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5 best surge protectors to buy to protect your tech

It’s safe to assume most everyone has some high priced tech around the house. From your smartphones and tablets to your big-screen TVs and surround sound systems, it can all cost a small fortune.

But, what steps are you taking to protect your investments? Tap or click here for more on protecting your stuff — like your energy bill. Some people don’t even think about the possibility of an electrical surge before it’s too late and their equipment gets zapped and no longer works.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. For a modest price, you can protect all of your devices with surge protectors that will absorb dangerous electronic jolts and keep your tech safe. Here are five great options to choose from.

Simple way to block those surges and spikes

When voltage fluctuates, swells or spikes, it can damage your electronics. That’s why it’s critical to incorporate surge protectors into your systems. There are many affordable options that will save you money in the long run.

An inexpensive and reliable option

If you’re just looking for something basic, cheap and reliable this APC seven-outlet surge protector power strip is the perfect choice.

APC’s state-of-the-art circuitry offers protection for sensitive electronic equipment against larger power surges and more common power fluctuations. Seven surge-protected outlets and status indicator LED lights make this the best value for quality surge protection.

This model has a surge protection energy rating of 1440 Joules and comes with a six-foot power cord with a flat end 90-degree space-saving plug.

Protection from a brand you can trust

GE has been around for more than 100 years, so you know it’s a brand you can trust. This six-outlet surge protector two-pack from GE will ensure the safety of your electronics with an 800 Joules protection rating and integrated circuit breaker.

This set of two protectors give you optimal reach with 10-foot power cords and flat plugs at the end, which lets furniture sit closer to the wall. You can use the twist-to-close safety covers to seal off outlets when not in use to avoid shock.

Best looking if you’re willing to spend a bit more

Here is a surge protector built not only to perform well, but to look outstanding as well. The Austere VII series power six-outlet surge protector will look spectacular in any home while keeping your electronics protected with state-of-the-art technology.

Its isolated outlet PureFiltration insulates the power signal from external EMI/RFI disturbances to deliver video and audio perfection. It regulates the power coming from the outside power line to ensure devices don’t burn out from a high voltage spike.

Austere’s WovenArmor cable provides strength, durability and protection to ensure a lifetime of quality performance. The High-Flex cable routes comfortably in tight places for easy installation.

Sleek with a wall mount

Don’t have a perfect spot for a surge protector? No problem.

This Belkin six-outlet USB surge protector with a space-saving wall mount is the perfect solution. It also has two USB ports you can use for charging smartphones, tablets and more.

It has a 900 Joule energy rating and is ideal for mobile devices, personal electronics, small appliances and more.

All-purpose protection you can pair with Alexa

This is a great choice for anyone looking to upgrade to a smart home. The TP-Link Wi-Fi smart power strip with six surge protection outlets and three USB ports is ideal for controlling electronics in your home, office or small business.

You can control connected devices from anywhere with the Kasa Smart app. Power up your office remotely and turn the lights on or off in the bedroom even if you’re not at home. Schedule each outlet individually, or collectively, to turn on and off at set times throughout the day.

Plus, you can remotely control your smart plug and use voice commands with Alexa, Google Assistant or Microsoft’s Cortana. Very cool.

Now that you know the importance of surge protectors and which ones are the best for your lifestyle, there’s no excuse to see equipment fry ever again. Grab a couple from this list and keep all of your electronics safe.

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