I hate that hotels, older hotels in particular, never seem to have enough power outlets. And the ones they do have are completely taken up by the lamps by the bedside. Or the lamp on the desk taking up the only outlet there. And between my laptop, cell phone, iPod, and wireless router I do have power needs. I’ve even considered carrying power strips along with me when I travel, but never did. …
This item is small enough for travel, though, and designed for compactness. The power cord wraps right around the small power strip and plugs into itself. The outlets are well spaced so that they’re all usable, and it has a USB plug-in as well.
The only complaint everyone seems to have about this device is the bright blue indicator light showing the device is on. Yes, it’s too bright, but really didn’t bother me a bit.
From the comments, the product seemed to resonate with several of you as well — some folks have their own preferred solution, but the need for a product to conveniently make more outlets available, in a hotel room or at an airport, is pretty universal.
Well, Monster (the company that makes the Outlets to Go product) saw my review and liked it, and they’ve offered to give three away to my readers. (This may not be as exciting as the $300 Marriott gift card that Lucky recently gave away, but the product is useful and for three of you, free.)
We’ll run this contest until noon eastern time on Wednesday, December 16th. You can enter simply by replying in the comments to this post. Of course you need to include a valid email address in your profile when replying so that Monster can contact you for your shipping address.
I’ll use an online random number generator to select the 3 numbers that correspond to comment numbers in the post, and those will be the winners. You can post as often as you like in the comments to this thread, and each comment represents a unique entry. Good luck!