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Power Strips That Will Keep You Plugged In At Any Hotel

Keeping everything charged on vacation is crucial, especially when hotel room outlets are few and far between.

Some hotel rooms seem like they were designed to have no available power outlets. Change that by packing your own power strip.

Anker Power Strip with USB, 5 ft Extension Cord, PowerPort Cube USB with 3 Outlets and 3 USB Ports, Portable Design, Overload Protection for iPhone XS/XR, Compact for Travel, Cruise Ship, and Office
It's designed to deliver an optimized charge to your devices with "PowerIQ" technology. | Anker

As far as functionality, power strips haven't changed much over the years. Some of the newer models, however, do offer upgrades that can help charge more devices quickly and more efficiently. They also come in quite a few more shapes and sizes these days, so they're easy to grab and toss in your suitcase without weighing anything down.

Anker Power Strip with USB, 2 Outlet & 2 PowerIQ USB Ports (24W) Travel Power Strip, Powerport Strip 2 Mini with 5ft Long Cord, Safety Door, Flat Plug, for Hotels, Dorm Room, Cruise Ships, and Home
It features a thick, rubber-coated power cable – with a fire-retardant casing and an internal safety shutter – to help ensure peace of mind. | Anker

While the power strip will give you the extra outlets you require, it's important to know that the device itself won't overheat and possibly damage your own gear. The first thing you'll want to check to make sure it has surge protection, which is pretty standard. Next, make sure that the cord is properly insulated, and a power strip's casing is both durable and resistant to overheating as well.

Travel Power Strip, NTONPOWER 3 Outlets 3 USB Portable Desktop Charging Station Short Extension Cord 15 inches for Office, Home, Hotels, Cruise Ship, Nightstand, White
It's approved by the FCC and RoHS (for Europe) thanks to the high temperature-resistant outer shell that provides protection against electrical short circuits, overheating, and overcharging. | NTONPOWER

While finding a power strip that's easy to pack and loaded with safety features is important, it really comes down to the length of the cord itself. Check to see how long the cord to the power strip is. Because the longer the cord, the more options you have for setting up your room how you'd like to have it, rather than what's convenient based on the layout of your room.