Another review from one of our favourite accessories companies on Amazon. You can never have too many power strips, especially in my house.

The AUKEY Extension Lead Power Strip is 4 sockets plus 4 USB strip making it a lot more appealing in modern households than basic power strips. No extension lead is attractive but the AUKEY is well made and reasonably good looking with a premium feel to it, it isn’t quite as nice as the Box SurgeSmart but it is also cheaper and has more sockets.

The official product details from AUKEY are:

  • A total power output of 3500W means that the power strip will not blow a fuse easily, allowing you to charger more high-powered devices
  • Protect Electronics from Dangerous Surges, Rated to withstand a power surge of up to 900 J, and complete, 3-line AC protection can safeguard your laptop, desktop, printer
  • 4x standard outlet powering up electrical appliances, computer, TV, stereo for your home/office / business, 4 Smart USB Ports: 2*5V/1A and 2*5V/2.4A
  • Sophisticated circuit design with over-heated, over-current, over-charging protection. The middle holes will only be opened when fully plugged in. It will be safer in family use
  • Package contents: AUKEY 4-Outlet Power Strip with 4 USB Charging Ports, Instruction manual, full 18 Month Worry-Free Warranty

Performance is about as good as you would expect, you plug things in and it powers them up. The USB sockets perform just like every other USB plug we have used, and provide a stable charge according to our USB tester.

Priced at £18.99 it is not as cheap as a bog-standard extension lead, but I think the build quality and USB sockets more than justify the extra cost.