Surge Protection

 Belkin Pivot-Plug Surge Protectors

You've got a lot of money invested in your Home Theaters, Computer and peripherals/electronics.  We need to protect our investments. Seeing as they are electronics. In my opinion, Surge Protection is required.

Generally, I find Monster products (while seen as good high-end stuff by the general population) overpriced and really you can get the same and usually better spending less money with other brands.

For Example:
The Belkin BP112230-08 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Surge Protector, with its unique rotating outlet design, is built to give you the peace of mind you need in case a power disturbance hits your home.

A unique pivot-plug design delivers greater convenience and flexibility. This Belkin 12-Outlet Surge Protector offers:

    * Home power protection for home computers
    * Protection for computers, peripherals, telephones, and more
    * A slim, sleek design and a cord management clip; pivoting outlets for ease of use
    * A $300,000 Connected Equipment Warranty

Keep the Your Electronics Running
As the demand for electricity to feed our hi-tech appetite increases, the likelihood of power interruptions and problems are also increasing. In addition to problems caused by the increasing severity of storms across the country, power experts are predicting that increasing power demand will soon put most major population centers at risk for severe power problems. As you know, power lulls and surges can severely damage your electronic equipment and even destroy your invaluable data.

The 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Surge Protector provides premium power protection for both home and professional workstations. In addition to protection your computer, this protector is the ideal solution for all of your sensitive electronic equipment, and it includes additional protection for your telephone lines and coaxial connections . It's built to protect professional workstations, laser printers, home-theater systems, and everyday household electronics.

The unique pivot-plug design provides greater convenience and flexibility in placing your plugged-in devices than traditional surge protectors. Eight of the 12 outlets pivot, allowing you better angles to connect your equipment and extra room for large AC adapter blocks. The surge protection features advanced design elements, high-quality construction, and superior circuitry and components that combine to provide the most complete protection from power surges, spikes, and AC contamination. A detachable cord-management clip will help you organize your cables and keep your desk clutter free. A right-angle plug helps you better manage your furniture by keeping the 8-foot cord close to the wall, and the protector's sleek design will blend seamlessly with today's modern electronics and appliances.

Now here is the biggest difference in "Brand name" choices.  If you purchased a Monster surge protector in the same price range you would get $10000, maybe a $25000 warranty.  The Belkin 12-Outlet Surge Protector is backed by a Belkin Lifetime Warranty and a $300,000 Connected Equipment Warranty.  You make the choice.