that several wireless chargers using the Qi2 standard based on MagSafe would soon be rolling out, and I've recently been able to spend some time testing out the BoostCharge 2-in-1 Magnetic Charging Pad from that lineup. As the name suggests, the BoostCharge 2-in-1 Magnetic Charging Pad with Qi2 15W is a flat pad-style charger offering two surfaces on...

The BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Dock is Belkin's Best Charger Yet

Friday December 1, 2023 10:48 am PST by
Belkin in October came out with the ">BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Dock, which is designed to charge the iPhone and the Apple Watch at the same time. Though the name is similar to many of the existing chargers that Belkin offers, it actually features one of Belkin's most thoughtful and unique designs to date. The charger is about palm sized, and it features a flat teardrop-shaped body with a...

Review: Belkin's MagSafe Car Charger Brings Faster Wireless Charging to Your Vehicle

Tuesday November 22, 2022 9:18 am PST by
Though it's been more than two years since the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup with MagSafe technology, the first 15W MagSafe car charger just came out, with Belkin introducing it in early November. The Boost Charge Pro Wireless Car Charger with MagSafe is the first magnetic car charger able to charge MagSafe iPhones at up to 15W. There were prior in-car magnetic solutions for MagSafe...

Review: Belkin's Updated 3-in-1 Charger Adds Fast Charging for Apple Watch Series 7

Tuesday July 26, 2022 1:11 pm PDT by
Belkin in June debuted an upgraded version of the Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand, introducing fast-charging support for the Apple Watch Series 7. The Boost Charge Pro is one of the only multi-device charging solutions on the market that supports both MagSafe and Apple Watch fast charging. Design wise, the updated Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand is identical...

Review: Belkin's Latest 3-in-1 Charger is Ideal for Apple Watch Series 7 Owners

Friday December 3, 2021 11:09 am PST by
With the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7, Apple introduced a new fast charging feature that allows the latest Apple Watch models to charge up to 33 percent faster than prior-generation models, but it requires new hardware. To take advantage of fast charging, Apple Watch Series 7 owners need an updated charging puck that supports the fast charge feature, which means all existing chargers...

Review: Belkin's Key Ring and Strap Are Affordable AirTag Accessory Options

Tuesday May 11, 2021 10:48 am PDT by
Apple designed the AirTags without any kind of hole or attachment point to connect them to keys, bags, and other items, which has opened up a whole new market for AirTag accessories. Apple's own AirTag add-ons are priced starting at $29, which is the same price as a standalone AirTag, so it's quite an investment to use one of those. Luckily there are plenty of third-party AirTag accessories...

Review: Belkin's $99 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger is Perfect for an iPhone 12 and AirPods

Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:35 pm PDT by
Belkin recently introduced the $99 Boost Charge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand with MagSafe, which joins the existing Belkin-branded 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger that came out earlier this year. Belkin continues to be the only third-party accessory maker that offers Apple-approved MagSafe-compatible charging accessories that are able to charge Apple's iPhone 12 models at the maximum speeds, so...

Review: Belkin's 3-in-1 Boost Charge Pro Offers Hassle-Free 15W MagSafe Charging for iPhone 12

Tuesday January 5, 2021 10:18 am PST by
When Apple announced the iPhone 12 models with MagSafe charging capabilities, the first third-party MagSafe accessories were shown off during the announcement. Shortly after, Belkin officially introduced the Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe, which is the first official third-party MagSafe charging option. Belkin's Boost Charge Pro MagSafe is set to be available for...

Review: Belkin's Car Vent Mount PRO Offers Easy MagSafe Mounting

Thursday December 17, 2020 9:41 am PST by
Belkin, known for the accessories that it makes for Apple's devices, recently announced its first MagSafe products, the Boost Charge Pro MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger and the Car Vent PRO. The wireless charger isn't out just yet, but the Belkin Car Vent Mount PRO with MagSafe has launched. The Car Vent PRO is, as the name suggests, a mount that's been created for use in the car with a...

Belkin's 3-in-1 Wireless Dock Charges iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods Affordably

Monday June 15, 2020 11:28 am PDT by
Belkin, known for its range of accessories for Apple devices, recently launched the Boost Charge 3-in-1 Wireless Charger, which can charge the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods all at once. Priced at $110, Belkin's 3-in-1 Wireless Charger is more affordable than most other 3-in-1 wireless chargers on the market, making it an attractive option. Available in either black or white, the 3-in-1 ...

Review: Belkin's New SoundForm Elite Smart Speaker Offers Devialet Audio and Built-In Wireless Charging

Thursday June 11, 2020 12:00 pm PDT by
Belkin is known for its range of iPhone accessories that include wireless chargers, and one of the company's latest offerings is unique because it pairs wireless charging functionality with a home speaker. The SoundForm Elite Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger, which is priced at $300, was released in May, and while it's something of a niche product because of its price point, it may fill a...

Review: Belkin's Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch is Convenient but Expensive

Thursday January 17, 2019 12:44 pm PST by
Belkin is known for a range of accessories for the iPhone, and when Apple introduced support for Qi-based wireless chargers, Belkin was quick to come out with a range of options. The Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock, which debuted in September, is the newest and most versatile offering, combining a Qi wireless charger with an Apple Watch charging puck and an extra USB-A port. Design wise,...

Review: Belkin's Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand and Pad Feature 7.5W Speeds and Quality Designs, but Price is High

Monday July 16, 2018 11:34 am PDT by
Belkin was one of the first companies to come out with a faster 7.5W wireless charger for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus after wireless charging launched, and the company has now had time to create a second round of wireless chargers with a more refined design. Released this spring, the $60 Belkin Boost Up Bold Wireless Charging Pad and the $70 Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand...

Review: Belkin's $350 Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD Looks Great, but Could Use More Ports

Friday June 2, 2017 12:44 pm PDT by
With the flood of full-featured Thunderbolt 3 docks about to hit the market, it's time to take a look at Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD, one of the major contenders users have been waiting for in addition to the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock and CalDigit TS3 that we've also recently reviewed. As with the other docks we've looked at, Belkin's offering includes a variety of ports and even charging ...

Review: Belkin's Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case Offers Versatility and a Full Set of Keys

Monday April 20, 2015 10:48 am PDT by
In our ongoing iPad Air 2 keyboard review series, we've looked at the ClamCase Pro and the BrydgeAir. Today we've got a look at another popular iPad keyboard that MacRumors readers suggested we review, the Qode Ultimate Pro from Belkin. The Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case is one of the more versatile keyboard cases we've looked at, because it's able to detach from the keyboard to serve as a...

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Best Wireless Chargers for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus

Thursday December 28, 2017 1:43 pm PST by
With the release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple now supports Qi-based wireless inductive charging on its latest phones, and that means charging pads have quickly become popular accessories for iPhone owners. Apple's favored partners for wireless charging pads are Belkin and mophie, and Apple is carrying a $60 charger from each company in its own online and retail stores. ...

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Testing FaceTime on Apple TV With Belkin's New MagSafe iPhone Mount

Wednesday March 6, 2024 10:34 am PST by
Belkin this week released a new iPhone Mount with MagSafe, which is designed to attach to a television for use with the Apple TV 4K. The MagSafe Mount lets you use your iPhone as a camera for your ‌Apple TV‌ on FaceTime calls. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple actually showed off this mount when it introduced ‌FaceTime‌ on ‌Apple TV‌, but it hasn't been...
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Belkin Releases MagSafe Mount for Using iPhone Camera With Apple TV

Monday March 4, 2024 6:22 am PST by
Apple today began selling Belkin's new iPhone Mount with MagSafe for Apple TV 4K on its online store in the U.S. and other countries. This accessory allows you to mount your iPhone to the top of your TV, or it can be placed on the stand below. Then, you can conveniently use your iPhone's rear camera for FaceTime video calls on any Apple TV 4K model running tvOS 17 or later. Key features...
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Testing Belkin's Auto-Tracking Stand Pro With DockKit

Friday February 23, 2024 6:01 am PST by
Belkin recently came out with the Auto-Tracking Stand Pro for capturing video, and while there are several other similar products with video tracking on the market, we thought we'd test Belkin's because it brings something new - support for DockKit. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. DockKit is a feature that provides automated subject tracking technology through the i...
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Belkin Expected to Sell Battery Pack Clip Accessory for Apple Vision Pro

Sunday January 14, 2024 1:25 pm PST by
Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset is powered by an external battery pack that attaches with a cable. For customers who want to use the headset on the go without pockets or a backpack, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today said that Belkin is planning to release a clip that allows the battery pack to be attached to clothing. Belkin will begin selling the clip when the Vision Pro launches in the...
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CES 2024: Belkin Launching Qi2 Chargers, GaN Chargers, and First Apple-Certified Auto Tracking iPhone Stand

Sunday January 7, 2024 4:02 pm PST by
At CES this week, Belkin is making a number of Apple-related announcements, including confirmation that several wireless chargers based on the new Qi2 standard derived from MagSafe are just about ready to come to market. Belkin is also making announcements about several wired charging products with GaN technology and an innovative iPhone stand that keeps you in the camera frame as you move....
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Belkin Debuts $130 BoostCharge Pro Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch

Tuesday October 31, 2023 1:14 pm PDT by
Belkin this week announced the launch of its latest charging product, the BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Dock that is able to charge an iPhone and an Apple Watch at the same time. Available in sand or charcoal colors, the BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Dock has an adjustable ‌iPhone‌ charging mount that can be set to multiple viewing angles from 0 to 70 degrees. It is able to hold an ‌iPhone‌ at the correct ...
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Belkin 3-in-1 Chargers Stop Working for Some Customers

Wednesday August 30, 2023 2:52 pm PDT by
Belkin's 3-in-1 BoostCharge wireless chargers with MagSafe compatibility seem to have stopped working for some customers, with several complaints surfacing on the MacRumors forums and Reddit. According to affected users, some Belkin chargers are not able to recognize or charge an iPhone, even though the charger works fine for AirPods and the Apple Watch. Unplugging the charger and plugging...
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Belkin Launches New 2-in-1 MagSafe Charging Pad

Wednesday August 2, 2023 9:36 am PDT by
Belkin today announced the launch of a new accessory in its BoostCharge Pro lineup, debuting a 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with MagSafe integration. Priced at $80, the ‌MagSafe‌ Charging Pad has a ‌MagSafe‌ puck for charging a compatible iPhone at up to 15W. iPhones have supported ‌MagSafe‌ since the ‌iPhone‌ 12, and all models will work with 15W charging with the exception of the iPhone 12 ...
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Belkin Launches BoostCharge Pro Power Bank With Apple Watch Fast-Charging and 20W USB-C PD Port for $99.99

Thursday May 25, 2023 8:22 am PDT by
Belkin today launched the BoostCharge Pro Fast Wireless Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K, a first-of-its-kind power bank capable of fast charging newer Apple Watch models and providing up to 20W of power to another device simultaneously. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Belkin. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep...
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PSA: Older Wemo Smart Plugs Have Vulnerability That Leaves Them Open to Attack

Tuesday May 16, 2023 3:37 pm PDT by
Older Wemo smart plugs from Belkin have a vulnerability that allows them to be hacked, according to a blog post from security researchers at Sternum. The Wemo Mini Smart Plug V2 (model F7C063) from 2019 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack that can be used execute commands remotely. Basically, the Wemo Mini Smart Plug V2 has a 30 character name limit that can be overwritten, leading to...
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Belkin Debuts New Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub Made From Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics

Wednesday April 26, 2023 11:04 am PDT by
Popular Apple accessory maker Belkin recently introduced the Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub, which is the company's first U.S. product made from post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR). Belkin in January announced plans to transition to more environmentally friendly material for its products, and the launch of the hub is part of that effort. The Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub is made from 72 percent PCR...
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CES 2023: Belkin Transitioning to More Environmentally Friendly Material for Chargers and Other Accessories

Wednesday January 4, 2023 5:00 am PST by
Belkin, known for its accessories created for Apple devices, today announced plans to revamp its product lineup with more environmentally friendly materials. Several power banks, wireless chargers, and wall chargers will be updated with plastic-free packaging and will be constructed from 73 to 75 percent post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR). The change will save approximately 7,000 metric...
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Hands-On With Belkin's New iPhone Continuity Camera Mount for Mac Desktops and Displays

Thursday December 22, 2022 12:32 pm PST by
Belkin last week quietly introduced a new iPhone Mount with MagSafe that's designed for Mac desktops and displays that you use with your Mac, allowing you to take advantage of Continuity Camera on those devices. We picked one up and thought we'd test it out for MacRumors readers who are thinking about ordering one. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Belkin ‌iPhone‌...
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Belkin Launches Kit for Cleaning Earwax Off of AirPods

Thursday December 1, 2022 1:28 pm PST by
Belkin this week announced the launch of a new AirPods Cleaning Kit, which is designed to remove earwax and dirt build-up from the earbuds to restore acoustic performance. The kit is designed for the AirPods 1, 2, and 3 models, as these earbuds do not have silicone tips that protect them from exposure to earwax when in the ears. Belkin's kit includes a cleaning brush, an earwax...
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Video: Testing Continuity Camera With Belkin's iPhone MagSafe Mount

Friday November 11, 2022 9:07 am PST by
Apple with macOS Ventura and iOS 16 introduced a new feature called Continuity Camera, which is designed to allow you to use an iPhone as a webcam for your Mac. This is enabled through special mounts, and Apple partnered with Belkin for an official Continuity Camera accessory. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Belkin ‌iPhone‌ Mount with MagSafe for Mac Notebooks...
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Belkin Debuts Official MagSafe Car Charging Mount

Friday November 4, 2022 12:52 pm PDT by
Belkin today announced the launch of the first official 15W MagSafe charger designed for in-vehicle use, debuting the Boost Charge Pro Wireless Car Charger with MagSafe. There are other magnetic car charger solutions on the market, but this is the first that provides full 15W charging for compatible MagSafe-enabled iPhone models. Priced at $100, the Boost Charge Pro Wireless Car Charger...
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Apple Begins Selling Belkin Mount for Using an iPhone as a Mac's Webcam

Tuesday October 18, 2022 10:00 am PDT by
macOS Ventura has a new Continuity Camera feature that allows an iPhone to be used as a Mac's webcam. Ahead of the public release of macOS Ventura next week, Apple has started selling Belkin's new iPhone mount designed for use with Continuity Camera. Priced at $29.95 on Apple's online store, the mount attaches to the iPhone with MagSafe and can then be affixed to the top lid of a MacBook Air ...
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Belkin Launches New Boost Charge Pro Dual USB-C Power Adapters

Tuesday August 30, 2022 10:08 am PDT by
Belkin today announced the debut of two new Boost Charge Pro Dual USB-C GaN Wall Chargers, which are available in 45W and 65W variants. The chargers feature PPS technology, which Belkin says is designed to deliver the optimum power to compatible devices, including Apple products. The 65W charger is able to provide up to 65W when a single USB-C port is in use, or 45W from one port and 20W...
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Belkin Launches New USB-C Multiport Hub Designed for Macs

Tuesday August 23, 2022 11:05 am PDT by
Belkin today announced the launch of a new $70 Connect USB-C 6-in-1 Multiport Hub with Mount, which is compatible with the iMac, Apple's MacBooks, PCs, and other USB-C devices. The Hub is designed to be mounted to the back of a monitor, computer stand, or monitor base, and tucked away from view. It features two USB-A ports, one USB-C port, one SD card slot, and a microSD card reader. It...
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Belkin's Wemo Brand Launches New Smart Dimmer With Thread Support

Wednesday August 3, 2022 9:00 am PDT by
Wemo, Belkin's smart home accessory brand, today announced the launch of the HomeKit-enabled Wemo Smart Dimmer with Thread support. As with the prior Wemo Smart Dimmer, the updated version is designed to allow users to control their lights using the Home app, Wemo Stage app, or Siri voice commands. The Wemo Smart Dimmer is Thread certified, which means it offers a faster and more reliable...