Belkin and Devialet Bring Hi-Fi Smart Speaker with Wireless Charging Capabilities to the Middle East
Belkin, the connected devices section within the Belkin International and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) (HK:6088) entity, revealed today the launch of its innovative audio product, the first-of-its-kind SOUNDFORM ELITE™ Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger in the Middle East.
The SOUNDFORM™ ELITE speaker, produced in a partnership between Belkin and renowned audio brand Devialet, is sure to excite the technophile, and is just the start of a larger audio collection for Belkin, while still supporting the brand’s global initiative in fast wireless charging.
Devialet brings best-in-class technologies and industry-leading expertise across acoustic architecture, loudspeakers and signals processing, over 160 patents, and a premium consumer brand.
“Belkin is thrilled about the potential that both the SOUNDFORM ELITE™ Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger and the partnership with Devialet open for us as a brand,” said Steve Malony, SVP, Belkin International.
“Our culture in audio, power in fast wireless charging, and Devialet’s acoustic expertise will permit us to make products for customers that are both excellent and accessible.”
The SOUNDFORM™ ELITE speaker combines premium, high-fidelity sound (up to 90dB SPL of max volume), fast wireless charging and combination with a voice assistant.
Users can charge their phone, play music, get answers and connect multiple voice assistant-enabled speakers for an immersive multi-room experience.
They can also command their smart home with very strong and clear sound quality.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Belkin for our first international partnership,” said Franck Lebouchard, CEO, Devialet. “At Devialet, we desire to distribute the incredible audio experiences that our technology can achieve with as many people as possible.
Partnering with Belkin on SOUNDFORM™ ELITE has permitted us to make our acoustic expertise and great sound design to an innovative new product type and reach a whole new audience of music lovers around the world.”
Devialet worked on the acoustic architecture bringing its patented SAM® (Speaker Active Matching), a technology that perfectly renders the original intent of the content creator with high-fidelity sound reproduction, and ‘Push-Push’ Woofers architecture.
Devialet’s signature woofer arrangement eliminates any vibrations while ensuring deep, impactful music with implosive bass considering the size of the speaker.
This allows for a steady wireless charging experience for Qi-enabled devices up to 10W without sacrificing impactful bass levels.
SOUNDFORM ELITE™ Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger is now available for purchase in the UAE at Virgin Megastore, Amazon, Noon, Jumbo, and Sharaf DG for AED 1,299 and in KSA at Jarir for SAR 1,299.