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Monday, December 6, 2010

Belkin MasterCube F9H120-CW 1-Outlet Wall-Mount Surge Protector

A good stocking stuffer!

I am anal about protecting my electronics from power problems. I always carry a single outlet surge with my laptop. As so many do, on a trip I left my single outlet surge in the wall socket. It was a Tripplite and it was tiny. It took up very little room in my notebook case. I ordered this unit without checking dimensions, primarily because of the low price ($5.88) and Belkin’s reputation.
I have no reason to believe the Belkin isn’t satisfactory as a surge protector. I do take umbrage with the fact that it just doesn’t pack well. My Sanyo battery charger has fold down prongs for the outlet. That enables it to fit quite nicely in the laptop case pocket. The surge however doubles it’s thickness due to the outlet prongs. Since this purchase I have found two that have folding prongs.
One is the  Fellowes 9904701 3-Outlet Surge Suppressor with a convenient little night light for $14.99 at Buy.com and $17.00 at Amazon.

The other is Belkin F9H220-TVL Travel Surge Protector with Hidden Swivel Plug For $9.00 at Amazon.

I will be getting one of those two the next time I leave my surge behind, you may want to get one for your significant others stocking.


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