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Promotion: Marvel-Themed Accessories for Belkin Accessories

Monday, January 29th, 2024

There is a promotion that Belkin is running with some of its retail partners for the Marvel/Disney-themed accessories which the company has launched as part of its 41st anniversary celebrations.

Amongst the five themes available, my favourite theme is the Marvel-themed designs.

Amongst the five themes available, my favourite theme is the Marvel-themed designs.

From 29 January to 18 February 2024, purchase S$100 & above of Belkin Marvel (or Belkin Disney Collection) products to redeem a free Disney (or Marvel) limited edition gift box.

Redeem the limited edition gift box at retail partners’ selected stores, while stocks last.

More details below on the Belkin accessories (and their prices) available in these Marvel/Disney-themed designs.

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New Arrival: Belkin Launches Disney-Themed Accessories

Thursday, January 25th, 2024

Belkin celebrates its 41st anniversary with a new lineup of Disney and Marvel-themed accessories.

This is Belkin’s first collaboration of accessories with Disney and Marvel.

This is Belkin’s first collaboration of accessories with Disney and Marvel.

The Disney-themed range of accessories aim to evoke nostalgia, style, and innovation and will be available in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region from Greater China, Korea and Japan, ASEAN and across to India.

This collection spans Belkin’s range of accessories encompassing the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max Cases, the 5K Magnetic Battery Pack for the iPhone, the powerful 65W Dual USB-C Charger, two-metre-long super durable braided silicone cables and an array of children headsets.

As part of Disney’s 100th anniversary, the new line-up of products feature Disney, Pixar and Marvel stories and characters, designed along five themes.

  1. Disney100 Prism
  2. Disney100 Music
  3. Lotso from Toy Story
  4. Frozen
  5. Marvel

More details about each theme below from the press release.

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IFA 2023 Preview: Five Singapore Exhibitors Head to Berlin

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

The Singapore-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) gathered the five Singapore companies who will be flying the Singapore flag at IFA 2023 to give sneak previews of the main products that they are showcasing at the annual consumer electronics and home appliances fair.

Singapore products being showcased in IFA 2023 (clockwise from top left): myFirst Fone S3 smartphone for kids, OxyTap 5 oxygen infuser, igloohome Smart Padlock 2, UB+ dB1 Doublebass Bluetooth Speaker, Red Monster Power Air Mini portable charger.

Singapore products being showcased in IFA 2023 (clockwise from top left): myFirst Fone S3 smartphone for kids, OxyTap 5 oxygen infuser, igloohome Smart Padlock 2, UB+ dB1 Doublebass Bluetooth Speaker, Red Monster Power Air Mini portable charger.

IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin – international radio exhibition Berlin) is a global consumer electronics and home appliances show held annually in Berlin in September.

The exhibitors from Singapore heading out to IFA 2023, together with members of the media.

The exhibitors from Singapore heading out to IFA 2023, together with members of the media.

IFA this year will be from 1-5 September and will include the following five home-grown tech brands from Singapore.

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Review: Belkin BoostCharge Pro Fast Wireless Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K

Monday, August 21st, 2023

tech4travel: I asked an Apple fan what is the latest Apple accessory he’s using and he showed me this nifty gadget that he carries around, especially when he travels – the Belkin BoostCharge Pro Fast Wireless Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K.

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Fast Wirelesss Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K (BPD005) retails in Singapore for S$159 from Challenger stores, challenger.sg, iStudio stores, as well as Belkin official stores on Lazada and Shopee Mall.

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Fast Wirelesss Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K (BPD005) retails in Singapore for S$159 from Challenger stores, challenger.sg, iStudio stores, as well as Belkin official stores on Lazada and Shopee Mall.

For Dylan, the key highlights for the wireless charger cum power bank are as below.

Swift Charging Capability: If you value rapid charging, the Belkin BoostCharge Pro is a standout performer. It effortlessly charges Apple iPhones, providing up to 30% battery capacity in under 20 minutes, ensuring you spend less time waiting and more time using your device.

Another compact multi-tasking accessory for Apple users from Belkin. This nifty travel companion wirelessly charges your Apple Watch at 7.5W while simultaneously charging your iPhone for up to 20W fast charging.

Another compact multi-tasking accessory for Apple users from Belkin. This nifty travel companion wirelessly charges your Apple Watch at 7.5W while simultaneously charging your iPhone for up to 20W fast charging.

Efficient Self-Recharge: The power bank itself swiftly replenishes its energy levels, going from one button to four buttons fully charged in approximately 2 hours. This convenient feature keeps you ready for any adventures that lie ahead.

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Tech Focus: Monitoring Battery Temperature by Using a Data Acquisition System or Specialised Battery Test System

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

In today’s electronics applications, batteries power nearly all of our portable electronic devices. Batteries also serve as emergency power backup systems on large premises. And all-electric vehicles use large cascading battery packs to meet the expected power for the required performance.

In this guest commentary, Bernard Ang from Keysight Technologies shares his insights on specialised battery testing.

Batteries are the key to our portable/mobile electronic gadgets in this digital era.

Batteries are the key to our portable/mobile electronic gadgets in this digital era.

Battery packs need the required specific power (W/kg) to be able to dispense enough current to achieve the electric vehicle speed performance.

They also need the required specific energy (Wh/kg) to achieve longer runtime or travel range.

Why is it important to monitor battery temperature?

Most rechargeable batteries today are lithium ion and have an operating range between 15 °C and 35 °C at which their full performance and capacity kicks in.

  • If the battery and its ambient temperature is below 15 °C, you may experience sluggish electrochemical reactions within the battery and as a result, lower battery performance and reduced charge capacity.
  • If the battery or battery pack operates above 35 °C in ambient temperature, battery degradation can accelerate over time. As a result, you may notice shorter battery life, non-uniform aging due to thermal gradients, greater exposure to safety issues, and higher life cycle costs. At extremely hot temperatures, batteries can break down and cause leakage, smoke, fire, and even explosions.

The power map chart below shows the power limits of your lithium-ion battery or battery packs across the temperature range.

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Review: Belkin BoostCharge Magnetic Wireless Charger Stand 7.5W

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Tech-U-Can-Use (TUCU): Need a wireless charging stand to charge your iPhone 13 or iPhone 12 so you can continue using the phone while it’s still charging? Guest reviewer Jennifer Lee checks out the 7.5W BoostCharge magnetic wireless charger stand from Belkin for her iPhone 13 Pro Max.

#tech4xmas: This BoostCharge wireless charger stand from Belkin makes a suitable Christmas present for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 owners.

#tech4xmas: This BoostCharge wireless charger stand from Belkin makes a suitable Christmas present for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 owners. Photo credit: Jennifer Lee.

The magnetic wireless charger stand is MagSafe compatible for iPhone 13 and iPhone 12.

The wireless charger stand is available in black or white.

The wireless charger stand is available in black or white.

With MagSafe, it was easy to place my iPhone 13 Pro Max onto the stand – it snaps into place and there is no worries that the placement is misaligned.

There is an LED safety indicator that comes on when the charging commences.

The magnetic attachment is strong enough to hold the iPhone securely.

The stand is great for zoom calls or FaceTime – it holds the phone upright either in portrait or landscape mode.

A 20W USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 power adapter is included in the box.

In addition, the charge pad is protected by a Belkin Connected Equipment Warranty.

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TUCU: Belkin BoostCharge USB-C PD 3.0 PPS Wall Charger 25W

Saturday, December 4th, 2021

Tech-U-Can-Use (TUCU): My mom’s in-box power supply for her phone died on her, so I got her a replacement wall charger – as a replacement and upgrade.

The Belkin BoostCharge USB-C PD 3.0 PPS Wall Charger 25W is an intelligent charger for those new phones that doesn’t include chargers in the box, as a second charger at the office, or simply as a spare/backup charger.

The Belkin BoostCharge USB-C PD 3.0 PPS Wall Charger 25W is an intelligent charger for those new phones that doesn’t include chargers in the box, as a second charger at the office, or simply as a spare/backup charger.

The main features of Belkin’s BoostCharge 25W wall charger can be gleaned from its lengthy name.

It’s a wall charger, it can charge at up to 25W max power, it uses USB-C, it is PD 3.0 certified, and it is equipped with PPS technology.

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