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[January 07, 2019]

MEDIA ALERT: Belkin International Returns To CES For First Time Since Merger With Foxconn Interconnect Technology

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Belkin International brands – Belkin, Linksys, Wemo and Phyn – for the first time since merging with Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), today announces its 2019 portfolio of connected things (Belkin) and connected home (Linksys, Wemo and Phyn) products at CES 2019. New connected things products include audio, USB-C, mobile power, and new cables and new connected home products include enhanced WiFi security features, HomeKit compatibility and Alexa integration across connected home products.

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Connected Things

BELKIN

Audio

  • ROCKSTAR™ Headphones with Lightning Connector
    • Engineered to enhance durability – prevents cable strain, breaking and straining; MFi certified
    • Designed for comfort and quality performance, silicon ear tips provide enhanced fit and seal for noise isolation; sweat and water resistant
    • Available Summer 2019, Belkin.com
    • ROCKSTAR Headphones with USB-C Connector coming later this year

Charging Cables

  • BOOST?CHARGE™ USB-A to Lightning, USB-A to USB-C, USB-C to Lightning Cables made with DuraTek™
    • Re-engineered design to maximize cable durability and strength; newly included leather strap to organize cable and prevent tangles
    • Available in 4ft, 6ft and 10ft lengths offers the perfect cable length for any use case
    • New speckled design available in black and white
    • MSRP $24.99 - $34.99
    • Available Spring 2019, Belkin.com and retailers worldwide

Fast-Charging Chargers and Power Bank

  • BOOST?CHARGE™ USB-C Car Charger + Cable and USB-C Home Charger + Cable
    • QuickCharge 4+ technology enables faster charging up to 50% in 15 minutes
    • Compatible with all QuickCharge and Power Delivery devices up to 27W; 4ft. USB-C cable included
    • MSRP $39.99 - $44.99
    • Available Spring 2019, Belkin.com
  • BOOST?CHARGE™ Power Bank USB-C 20K with USB-C Cable
    • Power Delivery 2.0 30W enables fast-charging of 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
    • The high-capacity power bank supports most USB-C devices including Apple MacBook and Nintendo Switch
    • Charge an additional device with the 12W USB-A port
    • MSRP $129.99
    • Available Spring 2019, Belkin.com

Connected Home

LINKSYS 

Mesh WiFi Router
Mesh WiFi is an enhanced version of WiFi, delivering faster speeds, more coverage and more reliable connections – the more radios a router or mesh solution has, the more ways to deliver better, faster and more dependable WiFi. For more information on mesh networking, please see this recent study: https://www.linksys.com/us/r/resource-center/idc-consumer-infobrief/ 

  • MAX STREAM AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi Router 
    • Tri-Band WiFi and MU-MIMO technology delivers blistering combined WiFi speeds up to 2.2Gbps, essential for simultaneous streaming of movies, online gaming, video chatting and using smart home devices
    • Built-in Mesh WiFi 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
    • Easy setup through the Linksys App
    • Automatic software and security updates keeps your network ahead of the game
    • MSRP: $199.99
    • Available on Linksys.com, Bestbuy.com, Amazon.com

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 is $4.99 per month or one year for $49.99 and will be available February 2019
    • Network Security Subscription is $1.99 per month or one year for $19.99 and will available later in 2019

WEMO

  • New Wemo Light Switches for 2019
    • Native HomeKit compatibility; leverages Apple's software authentication for HomeKit compatibility without the use of other hardware. Joins Wemo Mini Smart Plug and Wemo Dimmer for full HomeKit compatibility across Wemo's leading family of devices
    • Updated design, single-pole and 3-way options
    • Control your home lighting from the wall, your phone or by using your voice via Siri
    • MSRP of $39.99 (single-pole) and $49.99 (3-way)
    • Available Spring/Summer 2019 on Wemo.com  

PHYN

  • Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant + Shutoff
    • Connected smart water monitoring device that detects leaks anywhere in a home and can automatically shut off the main water supply to prevent costly damage
    • Monitors water use, giving homeowners insight into how much water their homes and water using fixtures are consuming so they can conserve and save
    • Alexa integration; homeowners can now ask Alexa to provide updates on their water usage and turn on and off their water through Phyn Plus' shutoff valve
    • Phyn Dashboard for professional remote water monitoring and management across multiple properties
    • Expanded availability – across Europe

HI-RES IMAGERY

Belkin: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cmxm2r091ljn401/AAA3uS5ps4Qa-zS02l0LzM_-a?dl=0
Linksys: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y41m29wckh74sfx/AADzc1wYa-Ozt4e_B9I9tUvua?dl=0
Wemo: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ncefi2gpw3j0923/AAD26SzGHqLyqf5yAub9tF5za?dl=0

About Belkin International
In 2018, FIT merged with Belkin International (Belkin®Linksys®Wemo®Phyn®) to create a global consumer electronics leader. Today, this group leads in connecting people with technologies at home, at work and on the go within the accessories ("Connected Things" – Belkin brand) and the smart home ("Connected Home" – Linksys, Wemo and Phyn brands) markets.

© 2019 Belkin International, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

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