Belkin introduces BOOST↑UP wireless charging dock for new iPhones, Apple Watches

Belkin introduces BOOST↑UP wireless charging dock for new iPhones, Apple Watches

Belkin has announced its $159.99 BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone + Apple Watch, which allows consumers to wirelessly charge their iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time, in addition to a third device using the additional USB-A port. 

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Belkin releases USB-C Car Charger with fast charging capabilities

Belkin releases USB-C Car Charger with fast charging capabilities

The iPhone X, iPad Pro, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus all have a feature that allows them to be charged faster through higher wattage USB-C connections. Today, Belkin released the new US$29.99 USB-C Car Charger to give Apple fans a way to quickly charge up their newer devices with up to 36W of power.

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A review of Belkin's USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD: Plenty of ports, at a price

A review of Belkin's USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD: Plenty of ports, at a price

Earlier in the week, we looked at three inexpensive Hubs designed for the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro. While these were adequate for work on the road, they didn’t have what it takes turn a MBP into a desktop alternative. Today we're looking at a full docking station from Belkin that will do the job: the $229.99 USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD

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Belkin debuts the 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for new iPhones

Belkin debuts the 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for new iPhones

Belkin has announced the 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus. It plugs into the Lightning connector, offering a way for users to simultaneously charge their iPhone and listen to music using 3.5 mm headphone jack devices. 

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Belkin unveils the Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad for new iPhones

Belkin unveils the Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad for new iPhones

Belkin has unveiled its new wireless charging pad for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad is fine-tuned with Qi technology under the hood, and is also able to charge at levels up to 7.5W for compatible devices, says Steve Malony, general manager and vice president, Belkin. 

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Belkin USB-C to HDMI Adapter brings 4K video output to MacBooks without the high cost

Belkin USB-C to HDMI Adapter brings 4K video output to MacBooks without the high cost

The downside of Apple's recent love affair with Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports on the MacBook and MacBook Pro is that users need to buy adapters and cables to interface with just about anything. For those who wish to connect a MacBook Pro to a HD or UHD (4K) TV, that usually means spending $69 on Apple's USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. Fortunately, Belkin is now offering a USB-C to HDMI Adapter priced at $49.99 so you can save a bit of money on your dongle expenditures without sacrificing quality.

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Belkin Sport-Fit Pro Armband for iPhone 7 Plus: Comfortable, but barely usable

Belkin Sport-Fit Pro Armband for iPhone 7 Plus: Comfortable, but barely usable

A while back I did a review of an armband for an Apple Watch...and when I mean armband, I mean something that's meant to be strapped to your upper arm. I thought it was a little odd -- I mean, first there's the fact that Apple Watches have a wristband, and second, an Apple Watch is kind of worthless unless there's an iPhone nearby (at least until Apple adds a cellular modem to it). Belkin's Sport-Fit Pro Armband (US$39.95) is a better idea, in theory giving sports-minded Apple fans a way to carry the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus while engaging in all sorts of athletic activity. As you'll find in this review, this accessory has a serious issue that makes use of your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus in a normal manner almost impossible.

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Belkin's MIXIT Lightning to USB Keychain: The charging cable that's always with you

Belkin's MIXIT Lightning to USB Keychain: The charging cable that's always with you

I usually don't get very excited about reviewing charging cables, but I made an exception for Belkin's MIXIT Lightning to USB Keychain (available for as little as $22.47 through Amazon -- affiliate link). This durable Lightning to USB cable is now on my crowded keychain and has come in handy more than once, and I think Apple World Today readers will like it, too!

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Review: Belkin Sport Band for Apple Watch

Review: Belkin Sport Band for Apple Watch

For many Apple Watch owners, the original band that they receive is good enough for daily use, but for others it's fun to swap out bands on a regular basis. Today we're looking at an Apple Watch band from one of the big names in the Apple accessories business - Belkin. The Belkin Sport Band for Apple Watch (US$39.99 or $25.79 through Amazon affiliate link) comes in sizes for both the 38mm and 42mm Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watches, and we'll take a close look at it right now.

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AWT News Update: May 25, 2017

AWT News Update: May 25, 2017

A rather busy Thursday, with a number of timely Apple news stories for you:

  • London Gatwick Airport installed about 2,000 Bluetooth beacons that will soon be providing precise indoor location information and AR directions around the airport
  • Apple has made several small changes to its website recently, updating Events, adding a full Newsroom for PR, and publishing full profiles on the Leadership page
  • Belkin revealed more of its plans to make WeMo home automation devices compatible with Apple HomeKit
  • Readdle adds drag-and-drop to iOS with their Documents 6 app released today
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