Accessory maker Belkin with its stable of brands – Belkin, Linksys, Wemo and Phyn returns to CES 2019 after its merge with Foxconn Interconnect Technology.
It announces its focus on new connected things products including audio, USB-C, mobile power, new cables and new connected home products including enhanced Wi-Fi security features.
GadgetGuy had been waiting to hear about Belkin’s future direction – we knew the merger (announced in March 2017) would take some time to bed in. Here is a view of its future direction. Now, all we need is a Wemo announcement.
ROCKSTAR Headphones with Lightning Connector: Engineered to enhance durability – prevents cable strain, breaking and straining; MFi certified. USB-C version coming later this year
BOOST↑CHARGE USB-A to Lightning, USB-A to USB-C, USB-C to Lightning Cables made with DuraTek. Available in a range of lengths with a new speckled design available in black and white.
Fast-Charging Chargers and Power Bank
BOOST↑CHARGE USB-C Car 27W Charger + Cable and USB-C Home Charger + Cable to support QuickCharge 4+ technology enables faster charging up to 50% in 15 minutes
BOOST↑CHARGE™ Power Bank USB-C 20K, PD 3.0, with USB-C Cable supports most USB-C devices including Apple MacBook and Nintendo Switch
Mesh Wi-Fi Router
MAX STREAM AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi Router lets the router’s coverage grow as your needs do; simply add and connect a Velop Mesh WiFi Node anywhere in your home for additional, ubiquitous WiFi
Parental Controls and Network Security – Linksys Shield
Premium subscription software service for Velop Tri-Band users to block unwanted content/category and provide an additional layer of digital protection for your connected devices and family
Content filtering flags sites that contain adult, violent or unwanted content and allows you to choose which types of sites your kids can visit
Advanced browsing protection by checking the sites you visit against a database of millions of known threats, can help prevent you and your family from unsuspectingly visiting malicious sites
Parental Control Subscription and Network Security Subscription availability and pricing for Australia is to be confirmed.