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Camouflage your surge protector

on Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

Surge protectors are a necessary part of a gadget-lover’s life, but they aren’t the prettiest equipment you own.  I have an ugly gray surge protector peeping out from under my TV cabinet now.  It doesn’t blend in with the shadows under the cabinet, and it certainly doesn’t match my hardwood floors.  It could if I Read More…


Expand Your Charging Options With the Aluratek Mini USB Charging Station

By: Andy Simmons
on Monday, June 13th, 2011
Posted in: News

If there’s any single pain that is shared by all true gadget fiends, it’s the fact that there are never, ever enough outlets to accommodate all of the power adapters and chargers for one’s gadgets.  Aluratek’s Mini Surge Dual USB Charging Station attempts to solve that problem by turning a single grounded power outlet into Read More…


Tripp-Lite Travel-sized Surge Suppressor with USB Charging Ports

on Thursday, January 21st, 2010
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

If you’d like to travel with a surge suppressor but don’t have room for one in your laptop or gear bag, the Tripp-Lite travel-sized surge suppressor may  be your answer.  The Traveler3USB has three A/C outlets, with room for one large transformer without blocking the other two outlets.   It supplies 120 V A/C, 50/60 Hz, 15A Read More…


Kill-A-Watt Powerstrip from P3 International

on Saturday, January 16th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Over the years, The Gadgeteer has reviewed a couple of Kill-A-Watt products – most recently, the Kill-A-Watt EZ by Julie.  Now P3 International is offering the Kill-A-Watt PS, a powerstrip that protects your equipment while monitoring their energy usage.  Instead of monitoring a single device, the powerstrip collects data from all devices plugged in to the six regular Read More…