Will state that I got this as part of the testing club to provide my honest opinion of the device. With that said, we will get to the review and probably the 5th review of the same power strip.
As my title states, it is a beast of a power strip and is my name for this device as well. The beast provides 12 plugs and has up to 1850 watts to add different devices . It surge energy is up to 4000j. Measurement for the power strip is over a foot long and about 5 inches wide. As you can see the box that it came in show how big it is.
The “beast” has 6 plug down the middle with 6 spaced out on the outer edges of the power bar. The six on the outside are mainly for your power bricks that some devices use. The Power strip offers a fire resistant exterior casing as well as ground and surge protection.
The device itself fees smooth to the touch and does not feel as plastic as some other power strips seem to be. I also like the power strip as well for a few reason. The first is that it is six feet long cord. So there is no need to have to sit the device in a certain way to make it fit. Again just plenty of room to handle plug in. Another reason is that the cord is pretty thick but flexible at the same time. The cord has a similar feel that it does not feel like other cords and I am assuming that is fire resistant as well. Since the plug is fairly flat, I really like the 45 degree off set. It makes it easier to plug it in and not have to worry if it will interfere with another cord.
I think functionally it works like it should in that it provides plenty of outlet for use. It provides a reasonable solution to a frequently used area of the house. My previous set up looked like the following.
As you can see I had to set up my power strips beside the tv on the floor and behind the tv. Since a lot of the cords will hang down, I had to use a tie cord to keep the power strip from turning over on the TV power strip to prevent it from being pulled by the weight of the cords.
This set up was not ideal at the time as both could have continued to collect dust and have caused some potential for heating up the power strip.
With this beast of a power strip here, I was able to plug in all of my cords and noticed a few things. (here is a pick of the power strip with most of the cords in it after I plugged in my LED lights into it).
The first notable thing that I am finding is that I like how wide it is , I have found that I do not need the zip tie anymore. The wider base has made the power strip more stable. The second thing that I have tried to do is to wait on my review in order to check out how much of any heat transfer that my devices transfer to the power strip. I have to say through various days I tried to test it ( ie when kids are have tv on, dvr, soundbar, xbox 1 and etc) Every time, I did not feel any warmth from the power strip.
On a side note, the big box that it comes in, I was able to use the box to store several of my cords.