CES 2020: Belkin, Devialet Join Forces For Smart Speaker
At CES in Las Vegas, Belkin unveiled a first-of-its-kind speaker, the SOUNDFORM ELITE™ Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger.
The speaker, which was developed in partnership with high-end audio brand Devialet, is said to be just the beginning of an impressive new audio portfolio for Belkin.
‘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.’
The SOUNDFORM™ ELITE speaker is said to combine high-fidelity sound, fast wireless charging and integration with the Google Voice Assistant for home connectivity convenience.
Owners can charge their phone, play music, get answers and connect multiple Google Assistant-enabled speakers for an immersive multi-room experience.
Devialet brought the ‘best-in-class technologies and industry-leading expertise’ to the partnership, across acoustic architecture, loudspeakers and signal processing, over 160 patents, and a premium consumer brand.
‘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.’
Devialet’s signature woofer configuration cancels any vibrations while ensuring a deep, impactful sound with implosive bass considering the size of the speaker.
You can pre-order the SOUNDFORM™ ELITE speaker, which is available in white or black, from the official Belkin website.