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The Problem: I have a few areas in my home where I need several outlets but don’t want a bulky surge protector to be visible.

The Solution: ECHOGEAR’s 6-outlet Surge Protector is an affordable and compact wall-mounted surge protector with six rotating outlets so you can keep clutter to a minimum and prevent plugs and cords from taking over your living space.

I love tech and am always on the hunt for new and exciting gear that solves problems or makes my life just a little bit easier. If there’s one thing I hate about tech, though is a lot of it needs to be plugged in. More plugs mean more clutter, and nobody wants that!

I recently stumbled upon a nifty surge protector from ECHOGEAR that’ll triple the number of outlets you get with a traditional wall plug, all while making your electronics easier to plug in.

ECHOGEAR On-Wall Surge Protector

On-Wall Surge Protector

ECHOGEAR On-Wall Surge Protector

$29 at Amazon

The surge protector plugs straight into any three-pronged wall outlet — without requiring you to unscrew its faceplate. It has just a 1.5-inch profile, making it perfect for use in tight spaces like behind your wall-mounted smart TV. Best of all, it has six outlets so you can plug in more electronics.

Another perk? Every outlet can pivot. You can have them face forward or turned to the left or right perpendicular to the outlet, making all of your cords easier to plug in and preventing tangling.

echogear surge protector outlet plugged into the wall with 4 plugs in use with it
Brandon Carte

Not only that, the ECHOGEAR offers 1,080 Joules of surge protection. That means if there are spikes, surges, or sags in your neighborhood, the items that are plugged in won’t experience any damage. Basically, the higher the joule rating, the longer the surge protector will last.

I’ve been using the ECHOGEAR plug for a few months now and what I like most about it is that it has space for bulky plugs like my MacBook charger while still leaving room for a couple of standard-sized plugs, which can all be used simultaneously. It even has a USB-C and USB-A plug. I keep a wireless charger plugged into the USB-A port and will occasionally plug in my iPad’s charging cable into the USB-C plug to juice my tablet or phone up.

As for the full-sized plugs, I have the left-most three powering a table lamp, subwoofer, and rear speaker for my home theater system. For the ones on the right, I was able to plug in my air purifier and my Christmas tree. Not bad for a product that only is 5.5 inches tall and 4 inches wide!

echogear side view showing extra plugs and usb ports
Brandon Carte

With traditional surge protectors, I always felt the need to hide them since they look like a rat’s nest. The ECHOGEAR barely takes up any space, and I can’t recommend it enough for folks looking to add a few extra outlets in their homes in areas with several electronics.

Bottom Line: If you’re looking for an affordable way to add more plugs to your wall outlet, all while adding some surge protection, the ECHOGEAR Surge Protector is worth the sub-$10 investment. It packs six outlets and sports a super slim profile. Best of all, it only costs 10 bucks and is backed by a 5-year, $25,000 connected equipment warranty, giving you even some peace of mind to boot!


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Brandon Carte
Senior Electronics Editor

Brandon Carte has been covering technology at since 2017, where he's been writing about the latest gadgets, appliances, and scouring the internet for the products that make life easier. His reporting has been featured on, Good Housekeeping and USA Today. When he's not researching washing machines or testing robot vacuums, you can find him at concerts, swimming laps, or at the movies. He thinks smartphones are too big, prefers MP3s to Spotify, and misses his iPhone’s headphone jack.