Belkin has partnered with high end audio brand Devialet to create the Soundform Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker – a wireless speaker that’s also a wireless charger.
Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the device combines premium audio high fidelity sound with fast wireless charging to charge your mobile devices.
This heralds the start of an all-new audio product portfolio for Belkin which also brings to the table its expertise in wireless charging solutions.
“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,” said Steve Malony, SVP, Belkin International.
“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 offers acoustic experience and audio technologies that has made it a premium brand with more than 160 patents.
“We are excited to be partnering with Belkin for our first global partnership,” said Franck Lebouchard, CEO, Devialet.
“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.”
The Soundform Elite includes Devialet’s patented SAM (speaker active matching), a technology that can recreate the content creator’s original intentions with high fidelity sound reproduction.
Also under the hood are Push Push woofers which are configured opposite each other to cancel each other’s vibrations to result in a deep satisfying bass sound.
On the charging side, the Soundform Elite offers Qi-enabled devices up to 10W.
Belkin has yet to announce pricing and a release date.
* Stephen Fenech travelled to Las Vegas with the support of LG, Samsung, and Hisense