AmazonCommercial AC and USB Desktop Outlet with Surge Protection: Power where you need it
Macworld|January 2022
With six AC outlets and four USB Type-A jacks, this Amazon surge protector helps you avoid crouching and crowding.
GLENN FLEISHMAN
We’ve all had to get on our hands and knees and climb under a desk or pull it away from the wall to find a spare outlet on a power strip or surge protector. Or to dig for an available USB charging socket on our computer, or to find an AC adapter to use. The AmazonCommercial AC and USB Desktop Outlet with Surge Protection cleverly offers a combination solution for people who work at a desk that answers those needs.

Using a lever backed by a powerful spring, you can slide the horseshoe-shaped surge protector onto any side of a desk or tabletop that has about 4.5 inches of clearance from front to back and is between 1 and 2.5 inches thick.

The power “strip” puts its on/off switch and four USB jacks on the top and arrays two sets of 3-prong AC outlets, one set on each side of bottom arm of the horseshoe. The AC jacks are oriented with the blades parallel to the floor, and the ground pin away from the front. The unit is 3 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall across its length; each segment is 5.5 inches long.

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