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Holiday Gift Guide 2008: Belkin Conserve surge protector

Belkin ConserveWe know, you’re wondering why on Earth we’d be recommending a surge protector as a gift, right? Well, the Conserve line is actually pretty cool. In the interest of being green, we are recommending a power strip that is great for the eco-concious folks in your life. You’re able to turn off all connected devices with one switch. Outlets are spaced out to support those unsightly bulky ones, and there is even a remote you can use to control the flow of power. Since electronics pull power, even when powered off, that means you’re wasting electricity constantly unless you unplug your devices when you are done using them. The Belkin Concserve fixes that. They retail for $49.99, but we were able to find them for 24% less - $38.24 at Amazon.

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Belkin F5L008 Flexible Mouse Storage and Carrier

Mouse CarrierIf you don’t yet have an optical mouse that you can run on a Starbucks table or your knee, you might consider Belkin’s F5L008 flexible Mouse Storage and Carrier. Use it as a portable mouse pad when you travel, then stash your peripherals and accessories when you are done. The zippered gadget includes a hook for attaching to baggage or backpack. Available in 4 different color combinations, you can find it at the discounted price of only $8.79.

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Belkin Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, USB, Design, PC / Laptop

Belkin USB Powerstrip

The new Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger seems to be all the rage across the Internets over the past couple of days. After checking it out, we think it’s with good reason. After traveling to events like and SXSW, we know how much power outlets and USB chargers are a commodity. Belkin solves a bit of that here by providing a surge protector that offers three power ports alongside two charging ports. Very clever, as we know that we have been left charging devices - that support USB charging - using the AC adaptor. Good job there. It also frees up the USB ports on your laptop when you are on the go, which we know is particularly important if you are toting around a .

You can pick one of these up for $25 from Belkin’s product store.

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Belkin Unveils Air Covering

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, Apple, PC / Laptop

Expression SleeveThe first of the MacBook Air accessories are already upon us. Belkin has come out with several covers. This one is the Expression Sleeve with shoulder strap, and others include the Vertical, the Slim-Fit, the Leather/Neoprene, the Neoprene, and the Slim-Fit with band. All of the cases are priced from $29.99 to $49.99 and come with lifetime warranties. The Neoprenes will be out in March with the others to follow in May. While there is nothing particularly unique about the cases, if you need to be official, this certainly beats your old MacBook cover.

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CES 2008 Video: Belkin’s new KVM, Rockstar, and more

At Pepcom’s Digital Experience, we had a chance to interview and get an up close and personal look at all the new peripherals they introduced at this year. Take a look at the video to see their 4-way, USB- and audio-enabled KVM switch, available this summer for $169. Additionally, they demoed an intelligent surge protector with six individually controlled outlets and two always-on outlets. Add to this a wireless on/off switch to activate or kill the six outlets and you have a nifty device to help kill the phantom power drain that’s so prevalent in today’s chargers and adapters when they’re not in use.

We also check out a few cool and peripherals and the Rockstar—a five way minijack (headphone) splitter, available for $39.95 this summer.

And finally, we take a quick look at the N52te gamer “WASD replacement” pad. With a bunch of programmable macro options, an integrated scroll wheel and just enough buttons to get things done in TF2, it’s going on sale this month for $69.99 with a first look in the video.


Unboxing Live 022: Belkin USB Plus Hub

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Features, PC, Videocasts

This episode was sponsored by Geek Squad’s Idea Festival. Submit your ideas for using technology to save the planet at ideafest.geeksquad.com.

In this episode of Unboxing Live, we open up the Plus Hub. This one sports 7 USB ports, two of which are on top, along with a slick look. It also has an internal weight and padding on the underside to keep it from tipping over or sliding around on your desk. Get a look at the Belkin USB Plus Hub in the video.

Let us know what you think, or what you want us to unbox next!


Unboxing Live 017: Belkin TunePower for Zune

In this episode of Unboxing Live, we open up the TunePower accessory for the Microsoft Zune. The TunePower is a dock which you slip the into, and the result is that it vastly extends the battery life of your device. We show you how it works - check the video for the goodness.

Let us know what you think, or what you want us to unbox next!


Bleeding Edge TV 135: Belkin Shows Off The TuneStudio for iPod

has just released details on their TuneStudio for iPod. This thing is fairly amazing. It’s a portable mixer that records directly to an iPod, and connects to a computer as well. If you are a DJ, or even a podcaster, this thing is awesome. Imagine having four inputs all recording directly into your iPod for immediate playback - even better, throw in a computer, and that gives you an extra output to work with, and it’s program independent. It works with both Macs and PCs, and will run for $179 when it launches in Summer 2007.


Unboxing Live 010: Belkin TuneTalk Stereo for iPod

Belkin’s TuneTalk Stereo for iPod allows you to record memos, interviews, lectures, grocery lists, and the like, all on your iPod. It’s compatible with the 2nd generation iPod nano, as well as the iPod with video. In this episode of Unboxing Live, we open up the Belkin TuneTalk and show you what’s inside!

Let us know what you think, or what you want us to unbox next!


Unboxing Live 008: Belkin N1 Wireless Router & N1 Wireless Notebook Card

We show off the Belkin N1 MIMO Wireless Router in this episode of Unboxing. We were thoroughly impressed with the way they box their product and have everything nice and labled. Completely appropriate, even for novices. Come to think of it, more manufacturers should focus a bit more effort into the way they package their products, and think about the experience the consumer will have when unboxing their purchase. It makes a big difference when you look at how nicely Belkin has packaged their N1 equipment. We also show off the N1 Wireless Notebook card as well.

Let us know what you think, or what you want us to unbox next!


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