Review: Rebelite Xtreme Six Outlet Surge Protector with USB
Sometimes the simplest of requirements, like finding an extra outlet or two to plug your devices into, can present some of the greatest challenges. Fortunately, they can often have simple solutions, like, in this case, buying additional multi-strip outlets. Nothing fancy or over-engineered is really needed for these situations, just something built well with a reasonable feature-set, preferably for very little money. The Rebelite Xtreme Six Outlet Surge Protector with USB meets that requirement, and then some.
Available for a starting price of only $13.50 on Amazon right now, the Rebelite Xtreme features six standard grounded outlets, as well as two USB charging ports. The USB charging ports deliver 5V/2.1 AMP, so they’re suitable for fast charging even larger USB-based devices, like tablets. The LED indicator illuminates to confirm when grounded surge protection is present. Although I reviewed the black model, white, neon blue, and neon red are also available, with perhaps those latter two colors being the only “Xtreme” thing (other than the missing “E”) about this device.
While the Rebelite Xtreme has no stated joule rating and therefore is not really meant to protect from surges, that’s not something you’d necessarily need in a multi-strip outlet of this type, particularly at its modest price point. While the 1.5 foot (.46 meter) power cord may be a bit short for some, like the compact body design, this is meant as much for portability as it is for use in a fixed location. While it works great in a home or office setting, this portability also means it’s a great tool for a road warrior’s bag for use in places like a hotel room, coffee shop, or airport terminal.
The Rebelite Xtreme comes with a one year limited warranty.