First Look: Satechi USB Surge Protector | iLounge

2014 iPad iPhone iPod Buyers' Guide from


Not RatedNot Rated

Company: Satechi


Model: USB Surge Protector

Price: $10

Compatible: All iPhones, iPods

Share This Article:

Satechi USB Surge Protector

Author's pic

By Nick Guy

Accessories Editor, iLounge ()
Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Category: Adapters + Cables - Home / Office, Indoor Power Adapters

Satechi's USB Surge Protector ($10) is designed for users who want to charge an iPhone or iPod without giving up an outlet. The adapter has both a 1A USB port and a standard three prong outlet on its face, allowing you to plug in your device and another accessory at the same time. Ideally, an accessory like this would offer 2.1A charging so that iPads can juice up at full speed, but it's hard not to like what's here for the price.


Editors' Note: iLounge only reviews products in "final" form, but many companies now change their offerings - sometimes several times - after our reviews have been published. This iLounge article provides more information on this practice, known as revving.

Related First Looks + Reviews

Recent Accessory News

Shop for Accessories: Cases, speakers, chargers, etc.