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Decent, basic surge strip with occasional manufacturing issues
on October 13, 2012
This is a decent power strip that does what it advertises and is pretty no-frills. If you want your stuff to be powered and surge protected, this will do that for you.
Some other reviewers and commenters have, however, mentioned a manufacturing defect where the ground (third prong) socket is blocked by a piece of metal, making plugs difficult to insert. Mine also had this problem. I get the impression that this is shoddy workmanship, and that's NOT a plus. You can often force plugs in, but you shouldn't have to do that. Tripp Lite is a good company, and they should improve their manufacturing process to fix this defect.
Your experience with this strip will really depend on how many (if any) outlets are affected by this problem. Mine has one bad outlet that I had to force a plug into. That outlet generally worked well after a few times that I had to put some sweat into it.
So, good--but not great given that I don't think the manufacturing is exceptional.