One thing that Apple thought me was: never buy a speaker dock, ever. I was overly enthusiastic starting with iPhone 3G. Bought a JBL speaker dock with the 30-pin connector. It was used happily through iPhone 4 and then boom! iPhone 5 and Lightning connector…
Long story short, I will not buy a speaker dock again. But this, the Belkin SOUNDFORM ELITE, may change my mind. Belkin SOUNDFORM ELITE is a Hi-Fi Smart Speaker plus Wireless Charger.
With wireless charging, it should not matter what connector future phone has, iPhone or otherwise. Granted, charging technology may get faster, but at least it will still charge, right? That’s all that matters.
In addition to the wireless charger, this beautiful, almost HomePod-isque device has another selling point: it has acoustics by Devialet. Yes. THE Devialet. Pretty neat, eh? I thought so too.
Thanks to Devialet’s patented Speaker Active Matching technology and vibration-canceling dual woofers configuration, SOUNDFORM ELITE promised to reproduce sound as the artist intended, delivering crystal-clear high-fidelity sound and implosive bass.
Moreover, it will play well with Alexa or Google Assistant, allowing to use voice command to play music, find answers using search, managed everyday tasks, and control smart devices around your home. And oh, it totally works with Apple AirPlay too.
Belkin SOUNDFORM ELITE can connect to another SOUNDFORM ELITE or better yet, to any other Google Assistant or Alexa-enabled smart speaker to create a whole home audio setup.
Last but not least, the alluring, angled open area up top lets you nest your phone while it is being juiced, wirelessly via Belkin’s fast wireless charging technology. But, TBH, it is not really fast-fast. It’s just 10W. But hey, at least it has got 10W.
If you are sold by the idea, you can pick up the Belkin SOUNDFORM ELITE Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger from Belkin.com for 33% less at US$199.99 (U.P. US$299.99).