Belkin is a brand that stretches back 38 years to 1983, encompassing the generations of technological advancement and change since then and growing into a huge global brand that is now owned by Foxconn, which makes the quality products that Belkin designed for decades, and through ownership of the Belkin brand, sells to consumers and directly through the channel.
The company recalled a model of its wireless charger in late January 2021, as iTWire colleague Stephen Withers reported at the time in an article entitled: "Belkin wireless charger recalled". Manufacturing defects still happen, necessitating recalls and it can happen to anyone.
But such events are usually rare. What does happen on a regular basis is the launch of new models with ever better capabilities for the money every year, and Belkin is reminding us of its S21 range screen protectors and its GaN fast chargers and portable charging solutions which Belkin says are designed "to help consumers get the most out of" any smartphone, including "their newest Samsung Galaxy phone."
So, here's what Belkin is bringing to our attention:
BOOST↑CHARGE Power Bank 10K (Multi-port) - A$59.95
Available at Belkin.com/au & other leading retailers
- Our Power Bank 10K comes equipped with a 10,000 mAh battery to give up to an additional 36 hours* of battery life to your smartphone. Text, chat, and watch videos without worrying about losing your charge as you power devices from one USB-C or two USB-A ports. A 6 in./15cm USB-A to USB-C® cable is included, so you can start charging right out of the box.
SCREENFORCE TrueClear Curve Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy - A$39.95
Available at Belkin.com/au & JB Hi-Fi
- Protect your new Samsung Galaxy screen with a slim, tough edge to edge protector, while maintaining in-screen sensor compatibility. Watch videos and browse photos as they are meant to be seen, SCREENFORCE screen protectors undergo extensive optical testing to ensure crystal-clear visibility.
- Experience next-level charging with advanced GaN technology. These powerful additions to our charging family offer fast charging for multiple devices in an unusually compact and convenient size. GaN transistors produce less heat, allowing components to be closer together, which means you get a much smaller charger with all the power of a big one.
BOOST↑CHARGE Braided USB-C to USB-C Cable (1m / 3.3ft) - A$24.95
Available at Belkin.com/au, JB Hi-Fi & other leading retailers
- Tested to survive 10,000+ bends, and made with double braided nylon, these USB-C fast charge cables stand up to the most rigorous daily use so you don’t have to keep replacing them. And with a braided nylon exterior they’ve got the sturdiness to withstand just about anything. They’re also USB-IF certified to make sure you’ll always have a superior experience.
BOOST↑CHARGE Power Bank 10K + Stand Play Series - A$84.95
Available at Belkin.com/au, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys & other leading retailers
- Your powerful, personal, and portable gaming setup that lets you charge while you play. The BOOST↑CHARGE Power Bank 10K + Stand Play Series provides your device with more than enough power to keep you in the game or streaming without interruption.
Whichever brand you go with, there are fantastic top tier products from the big brands, through to simpler and cheaper models from a wide range of sources, from supermarkets to Paddy's Market and in all the retail stores.
But please do get some protection! A phone without a case or screen protector is one accidental drop away from a broken screen or other damage, even if someone walks into you and causes you to accidentally drop your phone. With a good case and screen protector, you have a thicker but much safer device in your hands, so please check the market out and get the accessories you need to keep your. phone powered up and protected whenever you need it.