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Belkin Wins Three 2008 Japan Good Design Awards


Belkin RockStar, GoStudio™, and Cable Dome are recognized for best-in-class product design

(Compton, CA) - Belkin International, Inc., has been given three Japan Good Design Awards for RockStar, GoStudio, and Cable Dome. Sponsored by the Japan Industrial Design Organization, these products were praised for their exceptional product design and ability to improve the quality of life and advance the product design industry as a whole.

The “Good Design Award” is Japan’s only comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system. This system itself has its origins in the “Good Design Selection System” (generally known as the “G-Mark System”) instituted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1957.

RockStar (F8Z274)

RockStar is a unique hub that connects a combination of MP3 players and headphones. Attach your headphones and hear your friend’s playlist, or add another iPod to mix songs and listen together.

* Five ports to attach headphones or MP3 players
* One hard-wired connection for your MP3 player
* Included cable to attach another MP3 player
* Mixing and fade-ins controlled by the standard controls of each MP3 player

GoStudio (F8Z295)

GoStudio lets you capture and record high-quality audio content anywhere you go. Then, immediately upload your content to iTunes when your iPod is connected to your computer, and add it to your blog, website, Facebook®, or MySpace® pages.

* Records directly to iPod in 16-bit, 44kHz quality
* Streams audio through built-in USB interface to and from a PC or Mac computer
* Each channel is equipped with 3-band EQ, pan and level controls
* Phantom-power-enabled XLR inputs provide up to 60 dB of microphone gain
* High-quality stereo compressor with makeup gain enhances audio dynamics and keeps audio levels within recording limits of the iPod

Cable Dome (F8E742-3)

Cable Dome organizes cables in any area of your home to provide a neat, clean look.

* Mountable via heavy-duty double-sided tape or included screws
* Easy to add, remove, and reroute cables
* Keeps cables safe and hidden from view
* Fits up to 7 standard cables in each dome

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About Belkin International, Inc.

Belkin offers a diverse product mix that provides people with seamless electronics integration in their homes, cars, and on the go. Founded in California in 1983, Belkin is a privately held company and the recognized leader in connectivity solutions, in addition to accessories for MP3 devices, computers, and more. We provide extensive solutions for networking, home theater-with our PureAV® line of cables, power, and digital wireless accessories-and many more categories. You can view and purchase them at, as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores.

Belkin’s phenomenal growth has led to our expanding global presence. In addition to corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, we now have offices throughout Europe-in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, among others-and in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Shanghai, and our regional headquarters in Hong Kong.


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