A typical workstation requires multiple outlets. You need one for your laptop. One for your phone. One for your printer. One for a source of light. The list is endless, and there’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to use an outlet, because one of your devices is taking up the space and blocking what would otherwise be a free one. Here are a list of extension cords and surge protectors that will help you avoid this inherently frustrating problem. Some of them are practical, and some are aesthetic, but they all serve the same purpose of keeping you more organized.
1. HOLSEM 12 Outlets Surge Protector Power Strip with 3 Smart USB Charging Ports
Why We Picked It: It’s difficult to imagine a situation where you’d run out of outlets with this 12 outlet surge protector. They are also conveniently facing different directions so as to allow for more flexibility and come with three USB charging ports. You can also easily mount it to your wall.
2. Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power Strip Surge Protector with 8-Foot Power Cord
Why We Picked It: The great thing about this outlet is that the plugs pivot, allowing you to plug in multiple devices in separate areas of the room. That way you don’t have to run out of outlets when you’re trying to charge your computer, your phone, and use your printer, at the same time. It comes in three different options: 6 outlets, 8, or 12 and an option to mount it to the wall.
3. Opentron OT4126 Metal Surge Protector Power Strip 4 Feet 12 Outlet
Why We Picked It: This surge protector is 4 feet long, with 12 outlets equally spread out. It’s ideal for a shared office with multiple computers or when you only have one outlet in a room and want to access multiple plugs without the use of an extension cord. It’s also perfect for mounting it onto a desk or work station.
4. Power Strip 3 USB 3 Outlet, Desktop Charging Station 5 ft Extension Cord
Why We Picked It: Here’s an option for a charging station for your desk, even if there’s no outlet nearby. This extension chord is 5 feet long, and comes with 3 outlets and 3 USB plugs, so you can charge your phone, your computer, your tablet all at the same time by your desk. It’s also non-slip, so you can be sure it’s not going to cause frustration by constantly moving around while you’re trying to concentrate.
5. Cold Weather Extension Cord Blue with Lighted Plug
Why We Picked It: This extension chord is pretty much suitable for any situation. It’s 50 feet long, is ideal for indoors and outdoors, and will continue working perfectly under extreme temperatures, from 221 F to -94 F. It’s also extremely flexible so will be easy to work with.
6. Cordinate Designer 3-Outlet Extension Cord
Why We Picked It: Sometimes it’s not about how functional an extension chord is, but how pretty it is. And this one makes the cut. It comes in all sorts of colors, from light pink, to turquoise, so if aesthetics are really important to you, and you hate the appearance of extension chords shoved in the corner of your workspace, this one is a great option.