If there’s one tough smartphone accessory to beat, it’s Belkin. Belkin has been leading the tablet smartphone accessories for a long time now because it’s tough, safe, and trendy. A few weeks ago I was able to understand the process behind creating a Belkin accessory.
The event showcased the technology, tests and certifications an item has to go through before it gets released in the market. You won’t believe how destructive the tests each item goes through, it’s almost at the point of breaking. Well, that really is their goal, to break it if they can.
“Belkin’s mobile solutions meet the highest standards in the industry, and are certified to safely charge a variety of devices,” said Melody Tescon, Director of Product Management. “Whether you are at home or on-the-go, our solutions are designed to aesthetically fit your personal style. At Belkin, we make people-inspired products and solutions. For nearly 30 years it has been our passion and our mission to create products that make people’s lives better, easier and more fulfilling.“
You don’t want your powerbank exploding in your hands right? Or replacing your cables every few months because it’s not as tough as it should be, or worse damaging your hard earned gadget investment because of a substandard accessory.
SPLICE IT BREAK IT AND WE’LL REPLACE IT!
Belkin introduce the new metallic colorways for the MIXIT↑ collection which includes auxiliary and charging cables, and a range of car chargers. One of the best-selling MIXIT↑ cable is the Black mamba, with its matte metallic finish and braided cable jacket, this cable sports a sleek and modern look. It is available in metallic black, pearl white, gold, silver, and gray, so you’ll be able to choose a cable that matches your personal style. Belkin’s online distributor, Macpower Marketing Corporation is offering a replacement policy if you accidentally break it.
Belkin has also unveiled their new line-up of in-car solutions. It includes different kinds of car mounts specially designed to be compatible to some of the biggest smartphones on the market. Belkin has also unveiled a new line of car chargers that powers up your devices with ease while on the go.
Type C Cables
With new technology comes new challenges and USB-C, also known as USB Type-C, is no exception. The capability of the USB-C Cable and why it is the most reliable, highest grade and safest cables on the market were also explained in the academy.
The USB-C port offers users the ability to rapidly charge, take advantage of USB 3 data transfer speeds for connecting to external devices and peripherals, and connect video output such as HDMI, VGA, and Mini DisplayPort.
One of the most notable features is the reversible design, which eliminates the annoyance of trying to figure out which way to plug the cable into your peripheral.
Along with the new connector and port combination, there is a new standard called USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+. This means that soon, almost everything, everywhere, will be powered, charged and connected by USB-C cables. What makes USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+ technology so amazing is that it can do three things: it transfers data at faster speed up to 10 Gbps, power and charge devices such as laptops, tablets and phones very quickly up to 100 watts and 3 Amps of power and deliver high quality audio and video (4K/UltraHD).
100K GADGET GUARANTEE
One of the highlights of the night was the announcement of Belkin’s 100K Gadget Guarantee. They called it $2.5K Connected Equipment Warranty (CEW) internationally.
You’ll automatically get a 100k gadget guarantee when you buy a Belkin product that is CEW certified. CEW covers equipment that is damaged by transient voltage (an “Occurrence“) while properly connected through a Belkin Surge Protector to a properly wired AC power line with a protective ground.
Belkin will spend, to repair or replace the damaged connected equipment, at Belkin’s option, an amount equal to the fair market value of the damaged equipment or the original purchase price of the equipment, whichever is less, up to the maximum amount set forth in the product packaging.
From wireless home networking and entertainment, to mobile accessories, energy management, and an extensive range of cables, Belkin products enhance the technology that connects us to the people, activities and experiences we love.