Belkin Power Board

Belkin’s Incredible Powerboards Just Got A New Version With Huge Improvements

So good!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been using the Belkin surge protector powerboards in my living room, bedroom and office since before Covid, and won’t use anything else due to their reliability, surge protection capabilities and Belkin’s connected equipment warranty, but this week, they announced that they’ve updated the entire range and it just got a lot better.

The new surge protection powerboards now come in 4, 6 and 8 outlet varieties, with a 1 port version also coming at a later date, but I want to focus on the first three and in particular the 8 outlet version that I use all around my house.

Belkin Power Board

This new version comes in all white, which is a big improvement from the white/dark grey version before. I’m actually just renovating a home studio at the moment so having it be white is a big improvement for me and many others, but that’s just the beginning.

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The powerboards are all significantly smaller than the previous version, which again, is something that anyone will appreciate no matter the space that they’re in, but cleverly, Belkin has now built-in wall mounting holes in the back of all three of the powerboards, meaning you can mount it to the underside of a desk, or a wall behind the station that you’re working on.

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Belkin Power Board

Probably the biggest improvement though is the change from USB-A ports to USB-C ports, with there being two of them on all three powerboards. You can get 30w of power through the ports, which is shared between them, so if you’ve got two things connected, it’ll cleverly divert 15w to each port, or you’ll get the full 30w if you’re just using one. Probably the only small gripe would be that I’d have loved a little bit more wattage particularly in the 8 port version, as 30w is enough for a smartphone or a laptop, but there’s devices that can suck up a lot more that these days.

Belkin Power Board

In terms of connected device warranty, you get $40,000 with a the 4 outlet version, $50,000 with the 6 outlet version and $70,000 with the 8 outlet version, and whilst I’ve never had to use this, it’s definitely a bit reassuring to know that Belkin is willing to put its money where it’s mouth is with its surge protection.

I’ll keep singing from the rooftops to anyone that will listen that these are the powerboards to invest in, and even more-so with these improvements, as any small criticisms I had with the former version have now been improved.