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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The following have been awarded CES Innovations Awards:
CES Award

Bityard.com
Bityard.com
G700 Portable PDA Keyboard

 

twistedmods.com
TwistedMods.com
Universal UPS 800VA

10 stars

Bityard.com
Bityard
Portable Keyboard for M-Series

Bityard Editor Choice

Bjorn3D
Bjorn3D.com
USB 2.0 PCI Card

Bjorn3D Seal of Approval

Reference Guide
Referenceguide.com
USB 2.0 Upgrade Kit

 


OCModShop.com
Universal UPS 800VA

OCMS Seal of Approval

PC Mag
PCMagazine.com
Bluetooth Line

 

Game Over
Game Over Online
G700 PDA Keyboard

Gamers Choice

GamersDepot.com
USB 2.0 4-Port Drive Bay Hub

 

PC-Areana.net
PC-Arena.net
Regulator UPS 650

 

HomePCNetwork.com
HomePCNetwork.com
Wireless Notebook Network Card, PCI Adapter, USB Adapter, Access Point

Editor's Best Buy

Industrial Design Excellence Award


HomePCNetwork.com
Desktop Network Card

"Overall, this is outstanding network card. It's built with good quality (backed by a lifetime warranty), showed fast network performance, came with a comprehensive manual and sells at a low street price. With that combination, we think the Belkin card easily deserves our Editor's Choice award."

Grade = A+



Computer Gaming World
Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router

"The Belkin Gateway installs easily, with a detailed printed manual providing guidance…Overall, the Belkin Cable/DSL Gateway Router provides an excellent way to share a broadband Internet connection among PCs scattered throughout a home or office. "

Rating:
4 stars out of 5
"An easy way to build a wireless network and share a Net connection."

 


PCStats.com

Wireless Networking Line

"For a consumer level Wi-Fi setup the wireless components we tested from Belkin are first rate - the design and ease of use is for the most part excellent. Belkin has produced some very good wireless products, and the signal strength and connection quality brought the Internet wirelessly to our test computers without incident. The AP is firmware upgradeable which is great to see as well. I would recommend them to anyone considering adding wireless networking in their home or small office - just as long as you enable your WEP!"



CNET

Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router

"Excellent 802.11b throughput; easy setup; lifetime warranty. For home or small-office networks, Belkin delivers a simple, unobtrusive, and reliable wireless gateway…"



Pracitcally Networked

Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router

"In this world of cookie cutter designs it's nice to see a company break from the norm and not only offer an attractive product, but also a quite capable one. The Belkin's firewall and user management features are very good, setup was a breeze and priced at around $100 you can't go wrong."


The Globe & Mail
Editor's Choice Award
Belkin Wireless Networking Products

"My verdict: If you're comfortable installing things like video cards, you can handle these extremely user-friendly wireless products…If you've decided that 802.11b is the way to go, Belkin's lineup of Wi-Fi products is uniformly well designed, easy to install and competitively priced. The utility software is excellent, as is the support material. (Belkin) offers a solid set of options that should fit comfortably into just about any home or office network, and even a novice should be able to handle the installation…Belkin's gear gets a thumbs up all the way around."


CRN
Editor's Choice Award
Wireless Router

"In the blink of an eye, small business users can create a cost-effective, wireless network solution. Using Belkin's Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router, PC and Macintosh users can easily share broadband connections. Sleek in design and compact in size, the device can be placed virtually anywhere in a small business…For overall ease of use and high performance, the router is an ideal choice for solution providers looking to outfit small offices with a cost-effective secure wireless network…Looking forward to future Belkin Wireless Network devices, CRN Test Center engineers recommend the Belkin Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router."



OnePC.net
Wireless Networking Line

“…Belkin’s wireless networking products have been a pleasure to work with and, for some strange unexplainable reason, they just seem to be a little better than the competition. Maybe it’s because their wireless router can handle online games like no other router we’ve tested before it can, maybe it’s because of the extremely easy installation of their wireless access point, or maybe it’s the fact that their entire wireless networking product line supports both 64-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption. We’re still not quite sure what it is that makes these products more appealing than others, but we’re definitely sure that we’d recommend 802.11b wireless network products from Belkin.”



gameclubcentral.com
Nostromo n50 SpeedPad

"Installation went fairly smooth (and) you will find that you can easily and quickly adapt to using this device between all types of games… Overall…it is a well made device, unlike my SideWinder Dual Strike controller…Belkin's entry into the game controller market is off to an excellent start with the n50 SpeedPad. Any person who has been looking for an excuse to bury their keyboard while gaming, is in for a solid treat with this controller. Well-designed, easy-to-use, and a welcome addition to the desktop. I was waiting to try this pad out, and I can honestly say I was not disappointed in the least. With a lifetime warranty on the SpeedPad, low price, and a name like Belkin behind it, you can't go wrong."


TomsHardwareGuide.com
Editors Choice Award
2-Port SOHO Series KVM Switch

""(The 2-Port SOHO KVM Switch) is a radical departure from more traditional KVM units. This unit accurately aims at the SOHO or the computer professional who have the need for a KVM… When Belkin designed the F1DS102T, they chose a unique design that, in my opinion, better addresses the needs of the user than any other KVM units before it. The main reason for the new shape is an advanced cable management strategy, which directs all of the cables out of the back of the unit using a removable cable shroud. The cable shroud snaps in place on the back of the unit in such a way that the cables stay organized, out of the way, and hidden from view. I found this to be a more unique cable solution than any of the other KVM units that we tested, and personally really helpful…The performance of the F1DS102T in our testing was good, and we didn't really find any problems. The F1DS102T produced an excellent picture and had no trouble switching between systems…Overall, I found the F1DS102T to be an excellent product with a very unique and functional design. Belkin has done a good job of adding new, very useful features to the KVM arena with this product. Other companies are going to have to add these new features in order to stay competitive with Belkin."

 


EnvyNews.com
FireWire 6-port Hub

"When compared to the first-generation 1394 hub from SIIG, the Belkin 1394 hub is a sight for sore eyes. Someone at Belkin had their milk and cookies that day when they were sketching its design - its curvy sides reflect far more than pure beauty; there's a significant amount of functionality integrated into this splendid device…Although one may think that it may become top-heavy or unstable when connecting numerous rigid 1394 cables, the truth is that cable management is this hub's best feature. All of its cables and ports point to the back and angle down. A removable 'connector bay cover', as Belkin calls it, helps to guide and cluster the cables, and hides some of the 'mess'….In the words of Bart Simpson, "Cool!"



avault.com
Nostromo n50 SpeedPad

"I was very impressed with the Nostromo n50 SpeedPad. It has a robust and stable set of drivers and management utilities to assist the player in mapping the keys for his or her favorite game, combined with a highly ergonomic design. Mix the Nostromo in with your favorite right-handed input device, such as a mouse or joystick, and you can nearly eliminate the need for a keyboard in all but the most demanding of games… With a very reasonable price, solid operation, wide support for multiple genres, a lifetime warranty, and flexibility in mapping a wide range of functions, the Nostromo is one tough controller to beat."

Overall


ElecticTech.com
4-Port Router

"The Belkin router couldn't have been easier to setup and configure. Although the installation is completely straightforward and standard (as far as a router goes), the simplistic layout, terminology, and manual instructions should suffice for any use."

(8.375/10.00)


EnvyNews.com
FireWire PCI Card

"As a whole, the Belkin F5U501 is the best Windows PC FireWire PCI card that I've used. The card is well designed, has some really smart features, is fully OHCI-compliant, and includes some truly excellent software and very high-quality shielded FireWire cable. Combine that with the release of Windows XP Pro, and Windows PC's have finally caught-up to the Macintosh. I'm happy that I can finally share FW peripherals between the two platforms."



OnePC.net
WOW Award
n50 SpeedPad

"The n50 SpeedPad is easily the best specialty controller out on the market, particularly for first person shooters. Combined with a near-zero learning curve, excellent programming interface, and extremely ergonomic shape, Belkin has gotten everything right with the n50 Speedpad and blows its nearest competitor, Microsoft's Strategic Commander, out of the water. If ever there was a must-buy gaming peripheral, this is it."




Bjorn3D.com

Golden Bear Award
n50 SpeedPad

"For a first effort at producing game controllers, Belkin has done a superb job. The n45 Gamepad isn't particularly unique or innovative, but it's competent, full-featured, comfortable, and very affordable. The n50 Speedpad, on the other hand, is all the above and it's innovative. I highly recommend heading to CompUSA and talking someone into hooking one up to a PC. I think chances are excellent that you will find it more comfortable and functional than your keyboard. In fact, I think it's worth buying one without a test drive!"
Final scores:
Nostromo n45 Gamepad - 8.5 out of 10!

Nostromo n50 Speedpad - 9 out of 10!


www.pcgamer.com
Editors Choice Award
Nostromo N50 SpeedPad

"The n50 (SpeedPad) is my true love. It's comfortable, easy to program, and includes plenty of pre-sets for all your favorite games…So bow down before the n50, the official FPS controller of the Killing Box."



www.pcgamer.com
PC Gamer Magazine
Nostromo N45 GamePad

"…the N45 we've taken a look at this month is a very competitively priced dual analog gamepad…with 13 programmable buttons and two analog sticks, it's a terrific value…The three buttons in the center of the N45 are exceptionally helpful. By default, the left one is mapped to your keyboard's Esc key, the right one is mapped to Enter, and the middle, when depressed and held, lets you use the left analog stick to control mouse movement. This means you'll be able to navigate all the way through just about any option menu in any game without having to lean forward and touch your keyboard. Sha-weet!"



www.onepc.net

WOW Award
Regulator Pro Gold Series UPS

"The Belkin 650VA Regulator Pro Gold USB is an excellent choice for anyone looking to protect their equipment-which should be everyone"


www.onepc.net

WOW Award
PCI Networking Interface Card

"...the Belkin PCI 10/100 network card is a top performer...Belkin has shown that it can, Without a doubt, match the quality and value of the other network cards in the market with it's new line of network cards for both the desktop and laptop."


www.onepc.net

WOW Award
OmniView SE 4-Port KVM Switch

"Seeing that this product is the centerpiece of OnePC's new test lab, it's a safe bet that this product is an excellent investment if you wish to run multiple computers without the hassles and costs of running multiple monitors, keyboards and mice."


electictech.com

Editor's Choice
USB Ethernet Adapter

"...this adapter will allow users to quickly connect a computer to a networked environment with little or no hassle."


electictech.com

Editor's Choice
Silver Series UPS

"The Belkin UPS has a load of great features that should be sufficient to handle all your power needs...This is an excellent UPS solution for the home or small office. It is small and stylish and should not prove to be an eyesore."


electictech.com

Editor's Choice
MiniScroller Mouse

"The MiniScroller does everything Belkin states that it will... The Belkin MiniScroller has twice the volume of other laptop-intended mice such as those offered by targus, PCally, or even CompUSA...The cord is a slightly more ample length then most laptop mice, which is nice..."

www.gamersdepot.com
Drool Award
USB BusStation (F5U100)

"...the BusStation concepts is very cool, with swappable modules that allow you to add more USB ports, serial or parallel modules, SCSI devices, and even Ethernet modules."

www.gamersdepot.com
Drool Award
Regulator Pro Gold Series NetUPS (F6C100)

"This UPS is designed with many advanced features that would make it the perfect companion to any gaming system, especially ones that are hooked up to a network...this little baby can handle quite the power load."

www.awaremag.com
Aware Award
2-port OmniView SE KVM Switch

"Overall, the OmniView provides video, keyboard and mouse performance with no noticeable degradation, which is a major plus for gamers and system admins alike...All said, the Omniview did exactly what it is suppose to- and did it well."

www.awaremag.com
Aware Award
USB KVM Switch

"Now, this Piece of hardware is stacked...This product is awesome...It excellent video and USB support, was really easy to use and it was easy to install."

www.pcroddin.com
Hot Rod Award
Regulator Pro Gold Series UPS (F6C650-USB)

"if it's top of the line quality and features for your PC, the regulator Pro Gold 650VA is the
UPS for the job... The cool looks, features, performance, and price has achieved the
Belkin Regulator Pro Gold 650VA UPS the PC Roddin Hot Rod Award!"



www.xtremetek.com

Editor's Choice Award
2-port OmniCube KVM Switch

"never once did the switch fail to change over each system and it changed over rapidly
everytime...It switched faster than I thought it would, So it actually exceeded my expectations. Never once did I have a problem with losing the mouse or keyboard between Oses and the monitor never went out of whack."




www.gamingera.com

USB 4-Port hub (F5U101)

"I feel the hub excelled in performance,reliability, options, and style and in the end had no flaws or disappointing aspects."

www.systembabies.net
Cutting Edge Award
FireWire PCI Card

"...no problems in recognition...System Babies would not hesitate in recommending this card...If it's a quality IEEE 1394 PCI Card you're after, then Belkin's card is perfect choice. "


www.systembabies.net
Cutting Edge Award
USB VideoBus II

"Installing the USB VideoBus II was painless. A piece of cake...It's size makes it portable so you can easily set up on a new location with or without a laptop."

www.soniccontrol.com
4-Port OmniView KVM Switch
USB VideoBus II

"I was extremely pleased with the way that the OmniView Pro performed and functioned - it's made
life a whole lot easier."


www.noeseeker.com

USB/FireWire Combo PCI Card

"...Having the internal FireWire port has the obvious advantage of being able to use internal Firewire devices - this is something we didn't see on Aten's card... for those wanting the more configuration options and a couple more USB ports as well as some basic software, the Belkin USB/Firewire combo is the only way to fly."

Bottom Line

Box Contents: 84%
Performance: 82%
Value: 84%

Overall Score: 84%


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Belkin Awards 98-88



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