CES 2019: Belkin return to the entry-level audio space with Rockstar earphones

Credit: Belkin

Rounding out their usual plethora of CES accessory announcements, Belkin have revealed they'll be returning to the audio space with a new set of earphones.

Initially available to iPhone users, Belkin's Rockstar earphones with boast sweat and water resistance, tangle-proof and ergonomic silicon ear tips which promise to provide an better fit than the alternatives.

The Rockstar earphones being positioned as a cheap, quality alternative to the set of Lightning-based earbuds that come with most iPhones, so don't expect them to replace your existing set of Sennheisers earbuds anytime soon

Still, if you're after a quick fix that comes with the Belkin seal of quality, they seem compelling enough to be worth more than just a quick look - though we haven't yet had the chance to listen to them ourselves.

A USB-C version of the Belkin Rockstar earphones is also expected to arrive later in the year. 

Credit: Fergus Halliday | IDG

Belkin also announced a new, more durable, BOOST CHARGE series of cables that cover everything from USB-A to Lightning, USB-A to USB-C, and USB-C to Lightning. The range comes in a number of sizes (4ft, 6ft and 10ft) and features both black and white versions of the same "speckled" design.

The company also expanded its lineup of Fast-charging Chargers with the addition of a BOOST CHARGE USB-C Car Charger + Cable and the USB-C Home Charger + Cable. Both products incorporates Qualcomm's QuickCharge 4+ technology, which enables faster charging than than the previous generation. 

Credit: Belkin

Lastly, Belkin also announced a new 20,000 mAh BOOST CHARGE Power Bank with USB-C. The big sell here is that the new accessory support power delivery of up to 30W. This means it'll even play nice with more demanding USB-C based hardware like the Nintendo Switch and Apple's new 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

 At this stage, Australian availability and pricing for all the above is to still be confirmed. When they do arrive, you'll be able toBelkin's online storefront here.

Credit: Belkin


Disclosure - PC World Australia's coverage of this year's CES in Las Vegas was sponsored by Intel and MSI who covered the costs of our flights and accommodation.

For a full wrap-up of everything we covered at this year's CES in Las Vegas, click here.


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