TrueClear® Pro and QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard Named Innovations Honorees
Playa Vista, Calif. – November 11, 2014 – Two Belkin International products have been honored with prestigious 2015 CES Innovations Awards, including the brand-new TrueClear Pro Advanced Screen Case System for smartphone screen protection and the QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air. The awards, chosen by the Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) panel of independent industry experts and trade media, recognize Belkin's achievements in innovations, design, and engineering.
"Innovation in design and engineering is a cornerstone of the Belkin brand, and we take immense pride when we are recognized for achievements in this area," said Oliver Duncan-Seil, senior design director at Belkin International. "The two products honored by CEA this year speak to the passion we have for creating products and experiences that make living with technology more enjoyable."
TrueClear Pro, an honoree in the portable media player and accessory category, is a first-of-its-kind screen care service designed for retail outlets. TrueClear Pro is a modular kit consisting of the TrueClear Pro CX machine and select TrueClear screen protectors, which are professionally applied to customers' smart phones in just a few minutes at the time of purchase. The innovative and unique machine, with the aid of a certified screen care specialist, quickly and precisely applies the screen protector for an alignment so perfect customers won't even know it is there.
QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard
The second honoree, the QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard, is recognized in the tablets, e-reader and mobile computing category. Belkin's newest, most advanced iPad keyboard to date, the QODE Ultimate Pro combines durable tablet protection, unparalleled versatility and an upgraded typing experience in one convenient, lightweight package. With a number of premium features including a detachable back case that is Apple Smart Cover compatible, portrait and landscape viewing angles, backlit keys, unprecedented battery life, and Bluetooth® Smart technology for pairing two devices simultaneously, the Ultimate Pro is a smart productivity tool for laptop replacement.
Both the TrueClear Pro and QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air will be on display during the 2015 International CES, January 6–9, 2015, in Las Vegas at the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the Sands Convention Center as well as in the Belkin booth in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards reflect innovative design and engineering. Entries are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade press. For more information, please visit: www.CESweb.org/Innovations.
Availability and pricing
Available starting today at select retail locations in the US and Europe, the TrueClear Pro currently supports the iPhone 4/4s, 5/5s and 6, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5. Click here to find a list of retailers by zip code. The QODE Ultimate Pro is available at Belkin.com and select retailers worldwide for an MSRP of $149.99. A version for the iPad Air 2 will be available in late December.
About Belkin International, Inc.
Today the three brands of Belkin International, Belkin, Linksys and WeMo, enhance the technology that connects people to the activities and experiences they love. Across all brands, Belkin's expertise has been proven in wireless home and business networking capabilities, mobile accessories, home automation, energy management solutions, plus an extensive range of cables. To learn more about Belkin, visit http://www.belkin.com/aboutus/ or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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