Tired of buying expensive surge protectors, only to discover that you can only fit two of your plugs onto the strip? Sick of seeing a huge tangle of wires and plugs, with two or three surge protectors connected together behind your television? Wait until you see the Socket Sense surge protector – this new type of power strip is the coolest gadget since sliced bread.
What Makes the Socket Sense Surge Protector Different?
The Socket Sense surge protector offers protection against a power surge for six connected outlets – this is pretty much standard. The feature that makes this power strip unique is the telescoping action of the strip. Each outlet can be pulled out from the strip to expand the length of the strip, or pushed in to contract it. So what does that mean to you?
- Accessibility – The expandability of the Socket Sense strip means that you can actually use all six outlets, even if you have huge transformers to plug in. If you have a large blocky plug, just pull out that section of the strip and it fits right on there, next to the other plugs.
- Compact Size – The telescoping action also means that you can push the strip together to save space when you’re using regular plugs.
- Neatness – When you pull the sections apart, the space between the sections is perfect for a neat wrap of a short length of extra power cord. This can really tidy up the area by your television, computer or stereo.
First Impression of the Socket Sense Power Strip
When I took this surge protector out of the package, it was a little low on visual appeal. It’s a whitish gray color, and a bit bulky on first sight. Then, after reading the back of the package, I tested the telescoping action of the Socket Sense and fell in love. This product is my all-time favorite new household gadget, and is on both of my Christmas lists – items I want, and items I will give as gifts.
I’ve used this item for a few weeks now, and can clearly see that this is an innovation whose time has come. With any luck, the Socket Sense will be the go-to provider of surge protectors within a few years – this item needs to be available at Wal-Mart, Target and other retail outlets. Currently, according to the company website, it’s available at Amazon.com, the Home Shopping Network, Google and Radio Shack. My main suggestion as a reviewer: Get this item into stores!
*The Socket Sense surge protector was provided to Untrained Housewife for review purposes by IDEATIVE Product Ventures.