Available in many colors, this cable stands out for its tough braided casing and two useful USB ports, allowing it to meet multiple types of charging needs at once.
Available in four lengths and an impressive 12 different colors. Provides power to any device with a standard grounded cord, and offers two high-speed USB ports to directly charge smartphones and other devices. Braided cord casing is tough enough to stand up to heavy use without wear.
The head of the cord is bulky, and may not fit well into outlets tucked away behind furniture or other objects.
This durable braided cable offers a longer reach than other surge protectors, combining security and convenience in an attractive-looking model.
This GE cord is available in black and white. Braided nylon cord casing is durable enough to avoid tangles and wear. Doubles as a surge protector, so users can plug in high-power devices like computers and televisions. Longer and more durable than most surge protectors.
Outlets are spaced more closely than on some surge protectors, which may cause a space issue for users with multiple power cords with large heads.
Designed to go where other cables cannot fit, the flat cable and rotating plug allows this cable to fit into very tight spaces and to be plugged in from either direction. A good option for users with space issues or hard-to-reach outlets.
Has many space-saving features, like the rotating plug that allows users to thread the cord from another direction if one path to the outlet is blocked. Three available outlets for standard grounded power cords. Flat cord design can go under or around obstacles where other extension cables do not fit.
Designed to be as compact as possible, this 1-foot cord is shorter than many extension cables, and may not meet the length needs of some users.
Handy for users who want to plug in small appliances without reducing available outlets on surge protectors, this cord gets high marks for convenience as well as its availability in lengths up to 25 feet.
Folds easily for easy transport. Works with any appliance with a standard two-pronged ungrounded power cord, freeing up surge protectors for use with more high-powered devices. Cord is available in multiple lengths, including up to an impressive 25 feet, allowing users who need to power an appliance across an entire room to meet their needs.
Users who primarily need outlets for three-pronged grounded cords may not find this cord useful.
Designed to stand up to an outdoors environment, this 20-foot cord is a good option for corded outdoor power tools or other devices intended for outdoor use.
The vinyl casing offers protection from outdoor elements including rain, wind, dirt, and debris. Since outdoor extension cables are often used with corded power tools and exterior lights, the 20 feet provided by this cord can meet those needs. Reinforced casing to prevent accidental bending or breaking.
Like many outdoor extension cables, the casing on this product contains lead, and indoor use should be avoided.
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There are times where a good extension cable is necessary, especially with power tools in outdoor settings. Extension cords come in many different lengths and styles, mostly designed for particular uses or environments. To help customers choose, many manufacturers use certain letters to designate the cord's intended use. For example, S represents a standard cord with a flexible design. W is a common designation intended for outdoor use. You will also have to decide between a two- or three-prong plug. While both will supply ample power to most devices and tools, the three-prong design has a ground wire, offering better protection against electrical shock and fires.
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