Thursday, 15 October 2020 23:41

Belkin's new iPhone 12 MagSafe Wireless Charging Accessories get a Boost and use the Force!


The force is with Belkin, and magnetically so, with Belkin's new MagSafe compatible chargers and "first-of-its-kind" screen protection getting special mention during Apple's iPhone 12 keynote, and plenty of attention.

Introducing its most powerful mobile accessories yet, Belkin has announced four new products across its mobile power, screen protection and accessories categories engineered and designed for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The company says it is "leveraging the latest innovative features introduced on iPhone 12 models" with its new mobile accessories offering "secure wireless charging capabilities up to 15W, compatible with the new MagSafe system", along with "flexible and reliable glass material for even more screen protection, and ultimate hands-free convenience for using your phone when driving".

Steven Malony, senior VP and GM of Belkin International said: "Working alongside Apple has enabled us to design accessories that are an ideal complement to our customers’ most personal devices.

“We’re excited to delight consumers by connecting them to the technology and experiences they love and can’t wait to introduce these new accessories for iPhone users.”

So, what are the details of these brand new and magnetically attractive devices?

MagSafe Accessories

BOOST↑CHARGE PRO MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger - A$219.95, Specific Australian Launch Date is TBA - to be announced

Belkin says its BOOST↑CHARGE PRO MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger is "designed to be ultra-convenient and ultra-fast providing up to 15W of wireless charging power, compatible with MagSafe. MagSafe features an array of magnets around the wireless charging coil of iPhone to allow accessories and wireless charging solutions to perfectly connect and align to iPhone every time.

The BOOST↑CHARGE PRO MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger also provides 5W charging power for AirPods Pro and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, and a wireless charging module for Apple Watch. It features a non-slip design to support device in portrait or landscape mode and is compatible with MagSafe cases up to 3mm thick".

MagSafe Car Vent Mount PRO - A$54.95, Specific Australian Launch Date TBA

Next up is Belkin's MagSafe Car Vent Mount PRO, which the company says "simplifies and enhances the in-car experience, providing a safe, convenient and stylish way to use iPhone 12 models on the road.

"The powerful magnet module uses MagSafe to keep the device in place while offering convenient view in portrait or landscape mode. The intuitive cable management keeps cable at your fingertips. Designed exclusively to fit iPhone 12 models, it features a slim-profile and premium finishes, for a bold, refined look".

First-of-its-kind Screen Protection

UltraGlass Screen Protector - A$29.95-$49.95 based on model, available same day as iPhone on-shelf in Australia

Third and fourth on the list is Belkin's new screen protection - there are two models, one that's completely transparent, and the other which provides privacy protection from people who are trying to get a side-on view on your iPhone 12's screen.

Now, while Apple's new iPhone 12 models feature a new Ceramic Shield front cover, which Apple says is tougher than any smartphone glass and providing the biggest jump in durability ever on iPhone, getting a screen protector is still a great idea.

This is where Belkin's new UltraGlass screen protector comes into play. Belkin says it "gives users extra protection with German-engineered lithium aluminosilicate (LAS) glass, the next generation of screen protection for improved flexibility and reliability.

"Chemically strengthened through a double-ion exchange process, UltraGlass screen protector is 2x stronger than tempered glass and provides best-in-class performance for added impact and scratch protection while maintaining native screen experience with ultra-slim design.

"The UltraGlass screen protector is first-to-market with use of LAS materials in screen protection, developed to ensure even more protection for iPhone 12 models. Enjoy two-way privacy filters for full-screen privacy when viewed from side with UltraGlass Privacy Screen Protector."

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