Product recalls are no fun for the consumer or the company that issues the recall. Not too long ago Coby Electronics issued a recall on one of its portable DVD players because of a fire hazard. Today Belkin has announced a voluntary recall of several models of its SurgeMaster surge protectors.
The wait for Windows 7 is almost over and those who have been anxiously anticipating the new OS hitting the market so they can upgrade from Windows XP or Vista may now be wondering exactly what the easiest way to upgrade their computers will be without losing their important data. Belkin has announced a new Easy Transfer Cable for Windows 7 that will make the transition easier.
Consumers and business users alike are all concerned with saving power. Not only is cutting electricity use good for the environment, but it saves money in the form of utility bills as well. Belkin has announced a new surge protector that is aimed at business users called the Conserve Surge with Timer.
Belkin has announced a new storage and sharing product called the Home Base that connects to an existing wired or wireless network. Once connected to the network users can plug external hard drives into one of the four USB ports on the rear of the device to share across the network.
We mentioned yesterday that the IEEE had finally ratified the 802.11n specification. The ratification meant that manufacturers could finally stop slapping their 802.11n hardware with the "draft N" caveat. Almost as soon as the specification was ratified, Belkin announced that its N gear was already compliant.
When Steve Jobs stepped out on stage earlier this week to debut the new iPod line for the holiday season we all knew that meant over the following days we would see a glut of new accessories and cases for the new players. Belkin has announced its line of new iPod cases for the new touch and nano players.
Last we heard - and admittedly it was a long time ago, all the way back in October last year - Belkin's FlyWire wireless HD/HDMI system was "delayed". Now Belkin admit that the system's proposed $1,499 sticker price "would be out of line given the current state of the economy" and have thus pulled the plug.
Belkin have launched what they're calling the first-to-market gigabit-capable Powerline adapters, promising theoretical transfer speeds of up to 1,000Mbps. Offered initially as the Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit, the bundle includes two single-port adapters, one for connection to your router and the other for a console, mediaplayer or HDTV.
Belkin cranked out two new TuneBases today that are updated to suit the iPhone. The TuneBase Direct and the TuneBase FM work by taking the audio from your iPhone and having it play over your car stereo seamlessly and easily.
The devices also charge up your iPhone at the same time and hold it upright by means of a flexible neck. Music-listening is capable on both devices and you can take calls just by pressing a large button on the TuneBase itself.
The TuneBase Direct is the cheaper option at $69.99 and provides a 3.5mm port that you can use to connect it to your car's auxiliary-in jack. The TuneBase FM costs slightly more at $89.99 and uses an FM channel to transmit your audio through your car's sound system. You can get the Belkin TuneBase Direct early this month and the TuneBase FM in the middle of July.