Saturday, March 5, 2016

QICENT 6 Outlet Power Strip & Surge Protector With 5 Smart USB Ports

It seems I'm always in need of these surge protectors. I travel with my job and need to keep a surge protector handy for setting up my mobile office. I also use them around the house for televisions, audio equipment, etc. I picked this up, because I was looking to replace my office surge protector.

ABOUT THIS SURGE PROTECTOR:
This surge protector comes with 6 outlets and 5 USB ports. The USB ports are 5V/2.4A. Many phones cut off the charge rate at 1.0A. No matter how large your charge capability, the phone will only charge at 1.0A for safety reasons. However, this charger is able to charge at 2.4A. Basically this means it can charge electronics with that capability, like iPads, at a faster rate (some newer, larger phones can charge faster too).

You can see the pictures attached for some of the other specifications. In short, this charger is capable of a very high output. I have many electronics hooked up to this at all times (a laptop docking station with a laptop, a second monitor, a multi-function printer, a shredder, a desk light, and a scanner). The surge protector has a small blue light that indicates when the power is on. It also has blue back lit USB ports which can help you find the outlet in the dark. The cord to plug the surge protector into the outlet is approximately 54". I like that it has a Velcro strap to fold the cord for storage or travel.

CONCLUSION:
I don't have any complaints. I like the blue light to indicate that it's powered on and the blue USB lights. I also like the Velcro strip for better organizing/storing the cable. Overall, I'm very happy with this surge protector.

PICTURE 1: The bottom of the surge protector with some technical specifications
PICTURE 2: The length of the power cord as measured
PICTURE 3: My office hookups (mentioned above) with various electronics being charged (my phone, an iPad, and an mp3 player)

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC) DISCLAIMER:
I received this product for free. However, the opinions expressed herein were formulated based on my personal use of the product. I welcome all suggestions, feedback and/or product questions!





2 comments:

  1. Need one of those for sure! None of my surge protectors have USB slots. Guess I need to start moving with the times.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've been the same way up to this point. It's frustrating that these companies don't include a power outlet with a USB connection with the purchase of electronics. Charging a on the USB of a laptop is much slower, inconvenient, and most people don't have USB electrical outlets.

      Delete