Belkin BE112230-08 12-Outlet Home/Office Surge Protector
This offering from Belkin is about as good as it gets, but the price is a bit unreliable for a budget model. You get an energy rating of 3,940 Joules with this model which is even more than the amount of protection offered by the Belkin P-BSQ800-06. This surge protector has 12 outlets, with six of them positioned in a way that makes them ideal for larger plugs and the other six clearly designed for standard-sized connections. There are also in/out phone and coaxial lines on this model to protect your data lines from damaging your equipment in the event of a surge. The only real issue with this model is the price; Belkin suggests a $50 price tag which is reasonable, but high for a budget surge protector although you can usually find it for $30 or less from retailers. You get two indicator lights on this model that let you know it's protecting your hardware and that your outlet is properly grounded.