CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Power strips are just power strips, right? There’s nothing interesting or amazing about them. Some are wide, some are tall, some are round, some are square, but they are still all basically the same. Along comes ESHLDTY, and they put some modifiers on a power strip that are not expected, words like […]
Surge protector with USB power outlets
REVIEW – Do you have enough power strips? I’m almost always going to say no. There are just so many things to connect, and charge, and extend for the right placement. Over here in the Bay Area we’ve been dealing with PG&E’s rolling, planned power outages due to the overwhelming wildfires this year. The Wide-Spaced
REVIEW – Recently I was looking at the mess of cords and cables below the desk in my home office and decided that it was time to do some organization. Part of the problem was that I have a lot of things that need power, and I was plugging in my gadgets anywhere I could
REVIEW – I love over-engineered products. I just love it when an engineer takes something as simple as a power strip and redesigns it to look right at home in a futuristic sci-fi movie or an Apple commercial. With its shiny anodized aluminum shell and light-up ports, the JouleBAR power strip checks all the boxes
REVIEW – Electricity is an essential commodity for us Gadgeteers. Everything takes power, and there simply are not enough places to plug in our gadgets. Power strips are nice, but with so many gadgets coming with wall-wart style plugs, it’s hard to use a power strip fully. Add to that a large number of USB-powered
REVIEW – As the number of devices that need to be charged and then recharged grows, so does the number of power strips I have lying around my house. Most of these power strips are just that: strips. The JACKYLED vertical power stip mixes things up by changing the form factor from a strip to a
As Gadgeteers, what if I told you that there is one single item that all of us have, or will have, in the next year or two? What would you guess it to be? You may already have multiple of these. But, if you don’t (yet), the offerings are becoming too interesting to pass up.
You’ve all probably used a powerstrip at some point in your life. Heck, you’re probably using one right now at home or work. I have one under my desk at work, but at home, I have been using the BESTEK 8-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector for the last few weeks. Let’s take a look.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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