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.
Belkin announced two new chargers today that are meant to be used in your car for a variety of devices. There's nothing worse than being out on the road only to find your cell phone has gone dead. These new accessories are intended to remedy that problem.
Belkin has managed to find themselves in the middle of a public relations fiasco as they are being accused of hiring people to write fake ratings and reviews of their products on many online shopping websites. This comes shortly after posting on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk site, which offers a thing called “artificial intelligence.”
Belkin has long been on the forefront of transfer cables. Just two years ago, the company developed the Easy Transfer Cable, which made it possible to transfer from XP to Vista. However, now Belkin has come up with the Switch-to-Mac, which makes the move from PC to Mac much easier.