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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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Video: Belkin's Soundform Connect Adds AirPlay 2 to Your Existing Speakers

Friday June 25, 2021 10:07 am PDT by
Last month, Belkin introduced the Soundform Connect Audio Adapter with AirPlay 2, letting users turn their traditional speakers into AirPlay 2-enabled devices. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. MacRumors videographer Dan has now had a chance to spend some time with the accessory, so check out our latest video for a look at the setup process, using standalone speakers ...
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Belkin Launches Soundform Connect Audio Adapter to Add AirPlay 2 to Standard Speakers

Thursday May 20, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
Belkin today announced the launch of the new Belkin Soundform Connect Audio Adapter with AirPlay 2 support, which is designed to turn any traditional stereo speaker into an ‌AirPlay‌ 2-enabled speaker. The Soundform Connect can be connected to any powered speaker or sound system using an optical or 3.5mm headphone jack. A speaker connected to the Soundform Connect can be used like any...
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Wemo Launches New Stage Scene Controller Wireless HomeKit Remote

Thursday April 22, 2021 10:25 am PDT by
Belkin's Wemo brand today announced the launch of the Wemo Stage Scene Controller, a wireless remote control that allows HomeKit users to manage and control their various ‌HomeKit‌ scenes. The Wemo Stage works with up to six ‌HomeKit‌ scenes, with each scene activated through long and short press functions. ‌HomeKit‌ scenes can be set up to activate multiple ‌HomeKit‌ products, and are...
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Belkin Debuts New MagSafe-Compatible Accessories

Tuesday March 30, 2021 11:28 am PDT by
Belkin this week updated its website with a range of new MagSafe-compatible accessories that are set to launch in the near future, adding to the number of available Belkin-branded magnetic add-ons available for Apple devices. It's important to note that unlike Belkin's Car Vent Mount Pro and Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 and 2-in-1 MagSafe charging options, these new accessories are magnetic and...
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Belkin's 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger for iPhone and AirPods Now Available for Pre-Order

Tuesday March 9, 2021 7:06 am PST by
Announced at CES 2021, Belkin's new MagSafe compatible 2-in-1 wireless charger is now available to pre-order for $99.99. The accessory features a ‌MagSafe‌ charger for the iPhone 12 series and a Qi wireless charging pad at the bottom of the base for devices such as AirPods. The main ‌MagSafe‌ charger charges ‌iPhone 12‌ models at 15W, and the base charging pad charges at 5W. The ‌MagSafe‌...
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Belkin Designing 'Soundform Connect' Adapter to Add AirPlay 2 to Speakers

Wednesday February 24, 2021 3:11 pm PST by
Belkin appears to be working on a new "Belkin Soundform Connect" adapter that will connect to a standard speaker to add AirPlay 2 capabilities. The adapter was found in FCC filings by Janko Roettgers (via 9to5Mac), and it looks like it will be powered by a USB-C cable and will feature a 3.5mm mini jack port for audio output and Optical Digital Audio. Looks like it will retail for around ...
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Belkin Recalls Portable Wireless Charger Due to Fire Hazard

Wednesday January 13, 2021 11:04 am PST by
Belkin is recalling the Boost Charge Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition (WIZ003) sold in Apple retail stores and online through Apple and Belkin due to fire and shock hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (via The Verge). A manufacturing defect with the power supply unit can cause the charger to malfunction and overheat, leading to a fire risk....
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CES 2021: Belkin Debuts New 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger, Find My-Compatible Soundform Wireless EarBuds

Monday January 11, 2021 9:01 am PST by
Belkin today debuted the Boost Charge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand with MagSafe, which is designed to work with Apple's iPhone 12 lineup. The Boost Charge Pro 2-in-1 with ‌MagSafe‌ is similar to the existing Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 with MagSafe, but it includes a single ‌MagSafe‌ charger and eliminates the accompanying Apple Watch charger. It also features a wireless charging base that...
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CES 2021: Linksys Debuts Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band Mesh System

Monday January 11, 2021 9:00 am PST by
Belkin's Linksys brand today announced the launch of the Linksys AXE8400 Wi-Fi 6E Mesh System that takes advantage of the 6GHz band to provide more bandwidth to consumers for faster networks and better reliability. The Linksys AXE8400 uses Qualcomm's Networking Pro 1210 platform to offer speeds that Linksys says are 2x faster than competing routers. According to Linksys, it is an ideal...
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Belkin's 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger Now Available for Purchase

Friday January 8, 2021 8:49 am PST by
Belkin's Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe, which is the first third-party MagSafe-compatible wireless charger, is available for purchase as of today. Priced at $140, the Boost Charge Pro ‌MagSafe‌ features an upright ‌MagSafe‌ charger that can accommodate one of Apple's iPhone 12 models, an Apple Watch charging puck, and a flat platform that can be used to charge AirPods ...
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Belkin Announces Boost Charge TrueFreedom Pro Wireless Charger and Boost Charge UV Sanitizer

Tuesday November 17, 2020 4:11 am PST by
Belkin today announced the Boost Charge TrueFreedom Pro Wireless Charger and the Boost Charge UV Sanitizer and Wireless Charger. The Boost Charge TrueFreedom Pro Wireless Charger is the latest addition to Belkin's portfolio of Qi-certified wireless charging solutions. The TrueFreedom Pro offers full-surface charging, allowing users to place up to two Qi-enabled devices anywhere on the...
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Belkin's MagSafe Car Vent Mount for iPhone 12 Models Now Available to Order From Apple

Friday November 6, 2020 5:41 am PST by
Belkin's new Car Vent Mount PRO with MagSafe for iPhone 12 models is now available to order through Apple's online store, with pricing set at $39.95 in the United States. Apple is quoting delivery in the first week of December as of writing. The mount has a built-in clip that attaches to a vent in a vehicle, and MagSafe allows an iPhone 12 model to be magnetically attached with ease. An...
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Belkin Debuts Compact 'Boost Charge Pro' 60W GaN USB-C Power Adapter

Wednesday October 21, 2020 10:37 am PDT by
Belkin today announced the launch of the Boost Charge Pro USB-C GaN Wall Charger 60W, which it says is the smallest GaN 60W solution on the market. The new USB-C Boost Charge Pro 60W charger joins Belkin's lineup of other gallium nitride (GaN) power adapter options. GaN technology has become widespread over the last few years and allows for much smaller power adapters that take up less space ...
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Wemo Launches New HomeKit-Compatible Outdoor Smart Plug

Wednesday October 21, 2020 10:21 am PDT by
Belkin's Wemo brand today announced the launch of a new WiFi-connected HomeKit-compatible Outdoor Smart Plug that joins Wemo's other smart plugs, light switches, and dimmers. The Outdoor Smart Plug is ideal for outdoor lighting, holiday decorations, and other outdoor appliances, and it does not require a hub to function. It is equipped with two splash-proof, weather resistant AC outlets...
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Belkin Shares Details on First MagSafe Accessories for iPhone 12

Wednesday October 14, 2020 6:54 am PDT by
Belkin today shared details on its first two accessories that are compatible with Apple's new MagSafe charging system. Both of the devices, a 3-in-1 charger for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods, and a car vent mount, were briefly shown during the ‌MagSafe‌ portion of Apple's event yesterday. Belkin's BOOST↑CHARGE PRO MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger includes a flat base with a 5-watt wireless ...
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Belkin's HomeKit-Compatible Wemo WiFi Smart Plug Now Available for Purchase

Monday July 20, 2020 11:03 am PDT by
Belkin in January announced a new HomeKit-enabled Wemo WiFi Smart Plug, which is available for purchase starting today. The Wemo WiFi Smart Plug is the smallest plug to date in the Wemo lineup, making it an appealing option for those who are looking for a slim HomeKit-compatible plug option. With the Wemo app, Siri commands, or the Home app, Apple HomeKit users can wirelessly control...
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Belkin Launches New Special Edition Boost Wireless Chargers

Thursday July 9, 2020 11:32 am PDT by
Belkin today added to its lineup of wireless chargers with a range of new special Boost Charge wireless charging options. The Boost Charge 3-in-1 Wireless Charger Special Edition, priced at $130, allows the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods to be charged at the same time. There's an upright charger for the ‌iPhone‌, a charging puck for the Apple Watch, and then the ‌AirPods‌ charge right behind ...
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Belkin's Speaker + Wireless Charger and 3-in-1 Charging Dock Now Available for Purchase

Tuesday May 26, 2020 12:40 pm PDT by
Belkin today announced that several of its new wireless charging accessories that first debuted at CES are now available for purchase on Amazon and from other third-party retailers. The Soundform Elite Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger, priced at $300, combines wireless charging capabilities with speaker technology from Devialet. It looks a bit like a HomePod with the top cut off to provide a ...
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Apple Begins Selling OtterBox's Stackable Wireless Charging System and Other Latest Accessories

Wednesday January 22, 2020 6:49 am PST by
Apple today added a variety of charging solutions and other products to its online store from brands such as OtterBox, Mophie, Belkin, Ubio Labs, Native Union, STM, and Promise Technology. OtterBox's stackable wireless charging system OtterSpot includes a base that can charge up to three disc-shaped 5,000 mAh batteries and an iPhone, AirPods case, or other device on the top simultaneously. The ...
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CES 2020: Belkin's Wemo Brand Gains New HomeKit-Enabled WiFi Smart Plug and Remote

Monday January 6, 2020 6:05 pm PST by
Belkin today announced the upcoming launch of a new Wemo WiFi Smart Plug, which will be joining the company's line of Wemo smart home products. The Wemo WiFi Smart Plug is the smallest yet in the Wemo lineup, and it is designed to integrate with Apple's HomeKit as well as Alexa and Google Assistant. Using the Wemo app, Siri commands, or the Home app, those in the Apple ecosystem can...