Had a Monster Cable HTS3600 power center for about 14 years and felt its efficacy had run its course. Surge protectors do get old after a time. It was long in the tooth and I got tired of looking at it. Plus, after much reading and listening, I have come to doubt this whole “clean power” charade anyway. After looking at all kinds of power units, I was about to pull the trigger on a Furman unit that looks suspiciously like this. But, I thought I should check out Monoprice first. Glad I did because comparing pictures, outside the label, this looks EXACTLY like it! Anyway, after plugging everything in, it all sounds the same to me. Just having some protection and basic filtering from RFI/EMI is all you need.
I have small kids, and have been looking all over for a power strip that has Tamper Resistant (TR) outlets, but for whatever reason they don't exist... I bought this, and 3x black TR receptacles (R55-T5320-00E) from big box store, and made my own. Had to hacksaw the "ears" off of those 3 and run new ground wire, but otherwise could reuse everything from this strip, no soldering required.
Monoprice has "almost" cloned the Furman power strip that's double the price. The only thing keeping this from 4 stars is the power cord length. Increase it to 12 or 15' and this would be a perfect product.