Relying on a cheap power strip to protect your valuable electronic systems can be risky. Unexpected power disruptions and voltage fluctuations can disconnect and cause massive damage to your networking equipment, televisions, gaming equipment, security systems or anything else you've got plugged in. Enter the APC Back-UPS Pro BR1500G uninterruptible power supply. List price is $310, but after a dramatic $147 discount you can purchase this unit now for $162.50 (See on Amazon). It is currently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 1,700 reviewers (read reviews).
What you've got here is guaranteed protection against damage and disruption, from one of the biggest names in power management for the home and business. Loaded with outlets, this device has five dedicated to surges, and another five for battery backup and surges. Automatic voltage regulation protects against spikes and fluctuations. Battery backup allows for uninterrupted power in the event of an outage, and can be expanded for extra long run time. PowerChute software, if used, will safely shut down your system in the event of an extra long outage. An LCD screen lets you monitor voltage, power status, battery charge and more.
What's more, APC has a lifetime warranty of up to $150,000 for any equipment sustaining surge-related damage while properly connected to this unit.