Odds are you’ve already invested in a surge protector to protect your home’s big screen TV or desktop computer.  But have you ever thought about your smartphone?   It’s easily worth the price of a TV, especially if you just scored Apple’s newest handset the iPhone 5.  And think how infuriated you’d be if it met its doom thanks to a surge in power while charging the device overnight.

That in mind, you’d probably be willing to spend $10 on the Satechi Compact USB Surge Protector.  A small green LED light illuminates to indicate when its providing what the company calls “sufficient protection to your equipment”.  It doesn’t look like they offer any sort of monetary warrant, as found in more expensive surge protectors, but given the Satechi Compact USB Surge Protector’s size and convenience, you’re better of with than without.  Plus it converts any plug into a USB outlet without occupying the space.

The Satechi Compact USB Surge Protector is available now at Amazon.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."