By Andrew Liszewski
I’m not going to defend some of Monster’s questionable claims or pricing policies when it cames to their ‘high-end’ audio and video cables. But one product they sell that I will recommend, particularly for travelers with a bag full of electronics, is their Outlets To Go compact powerstrips. They’re small, lightweight and even feature a circuit breaker to protect your gear if you happen to find yourself in a sketchy hotel room. Previously, the OTG powerstrips were only available in 3, 4 and 6 outlet models, but Monster has just introduced a new version that features 3 outlets plus a USB jack for recharging cellphones, MP3 players or even digital cameras.
The Outlets To Go 3 USB model has a suggested retail price of $29.99, and while you can get easily find a cheaper powerstrip on the market, you won’t find anything that’s easier to stash in your carry-on luggage.