CES 2019: Belkin return to the entry-level audio space with Rockstar earphones

Rounding out their usual plethora of CES accessory announcements, Belkin have revealed they'll be returning to the audio space with a new set of earphones.

Initially available to iPhone users, Belkin's Rockstar earphones with boast sweat and water resistance, tangle-proof and ergonomic silicon ear tips which promise to provide an better fit than the alternatives.

The Rockstar earphones being positioned as a cheap, quality alternative to the set of Lightning-based earbuds that come with most iPhones, so don't expect them to replace your existing set of Sennheisers earbuds anytime soon

Still, if you're after a quick fix that comes with the Belkin seal of quality, they seem compelling enough to be worth more than just a quick look - though we haven't yet had the chance to listen to them ourselves.

A USB-C version of the Belkin Rockstar earphones is also expected to arrive later in the year. 

Belkin also announced a new, more durable, BOOST CHARGE series of cables that cover everything from USB-A to Lightning, USB-A to USB-C, and USB-C to Lightning. The range comes in a number of sizes (4ft, 6ft and 10ft) and features both black and white versions of the same "speckled" design.

The company also expanded its lineup of Fast-charging Chargers with the addition of a BOOST CHARGE USB-C Car Charger + Cable and the USB-C Home Charger + Cable. Both products incorporates Qualcomm's QuickCharge 4+ technology, which enables faster charging than than the previous generation. 

Lastly, Belkin also announced a new 20,000 mAh BOOST CHARGE Power Bank with USB-C. The big sell here is that the new accessory support power delivery of up to 30W. This means it'll even play nice with more demanding USB-C based hardware like the Nintendo Switch and Apple's new 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

 At this stage, Australian availability and pricing for all the above is to still be confirmed.


Disclosure - PC World Australia's coverage of this year's CES in Las Vegas was sponsored by Intel and MSI who covered the costs of our flights and accommodation.

For a full wrap-up of everything we covered at this year's CES in Las Vegas, click here.


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