Tributaries, makers of high-end audio-visual equipment, have put out their latest power management product, the T12. This power strip offers a massive 12 outlets! Now assuming you aren’t drawing so much power that you are blowing circuit breakers, this power-strip has one extremely helpful feature: 8 of the outlets have the ability to rotate 90 degrees to make managing those goofy AC adapter blocks by allowing to to stagger them or rotate them out of the way of their neighbors. Very handy when you have a motley collection of electronic equipment to deal with!
Of course we can’t ignore some of the less obvious attributes like it’s 6KV voltage-spike protection, the shutters for the 4 fixed outlets, the wideband line filter (58 dB from 150KHz to 100MHz) for your cable connection (F-type, network, and phone connections).
On top of all that it offers a 3 year parts and labor warranty and a $25,000 connected equipment warranty.
I’ve been using this power strip for the past few weeks and the biggest thing, for me, of course has been the rotating power outlets. I was constantly fighting to fit my iPhone, HP hx4700, Powerbook, heating pad, a lamp, my HP 310 (navigation device) and my Nintendo DS all into my old power strip and it just didn’t work., but the T12 has no problem with all these funky adapters and plugs.
Of course living on the U.S. Gulf Coast, I’m also plenty familiar with lightning and the damage it can cause and I’m in the process of swapping out my current AV power strip with this one. Of course, now that means that I’ll need to go buy another one for the personal equipment I mentioned before. At $120, the T12 isn’t cheap, but it is a high-end device, available mostly from specialty A/V stores, and I, for one, believe that the convenience and quality is worth the price.
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What I Like: I love the rotating plugs and the shuttered fixed plugs. It really helps me manage my oddball adapters, making great use of the space.
What Needs Improvement: The plugs rotate a little too easily. I kind of want them to lock or notch in horizontally or vertically – maybe a little lump or bump to overcome to switch it from one position to the next.
Overall, though, I definitely recommend this product!