I bought these back in 2012 when I moved to LA and my own home electronics setup hasn't been without them since. These mini extension cords are a godsend mainly because electronics manufacturers in the US cannot decide on a proper system to make outlets that don't overtake multiple outlet connections on a powerstrip/surge protector. It's annoying. And yes, it's annoying to have to buy another piece of tech just to deal with it, but until that situation gets itself worked out, these mini extensions are the best solution. And they are at the right pricepoint -- just $16.99 for a 10-pack!