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Belkin’s AirPlay 2 adapter for your speakers is simple genius

Belkin’s AirPlay 2 adapter for your speakers is simple genius

AirPlay 2 is a convenient way of wirelessly streaming music from Apple devices like your iPhone, but if you're not rocking newer, connected speakers then Belkin's new AirPlay 2 dongle could upgrade your existing audio system. The Belkin Soundform Connect is deceptively simple: a small adapter with wired audio outputs on one side, and support for Apple's streaming inside.

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Wemo Stage Scene Controller Review: Apple HomeKit remote needs refinement

Wemo Stage Scene Controller Review: Apple HomeKit remote needs refinement

Sometimes, only a button will do. The smart home and the rise of connected devices like lamps, speakers, locks, and more have brought complex automations within reach of a mainstream audience, but sometimes you don't want to have to pull up an app - or talk to a smart speaker - just to switch on the lights. For those in the Apple HomeKit ecosystem, then, the Wemo Stage Scene Controller remote could be the answer.

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Belkin made a MagSafe iPhone 12 stand with face tracking – but there’s a problem

Belkin made a MagSafe iPhone 12 stand with face tracking – but there’s a problem

Belkin is launching a new magnetic iPhone 12 stand that adds face-tracking, letting Apple's smartphone swivel to follow you much like Amazon's Echo Show 10. It's part of the slowly growing ecosystem of accessories that use Apple's MagSafe system for iPhone, though unfortunately it sounds like it's not quite as flexible as you might hope.

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Belkin Soundform earbuds and Boostcharge mobile power accessories revealed

Belkin Soundform earbuds and Boostcharge mobile power accessories revealed

Belkin has unveiled new accessories in the audio and charging segments, including its Soundform Audio and Boostcharge mobile power accessories. The earbuds add new device location features that leverage Apple's Find My network, and the charger adds to the line of MagSafe compatible products. The first product is the Soundform Freedom True Wireless Earbuds.

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Belkin recalls WIZ003 Portable Wireless Charger sold on Apple store

Belkin recalls WIZ003 Portable Wireless Charger sold on Apple store

Belkin is a trusted brand when it comes to accessories for smartphones and tablets to the point that even Apple carries some of its products on its own store. That, however, doesn't mean it is exempt from having problems, some of which can lead to disastrous accidents if not immediately addressed. That seems to be the case here with one of its wireless chargers, a special one that it launched last year and was carried by Apple as well, that is now being recalled immediately due to serious safety hazards.

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Belkin unveils new Qi-Certified wireless charging solutions

Belkin unveils new Qi-Certified wireless charging solutions

Belkin has unveiled new wireless chargers aimed directly at iPhone users that will work for any Qi-certified smartphone. The first is called the Boostcharge TrueFreedom Pro Wireless Charger. Belkin says that the new charging products were designed and engineered in-house and are competitively priced. The cool thing about the TrueFreedom Pro is that it has 16 charging coils inside, allowing it to charge two Qi-enabled devices simultaneously.

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Belkin GaN charger and WiFi Outdoor plugs make your power smarter

Belkin GaN charger and WiFi Outdoor plugs make your power smarter

Belkin today announced that it's adding a couple of new power accessories to its lineup. The first is the Boost Charge Pro 60W, a new gallium nitride wall charger that seems targeted at laptop owners. It's joined by a Wemo-branded WiFi Outdoor Smart Plug that allows users to control the attached devices wirelessly.

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New Belkin Chargers power through CES 2020

New Belkin Chargers power through CES 2020

It may have just announced its first diversion into a new market with the Soundform Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger but Belkin hasn't forgotten about its core product line. In fact, it is flooding the CES 2020 showroom floor with chargers and power banks, figuratively, of course. Riding the wave of recent trends, almost all of Belkin's new 2020 chargers are of the wireless variety and the one that doesn't at least sport a USB-C connection to accommodate most of the latest smartphones, tablets, and even laptops.

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Belkin Soundform Elite combines a Hi-Fi speaker with a wireless charger

Belkin Soundform Elite combines a Hi-Fi speaker with a wireless charger

Accessory maker Belkin is probably best known for its chargers, cables, and power banks but now it is dipping its toes into a brand new market. It partnered with audio brand Devialet to develop a new audio accessory that doesn't simply connect to a speaker but is a speaker in its own right. And something more up Belkin's alley, the Soundform Elite Hi-Fi smart speaker also doubles as a wireless charger to boot.

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Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer adds Apple HomeKit support

Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer adds Apple HomeKit support

Wemo's WiFi Smart Dimmer light switch is gaining Apple HomeKit support, with a new update bypassing the need for a hub to integrate with Apple's smart home system. Launched back in 2017, the WiFi Smart Dimmer is intended to replace a traditional light switch in the wall, and thus enable remote-control access to the light that it operates.

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Belkin BoostUp Wireless Charging Dock made for iPhone Xs and new Apple Watch

Belkin BoostUp Wireless Charging Dock made for iPhone Xs and new Apple Watch

On launch day for the Apple iPhone Xs and Xs Max, Belkin revealed their newest dual-device wireless charger for iPhones and the Apple Watch. The BoostUp Wireless Charging Dock has "optimized wireless charging" up to 7.5W for one iPhone and 5W/1A for Apple Watch. This dual-device charger also has a USB-A port so a third device can also be plugged in at the same time.

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Apple HomeKit’s big software upgrade just got its first IoT gadget

Apple HomeKit’s big software upgrade just got its first IoT gadget

Apple's software protocols allowing HomeKit compatibility without demanding IoT gadgets have a physical chip inside have finally made it into the wild. A new firmware version Belkin's Wemo line-up of connected smart switches make them the first to gain support, which is widely expected to light a fire under Apple HomeKit adoption.

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