Sunday, December 02, 2007
Share Your Precious Outlet
When you're traveling with a laptop or mobile phone, there's the constant frustration of trying to find an outlet for recharging or using your equipment. This is especially annoying when you're in a Starbucks or airport where you're paying 10 bucks just to log onto the web. So spread the love when you find an outlet by using one of these Monster Outlets to Go.
With a compact, flat design, these outlet strips enable you to use your laptop, charge your phone, and still have one space to share with that guy walking around looking behind all the tables for an outlet. Or when you're in a cheap hotel room that is stingy with the outlets (or hides them behind heavy furniture), this will save some crawling and cursing.
The 3-outlet model I tried out is a mere 8.9 inches (22.6 cm) and it wraps around itself for easy packing. All the 3-prong outlets lie flat, so it's very compact and weighs about as much as your average cell phone. The packaging says there's a resettable circuit breaker in case of a surge, but it must reset automatically as I couldn't find a button anywhere.
The model with three outlets lists for $14.95, with 4- and 5-outlet ones for a bit more.
Try your local electronics retailer or you can pick one up for about $12 at Amazon or at Buy.com.