Belkin continues to be a pioneer in technology by following its core mission of creating solutions that improve and often redefine device connectivity. Quite simply, we strive to make the user experience both productive and enjoyable.

Belkin’s first product released to market was a cable, but we believe it's about more than just cables and docks and charging and sharing data. We look to bring devices and people together for a more streamlined experience. Which is why we're proud to work with Intel as part of their “Engineered for Intel ® Evo™” platform accessory program. It’s their latest innovative process to elevate users’ experience with their laptops and accessories.

Belkin and Intel have worked together to ensure Belkin’s Thunderbolt docks amplify performance and strengthen usability by upholding seamless, intuitive design. Together we align on high standards aiming for direct compatibility and efficiency, and for achieving the full potential of the powerful processors in Intel Evo designs.

Intel Evo design standards set the bar high for user experience on laptops and continue to influence the ongoing evolution of the PC industry.

Why Choose Intel® Evo™ Platforms?

The Intel® Evo™ platform logo is a quick indicator for PC buyers that the product is high-performing and exceptional—more than capable of demanding real-world tasks in a consistent and reliable manner.  Before laptops receive an Intel Evo logo, real-world tests are conducted by Intel to ensure it exceeds expectations, adheres to minimum spec requirements, and delivers a seamless user experience.

What should you expect when using an Intel® Evo™ laptop?

·       Outstanding Performance and Responsiveness

·       Lightning-Fast Connections

·       Battery Life for Real World Tasks

·       Instant Wake

·       Thoughtful Design Across Platform Levels

·       Innovative Form Factors

Belkin and Intel’s Accessory Partner Program

Intel has now layered in a new program as part of the premium experience of Intel® Evo™ laptops. Third-party accessories that pass Intel’s rigorous real-world testing are identified as being Engineered for Intel® Evo™ designs. It's about more than just meeting a list of requirements and specs, but on how these accessories work in harmony with your laptop while improving performance and overall user experience.

Belkin is proud to offer accessories “Engineered for Intel® Evo™” designs because it aligns with high standards for our own products and those expected from our customers. It's what makes our customers trust us for their everyday connectivity solutions.

Our first product in the program is our Dock Core with Thunderbolt™ 3 technology. The Engineered for Intel® Evo™ logo guarantees that it succeeded in Intel’s rigorous testing to ensure fluid and seamless use with Intel® Evo™ laptops.

For accessories that are identified as “Engineered For Intel® Evo™” laptops, you can expect:

Thunderbolt™ Certification

Certification for Thunderbolt™ Accessories meets functional, software, and electrical requirements.

Single Wire Interoperability

Intel’s accessory program tests systems for end-to-end functionality. The testing validates the dock’s effectiveness and ability to interact with software and hardware for a wide array of manufacturers' Intel® Evo™ laptops, both consumer and commercial.

Engineered for Intel® Evo™ Designs Accessory Program

On top of Thunderbolt certification and end-to-end functionality, more specifications must be met for the Engineered for Intel® Evo™ platform including but not limited to:

- Fast charging: Docks and monitors that fast charge the PC as quickly as the inbox PSU

- Connected wake performance:  Connected wake performance bar that minimizes wait time and improves generation to generation

 - Display capabilities:  Resolution, brightness, and refresh better than the Intel® Evo™ laptop panel

- High-speed data: Connections that deliver true integrated docking performance

For more information on the Engineered for Intel® Evo™ Program, please visit www.intel.com/evo, Accessories Tab.

Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core Maximizes PC User Experiences

Today, we're excited to introduce the Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core, our powerhouse PC docking solution.

Belkin’s CONNECT Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core is a dual-powered dock that brings the speed, high definition, and performance of Thunderbolt technology to Intel® Evo™ laptops. Its functionality draws power from the laptop to power the peripherals connected to the dock, without the need for a separate power cable.

Our Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core is a featured accessory that best pairs with Intel® Evo™ laptops.

An ideal single-dock solution that is simple to set up and maximizes the experience of your new Intel® Evo™ laptop, but also features compatibility that works well for shared work environments and businesses using MacBooks running Mac OS, and laptops running Windows.

Belkin’s dock boasts Thunderbolt’s power and versatility with up to 40 Gbps transfer rates, plus ports to connect multiple peripherals to a Thunderbolt laptop.

When the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core is connected, it powers peripheral devices connected to the dock on its own, without a separate power cable. Your laptop stays charged through its existing power supply unit (60W recommended) connection to the USB-C PD port on the Thunderbolt dock.

Aligning with the high standards of the Intel accessory program, Belkin Dock with Thunderbolt 3 connector streamlines an expanded, high-performance desktop workstation.

Check out our guide on Thunderbolt in our Resource Center to learn more now! And subscribe here to stay up to date on future Belkin products as added to the Intel® accessory program.