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I can’t take it anymore – I gotta upgrade my travel surge strip! This one is the winner.

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I need 4 USB ports for these travel toys!

I commend Delta for providing us standard and USB power power ports just about everywhere (some better than others fyi), from gate area to Sky Clubs to on-board they are plentiful. But when I at last get to where I am going the hotel may or may not offer what I really need. Plus, many times, they spread out the USB power ports one or two here and there all over the room. I don’t know about you but I have nightmares about leaving something plugged in and leaving it behind in the room. 🙁

Bu-buy! Time for an upgrade.

In the past I have used the above combo for my laptop and then the next one for all my USB stuff. I need this as I now have a USB port powered MouseBluetooth headphones (w/ Bluetooth transmitter dongle), as well as my trusty 20k battery brick. All 4 of these device I need to charge each night before travel the next day. I need something simpler and with a LONG and yet compact cord.

Love this – 4 USB & long cord = perfect!

Time for this “UPWADE” to be my new solution and replace my old surge protector with only 2 USB ports to one that has 4 and be able to have everything conveniently plugged in to one spot and all of it the have power protection – Nice.

With 2 standard power ports I can keep my laptop going as well as one more spot for my 26k mega laptop battery brick (that will recharge my laptop from dead once).

I think I have found the perfect setup and I am loving all of the above (well, other than my old surge strip). Now my only problem is making sure I make the time to plug everything in before I go to bed! 🙂

So does my collection of power hungry travel toys resemble yours? Do you have another perfect solution you have found? – René

 

PS – I’m going to do a SWAG Saturday giveaway later today so be sure to stop by and check the blog!

 

Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

4 Comments

  1. I love the cord management feature.

    I have been on a few flights having international outlets that were pretty worn out, and two-prong plugs become loose and fall out. I have a three-prong extension cord that usually works well in worn outlets.

    I think that your old Tripp Lite strip has three prongs. The two-prong plug and cord of the Upwade look very lightweight, so hopefully it will stay inserted.

  2. Hi Rene,

    I noticed that an Amazon Lightning Deal wil start for the power strip that you recommended at 6:44 am Monday morning. Are you still happy with this strip?

    We won’t know the price until the deal starts.

    https://amzn.to/2DRmoXs

    • @Dave – I do like it and the 4 USB ports are great. I dislike the hard to plug in AC ports (kid protection feature). If I were to buy another one I would consider the smaller one with only 1 AC outlet and 4 USB i.e. this one: https://amzn.to/2GnSOuA

  3. The Lightning Deal is underwhelming and only knocks off about $2.50, but ordered one.

    I currently have this strip:

    https://amzn.to/2WDMHb2

    It only has three USB ports, and no cable management, but the AC outlets are great. Also, the outlets are on the side, so there is no problem using a cube tap or two big wall wort adapters. I do need two AC outlets. I’ll see which one I like better.

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