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Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router Wins 2005 Popular Science Best of Whats New Award

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Melody Chalaban
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Belkin’s critically acclaimed Wireless Pre-N Router is recognized as a leading innovation in the Computing category

(Compton, CA) — November 8, 2005 — Belkin Corporation, the global leader in connectivity solutions, today announced that its Wireless Pre-N Router has been honored with a Popular Science “Best of What’s New” Award in the Computing category.

To be honored, a “Best of What’s New” winner must “represent a significant step forward in its category.”
Powered by Airgo Networks’ True MIMO technology, Belkin Pre-N dramatically improves wireless reliability and performance, and enables users to work with high-bandwidth applications, such as audio and video streaming. Guaranteeing eight-times-greater coverage and six-times-faster speed than standard 802.11g networking, Wireless Pre-N provides complete wireless coverage of your home.

“This honor confirms Wireless Pre-N as a reliable networking device that combines useful features with innovation,” says Mark Reynoso, Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing at Belkin. “Our intention was to fulfill the promise of wireless networking by providing the widest possible coverage, giving people the freedom to share the Internet throughout a home or office.”

Belkin’s Wireless Pre-N Router is on display November 8–10 in Vanderbilt Hall at New York’s Grand Central Terminal as part of the Popular Science “Best of What’s New” showcase event. The complete list of winners will be featured in the December 2005 issue of Popular Science magazine.

“‘Best of What’s New’ is the ultimate Popular Science accolade, representing a year’s worth of work evaluating thousands of products,” says Mark Jannot, editor of Popular Science. “These awards honor innovations that not only influence the way we live today, but that change the way we think about the future.”

Belkin’s Wireless Pre-N networking products have been honored with various Editors’ Choice Awards from Laptop, Network World, CRN, Computer Gaming World, and macHome. The Wall Street Journal, CNET, PC Magazine, Wi-Fi Planet.com, and Home Theater have also recognized Wireless Pre-N with high ratings.

Belkin’s Pre-N line consists of a Wireless Router (F5D8230-4) and Wireless Notebook Network Card (F5D8010) that guarantee 800-percent-wider coverage and 600-percent-faster speeds than all other wireless products on the market today. The products are certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance for their interoperability with existing Wi-Fi technologies including 802.11b and 802.11g.

About “Best of What’s New”
Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year–breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners–the “Best of What’s New”–are awarded inclusion in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year since the birth of “Best of What’s New” in 1987. “Best of What’s New” awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 12 categories: Automotive Tech, Aviation & Space, Cars, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, General Innovation, Home Entertainment, Home Tech, Personal Health, Photography, and Recreation.

About Popular Science
Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world’s largest science and technology magazine with a circulation of 1.45 million and 6.5 million monthly readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, with an eye toward what’s new and why it matters. Popular Science is published by Time4 Media, a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.

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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 www.belkin.com as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores.

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