The Best Portable Power Strips and Surge Protectors With USB Charging
Updated Dec 11, 2022
Wall outlets are in short supply on planes and busses and in airports and hotels, so packing a portable power strip is a must for frequent travelers. After researching dozens of models and testing the top contenders, we think the best power strip for North American travel is a product sold under two different brands: You can find it as either the Accell Home or Away Surge Protector or Tripp Lite Protect It 3-Outlet Surge Protector. They’re functionally identical, so just pick the one that’s cheaper when you’re ready to order. Both sell for about $20, have three outlets and two USB-A charging ports with adequate spacing for bulkier plugs, and are smaller and lighter than any other travel model we’ve tested.