A surge-protected powerboard is always a sensible investment, and at $29 ($60 below the regular price), this is an inexpensive way to ensure you don’t fry your precious electronics (and still includes a lifetime warranty). [Dick Smith via OzBargain]
Angus has been writing professionally about technology since 1994 and breaking it for even longer. He is based in Sydney but spends a frankly unhealthy portion of his life on the road, tracking down the latest stories. In 2011, he won the IT Journo Award For Best Consumer Technology Journalist and Consensus IT Writers Award for Best Technical Writer for his work on Lifehacker; about time too.