by Martin LaMonica
Belkin, which makes PC peripherals and accessories, said on Thursday it has invested in Juice Technologies, a start-up which makes equipment for charging electric vehicles and home energy monitors marketed under the Plug Smart brand.
Last month, Belkin purchased Zensi, a technology company which makes sensors to give people detailed information on electricity usage. Apple is rumored to have been a suitor for Zensi as well.
The acquisition and investment in Columbus, Ohio-based Juice Technologies--both for undisclosed sums--are part of Belkin's strategy to offer energy management products to homes and small businesses, the company said. "Our investment in Juice Technologies builds on our vision to help people make better, more informed decisions about their energy use. Their experience in the utility industry fills a critical need in our go-to-market strategy for our energy management solutions," said Belkin CEO Mark Reynoso in a statement. Spotted here
Belkin has rolled out its Laptop Cooling Hub and Cooling Pad in India.
The vendor’s laptop cooling pad is designed in such a way that it can not only be used on a table or a desk, but also while sitting, as it comes with a cooling fan that keeps the heat off one’s legs. The pads are ergonomically designed to provide ease of typing and reduce wrist strain. It also comes with grips pads to prevent the laptop from slipping. Spotted here
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Belkin International, an US-based consumer electronics manufacturer, will set up 45 service centres in various cities across the country, including Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.
Talking to Expresso on the sidelines of the dealer meet and product launching function of Belkin here on Saturday night, Belkin Asia Pacific Limited, country manager - India, Mohit Anand said that the formal announcement regarding the launch of service centres would be announced later.
A new modem router, which can bring high-speed networking into homes, has been unveiled by electronics firm Belkin.
The N1 Vision Modem Router follows on from the N1 Vision Router which was launched at the end of last year and builds on its success by incorporating an integrated ADSL modem.
By using 802.11n* 3x3 multiple input multiple output technology, the modem can deliver increased speed, reliability and coverage to wireless systems, allowing music and video to be streamed with ease and connections of up to 300Mbps on home networks.
In addition, a host of security features gives a network a degree of protection from hackers and malware, while a built-in interactive display allows the network's speed and bandwidth usage to be easily checked.Spotted here
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alliacense today announced that Belkin International, Inc. has purchased a license to the CORE Flash Patent Portfolio. story continues..
With Its Easy-to-Use Interface and Simple Setup, the Desktop Internet Phone Makes Skype Calls More Convenient
COMPTON, Calif.--(Business Wire)--Belkin International, Inc. today introduced its new Desktop Internet Phone for Skype, which allows you to make free Skype Internet calls without having to turn on your computer.
by sashwa 10:22AM Monday Sep 17 2007
Federal Circuit overturns 2004 district court ruling stating ACCO Brands lacked substantial evidence to support their infringement claim against Belkin’s Key Lock story continues..
COMPTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Belkin International, Inc., the global leader in connectivity solutions, announces that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C.
by sashwa 11:38AM Sunday Jul 15 2007
By: Michael Kwan
It's actually quite astounding that no one has done this before, because I'm sure we've all suffered through some rather miserable WiFi troubleshooting sessions. The Belkin N1 Vision wireless router boasts a built-in display that will show you mundane things like the date and time, but it also displays error messages that will guide you toward the best solution. Broken connection and can't figure out what happened? Just check the display.
by sashwa 09:06PM Saturday Jun 30 2007
by Darrick Rochili
Don’t you just love it when you’re working on your notebook, and suddenly need to pack up and move somewhere else quickly? USB cables, gadgets, mice, flash disks and more suddenly become squished together as you try and carry them or dump them into your carry case. Not to mention sometimes this ends up in precious gadgets getting dropped and broken in the process.
by sashwa 07:31PM Saturday Jun 09 2007
Belkin has unveiled a new line of power-related accessories for the iPod, offering various ways to charge the device. They include the Power Dock AV, Power Dock, Charging Kit, and Power Adapter. The new power accessories are compatible with the iPod nano 2nd generation (aluminum), iPod 5th generation (video), iPod nano 1st generation, iPod 4th generation (color display), iPod 4th generation, and iPod mini 1st generation. Spotted here
Value-added distributor Bell Microproducts has signed a distribution deal with Belkin International, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Bell Microproducts will distribute Belkin's entire product line of over 40,000 parts in the United States and Canada. story continues..
by sashwa 08:37PM Saturday May 19 2007
by Jeff Gamet
Belkin announced its new Network USB Hub on Tuesday. The hub allows multiple computers on a local network to share USB devices without requiring individual workstations to activate sharing. The Network USB Hub includes an Ethernet port and five USB 2.0 ports, supports most USB devices, and supports accessing multiple devices at the same time.Continues here
by sashwa 10:38PM Saturday May 05 2007
Joining the fight against breast cancer, Belkin International, Inc., announces its new pink cases for iPod nano, the Sport Armband and "Hope" Remix Metal, with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For each case sold, Belkin will donate 10 percent of the retail price to support Komen for the Cure (with a minimum donation of $100,000). Continues here
Compton, CA – The new Belkin Pulse is a network-monitoring system that combines the simplicity of an appliance with the low cost and on-demand availability of a hosted software solution. Targeting SMBs, Pulse also provides remote access and analog-modem communication backup. story continues..
by sashwa 11:55PM Saturday Mar 31 2007
Posted Mar 30th 2007 11:37PM by Darren Murph
Belkin's no stranger to innovative USB hubs, and the outfit seems to have struck gold again with its latest lineup of hole clogging USB / iPod hubs. In an attempt to plug those often unused desk holes which always seem to fall just out of reach when trying to route your myriad of cabling, Belkin's two- and three-inch In-Desk USB Hubs provide a nifty excuse to decorate your aging computer desk whilst adding some much needed (or wanted) functionality.Spotted here
Just a quick update on a little promotion we currently have going with Belkin. It plans to soon launch a new product, but it needs your help to figure out the best way to describe the product’s features and benefits to its customers. story continues..
Manisha Kanetkar - Thursday, 1 March 2007
Based on the draft 802.11n specification, the new N1 Modem-Router from Belkin is ADSL2+ enabled, letting you distribute large files through your network in a breeze, the company says.
The Modem-Router will allow wireless speeds of up to 270Mbps, Belkin claims, though the company advises you to use the device with the Belkin N1 Notebook and Desktop Cards connecting your client computers. (Though the company said it has tested for interoperability with other vendor products)Spotted here
Thursday February 1, 2007 2:20 PM PST - By: Michael Kwan
Belkin wants to make your transition to Windows Vista as seamless and easy as possible, but they're going about it in a slightly different way with this "Easy Transfer Cable for Windows Vista." It seems that if you want to upgrade to the new operating system, this USB cable isn't all that useful unless you have two computers, one of which should still be running XP.
Why? Because it is designed to "copy all the programs and files form [an] XP-based PC to [a] Vista-based PC with just a single cable." This includes all of your personalized settings regarding internet connectivity and security, desktop layout, and so on.
by sashwa 09:28PM Thursday Jan 18 2007
by Stuart Miles
Belkin has launched a new USB cable that whilst not the most exciting thing in the world comes with a piece of softare that allows you to transfer files, photos, music and settings from your old PC to a new Vista computer easily.
Called the Belkin Easy Transfer Cable for Windows Vista (F5U258) users simply need to connect the cable to both computers via the USB ports, and run the built-in Windows Easy Transfer Wizard.Continues here
By Angus Kidman - Tuesday, 05 December 2006 story continues..
Got piles of USB devices chaining your notebook computer to the desktop? Belkin's long-awaited wireless USB hub might spell the end of your cable worries.
The entertainment electronics developer has announced that its Cable-Free USB Hub will go on sale in mid-December, with a price tag of $US200.