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Belkin International: Powering the Connected Home and Delivering On-the-Go Innovations at the 2014 International CES

Showcasing its Belkin and Linksys brands, people-inspired technology company, Belkin International will debut new products for the connected home and on-the-go at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, January 7-10. After a successful 2013 that included the acquisition of the Linksys brand, Belkin looks ahead to 2014 with new innovations in wireless networking, home automation, charging solutions, and accessories for smartphones and tablets on display at its booth, #30451, in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Belkin is announcing a new WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set and WeMo Smart LED Bulbs that allow you to  ...

Belkin is announcing a new WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set and WeMo Smart LED Bulbs that allow you to control and manage household lighting either individually or in groups. (Photo: Business Wire)

“For Belkin, CES is an opportunity to showcase our vision of the ultimate connected lifestyle, whether in the home or on the go, with products that make your digital life better,” said Chet Pipkin, founder and CEO of Belkin. “There is no better stage than CES to celebrate our successes over the past year and create momentum for both Belkin and Linksys as we introduce new products that will bring the connected home to life.”

New and recently launched products taking center stage at the Belkin booth at CES include:

Connected Home Products


WeMo, Belkin’s family of simple, ingenious home control products is back and bigger than ever at the 2014 International CES with new innovations and upgrades for the whole home. Answering the call for additional lighting control, Belkin is announcing a new WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set and WeMo Smart LED Bulbs that allow you to control and manage household lighting either individually or in groups from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet. Belkin also will showcase its new WeMo Maker Kit, designed for DIYers to create their own WeMo devices, and its new line-up of products from a partnership with Jarden Consumer Solutions including the Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker enabled by Wemo.

Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router

As the brain of the connected home, Belkin is investing heavily in the powerful wireless networking heritage of its Linksys brand and announcing the new Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router. The WRT provides the most robust specifications of any currently available router in its class and will be the world’s first open source compatible router to support a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor, 4 removable and customized antennas, 128MB flash memory, USB 2.0/3.0 ports, and an eSATA port. The Linksys Wireless AC 1900 Dual-Band Router is capable of speeds of up to 1.3Gbps* on the 5 GHz band and up to 600 Mpbs* on the 2.4 GHz band, and also features Linksys Smart Wi-Fi, which provides easy access to connected devices from a browser or mobile app.

Mobile Lifestyle Products

Belkin’s full collection of cases, keyboards, docks and chargers keep all of the devices in the connected home protected and ready to go. With a wide variety of products spanning both Android and iOS platforms, Belkin has an accessory to fit every personality, lifestyle and function.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro Covers

Brand new at CES, Belkin will debut two folios for Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro tablets, the sporty Stripe Tab Cover and the sleek, genuine leather Multitasker Cover. The new folios are designed to protect against scratches and every day wear and tear, and feature auto wake magnets to wake the tablet up automatically when opened as well as a magnetic closure to keep the tablet protected when closed.

Power and Charging Solutions

The fastest chargers on the market, Belkin’s new BOOST↑UP chargers allow users to charge their iPad or iPad Airup to 40 percent faster, from zero to fully charged in just 6.2 hours, compared to 10.3 hours with a regular charger**. The BOOST↑UP line includes chargers for both the home and car, and is compatible with iOS devices only. Belkin will also debut a line of versatile Universal Mobile Chargers, which enable you to charge multiple types of devices at the fastest possible speed, including any tablet brand or any other mobile device via the USB 2.0 connector. Belkin also will feature its full line of colorful MIX↑UP chargers and docks, as well as its new Express Dock for iPad with its unique adjustable cradle designed to fit a variety of case sizes.


Belkin will showcase a full range of its market-leading fitness armbands for iPhone 4/4s/5/5c, iPod touch/nano, and Samsung Galaxy S3/S4, including the new Belkin Pro Cycling Team armband. Sporting the Team Belkin colors, the armband is made from high performance neoprene and is a comfortable way to train with your favorite device.

Qode Tablet Keyboards

Belkin will showcase its full range of award-winning Qode keyboards including its new Qode Ultimate Keyboard, Qode Thin Type Keyboard and Qode Slim Style Keyboard for the iPad air and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. Belkin also will launch a new range of keyboards designed exclusively for Kindle including the Qode Portable Keyboard Case for the Kindle Fire HD and HDX 7, and the Qode Keyboard Case for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

Belkin and Linksys at CES

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*The maximum performance for wireless is derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance can vary, and might result in lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, environment building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions. To achieve maximum performance, routers must be paired with coordinating adapters/and or computers in both the 2.4 and 5.0 GHz band such that the maximum performance can be maximized for each GHz band.

BELKIN, LINKSYS and many product names and logos are trademarks of Belkin International. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

**40 percent faster than 5 Watt/2 Amp charging when charging an iPad Air or iPad (4th generation) from 0 percent battery. IPhone, iPod, iPad mini and iPad (pre-late 2012) will charge at optimal speeds allowed by the manufacturer.

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