Update X3: And it's gone again.
Update X2: You can buy this surge protector but it's backordered. Just click the Amazon link under "Other sellers on Amazon."
Update 2:10 p.m.: This surge protector is sold out at Amazon. We'll update this post if it comes back in stock.
Surge protectors might not be as sexy as SSD and graphics cards deals, but they’re a necessary part of any PC setup. And we couldn’t let this one pass you by: Amazon is selling the Belkin 10-outlet surge protector for just $20 today, the lowest price we’ve seen for this strip in years.
I bought two of these surge protectors years ago for a much higher price and can’t say enough great things about them. For one, it’s made of metal, so it can take a beating. My strips have been through three moves and god knows how many drops and shocks, and they still looks as good as it did when I bought them. It’s big and heavy compared to those cheap plastic surge protectors you buy at Target, but a heavy-duty 15-foot cord makes it easy to find a good spot for it under your desk.
Or on a wall. This surge protector has four screw holes on the bottom and a flat bottom, so you can mount it cleanly on a wall. Plus, its outlets are spaced enough apart so giant plugs can fit without taking up two spots. And if you ever need it to perform surge-protecting duties, a red light will let you know your devices are safe.
But don’t just take my word for it. This surge protector has a 4.5 star rating over 357 reviews. In fact, I’m going to pick up another one right now.
[Today’s deal: Belkin 10-outlet surge protector for $20 at Amazon]