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Monster Power Black Platinum 800 review: Surge protection with a side of networking

Monster’s line of surge protectors include everything you need to connect a network device using your home’s electrical wiring.

Monster Power Black Platinum
At a Glance
  • Monster Power Black Platinum

    TechHive Rating
    $179.95 MSRP $200.00
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    The Monster Power Black Platinum is expensive for a surge suppressor, but the powerline-network feature sets it apart from the competition—even if it is much slower than HomePlug AV2 MIMO adapters.

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating
    $179.95 MSRP $200.00
    View
    on Amazon

    The Monster Power Black Platinum is expensive for a surge suppressor, but the powerline-network feature sets it apart from the competition—even if it is much slower than HomePlug AV2 MIMO adapters.

    Pros

    • 8-outlet surge suppressor and powerline network adapter in one
    • Two 3.4-amp USB power ports
    • Protects a cable or satellite device

    Cons

    • Based on non-standard powerline networking technology
    • You can't buy powerline adapters separate from the surge suppressors
    • Much, much slower than the best HomePlug AV2 MIMO adapters

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