CES 2020: Belkin adds smart speaker to audio offering

Following its initial foray into the audio market with the release of the Rockstar headphones last year, Belkin has now expanded its audio offering with the first of its kind SoundForm Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless making its debut at CES 2020.

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Developed in partnership with premium audio brand, Devialet, the SoundForm Elite Speaker brings Belkin’s expertise in wireless charging and Devialet’s acoustic technology together, and is the beginning of a larger audio portfolio.

Featuring Devialet’s patented SAM (Speaker Active Matching) technology, the speaker renders the original intent of the content creator. Devialet’s signature woofer configuration cancels any vibrations while ensuring a deep sound with bass, and allows for a steady wireless charging experience for Qi-enabled devices up to 10 watts.

The speaker combines high-fidelity sound of up to 90dB SPL of maximum volume, fast wireless charging and integration with Google Voice Assistant. Users can charge their phone, play music, get answers and connect multiple Google Assistant-enabled speakers for a multi-room experience.

“Belkin is excited about the potential that both the SoundForm ELITE Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger and the partnership with Devialet unlock for us as a brand,” Belkin International SVP, Steve Malony said.

“Our heritage in audio, leadership in fast wireless charging, and Devialet’s acoustic expertise allow us to make products for consumers that are both exceptional and convenient.”

Devialet CEO Franck Lebouchard said the partnership with Belkin is the company’s first global partnership.

“At Devialet, we want to share the incredible audio experiences that our technology can deliver with as many people as possible. Partnering with Belkin on SoundForm Elite has given us the opportunity to bring our acoustic expertise and best-in-class sound architecture to an innovative new product type and reach a whole new audience of music lovers around the world.”

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