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26th August 2003
Belkin Announces Its High Speed USB 2.0 Range

Released by Belkin:

New technology enables ultra fast transfer speeds

Northampton, UK - Belkin, the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals and accessories, today highlights the benefits of USB 2.0 and its impressive USB 2.0 range. The new USB 2.0 standard continues to deliver the USB plug and play flexibility, which allows multiple devices to work together seamlessly, but also offers speeds of up to 480Mbps, which is 40 times faster than USB 1.1. This increased speed means that users are able to edit, store, and transfer large files from devices such MP3 players, digital cameras, and portable hard drives quickly more conveniently than ever before.

Belkin offers a wide range of USB 2.0 peripherals all of which boast an impressive lifetime warranty:

. USB 2.0 Media / Writer 8 in 1 - allows users to read / write to 8 different memory card formats including Smart Media, Compact Flash, SD, MMC, MicroDrive, Memory Stick, and Magicgate Memory Stick. RRP UKP 39.99 (inc.VAT)
. USB 2.0 DVD Creator - Lets users capture video from camcorders, PC cameras, VCRs, and other analogue video sources. Includes Ulead R 6.0 SE DVD software. RRP UKP 69.99 (inc. VAT)
. USB 2.0 External Drive Enclosure Kit - Adds additional storage space to computers by converting internal hard drives and CD/DVD-RW drives into light weight external drives. RRP UKP 69.99 (inc. VAT)
. USB 2.0 Drive Bay Hub - allows users to connect 4 USB devices at the front of a PC. RRP UKP 29.99 (inc. VAT)

In addition to these devices Belkin offers a number of USB hubs, PCI cards, devices, and device cables to complete the range.

"Belkin prides itself at remaining at the forefront of consumer technologies. In the last three years we have expanded our engineering expertise to further strengthen our peripheral sharing product lines such as USB, Bluetooth, Firewire, and Wi-Fi." Comments Rob Falconer, UK Sales and Marketing Director, Belkin. "There is no doubt that with Belkin's lifetime warranty on all USB 2.0 products and our pre-and-post sales advice helpline, we offer unparalleled quality and service to our UK customers."

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About Belkin
Belkin is a global leader in connectivity solutions, offering a range of innovations for the computer, electronics, and mobile consumer. With a diverse and far-reaching product mix consisting of USB and FireWireR devices, Wireless and Wired SOHO networking products, KVM(keyboard/video/mouse) switches, BluetoothT, peripheral sharing, power protection, and cabling. Belkin also extends its reach to mobile telephone accessories, PDA accessories and laptop bags as well as other solutions for mobile computing.

Since the inception of the company in 1983, Belkin has enjoyed years of dramatic and constant growth with gross sales exceeding USD500 million worldwide FYE/2002. Belkin Components remains a privately held company, and currently has over 1200 employees located in offices throughout North America, Europe, Australia and the Far East. The company is headquartered in Compton, California. The European head office & distribution centre is located in Rushden, Northamptonshire.

Belkin's success in both the European and US markets in 2001, 2002 and 2003 has been acknowledged with a record number of awards at RetailVision, the leading IT retail channel event organised by Gartner.

Belkin products are available through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores throughout the UK.

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