One of the big changes with the Apple Watch Series 7 is support for faster charging, as long as you’re using the correct accessories. This week, however, Belkin has taken the wraps of the first third-party accessory to support Apple Watch Series 7 fast charging with its new BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with MagSafe.
Belkin Stories November 18
Belkin Stories May 27
Update May 27, 2021: We’ve received some questions from readers wondering about where to order from. The Soundform Connect is sold out through Belkin’s website, but it is available for June delivery on Amazon.
Belkin is expanding its audio lineup with a new AirPlay 2-enabled Soundform Connect dongle. This is a new adapter that turns any traditional stereo speaker into an AirPlay 2-enabled speaker. It’s available to order today for $99.99.
Belkin Stories April 8
Along with Apple officially opening up its Find My app to third parties yesterday, Belkin started pre-orders for its new Soundform Freedom wireless earbuds. In addition to the Find My integration, the new earbuds have some impressive features like 36-hour battery life, in-ear design, Qi wireless charging, and more at just $99. Let’s dive in and look at the Belkin Soundform Freedom vs AirPods and AirPods Pro.
Belkin Stories February 25
An upcoming Belkin HomeKit remote control to be known as the Wemo Stage has been discovered through FCC documents. Like the Philips Hue dimmer, there are several buttons that can be used to activate different devices and scenes, and it can either be used as a mobile remote or attached to a wall-plate.
The documents include photos that show a small white unit with three buttons…
Belkin Stories February 24
One of the best features of the now discontinued AirPort Express was the ability to turn a regular speaker into an AirPlay-enabled speaker via the 3.5mm mini-jack port. Although Apple no longer sells AirPort Express, Belkin is working on a new adapter that will allow users to connect any speakers over AirPlay 2.
Belkin Stories January 13
Belkin has announced that it is issuing a voluntary recall for the “Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition” that was sold in Apple retail stores and online. As first reported by the Verge, the Belkin wireless charger is being recalled because of fire and shock safety hazards.
Belkin Stories January 11
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Belkin’s Boost Charge Pro with MagSafe and Apple’s MagSafe Duo chargers take very different approaches to solve a similar problem. In a world where everything has to be recharged, combination chargers that can reduce cables and plugs in our life are really practical. While Apple’s first-party combo charger is described best as a minimalistic travel charger, Belkin aces utility in what may be the best MagSafe combo charger.
Belkin Stories November 17, 2020
Belkin has announced two new chargers today, the Boost Up Charge TrueFreedom Pro Wireless Charger and the Boost Up Charge UV Sanitizer with Wireless Charger. First, let’s look at the wireless charger without built-in UV sanitation.
Belkin Stories July 16, 2020
Apple accessory maker Belkin donating 50,000 masks in LA as COVID-19 cases spike
After working on producing emergency ventilators, Apple accessory maker Belkin is continuing its COVID-19 relief efforts. Now the company is donating 50,000 masks to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the city.
Belkin Stories May 26, 2020
Belkin announced its new SoundForm Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger powered by Devialet back at CES and now it’s available to purchase. The company has also launched two new multi-device wireless chargers for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.
Belkin Stories May 12, 2020
Belkin in final stages to produce emergency ventilators for COVID-19 relief
We’ve seen a number of tech companies like Apple and Nomad contribute to COVID-19 relief in substantial ways. Now popular accessory maker Belkin is in the final stages of getting emergency ventilators into production to help health systems that need the life-saving device.
Belkin Stories April 6, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues we’re seeing companies from all industries, including Apple accessory makers, support relief efforts from converting operations to make masks to sharing a cut of sales with non-profits. Apple itself has donated millions of masks as well as donating financial support. And as many have shifted to home offices we’re seeing popular Apple accessory makers like Nomad, Satechi, mophie/ZAGG, Twelve South, and more highlight some of their most helpful work from home gear.
Belkin Stories January 6, 2020
Belkin is out with several notable announcements at CES 2020 this evening across its Belkin, Linksys, and Wemo brands. There’s a new Wemo smart plug with HomeKit support, a wide array of new Belkin charging accessories, and more. Read on for all of the details.
Belkin Stories July 17, 2019
Belkin expands Boost Up lineup with iPhone wireless chargers for home and the car
Belkin has launched three new Qi wireless chargers today, all optimized for iPhone 8 and later. The new options in the Boost Up Charge lineup include a wireless stand, pad, and vent mount for cars.
Belkin Stories July 11, 2019
Belkin expands USB-C and Lightning lineup with durable nylon cables, up to 10-ft lengths
Belkin is out today with a line of new Lightning and USB-C cables. The new Boost Up Charge cables include a USB-C to Lightning version, USB-A to Lightning, and more. The company highlights durability and style as key features of the braided nylon cables that include integrated leather cable management.
Belkin Stories May 10, 2019
Belkin launches compact Apple Watch power bank, extends battery life up to 63 hours
Belkin is out today with a new portable Apple Watch power bank that offers users about 3.5 charges in a compact form factor. The Boost Up Charge Power Bank 2K for Apple Watch is MFi certified and just three inches long.
Belkin Stories December 19, 2018
Belkin’s Boost Up Special Edition Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone + Apple Watch (plus an extra USB port) is exclusively available through Apple or direct from the manufacturer. We’ve been testing out this charging solution and even if AirPower was available, it would give it a run for its money. Considering that AirPower’s future is still a mystery, follow along for why those holding out for Apple’s charging solution should consider Belkin’s take on a three-device charging station.
Belkin Stories November 8, 2018
Belkin continues to bring HomeKit support to its smart home accessories, and the Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer is the latest to join the club. Wemo HomeKit support is retroactively being added through a free software update starting today. Wemo was first to use a new software authentication method for certifying HomeKit devices with its Mini Smart Plug earlier this year.
Belkin Stories September 29, 2018
In addition to the charging USB issues some iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max users are facing, users of the Belkin PowerHouse and Valet docks have found them not compatible with Apple’s newest smartphones. Belkin has acknowledged the issue, but hasn’t offered any details on why.
Belkin Stories September 21, 2018
Belkin has shared its latest dual charging docks for iPhone and Apple Watch with the BOOST UP Wireless Charging Dock being the flagship product of the lineup. There’s also a new PowerHouse Charge Dock and both new products are designed to work with iPhone XS, Max, and XR in addition to previous iPhones.
Belkin Stories July 19, 2018
Belkin was remarkably late to the HomeKit scene with their Wemo line of smart home accessories, but the company finally remedied that in January with a dedicated $40 bridge. Now Belkin is going one step further and making its $35 Wemo Mini Smart Plug work with HomeKit without requiring a bridge.
Belkin Stories July 5, 2018
Belkin launches 10,000mAh power bank with MFi Lightning input
Belkin has today unveiled its latest offering to keep your devices charged up on the go, the BOOST↑CHARGE Power Bank 10K with Lightning Connector.
Belkin Stories May 31, 2018