Belkin Introduces Smart Doorbell and Hybrid ANC Earphones | CES 2022

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At CES 2022 in Las Vegas Belkin made official the Wemo Smart Video Doorbell smart doorbell and Soundform Immerse earphones with hybrid ANC. Both products have interesting technical and functional characteristics, and a design that is consistent with the philosophy the company has accustomed us to over the years.

THE WEMO SMART VIDEO DOORBELL BELL

Wemo Smart Video Doorbell Belkin is a smart doorbell that works exclusively with HomeKit Secure Video, and this is hardly surprising in light of the deep bond that historically binds Belkin and Apple. In fact, therefore, the doorbell is aimed only at Apple users, to whom it proposes a management totally entrusted to theHome app of iPhone and iPad without going through Belkin’s Wemo application, which doesn’t even support it.

Here are the specifications Belkin Wemo Smart Video Doorbell:

  • 4 megapixel camera
  • 178 degrees vertical field of view, 140 degrees horizontal and 223 degrees diagonal
  • infrared emitter for night vision
  • Dual band Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5 GHz)
  • IP55 certified resistance to dust and liquids
  • face recognition
  • Exclusive compatibility with HomeKit Secure Video and Apple’s Home app
    • HomeKit Secure Video requires an iCloud plan and a HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad set up as a home hub

With HomeKit Secure Video, videos are securely analyzed by HomePod mini, Apple TV or iPad to determine if there are people, pets or cars in the frame, and video recordings are end-to-end encrypted and securely stored on iCloud. Features such as facial recognition, with the privacy and security of HomeKit Secure Video, allow Wemo Smart Video Doorbell to inform users about who is waiting behind the door; the information is taken from the tags in the Photos app or identified in the Home app.

Belkin’s Wemo Smart Video Doorbell is on sale immediately in the US for $ 249.99. For the moment it is not available in Italy, where it could arrive later.

THE SOUNDFORM IMMERSE EARPHONES

Another novelty announced by Belkin at CES 2022 are the Soundform Immerse earphones with active hybrid noise cancellation and full integration with Apple’s Where’s app, a novelty that dates back to last CES. The presence of the Hybrid ANC it is particularly interesting because to detect noises there are microphones both inside and outside each headset, while the “classic” ANCs are on average less effective because the microphones are inside or outside the headset.

Here are the specifications by Belkin Soundform Immerse:

  • 12mm driver
  • hybrid active noise cancellation (ANC)
  • autonomy
    • 8 hours of playback on a single charge
    • 36 hours of playback also considering the contribution of the charging case
  • aptX HD support
  • Multipoint technology to pair the earphones to two devices at the same time
  • compatibility with Apple’s Where’s App

The information on the Belkin Soundform Immerse is not a lot because the earphones are not yet available: they will arrive in second quarter of 2022 in the USA, but we do not know the prices and if they will also be marketed in Europe. The feeling is that they will also arrive in our country, since in the current Belkin range there are already products of the Soundform line.