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Belkin TuneStage for iPod Garners CES Best of Innovations Award

Melody Chalaban
Public Relations Manager
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CEA and IDSA recognize 6 other Belkin computing and iPod accessories as Innovations Honorees

(Compton, CA) — November 15, 2005 — Belkin Corporation, the global leader in connectivity solutions, has been honored with the CES Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering “Best of Innovations” Award in the Audio Accessories category for its TuneStage for iPod. Along with this prestigious Award, Belkin also celebrates Honoree distinctions for six other products: PureAV RazorVision, TuneSync for iPod, Flip for Mac mini, TuneFM for iPod, TuneTalk for iPod, and TuneCommand for iPod.

“The iPod accessory space has become a dynamic ecosystem with new product solutions launching every other week. Due to this competitive environment, we were really delighted that five of our seven CES awards went to accessory solutions for the iPod,” says Ernesto Quinteros, Director of Industrial Design at Belkin.

“Our TuneStage best demonstrated our commitment to a quality and seamless integration into the iPod experience,” continues Mr. Quinteros. “We are very pleased that the CEA and IDSA have honored it with a ‘Best of Innovations’ Award.”

Winning entries will be showcased in a special display in the Las Vegas Convention Center Grand Lobby during the 2006 International CES, the world’s largest annual trade show for consumer technology, January 5–8, 2006. All products will also be on display at the Belkin booths: 31247 South Hall and 8759 Central Hall.

TuneStage for iPod is a device that allows you to play the songs from your iPod through your home theater wirelessly via Bluetooth technology. With a transmitter connected to your iPod and a receiver hooked up via RCA or 3.5mm to your system, TuneStage offers reliable, high-quality sound without the clutter of cables. The TuneStage fits the iPod 3g, 4g, photo, and mini.

Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards highlight product advancements in technology design and engineering. All entries were judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade press. Now in its tenth year, the Best of Innovations Awards are given to the most highly honored products in all facets of the consumer technology industry.

About Belkin Corporation

Belkin Corporation, the global leader in connectivity solutions, offers a range of innovations for the computer,
electronics, and mobile consumer. With a diverse and far-reaching product mix consisting of home and enterprise networking, VoIP hardware, audio video solutions, KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) and peripheral sharing, power protection and cabling, as well as USB and FireWire devices, Belkin extends its reach also to Bluetooth, cellular, PDA, iPod, and other solutions for mobile computing. Belkin products are available through as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores.

iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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