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WeMo Maker brings the fun of experimentation to iOS

Belkin's WeMo line of connected devices has been around for a few years now, and I've had fun fiddling around with the various switches, wall outlets, motion sensors, and light bulbs that are part of the line. More recently, I've had the pleasure of using the free WeMo app to test out remote contr...

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Belkin intros new Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

Mac users who have those speedy Thunderbolt 2 ports on their MacBook Pro with Retina display or Mac Pro now have a wonderful new way to increase the connectivity of their devices. Belkin today released the Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD (US$299.99), which allows up to eight separate devices to be...

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Belkin WeMo Smart LED Bulbs take on Philips hue lux in smart lightbulb market

The home automation market keeps heating up, and one of the biggest players in that market -- Belkin, with its WeMo line -- has added a new product that may be the entry into home control for a lot of new customers. The WeMo LED Lighting Starter Kit (US$99.99 -- comes with two bulbs and a hub, ext...

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Belkin's MIXIT Lightning to USB cables: A better Lightning cable?

You might think that there's not much you can do to improve on the standard old Lightning to USB cables that you get with new iPhones and iPads, but you're wrong. For one thing, the plastic-coated standard Apple cables have a tendency to fray and crack, the plastic shells can crack if the cables a...

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Belkin's QODE Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air

There's a battle raging among the manufacturers of keyboard cases for the iPad to see who can make the thinnest and/or lightest, and the most recent salvo in the war has been fired by Belkin with the new QODE Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air (US$99.99). While we still haven't been able to comp...

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Daily Update for January 6, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top ...

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Belkin pumps up WeMo home automation line with lights, maker kit, and Smart Crock-Pot

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is upon us, and a number of companies are making announcements before the show starts in earnest tomorrow. Among the companies spilling the beans early is Belkin, with some important announcements about additions to its app-controlled WeMo home automation device...

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Belkin's LEGO Builder Case for iPad mini arrives in time for Christmas

One of the more unique cases I've had the opportunity to review over the past year was the LEGO Builder Case for iPhone 5 from Belkin. The case literally turns your iPhone 5 into a brick -- well, a base for building LEGO brick-based creations for a totally customizable look. It might not be the mo...

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Test-driving Belkin's new iPad Air keyboard cases

Accessory manufacturer Belkin wasted no time at all getting a new series of iPad Air cases and keyboards out to the public, and they all look quite nice. TUAW was able to get two of the keyboards -- the QODE Ultimate Keyboard for iPad Air (US$129.99, will be available from AT&T for $99.99 with...

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Belkin announces keyboards, cases and folios for iPad Air, iPad mini

Not to be outdone by rival accessory manufacturer Logitech's recent announcement of new keyboards and cases for the iPad Air, Belkin has announced the new Qode line of keyboard cases for the iPad Air as well as a number of cases and folios designed to protect and enhance the iPad Air and iPad mini...

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Belkin YourType Wireless Keypad: Review and giveaway

Yesterday I reviewed Belkin's new Express Dock for iPad, a well-designed aluminum charging and sync dock that works with Lightning connector devices. Today, my attention has been captured a useful accessory for any Bluetooth-equipped Mac -- the Belkin YourType Wireless Keypad (US$59.99). As I not...

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Belkin Express Dock for iPad: Review and giveaway

Belkin continues to roll out an impressive array of Apple accessories, with the new US$59.99 Express Dock for iPad (and any other device with a Lightning connector) being the latest in a series of new products. The Express Dock comes with a 4-foot USB cable and is primarily designed for use with ...

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Dollar Store Accessories: USB car charger

For a dollar, this USB car charger is quite adorable. Rated at 1 amp and surprisingly well built, I could find nothing to fault with this unit except that I bought it at the Dollar Store. Let me back up for a second here. Almost none of the other US$1 accessories I have purchased to date have an e...

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Belkin TrueClear InvisiGlass screen protector covers your glass... with glass

Belkin will soon be shipping a new product for your favorite Apple device that should be perfect for protecting that new iPhone 5c or 5s from scratches and breakage from day one. The new TrueClear InvisiGlass screen protectors (US$39.99 for iPhone 5) don't use plastic like competing products. Instea...

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Belkin's LEGO Builder Case for iPhone 5 is too much fun

When you've done hundreds of reviews of iPhone cases, you tend to get a little jaded. I mean, how many different ways can someone make an iPhone case, right? Sure, you can make them out of different materials -- leather, aluminum, wood, all three of the previous ingredients together and various ty...

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