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Belkin debuts a sub-$100 iPhone/Apple Watch charging stand

unspecified-3 If you’ve got a thing with a battery, odds are Belkin’s looking for a way to charge it. If Belkin already charges it, the company’s no doubt searching for another thing it can charge along with it. And in the case of the classic iPhone/Apple Watch combo, the accessory maker is simply going back to the well. Back at CES, Belkin offered up the Valet Charge Dock for $130. At… Read More

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Brian Heater

August 30th

Gadgets

Belkin’s Wemo switches get Nest support including thermostat control from mobile app

Belkin’s “Wemo” lineup of app-controlled smart home accessories is getting support for the Works with Nest program, which means you can now interface the smart thermostat with Belkin’s Wemo products in various ways.

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Jordan Kahn

May 17th

Apple

Mac

Belkin’s Wemo switches get Nest support including thermostat control from mobile app

Belkin’s “Wemo” lineup of app-controlled smart home accessories is getting support for the Works with Nest program, which means you can now interface the smart thermostat with Belkin’s Wemo products in various ways.

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Jordan Kahn

May 17th

Apple

Mac

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Belkin Surge Protector w/ USB $14, Dell 24″ 4K Monitor $361, Pad & Quill Apple Watch Dock $79, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

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Amazon Gold Box – up to 60% off select Belkin surge protectors: 3-Outlet w/ Dual 2.1A USB: $14 Prime shipped, more

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Displays: Dell 24-inch 4K $361 (Reg. $400+), LG Ultra-Thin Bezel 27-inch 1080p $180 (Reg. $299)

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Smartphone Accessories: Pad & Quill Timber Catchall Stand for Apple Watch in cherry wood finish $79 (Reg. $99), more

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Review: Are these third-party $11 Apple Watch Sport bands any good? Turns out, they aren’t too bad.

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App Store Free App of the Week: Space Marshals goes free for the very first time ($5 value)

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Trevor Daugherty

April 18th

Apple

Mac

Apple begins rolling out screen protector installation program to Japan retail stores

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Earlier today we reported that Apple was partnering with one screen protector company, likely Belkin, to offer professional installations of screen protectors done by machines. Now, a report from MacOtakara says that Apple has started rolling out its screen protector installation service in Japan and that it has in fact partnered with Belkin to do so, just as we reported this morning.

Apple Stores in Japan have implemented the Belkin TrueClear Pro system in order to perform the screen protector application process. Belkin details the process in a support document on its website, but it’s relatively simple. First, he Apple employee ensures that all dust and particles are removed from the device’s display and places the iPhone on one side of the machine and the screen protector on the other. Then, the machine is closed, the protector’s wrapping is removed, and the screen protector is aligned perfectly onto the iPhone’s display.

Should a customer feel that an error was made in the screen protector application process, then the Apple Store will redo the process at no additional cost.

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The initial cost of the screen protector + application process is between $19 and $37, depending on the material chosen and the size of the phone. The program will rollout to the United States and other markets soon.

Apple this week will also start offering a new broken iPhone upgrade program. This program will allow users with devices that have broken screens to upgrade to newer models by trading in their broken phone.

Read more about both the broken iPhone program and the screen protector installation setup in Mark Gurman’s piece from earlier today.


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Chance Miller

February 5th

Apple

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Amazon’s Xmas shipping cutoff for Prime is today, score last-minute deals & Apple gifts

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From 9to5Toys.com:

Today is your last chance to place a Prime order at Amazon and get it in time for Christmas without having to pay extra for expedited delivery. That means you can avoid crowds at the mall and still knock out the rest of your holiday shopping. Even better, there are still tons of deals available so you can save a few bucks while you’re at it. Don’t stress about finding good gifts either. We’ve put together several guides that’ll steer you in the right direction.

First off, if you’re not yet a Prime member go ahead and sign-up for a free trial. Along with 2-day shipping on millions of products, Amazon Prime also includes unlimited photo storage, early access to Lightning deals, and streaming of TV shows/movies. Pro tip: Prime memberships make great gifts for new and current Prime shoppers.

Amazon Last-Minute Deals

For last-minute deals you should head to the Gold Box page. There you’ll find the Deals of the Day, Lighting Deals, coupons, and on-going offers. Typically, Deals of the Day offer the greatest savings, but Lightning Deals are great too if you’re quick enough to score the best ones. Amazon’s Holiday Central makes it really easy to find gifts for anyone. Just browse through different categories including electronics, toys, books, movies & TV, tools & home improvement, and others to get inspired. If all else fails, here are a couple can’t-miss gift ideas to bail out you procrastinating shoppers:

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Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 6/6s: from $90.41

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SteelSeries Stratus XL Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for iOS Devices: $61.50

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Panasonic Eneloop Power Pack Rechargeable Batteries: $34.98

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The Anchor – Under-Desk Headphone Stand Mount: $14.95

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Belkin Mini Travel Charger/Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports: $14.99

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Mohu Leaf Metro Over-the-Air HDTV Antenna: $19.99

Still looking for more gift ideas? Browse our guides to see what products we recommend:

It’s worth noting that other retailers including Best Buy are also offering free 2-day shipping, but they obviously don’t come close to offering the same breadth of products as Amazon.


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Dan DeSilva

December 22nd

Apple

Mac

Buy a $5 Piece of Networking Gear, Get a Free Roku Streaming Stick

Uh, holy crap. Belkin is currently giving away free Roku Streaming Sticks with the purchase of any networking product. That includes this $5 ethernet coupler. Unfortunately, you’ll need to pay $8 for shipping, but that’s still a piece of networking gear and a great streaming stick for under $15.

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November 17th

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Review: Belkin’s Charge Dock, the first w/ an integrated Apple Watch charger

After Apple announced plans back in July to let accessory manufacturers produce Apple Watch docks that integrate its magnetic charging connector, today the first product to take advantage arrives with Belkin’s new Charge Dock for Apple Watch – which also includes an integrated lightning connector for simultaneously docking an iPhone. We’ve been testing the product ahead of its release… 

Apple provides the Apple Watch’s magnetic charging connector component to accessory manufacturers through its Made for iPhone (MFi) licensing program, and Belkin is one of the first to take advantage with the launch of its new Charge Dock today. Accessory makers currently selling Apple Watch docks have to use exposed grooves, a recess, or other workarounds to allow users to snake their own Apple charging cable through the product.

We’ve reviewed a number of Apple Watch docks and pointed out the lack of integrated charging cables as the one major downside of the current crop of docks and stands. So I was interested to see what Belkin has accomplished with its first design using an integrated charger…

Design:

When it comes to build quality, the Belkin Charge Dock feels as good as it looks. Belkin didn’t cheap out on any of the materials including a solid metal base in Apple aluminum-like finish and a solid metal arm with a chrome finish. All that metal means that Charge Dock weighs around 1.4lbs. 

You’ll also find rubber pads on the base surrounding the Lightning connector, on the chrome arm, and on the bottom of the dock to prevent the metal parts from scratching a docked iPhone and your desk.

The dock has a small dial on the back of the base that allows you to raise the integrated Lightning connector up and down (pictured below). This is something Belkin has done on past docks and allows users to adjust the height of the connector to accommodate just about any case.

Another unique feature of the dock is a small plastic attachment for the arm that holds the Apple Watch (pictured above). That offers some extra support by allowing heavier metal bands to sit nicely when docked and, for example, avoid the magnetic components on the Milanese loop band from attaching to the rest of the strap, but it’s easily removable and not necessary for other bands. The weight of the heavier bands can make it much easier for the watch to come disconnected from the magnetic charger with little force, but the added attachment (which Belkin includes in the box) helps with that significantly. 

What to know before buying:

The dock does consider viewing angles for the Apple Watch when it’s docked, but it didn’t find a way to also incorporate Nightstand mode at the same time, which currently only works when the watch is in horizontal, landscape orientation. 

Belkin provides a power supply, so you won’t have to provide any of your own cables like some of the unofficial docks on the market, but the 12V, 1.5A adapter is quite large (as usual) when compared to an iOS or Apple Watch charger. It comes with a 1.5 m/4.9 ft. cable.

And lastly, the chrome arm that the devices rest on is fixed and doesn’t swivel or move in any way.

Should you buy it?

There’s no denying that the price of $129 is on the high side for a dock that may become obsolete with your next iPhone or Apple Watch upgrade. But with the premium finishings, an Apple-worthy design, and the fact it’s the first product with an integrated Apple Watch charger, to me makes the Belkin Charge Dock one of the best Apple Watch docks yet, and certainly the best Watch/iPhone combo product.

The Belkin Charge Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch is available for $129 through Belkin and Apple.


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Jordan Kahn

October 6th

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV Antenna $38, VPN Lifetime subscription $39, WeMo Lighting bundle $40, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

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Amazon Gold Box – Cut the cord w/ Mohu’s Leaf 50 Indoor HDTV amplified Antenna for $38 shipped (Reg. $70)

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proXPN VPN: Premium Lifetime Subscription $39 ($375 value)

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Belkin WeMo iOS connected LED Lighting Starter Kit + extra bulb: $40 shipped ($75 value)

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Giveaway: Schoolhouse Electric makes the clock cool again, $290 value

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GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition Action Cam $315 shipped (Reg. $400)

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App Store Free App of the Week: Infinity Blade III goes free for the very first time (Reg. $7)

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Aukey Magnetic Air Vent Mount for iPhone and Android devices: $4 Prime shipped (Reg. $8)

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Review: Monoprice’s new action camera is loaded with value for a fraction of GoPro’s price tag

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The new Westinghouse Nucli combines a deadbolt, door bell and FaceTime

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Dan DeSilva

September 14th

Apple

Mac

9to5Toys Lunch Break: car jump starter/power bank $60, DJI Phantom drone $299, Bluetooth headphones, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

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Daily Deals: Anker Car Jump Starter and Portable Power Bank $60, TaoTronics iPhone 6 Car Mount $5, more

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DJI Phantom 1.1.1 Quadcopter with GoPro Mount $299 shipped (Orig. $349)

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Bluetooth headphones: Sol Republic Tracks Air $75 (Reg. $150), JBL J56BT on-ears $44 (Reg. $149), more

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The 5 biggest iOS and Android games announced at this year’s E3 Expo

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Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats2 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones in multiple colors: $150 shipped (Reg. $200)

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Ondesoft Mac Bundle with X-Mirage, iTunes Converter, Audiobook Converter and more: free ($146 value)

The Big Deal photography bundle with training tools, memberships for $99 ($4,000+ value)

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Quick Review: Kano’s Raspberry Pi 2 computer kit shines as a learning tool for kids and DIYers alike

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More deals still alive:

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ZAGG Folio/Profolio+ iPad Bluetooth Keyboard Cases: $28 shipped (Orig. $90+)

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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD w/ 1-Meter Cable: $205 shipped (Reg. $300

New products & more:

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Simple Station Dock is an industrial all-in-one charging solution for Apple Watch & iPhone

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Super Smash Bros. updates, Star Fox rolls onto Wii U, more

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Sony shows Last Guardian, Final Fantasy VII remake, Uncharted 4, Star Wars, more

Microsoft unveils new hardware, 360 compatibility + Forza 6, Halo 5, more

Bethesda’s real life Pip Boy for iPhone/Android, Dishonored 2, Doom, more

Xbox Live Gold Members can enjoy EA Access for free this week


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Dan DeSilva

June 18th

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