Products in the Pipeline
Belkin Pure AV Interconnects. Available now at varying prices. Belkin is entering the high-end audio/video connector market, aiming to take on big names like Monster and Tributaries. The company's connectors include numerous SKUs in two series, Sapphire and Crystal, and feature speaker wire, stereo RCA, digital coaxial (pictured), optical, subwoofer, composite, component, S-Video, DVI, USB and FireWire (1394). This spring the company will also release power consoles and filters for high-end home theater applications. Call (800) 2-BELKIN or visit www.belkin.com.
Bosch Nexxt Laundry Line. Available for $1,119-$1,479 SRP (washers) and $769-879 SRP (dryers). Bosch has been showing a number of new products available to U.S. dealers, including its new line of laundry appliances. The washers are front loading and feature 15 wash programs, including "sanitize" (washing at 155 degrees), and operate at 60 decibels, which is pretty darn quiet. The dryers have moisture sensors to detect when clothes are dry so that over-drying does not occur. Call (800) 921-9622 or visit www.boschappliances.com.