NEW YORK – November 10, 2016Belkin®, market leader in mobile accessories, today announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in two categories: portable media players & accessories and portable power. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

Belkin’s Powerhouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone, available at select retailers worldwide, offers consumers an easy 2-in-1 solution for turn-key charging.

Consumer benefits:

  • Builtin Apple Watch magnetic charging module with integrated lightning connector for the iPhone
  • Integratedin-1 charging solution optimally charges the Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously
  • Elevated design keeps the Apple Watch and iPhone more protected and easier to see while charging
  • MFi certification ensures that this product passed rigorous mechanical, stress, and electrical tests per Apple standards

Belkin’s Valet Charger Power Pack offers consumers on the go a way to charge Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously. The Valet Charger is more than just a powerful 6700 mAh portable battery. A built-in Magnetic Charging Module offers a battery boost for the Apple Watch, while a USB port connects via Lightning cable* to simultaneously charge your iPhone. With 2 Amp total power, this 2-in-1 portable battery delivers 1 Amp to optimally charge the Apple Watch, and 1 Amp to charge your iPhone. The Valet Charger is the perfect partner to keep your devices charged, anywhere.

Consumer benefits:

  • One USB port and one built-in magnetic charging module for Apple Watch means you can charge both simultaneously
  • Smart chips inside the valet charger automatically detect the connected devices to begin charging instantly, ensuring optimal, safe charging in the shortest possible time
  • MFi certification ensures that this product passed rigorous mechanical, stress, and electrical tests per Apple standards

“As a leader in mobile accessories including power, productivity, protection and connectivity, we are proud of our two newest power solutions,” said Steve Malony, GM and VP, Belkin. “Being honored at the CES Innovation Awards is a great way for us to end a strong year and we are incredibly optimistic going into the holiday season.”

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the producer of CES 2017, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Belkin’s Powerhouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone and Valet Charger Power Pack will be displayed at CES 2017, which runs January 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A selection of Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled New York, which features dozens of exhibitors and networking opportunities and runs 3:00-7:30 PM November 10 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.

Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace.

Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

CES 2017 Innovation Honoree products are featured on CES.tech/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.

About Belkin
Belkin® developed its first people-inspired products in 1983 with cables that quickly led to the development of the first intelligent cable that connected an Apple IIc, Apple's first portable computer, to a printer. Today, more than one Belkin product is sold every second globally. Designed in Southern California, and extending across four pillars—power, productivity, protection and connectivity - Belkin products include award-winning lines such as the Valet™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone, MIXIT↑™ Cables, RockStar multi-port solutions, QODE™ keyboards, and a complete range of mobile, power and charging solutions, including USB-IF certified USB-C accessories, wireless charging docks, and solutions for Android systems. Belkin’s next generation ScreenCare+ and TrueClear™ Pro screen protection service applies state of the art protection with unparalleled accuracy and is available at select leading retailers worldwide. A privately held company, Belkin has more than 1,200 employees in more than 30 countries around the world.

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