|[January 06, 2013]
Bring your Content to Life with Belkin's Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater™
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Belkin today announced a new portable, full-range speaker dock system
for the iPad, the Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater. Designed to
integrate seamlessly with the iPad, the Thunderstorm Handheld Home
Theater enhances movies, music and games with advanced digital sound
technology for a rich, powerful audio experience. The Belkin
Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater will be on display today from 4-7
p.m. at CES (News - Alert) Unveiled in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, and on Jan.
8-11 during the 2013 International CES at Belkin's booth, South Hall
Bring your Content to Life with Belkin's Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater™ (Photo: Business Wire)
"The iPad is known for its brilliant, high-definition display that
enhances the video quality of your favorite movies, shows and video
games, and now we have created an audio experience to match," said Nate
Kraft, director of product management at Belkin. "With the Thunderstorm
Handheld Home Theater our goal was to create a deeper, more immersive
audio experience for the iPad, so you can listen to your content the way
it was meant to be heard."
Powered by mobile sound leader Audifi, the Thunderstorm Handheld Home
Theater features high-efficiency, front-facing speakers that project
cinematic-quality sound. Ported speakers and integrated air channels in
the design allow optimal airflow so bass frequencies come alive. The
free, downloadable Thunderstorm App provides extended control with
customized soundscapes for music, movies and games, so your content
always sounds its best.
"Belkin tapped us to engineer the sound performance of the Thunderstorm
Handheld Home Theater from the inside out, and we're happy to see end
results that deliver an immersive mobile audio experience," said Bruce
Lancaster, general manager and vice president at Audifi. "Through the
design of core circuits, sound processing, custom speakers and a
surprisingly thin acoustic enclosue, Audifi engineered a level of sonic
depth and precision that was, until now, impossible to achieve in mobile
Designed to fit flush around an iPad, the Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld
Home Theater connects directly through the iPad dock connector for a
seamless, unified experience. A direct connection eliminates the
possibility of dropping the connection to the speaker and provides
optimal calibration for the audio sound effects. It also features a
multifold cover for a variety of comfortable viewing angles and screen
The Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater will be available for both
30-pin connectors and the new Lightning connector.
Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater - $199.99
G3A1000 for 30-Pin, G3A2000 for Lightning
Integrated, front-facing, landscape-oriented, stereo speakers
Ported speakers for rich bass and depth
Low-distortion, high-efficiency amplifier
Magnetically attached folding soft cover with multiple stand
G3A1000 with 30-pin docking interface is compatible with iPad 2 and
iPad 3rd generation
G3A2000 with Lightning connector is compatible with iPad 4th generation
Pass-through access for iPad rear camera, headset jack, microphone,
speaker, charging, lock switch, volume control, and mute/rotation lock
The Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater with 30-pin connector will
be available at Belkin.com and Amazon.com in January and the Apple (News - Alert) Store
in February in the US. Additional retailers and countries will be
available soon. A version for the Lightning connector will be available
in the spring. The Thunderstorm App is coming soon to the App Store.
Belkin at CES
Visit Belkin at the 2013 International CES in booth #30651 in the South
Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. To schedule a booth tour or an
appointment with a Belkin media representative, please call Rachel
Jones-Pittier of Formula PR at 310-906-6416.
About Belkin International, Inc.
To learn more about Belkin, visit http://www.belkin.com/aboutus/.
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and follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) at Twitter.com/belkin.
Audifi is the leader in next-generation mobile audio. Founded in 2011 in
Beaverton, Oregon, Audifi is a world-class team with decades of audio
engineering experience. Audifi designs and integrates core circuitry,
signal processing, custom acoustics, and software into end products that
deliver unparalleled sound to maximize mobile lifestyles. To learn more
about Audifi, visit http://audifi.me
Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and
other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Lightning is
a trademark of Apple Inc. Audifi is a trademark of Avnera Corporation.
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