Playa Vista, Calif. – March 10, 2017 – Belkin®, the market leader in mobile accessories, took home three 2017 iF Design Awards for its Valet Charger Power Pack for Apple Watch + iPhone, PowerHouse™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone, and its ScreenCare+™ Application System. This marks the third consecutive year that Belkin has been recognized by the iF DESIGN AWARDS.
“Being recognized by the iF DESIGN AWARDs is one of the most desirable honors in the design industry,” said Oliver Seil, VP Design, Belkin. “Two of Belkin’s core pillars – mobile power and protection – are recognized this year as we continue to bring premium, people-inspired products to market. This award is a testament to Belkin’s commitment to understanding what people need and want. Our deeply talented and passionate design and development team works hard to deliver on those promises and needs, and we are delighted to be part of such a distinguished group."
Approximately 60 renowned experts from more than 20 countries select the award winners in a clearly structured process based on well-defined criteria. The competition was intense: more than 5,500 entries were submitted from 59 countries.
Meet the Winners:
Valet Charger Power Pack offers consumers on-the-go a way to charge Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously. With 2 Amp total power, this two-in-one portable battery delivers 1 Amp to optimally charge the Apple Watch and 1 Amp to charge an iPhone. The Valet Charger is the perfect partner to keep devices charged, anywhere. To learn more: https://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F8J201/
Powerhouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone, available at select retailers worldwide, offers consumers an easy two-in-one solution for optimally charging the Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously. To learn more: https://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F8J200/
ScreenCare+ Application System was designed to merge seamlessly into the Apple store experience, providing not just a product, but also a service delivered by hand to the customer. It ensures application with exceptional accuracy for a perfect, long-lasting fit. The application system can be found in Apple stores around the world. To find a store near you: https://www.belkin.com/us/00610-Belkin/p/P-00610/
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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About the iF DESIGN AWARD
Since over 60 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.