At CES 2020, Belkin has announced a couple of new products across its brands.
Belkin & Devialet
Belkin has teamed up with French audio technology company, Devialet to produce the Soundform Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker.
“Belkin is excited about the potential that both the SOUNDFORM ELITE™ Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger and the partnership with Devialet unlock for us as a brand,” said Steve Malony, SVP, Belkin International. “Our heritage in audio, leadership in fast wireless charging, and Devialet’s acoustic expertise allow us to make products for consumers that are both
exceptional and convenient.”
The Soundform Elite combines a hi-fi premium speaker at up to 90dB SPL of max volume, a Google Assistant speaker and a wireless charger.
“We are excited to be partnering with Belkin for our first global partnership,” said Franck Lebouchard, CEO, Devialet. “At Devialet, we want to share the incredible audio experiences that our technology can deliver with as many people as possible. Partnering with Belkin on SOUNDFORM™ ELITE has given us the opportunity to bring our acoustic expertise and best-in-class sound architecture to an innovative new product type and reach a whole new audience of music lovers around the world.”
The Soundform Elite speaker is set to launch in the Spring for $299 USD.
Under the main Belkin brand, the company has announced its first GaN wall chargers.
There is the Boost Charge USB-C GaN Charger 30W with a foldable plug, the USB-C GaN Charger 60W and the USB-C GaN 68W charger than has two USB-C ports and Intelligent Power Sharing.
All three USB-C GaN chargers are set to launch in April ranging from $34.99 USD to $59.99 USD.
For power on the go, Belkin has announced the Boost Charge USB-C Power Bank. The 10K version has 10W USB-C output with Power Delivery and a 12W USB-A port.
The 20K version has 30W USB-C output and a 12W USB-A port.
The Boost Charge USB-C Power Banks are set to launch by April for $39.99 to $69.99 USD.
For wireless charging, Belkin has announced the Boost Charge 3 in 1 Wireless Charger that can charge your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods all at once. It costs $109.99 USD and ships in April.
The Boost Charge Wireless Charging Stand & Speaker combines a wireless charger and a Bluetooth speaker. It launches in April for $49 USD.
The Boost Charge Dual Wireless Charging Pads 10W can easily charge two devices at once at up to 10W. It ships in March for $49 USD.
The Boost Charge Wireless Car Charger & Vent Mount allows you to mount your phone in your car and wirelessly charge it. It ships in March for $49 USD.
The Boost Charge Portable Wireless Charger & Stand is a 10,000 mAh power bank and wireless charging stand. It ships in March for $79 USD.
Belkin’s Linksys brand is going all-in on 5G with their new 5G mobile hotspot, 5G model, Velop 5G Mesh Gateway and 5G Outdoor router.
Apart from the 5G products, Linksys has announced two new Wi-Fi 6 routers with the Dual-Band Mesh WiFi 6 Router (MR9600) and Velop WiFi 6 System (AX4200).
The Linksys Dual-Band Mesh WiFi 6 Router (MR9600) takes advantage of WiFi 6’s capabilities that should offer 4x faster speeds, more Wi-Fi range and increased capacity. It also supports Linksys’ Intelligent Mesh Technology so you can connect Velop nodes and Velop mesh routers.
The router has 8-stream WiFi 6 technology for up to 6000 Mbps speeds and dual-band. The Dual-Band Mesh WiFi 6 Router (MR9600) launches in Spring for $399 USD.
The Velop WiFi 6 System (AX4200) has Intelligent Mesh Technology, Bluetooth and advanced security settings. It also offers up to 3,000 sqft of Wi-Fi coverage per node, 8-stream Wi-Fi technology with speeds up to 4,200 Mbps (Tri-Band – 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz).
The Linksys Velop WiFi 6 System (AX4200) is set to launch n the summer for $299 USD for a 1-pack or $499 USD for a 2-pack.
For Wemo, Belkin announced the new Wemo WiFi Smart Plug and the Wemo Stage.
The Wemo Stage allows you to pre-program scenes and settings using the three buttons. It’s compatible with Apple HomeKit and is very easy to install.
The Wemo Stage launch this summer for $49 USD.
The Wemo WiFi Smart Plug has gotten even smaller, now with native compatibility for the Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Siri (via HomeKit).
The new Wemo WiFi Smart Plug ships in the Spring for $24.99 USD.