The Belkin Mini Surge Protector with USB charging is a gadget that we bring with us pretty much everywhere we go. In fact, we have three of them in different rooms at Gear Live, plus another couple that we keep in travel bags. It's become an essential gadget. Why? It's a surge protector with three grounded outlets, and also includes two USB charge ports as well. That means you can power up to five devices at once with this bad boy. They typically cost $19.99, but you can grab one today for $11.99 with free shipping, saving you 40%, with coupon code EXM65392. Definitely worth it if you've got a lot of gadgets, or if you spend time going from place to place.
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Don’t you hate it when you have to use an entire socket just for a single plug? Those with bulky, oversized or oddly shaped plugs can now relax with the Socket Sense Surge Protector. With 2160 joules of protection, the device goes from 13 to 16-inches with a six ft. cord. Not only will you not have to worry about plugs being blocked, it has keyholes for mounting on a wall. Get yours for $29.95.
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Ultralink has come up with the Ultrapower Powersource PS-103 surge protector that is smaller than others we have seen of late. Recommended for home theatre components, it reduces EMI/RFI noise in an AC line. Rated at 1,080 Joules, the company claims its energy shield protects your electronic gadgets “from dangerous and polluted conditions that can affect performance and even cause long term damage.” The PS-103 has three AC outlets, one of them rotating, and two bi-directional rotating RF coaxial connectors to protect against TV/DSS signal surges. Get yours at a $49.95 MSRP.
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While we were certainly impressed by Belkin’s latest surge protector, this one from Tributaries is equally fierce. The T12 has 12 outlets, with 8 of them capable of rotating 90°. With 8 UL listings, the gadget features a resettable circuit breaker, a red LED to let you know you are surge protected, and a blue one for grounding. If you live in the U.S., you get a $25,000 connected equipment warranty in addition to a 3 year parts and labor warranty. The T12 has a MSRP of $120.00.
The new Belkin Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger seems to be all the rage across the Internets over the past couple of days. After checking it out, we think it’s with good reason. After traveling to events like CES and SXSW, we know how much power outlets and USB chargers are a commodity. Belkin solves a bit of that here by providing a surge protector that offers three power ports alongside two USB charging ports. Very clever, as we know that we have been left charging devices - that support USB charging - using the AC adaptor. Good job there. It also frees up the USB ports on your laptop when you are on the go, which we know is particularly important if you are toting around a MacBook Air.
You can pick one of these up for $25 from Belkin’s product store.
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At Pepcom’s Digital Experience, we had a chance to interview Belkin and get an up close and personal look at all the new peripherals they introduced at CES this year. Take a look at the video to see their 4-way, USB- and audio-enabled KVM switch, available this summer for $169. Additionally, they demoed an intelligent surge protector with six individually controlled outlets and two always-on outlets. Add to this a wireless on/off switch to activate or kill the six outlets and you have a nifty device to help kill the phantom power drain that’s so prevalent in today’s chargers and adapters when they’re not in use.
And finally, we take a quick look at the N52te gamer “WASD replacement” pad. With a bunch of programmable macro options, an integrated scroll wheel and just enough buttons to get things done in TF2, it’s going on sale this month for $69.99 with a first look in the video.
If you’re on this website, chances are you dig electronics. And if you dig electronics, chances are the back of your computer desk or home entertainment system (or both), is a nightmare, with seemingly thousands of cords and cables tangled all over the place. The folks at Belkin have come to the rescue with its Conceal Surge Protector, which not only provides a whopping 11 outlets, but also has connectors for coaxial cables and phone/fax lines—all neatly organized and hidden under a unique cover for a neater, tidier appearance. There is also the added benefit of keeping the outlets safe from pets and kids. Available for $50 USD.