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Surge Party: 7 Best Surge Protectors to Protect Your Gadgets

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* Surge protectors keep your electronics safe from voltage spikes and other hazards
* Keep your devices connected in the same place
* Pick the right surge protector based on sizing and space

There’s no better way to guard your gadgets than by using a surge protector. Where a power strip simply offers multiple outlets, a surge protector actually protects your electronics from potential lightning strikes, short circuits and other voltage hazards.

Whether you’re in need of multiple outlets or want to keep your various electronics safe, check out these six highly-rated surge protectors.

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1. AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector

This basic, no-frills surge protector has everything your home network could need: two packs of surges, six respective outlets and a decent two-foot-long power cord. You even get the LED red indicator light that lets know your devices are protected.

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2. Tripp Lite 3 Outlet Waber Industrial Power Strip

Outfitted with a lighted power switch with transparent snap-over guard to prevent accidental shutoff and keyhole mounting tabs for installation on a wide variety of applications, the Tripp Lite 3 Outlet Waber Industrial Power Strip boasts a 15-amp power handling capacity with circuit breaker. It also comes with a lifetime limited warranty.

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3. iClever BoostStrip Portable Smart Power Strip

Looking for a more portable option? The iClever BootStrip was made for use on the go. With two outlets and four USB ports, this little surge protector is a must-have for when you need to charge multiple phones or tablets on the fly. At roughly the size of an iPhone, this pocket-powered portable power strip also offers optimal charging speeds.

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4. Quirky PPVP1-GR01 Pivot Power

This power surge is anything but typical. Utilizing a highly flexible build, this protector slithers and fits into most tight areas, offering more connectivity while saving space. With six separate outlets and a six-foot extension cord, this unique power strip is a great choice for any setup.

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5. Safemore Smart 8-Outlet With 4-USB Output

Taking it up a notch is the Safemore Smart model. With eight outlets and four USB ports, this power strip packs a powerful protective punch. The tower design includes a six-foot cord and stands at roughly six inches tall. Made from flame-resistant material, the Safemore also features built-in overload protection to keep your devices extra safe.

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6. Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power

For when you want to add a little more ‘oomph’ to your setup, this Belkin model offers an impressive 12-outlet surge protector with four stationary and eight rotating outlets. Throw in an eight-foot-long power cord and you got yourself one seriously heavy-duty surge protector. It’s great for home theaters and other setups that require a lot of plugs.

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7. Opentron OT4126 Metal Surge Protector

If space isn’t an issue, then the Opentron protector may be a great choice. This sturdy protector is made entirely of metal and stretches roughly four feet in length. With 12 different outlets and a six-foot power cord, this protector is best reserved for home offices and other spacious setups.

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