This $14 GE side access surge protector makes blocked outlets easily accessible

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Chances are you already own at least one surge protector or power strip — but if you have outlets located behind a piece of furniture that can’t be configured any other way, you likely wish you could use that outlet again without moving things around.

Those who choose to use those furniture-blocked outlets often see their cords damaged over time due to the pressure applied from the couch, bed, desk, etc., to the outwardly protruding plug. An easy way to keep everything as is without damaging your tech and cords is to use a side access surge protector, and Amazon shoppers say this one from GE is the best of the best.

GE Pro 6-Outlet Extender Side Access Surge Protector Wall Adapter, $13.90

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Unlike most standard surge protectors, the GE Pro 6-Outlet Extender slips into your outlet with a three-prong plug, and, instead of providing the AC outlets at the front, they’re located on the sides of the device. This lets you plug in any tech without bending or straining the cord. Also, in the long run, you’ll have no more cord stripping or power failure since everything remains loose and safely untangled.

This multi-outlet side access surge protector has six grounded outlets (three on each side), making it perfect for three-prong and two-prong plugs. The side access design adds flexibility to your outlets, allowing you to plug in any of your electronics in small, tight spaces with ease.

Best of all, there’s an added 1,200 Joules Protection Rating that ensures that your electrical equipment stays protected from harmful voltage spikes.

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In addition to its thoughtful design and surge protection, shoppers love that this product comes from GE — the No. 1 brand in surge protection.

The Amazon’s Choice product has over 3,900 five-star reviews, with shoppers loving that it’s “practical yet decorative.”

“I had to clean up the mess of wires that fed into a traditional surge protector,” one shopper wrote. “This surge protector fits fairly tight to the wall behind our flat-screen TV. The optional USB-C port comes in handy to power our Fire Stick.”

Another shopper whose couch blocked their outlet added that it’s “a perfect outlet multiplier for behind the couch where there’s no space for plugs extending out of the wall. No more bent cables!”

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