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Try It Before You Buy It: Side Socket

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - On a suggestion from a WAVE 3 News viewer we tried out the Side Socket. So does it really make plugging in electronics behind furniture easier?

The product promises to swivel to redirect your power so you can safely slide your furniture back without any problems with your electrical cords.

To test it we went to the WAVE 3 Sports department where the guys have a lot of cords plugged into tight spaces.

We plugged in the Side Socket and make sure the surge protection and ground were working. Then we went to see if the product would allow us to push the furniture back further up against the wall - and sure enough it worked.

The Side Socket comes with a surge protector already included inside of the unit. The only downfall, according to the directions, is if you take a power hit and this surge protector is used it's only good once. It will still work as an outlet, it just won't have surge protection for you any longer. So for $12.99 it's not a bad buy.

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