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Dynex™ - 12-Outlet/2-USB Surge Protector Strip - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 890 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fills a needed niche-but not as well as it should

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    StuckinthePNW
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    THE GOOD: Plugs everywhere!, dark color, 2 usbs, right angle plugUSB port limited to 1.1amp, 13 plugs not realistic, SHORT warranty, no $$ guarantee, cheap feel Relatively affordable option for someone needing more outlets and a USB charger but I have one issue and one concern that stops me from recommending this device. THE BAD: USB ports are a limited to 1.1 amp reguardless of if both are used. Usually chargers will output full amps if only one USB is used. This has a stated output of 2.1 amps. I only own one USB V/A tester so I can't confirm total output other than it will not push over 1.1-1.2 Amps on either port. CONCERNS: short warranty is not reassuring (90 days) since the primary reason most will buy this is the USB ports and they will be the first to fail. The build quality and weight makes it feel very cheap, again not reassuring. In the past I have had good luck with dynex products. Also, the 13 outlets are only nice if you need the plug position variety. I wouldn't try to max out capacity unless you had small plugs and mounted this device down. VERDICT: Id say if your buying this over other devices and the USB ports are a primary concern (especially if you plan on charging tablets) I'd say definitely pass on this. Id return if I didn't buy this primarily trying to use up RZ certificates. Take away the USB ports and you can better deal on a higher quality device, especially sale items.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This cheap surge protector saved my electronics

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    Humanity
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    Sept 2nd, my house was struck by lightning. Nearly every tv was fried, half of my game consoles were dead, and a few other electrical devices. Other surge protectors in the house let the surge go right on by and into the electrical devices/appliances, and those surge protectors still work for some reason too (as if they were security guards that simply bailed on their post the moment things got hairy so they could live to see another day). However, this surge protector was a hero. It sacrificed itself to save everything that was plugged into it. It may not be with us anymore, but it will never be forgotten. I wish I would've had everything plugged into one of these. Please note: surge protectors are only meant to stop surges of power that come through your electrical lines from damaging your equipment, they ARE NOT meant to protect against direct lightning strikes. It was probably just some form of luck that the lightning killed this surge protector and everything plugged in just somehow survived

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More bang for the BUCK, simple & less expensive.

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    Backtoharmony
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    This thing is as good as models that cost much more, it's keeping my computer desk powered up & safe. Keeps my cell charging while keeping that safe from power surges that happen more than most are aware, I.e.: lightening during a storm. Better to be safe than sorry, right? This surge protecter does what it's designed to do without coating an arm and a leg, but by no means is it a low budget poor quality devise. It's just a unit that does what you need it too without over kill feature that will drive that price way up. I mean I was only looking for a decent extension cord that will keep my electronics free from electrical distruction that commonly screws up computers, TV'S, monitors, & cell phones, & this little surge protector does the job as goof as one that's $100, for sure. Without a doubt, another top shelf high quality Best Buy product. Yep!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good features with a couple asterisks

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    StuckinthePNW
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    Relatively affordable option for someone needing more outlets and a USB charger but I have one issue and one concern that stops me from recommending this device. ISSUE: USB ports are a limited to 1.1 amp reguardless of if both are used. Usually chargers will output full amps if only one USB is used. This has a stated output of 2.1 amps. I only own one USB V/A tester so I can't confirm total output other than it will not push over 1.1-1.2 Amps on either port. CONCERN: short warranty is not reassuring (90 days) since the primary reason most will buy this is the USB ports and they will be the first to fail. The build quality and weight makes it feel very cheap, again not reassuring. In the past I have had good luck with dynex products. Also, the 13 outlets are only nice if you need the plug position variety. I wouldn't try to max out capacity unless you had small plugs and mounted this device down. VERDICT: Id say if your buying this over other devices and the USB ports are a primary concern (especially if you planon charging tablets) I'd say definitely pass on this. Id return if I didnt buy this primarily trying to use up RZ certificates. Take away the USB ports and you can better deal on a higher quality device, especially sale items.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    BillyW
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    For a long time I had wanted a power strip to power up several things in one corner of the house with the entertainment center. I had 9 devices + to power and had been using two of the standard 6 power outlets. The two of these made the clutter even worse. With this one reasonably priced device I have been able to help un-clutter the area, and power everything. With a TV, DVD player, Amp Tuner, Subwoofer, DVR, Cable Modem, wifi box, game console, and game controller charger, plugged conveniently into one power source, it made this an absolutely great product, especially at the great low price. The included two USB ports also now make it easy for anyone at this end of the couch, who needed one to use, had one available. Great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An amazing amount of outlets

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    BestBuyer
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    If you are like me your have lots of tiny devices and gadgets that all sip power but need their own stupid power supply. This has an amazing amount of outlets including 4 which are spaced EXACTLY for power supply transformers (aka wall warts) and 8 normal power cords. The 2 USB ports mean you can toss two of your 120V to USB adapters which frees up even more outlets. The only thing that is really missing from this is having two switches so that I can power off some of the outlets while keeping most on. This is important as a lot of devices, yes I am talking about you Xfinity, that still don't have low power modes and need to be switched off when not in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Power Strip

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    ladieraven
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    This power strip holds 12 with 2 usb ports. This thing is perfect for my main traffic areas, like a living room tv setup where you have your TV, sound system, cable box, modem, computer station, etc. I have since cleaned out my cords and this makes life so much easier to plug in everything I need. I like the multiple directions the plugs go, some plugs are super big, so there is plenty of room in between to plug in everything I need. I have purchased 2 of these, I definitely need a couple more, wish they had this in 8 with 2 usb for my bedroom. But this is excellent for the spaces I need it. I have one for my main living space and another for work that I use at my desk and I went from using 2 power strips to this one with room to add more if I needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Who designed the small holes to secure this outlet

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    COFFEEHOUND
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    I dont imagine there is much that could go wrong with a product that has been on the market for many, many years by many, many different manufacturers. However, it is not product itself that I dont like, it the person that designed the way too small holes on the back that allows us to secure the outlets whereever we want. the holes are so small, i had to bring it in to a Lowes to find screws small enough....and it took over 10 min to find these screws. Who thinks these things thru? I got so POd I bought a different one at Lowes. And every outlet at Lowes had holes in the back twice the size.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tight Spots

    Posted
    TomE
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    This strip has a lot of outlets , which is very nice. The downside is that it's good mostly for the small footprint plugs, when you use bigger footprint "chargers", it overshadow the adjacent ports making them unusable, especially, the middle row ones. The USBs are working fine. The surge protector didn't trip until now since I've never had power surge yet, neither I overloaded it. The price was reasonable since it was on sale. It also was delivered faster than I normally expect with BestBuy, good job, Thanks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    works well but a little tight with the plug-ins

    Posted
    mkcar1
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    so many power options out there to choose from. I picked this one as it had 2 usb connections and a rather high 1200 joule rating. I am happy I bought it but the plug-ins are a tad close so that any "brick" plugged in cant help but block one of the other outlets. So planning what should go where is a must. Also if everything is plugged in the usbs are a tad hard to get to. Not an issue if you just leave the cords plugged in but if switching out components all the time can get tiresome fitting them in. Overall nicely built. Cant speak to its protection as it has not been "tripped" but I am sure it is safe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Suits my needs well

    Posted
    AverageUser
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    I have been using this surge protector strip for about a month. So, I haven't had it tested in a storm. It is working well for managing several cords for my TV, antenna, converter box, etc. I have not used it for the USB ports. I like that it has space for larger plugs and has some going different directions in order to accommodate different needs. I also like the right-angle plug that allows it to lie flatter against the wall outlet. The strip is wider than I would like, but that is to accommodate all of the needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, Inexpensive Protective Power Strip

    Posted
    rtbestbuy
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    This is a good, inexpensive power strip that does the job. The outlets are well spaced so that wall warts can be plugged in without overlapping other outlets, Yay!. The surge protection is 1200 joules, much higher than a lot of inexpensive(and some expensive) strips. There are two usb charging ports, probably the only downside is that the total current available is 2.1 amps. Charging my (2amp) phone takes all the available current; it would have been nice if each outlet could supply 2.1 amps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my electronic needs

    Posted
    Proseeder
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    I recently lost a 32 inch television along with my blu-ray player during a recent storm in NW Louisiana. After consulting with a computer science major and a Best Buy customer service representative, I feel confident making this purchase. Another benefit of this surge protector are the USB ports. I can quickly charge my portable mini Bluetooth speakers that I recently bought. Lastly a major plus of this item is the spacing of the plugs. More than enough room for my electronics. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    cheap but works

    Posted
    halifax
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    Pros and Cons about this product. The joule rating is mediocre for this power strip to be used as a surge protector but 12 outlet is fairly good feature if your power adapters are not all too big. 2-USB help too, although amp is not high so dont expect fast on charging speed. 90day warranty is sub-standard but who will spend time claiming warranty for a $14 power strip? Workmanship is not great but acceptable. Will recommend if you can get this in a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Efficient Surge Protector

    Posted
    SaraA
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    Our old protector died on us and we needed a new one ASAP so we went to, not Amazon, but Best Buy. They had this protector reasonably priced and immediately available so we got it. It works exactly as advertised. Since I'm not aware of any recent surges, I can't attest to its efficacy in that regard but it does have the full complement of outlets and USB ports. I feel it's a good value for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOTS OF OUTLETS!

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    Thomas
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    I was very happy to get this. It has 12 standard outlets, plus 2 USB ports, and a wall-hugging male plug. Each outlet has a sliding cover that makes it child safe. I doubt that anyone would need all 12 outlets simultaneously, but it is very nice to use with an entertainment center that has multiple devices. You can shut everything down with the flip of a single switch. I am impressed at the engineering and extremely pleased I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best all around surge protector

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    Consumer
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    I needed another surge protector so when I saw this one I knew this was perfect for our home because it has multiple outlets along with two USB ports. When I decided to use the Dynex surge protector to charge my phone I decided to use the USB port to see if it would charge quicker, the same, or in less time. In doing so I found that charging my phone in the USB port takes less time to charge my phone than it does using the outlets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for home office use

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    Harout
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    I bought this surge protector to tidy up my home office. I have multiple monitors, a personal laptop, work laptop, docking station, printer, and a few other things at my desk. I was previously using 2 surge protectors to plug in all of my devices but this was the perfect thing to consolidate and organize all of the wires. So far, the surge protector hasn't tripped and cut the power off with everything going on it simultaneously.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What I Needed to Tame My Cord Monster

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    Connie
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    If you're typical, you have power cords plugged into power cords and that's not safe! Most people resort to that because so many device cords are larger with transformers so they don't fit into older power cords easily. This power cord takes care of all that by spacing the plugs so that it's able to accommodate every cord you could imagine. Thankfully I haven't had the safety feature trip yet so I can't attest to that, but from a practical standpoint, this is the perfect way to tame that power cord mess you have behind your TV or under your desk!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It could be better...

    Posted
    Dissatisfied
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    When you first look at this item you think; it a good price for a 12 plug surge protector. If you need to use a majority of the outlets but have large plugs, this item may not work for you. The outlets are too close together and it limits the amount of outlets you will actually be able to use. I had to pay twice as much but got one from Lowes where the spacing between the outlets were exceptionally reasonable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend