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Insignia™ - 6-Outlet Surge Protector - Gray-Front_Standard

Insignia™ - 6-Outlet Surge Protector - Gray

Model: NS-PWS5601-GYSKU: 6426127

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2390 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Space and Time

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    Epidimik
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    There I was, plugging in my new Xbox when it occurred to me that I was missing a plug... a slot to power on my new semi 4K gaming machine. So, there is where my journey began. I packed my bags, slipped into my flippity flip flops, and retrieved my car keys. I arrived at Bestbuy about twenty minutes later and made my way through the beast that ate circuit city. After many trials and tribulations, I found this beauty resting on among other not as beautiful power strips. I knew the moment I laid eyes on her six electrifying sockets that I was in for a treat. Boy did I not know what kind of treat I was getting myself into. I purchased her, got into the car, and drove home back to the castle. Once I got home, I said hello to the dog, took of my shoes and made my way over to where Teddy Vinson was chillin. Teddy was a large brute, about ehh.. 65" wide I'd say. His name may have been Teddy but to us, his friends, we called him TV. I immediately unplug Mr. TV and all of his buddies and began to plug them back into this six slot goddess. What happened next, blew my mind. It all worked flawlessly. The end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for extra outlets

    Posted
    SCarolinaGuy
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    My wife wanted a "power strip" mounted to her nightstand, and this product works perfect. (I had some adhesive Velcro to attach to the nightstand and surge protector which works GREAT for attaching). She has her lamp, cell phone charger, tablet charger, and laptop charger all plugged in with no problems. Occasionally, I will plug in my laptop, and that still leaves one outlet available. With all of the expensive electronics plugged in, I feel good knowing this product is a surge protector, especially as it thunderstorms often in Charleston. This product works perfectly for us as we plug it in close to an electrical outlet and all of our chargers are small ("normal") sized. If you have over-sized plugs to plug in, or if you need for than 4 feet of cord, this may not be the product for you (Although, I believe they have a model with a longer cord, and I think Best Buy also sells a surge protector with offset outlets to plug in larger plugs). Anyways, it's a great product at a good price, especially when you have a $5 gift certificate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    MUCH better than the wall outlet

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    daveg
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    After finally clearing out all of the moving boxes from our basement and getting our furniture and large screen TV arranged, I realized, I need power strips, real bad!! This inexpensive but solid unit did the trick and at least it has some surge protection which my old power strip did not have at all. I purchased some larger units at the same time (higher joule rating, more outlets) and will use those for high-end equipment, but this unit will find many uses where I need to reach an outlet tucked behind heavy furniture. For the price, the surge protection is a real nice bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New and improved surge protector!

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    KyleTVlover
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    I've always wondered if there was any real difference with surge protectors. I'm sure specs vary, but this Insignia has 2 features that I really appreciate. First, its cord is a decent length, but it doesn't kink up like some surge protectors do. Nothing is more annoying than putting one down and having it flip on its side because the cord flips it. This one doesn't do that like some that I have. Second, it has a soft green light. I like the light because it reminds me when it is on without being too bright at night like the red lights are. I plan on gradually replacing my older surge protectors with these ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You've heard it before - no need to buy expensive

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    Radio
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    I picked up two of these for well under the cost of ONE of the more expensive brands of surge protector and am pleased. My house has not been struck by lightening, nor has Electro attacked my neighborhood recently, so I cannot speak to their surge protection capabilities. That said, I can now plug six things into a place designated for one thing, so I'm satisfied. My father is an electrician, so he is less than pleased when he comes to visit, but it's my house, Dad. I'm fully satisfied. In the event that there is an electric surge in my house and everything comes out swell, I'll make this review 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does just fine for the price on everyday gadgets

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    bestmac
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    I just needed multi-outlets because of only one wall outlet. For that purpose this is just fine. Second, should there be a load on the outlet, such as maybe the few times I turn on three gadgets at the same time, I wanted a surge strip that would "pop" off before the circuit breaker "pop's which is all the way in basement. This may not be the way an electrician would do things, but this is for the few times I have the toaster and the blender on at the same time (which is usually fine, but not always,) this surge strip pops, can then be reset, and is a good warning to me to be more careful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    premium

    Posted
    nazmulh97
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    I bought this big surge protector to protect my expensive computer from my houses faulty electrical wiring. So far it's held up very nice, and the fact that it has a ground light, and a light to indicate that it is on is a HUGE plus. Especially if you are in the dark, or your room is dark. All of the plugs have protectors for dust and other things that could get into it, which is nice if you have cats that wander about. The plug that goes into the outlet is VERY small, which is nice if you have other plugs in the same outlet and it helps keep everything nice and tidy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great build quality and works as expected

    Posted
    Calvin
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    This might sound weird but this power strip actually looks good and matches my rooms ambiance. It's a theater vibe with movie theater grey walls and grayish blonde carpet and it actually looks good over in the corner. It also works to power all of my devices and gives me peace of mind knowing it has a surge protector built in. I have a power mattress, air conditioner, Insignia Google Assistant and a nightstand lamp plugged into it and no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bought for a trip, had to throw it in trash

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    Traveler2015
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    Used it one time before a trip and it was fine. Then I used it during travel, and it kept blowing the local circuit breaker, even though there was nothing plugged in to this power strip. I say 'kept' blowing the breaker because I couldn't believe an empty power strip would do this so kept trying about 4 times. Fortunately I had also brought some different model strips that worked fine, but this one had to go straight to the trash. (I would have returned it but there were no best buys where I was traveling.)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised.

    Posted
    Greg
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    This is a six-outlet surge protector... Nothing very special about it. Unlike some other strips, this one does not have outlets designed for larger plugs (AC/DC converters), so keep that in mind. The plug itself into the wall is straight out of the wall, which prevents you from having furniture too close to this strip (some other strips have the plug at a 90° angle, which is nice). For the money, though, it does what it is supposed to do... Allow you to plug in six things in a single outlet. I have no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    6-Outlet Surge Protector

    Posted
    Michelle2174
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    I selected this particular surge protector because of the high ratings as well as the reasonable price. Compared to other similar products, this surge protector was perfect for connecting my living room devices (i.e. TV, cable box, wifi modem and an AC adapter for my cable booster). I really like that there are 6 outlets which are spaced far enough apart that i was easily able to plug in all of my devices with little difficulty. Would absolutely recommend this Insignia Surge Protector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what I want it to do.

    Posted
    HilltopHermit
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    I wanted a power strip to use with my laptop and its accessories, but it had to be one with a more flexible power cord. (Too stiff a cord is hard to connect and makes the power strip harder to use, too.) This power strip is just what I had in mind. The cord is flexible enough to use easily, and the 6 outlets are enough for my laptop and accessories. I wasn't specifically looking for a surge protector, but having a power strip with surge protection is a plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent but not what I wanted

    Posted
    RoseD
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    I searched for rotating plug surge protectors and this came up on my search. After the first shipment was lost, I had replacements re-ordered for pick up which sent me to two stores. When I got to the first store, they didn't list me as the pick up person. Second store went fine. When I finally opened the packaging, they weren't rotating plugs at all. Can I use them? Yes. Do they work? Yes. Was it a good price? Yes. Was it what I wanted? No.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fine, but nothing special

    Posted
    vn12186
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    We decided to get a new power strip after we suspect a power surge blew our last TV. This one did the trick----it was really well priced, and it works. However, I've seen other power strips that have guarantees / warranties attached to them. They're a bit more expensive, but if the power strip's "power surge protection" doesn't work, and your electronics are ruined, they'll replace the for you. Given my experience, I wish I had looked into this further.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Little Outlet/Surge Protector

    Posted
    Nytehawq
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    Went to a hotel that had very few outlets. Almost of them were used by the rooms lamps and tv. There was only one open outlet available across the room on a lamp on a desk. Not quite sure how this hotel bills itself as a business hotel. Ran out to Best Buy for power strip but settled on a Power strip with a surge protector. Seems pretty well built. A little more expensive than what I was needing it for but it fit the bill and id the job. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    useful for all the tablet and phone devices

    Posted
    silvergoat
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    I have one of these on the bedroom end table to charge any electronic devices with a usb charger and plug. Small power demand but a ton of handheld devices make these strips very handy in any spot of the house where you want to set a charging hub, and unlike the hubs I've seen on line, this can take advantage of all the wires and plugs I already have, and at a small fraction of the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Incorrect info

    Posted
    ash84
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    I only bought this surge protector based on how many joules it was supposed to have. The information above says it supports up to 900 joules but when I opened up the box and looked at the label, it says 600 joules!! Buyer Beware! The information is incorrect especially if the joules are important, like it was for me. Now I have to waste more time by returning this and find a new one and hope that info is correct on the website.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It does the Job

    Posted
    Blue4140
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    I was looking for a inexpensive surge protecter for my bedroom and found this item at the store. The price marked on the display sticker was $9.99, original price was $12.99. I was in a hurry when I pay for the item and didn't pay attention to the price that I was charge for the item. I was charge the regular price and not the sale price as the display sticker had. The item itself does the job that I needed it to do...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slim design in white blends well with floorboards

    Posted
    BestBuyer
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    I was setting up my home office so that everything was organized and not too many wires were visible and I got this surge protector which I was able to plug everything I needed into. It provides adequate surge protection and the white color and slim design blends in well with my white floorboard. I have other surge protectors throughout my house and this one is the least conspicuous of all of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok for now

    Posted
    SR0935
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    It works good. Very lightweight but feels kind of cheap. I had been using a few surge protectors for a long time and decided it was time to replace them. Ran in to BB. There wasn't much of a selection. This will do for now but I wonder how long it will last because it feels like a cheap plastic toy. Surge protectors aren't cheap and I wish it felt a little sturdier for the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend