Surge protector with USB power outlets

I doubt there’s anyone reading this who doesn’t have at least one multiport power cord in their work area. Between computers, monitors, task lights, phone chargers, headset chargers and the like, it’s almost impossible to have enough outlets. Add to that the fact that most of those things are sensitive electronics that need to be… Read More

You can never have too may power outlets!  Instead of the typical outlet strip, I get to try out the APC Essential SurgeArrest 6, which sits over your existing wall outlet, giving you not only 6 AC outlets but 2 USB charging ports, too. Specifications: Nominal Operating Voltage: 120VAC, 50-60 Hz Maximum Amperage: 15A Joule Rating… Read More

I think it’s a safe guess that you have several power strips in use at your home or office. How many of those power strips have the right amount of outlets? Of the ones I use, they have either too many outlets causing them to take up too much space, or not enough outlets, causing… Read More

In my house, it seems like all the electrical outlets are either located behind a big piece of furniture or out in the middle of a wall with no furniture nearby.  If I need to plug something in, I either have to move furniture to reach an outlet or just lay my gadget in the… Read More

Houses, even new ones, just don’t come with enough outlets. Our house was built only five years ago and we constantly need power strips to provide enough outlets to power all our various gadgets and appliances. I recently bought a surge protector that I thought had rotating outlets to accommodate the various sizes of AC adapters… Read More

When you’re a gadget lover, you may find yourself unable to use all the outlets in your house because something’s big power brick is using one outlet and blocking another (or two).  With the Contort Power from Quirky, you’ll be able to use both outlets.  The Contort Power has an offset plug that moves it… Read More

Here’s a great little addition to your gear bag.  The Compact USB Surge Protector from Satechi can protect your laptop from power surges and spikes and provide you with a separate USB charger port with conditioned power, too.  The USB charger provides 5V, 1A power to charge up a smartphone or MP3 player while leaving… Read More

The iSurge from Energizer is a compact 3-outlet surge protector with a couple of extra bonuses.  On the top of the unit is a 30-pin Apple dock connector to charge your iPhone or iPod.  On the side is a USB port.  And you’ll be able to charge your laptop, iPad, or any other gadget from… Read More

Here’s a great little travel gadget from Belkin.  You always use a surge protector with your laptop at home, so you should use one when you travel.  Most surge protector strips are too big to fit easily in your laptop bag, but the Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger fits in with room to spare. … Read More