I got this to manage the cords beside my bed. The side hole was not necessary and I would have liked it more without that. The top lid has small holes to poke phone charger cable through and the surge strip works with cord going out one end. I think it was a big high for a plastic box but it did the job. I think they should have thrown in velcro cable ties for free for that price. I ordered velcro cable ties (4” ones and I got all my cords off the floor, no more tripping over them. We got the extenson cord to take husband’s lamp to plug it in too since we got a smart surge protector which works on wifi now we can turn on/off the lamps by using phone. I recommend this. I almost took off a star due to the cost though.