Socket Shelf Comparison: As Seen on TV vs Amazon!

Socket Shelf Comparison: As Seen on TV vs Amazon!


This is Socket Shelf.
It’s an As Seen on TV 8-port surge protector. It has six
outlets, two USB connectors, and a shelf. Not to be outdone, Amazon has their own
kind of version with six outlets, two USB ports and a small shelf. For the low end
version, this one has no outlets but it has a shelf. Today I’m comparing all
three of these socket shelves to see which one is the best deal. I’m James
White and this is Freakin’ Reviews. I actually have two socket shelves.
I purchased both of them for about 30 bucks. The reason being is because I saw
two completely different packages and I wanted to make sure that there wasn’t
two versions floating out there. They are the same version so we’re gonna take one
of these and put it off to the side. Here’s where I unboxed both of these to
make sure they weren’t different. Let’s get these out of the way first, deal with them later. But this is what I’m talking about right now. This is Socket Shelf.
It’s been advertised on television actually for a while now. They test
marketed a year or two ago and just brought it back. Now they’re advertising it.
But I’ve seen two different packages here. They have the same barcode so I’m
pretty sure it’s the same item. But sometimes these As Seen on TV products tend to change over time and since the packaging is so different I bought this
at an As Seen on TV store, this at Bed Bath & Beyond. I figured I would just get both of them at 30 bucks apiece and see how they work and make sure there’s no
difference between the two of them. And also compare them to a couple of
competitors on Amazon. Let me crack all these open and get started.
Socket Shelf number one. By the way this one says it’s from Sharper Image, the
commercial says sharper image. I don’t see Sharper Image on this one anywhere.
Don’t know if that’s significant or not. It’s possible they’re the exact same and
they’re just testing different packages. It’s possible that different retailers
get different packaging, I don’t know. This box looks a lot less As Seen on TV-ish
than this one does though. Now the instructions look As Seen on TV.
Alright here is the glorious shelf. Alright there’s the back of it. Two plugs
on this side, two in the front, two on the side. And you got two USB ports.
Pretty basic. Socket Shelf number two. This looks very familiar. Alright here is the shelf. The instructions appear to be identical.
Okay so I’m thinking might just be difference in packaging.
All right Socket Shelf number two. I think they’re the same thing same thing.
Same thing, right? Two of the same thing? I’ll look a little more closely but it looks like
they’re the same thing. I just wanted to make sure the packaging
wasn’t showing maybe a different version, an updated one. Because things like
The Clapper, even the Bell & Howell Disk Lights have changed over time even
though the packaging may or may not have. So I just wanted to make sure, and I can
always use an extra one of these assuming they actually work.
All right let’s get to this Amazon one here. This is a little different design.
A little different. We’ve got three on each side. You still have six and two so the
same number of ports. Six outlets and two USB, just designed a little bit differently.
And this one has a shelf I believe. Where is the shelf? I think this
is the shelf. I think that’s the shelf but I don’t know how to open that up yet.
Well there are no real instructions with this. There’s some product specs in here
but there aren’t any instructions. So I guess I have to just kind of wing this one.
All right I’ll get to that one later. And finally this one which is a
cheap… this one doesn’t have outlets. This is just a shelf itself.
A nice big shelf at least. Oh and these are actually heavy. And they give you two different kinds.
It’s well packaged. All right so it looks like one of these goes in here and
your shelf goes up there. So I have to put this together in a little bit here.
I’m gonna read all these instructions over and then guess I’ll get started.
For those of you concerned about safety, the Amazon one has an ETL listing and the
Socket Shelf has a UL listing. Now the two that have outlets in them, they’re both
15 amps and the USB section, this is 2.4 amps and this is 2.1. So pretty similar.
Let me put the the shelf on this particular unit. I think it just…
it’s a good sized shelf. Compared to the Socket Shelf it’s
certainly deeper. Not as wide though. The way you’re gonna attach the shelf here is…
It’s not quite as easy as it should be. I’ll get it. I did it once. I can do it again It should be easier than this. Hey I got it.
And there we go. Boom! I think this one’s shelf… I was looking at the shelf slides out like that.
Well that’s not much of a shelf. Is that even really a shelf?
I’m not sure if that would be considered a shelf or not.
It does have a little ridge up here so you could put your phone on top and it doesn’t slide off
so I guess it’s kind of shelf-like. Anyways here’s our three competitors.
I think it’s time to get started. All my bathrooms have a socket right
underneath the medicine cabinet. Even if I could get it to fit this way, which it
doesn’t, you’re gonna have a shelf right underneath there. That’s not gonna work.
I’ll have to find somewhere else but in my case I can’t even use this in any of my
bathrooms which is kind of the main place they showed it being used.
Disappointing. Let me see if either one of these fit in here now. All right well
the Amazon one actually can fit there. Although it’s kind of strange because if you wanted to charge a device here,
the plug’s kind of in the way, and you can’t put it up there because
the medicine cabinet’s in the way so it’s kind of strange. I guess you could put it like that. That’s not that great, but it fits here better than this Socket Shelf
which doesn’t fit here at all. With this one it would certainly fit but you’re gonna
have the shelf there so I would say in the case of the bathroom when you have a
medicine cabinet here, this is probably gonna be your best choice because the
shelf is a little bit lower. I’m not sure it’s gonna work in my bathroom. If you
have a bathroom with an outlet not underneath the medicine cabinet, it might work for you.
But let me try the kitchen now and see if I have any better luck in there.
Hmm well once again all of my sockets in my kitchen are underneath something.
But let me try anyways. As Seen on TV. All right well I mean it definitely gives me more outlets over here. I’m not sure about this.
You know what this reminds me a little bit of? You might remember the Side Socket which is also six outlets, no USB. This is from like 2012 I think. But this
one swivels so you can kind of plug it in there and you can keep it flat.
You got the same thing here but you got two on each side.
See the font on the Side Socket? That’s pretty similar. Something tells me these are related. But I digress. What I want to know is if I put weight on one side if
it’s gonna be a problem here. Not that you’d store can of soup up here. Yeah I guess
it’s… I guess it’s kinda sturdy. The shelf’s pretty deep so if you have a
phone up here, you’re gonna have to put it way back there in the back.
So I’m charging my phone, that’s cool. It’s on the shelf up here. If I wanted to
view it, that might be a little more problematic. I’ll have to put in the back.
Four extra outlets and two USB is always gonna be a good thing. Can’t have enough
power here, right? But as far as storing spices and things, you know it’s like…
That’s not gonna work. I’m not even sure that’s… is that convenient? You guys
tell me if you think that’s convenient or not. Having a spice way back there, I
don’t know. I just could reach in here and grab one.
Anyways let’s try another one. Once again I’m not thrilled about this
being in front of your shelf, because look. I mean you can’t really put it at a
good angle. You can’t put it up here. It actually seems to hold the phone
better on top, minus the shelf. And actually better than the Socket Shelf because
it’s not so deep. If you’re not using the USB then the shelf works
pretty well I guess. The Socket Shelf seems like it’s moving
around back and forth when I put weight on it. This one less because it has more
support. One more. All right there we go. Well obviously you’re not getting any more
outlets or USB ports, but how about the shelf itself? I mean it holds the phone.
The phone doesn’t really prop up because it’s so… it’s not wide enough. I guess I
could do that. I’m not sure about that. I just don’t think this is a good
area for one of these items because you got… This is limiting you the whole time
It’s also so narrow. I mean what are you get, two spices on there?
It’s pretty narrow too. It’s very deep. I don’t think you need all that depth.
I don’t think you need all the depth. The one thing I do like though is
they have this little opening so you can run a cord through there but it’s about
the only advantage over the others I’ve seen so far in this. Otherwise I’m not
so impressed. Let me go to somewhere where I’ve actually had a need
for something like this which is my bedroom. All right this is my current setup
in my bedroom. I actually bought this when I went to Australia last year and
it doesn’t add any more outlets but it added two USB ports so I figured I would
just use this, get some use out of it here back in America and I actually kind
of use this as a shelf even though it doesn’t have one. It’s not really a shelf
but I rest it on there. And this one, this does have a built-in cable that can
charge most Android devices. Right now I’ve got my BedJet plugged in here, my
laptop plugged in here. I charge one of my iPhones here and I’m charging
my battery pack. This is a standard setup. This is my room
every day. So let me see what I can do. Starting off with the Socket Shelf.
And this time I’m gonna actually remove the faceplate for all of them to try to
secure them a little bit better. Even with the screw in place it’s still…
you know. Alright so I’m gonna put my laptop on the side here. You can see it moving
as I’m sticking it in there. I’ll put the BedJet in the front. But not only do I
have better space optimized but I still have four more outlets so I’m pretty
happy with that. I think the instability is… it’s not so
bad that it’s gonna be a problem unless you put something really heavy on there.
But I kinda like it. Let me try an iPad and see how that works in there.
One thing about the iPad is the cord’s on the bottom. A lot of devices are
like that so you’re gonna have to put it upside down which most devices can
automatically flip so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Now let’s see how
this bad boy works. I do like the fact that the shelf kind of can be hidden,
although it’s such a small shelf. See this one also moves a little bit too. And it’s
screwed in there. Hmm. Alright my battery pack doesn’t even fit. Doesn’t fit.
It’s too thick. So I’ll put it up here I guess. That does hold it nicely though.
That’s good. Try the iPhone. Oh look at this. I mean
look at that. What a terrible place to put them.
I just don’t get it. They could have put them higher. They could have put them
somewhere else. But right there, right where your phone is gonna be.
If you don’t want to look at your phone I guess it can squeeze in there. I don’t know. I’m not too convinced and it definitely didn’t hold this one. This was just too thick completely.
Look at that. Nope. Now let’s see if this iPad is gonna fit. I guess it
fits in there. I don’t think I would trust it to stay there. The problem is
now if I want to… This won’t fit here. Guess I can just put on the floor. The iPad
does fit nicely right there though. It does fit nicely. And I could probably fit
my phone here. Kind of. I think it’s… It’s alright. Oh I haven’t even plugged
anything in yet. Laptop is plugged in. We’ve got one two
three four more over here. It just seems a little bit more cluttered and more
cramped than the Socket Shelf. Now I’m certainly more into the price on
this one which was $12 vs $30. I’m starting to lean towards this
one being a little bit better. We have one more to check though. All right and
for our economy model here. You don’t get any extra outlets but you get this nice
deep shelf. In my case I actually lose something because I was using this
before which gave me… It didn’t give me extra outlets but it gave me two extra USB ports.
Now I have nothing. So what if I could just plug that back in there? Maybe
I should just do that if I wanted a shelf. Because really I can’t go without
USB ports here. I can’t. I just can’t do it. I won’t. I’m just gonna stick this
back in there. I don’t care. I’m just gonna do it. I’m gonna plug in my
laptop, plug in my BedJet. And the nice thing about this shelf, you can feed
your electronics up through there which is kind of nice. Now that’s what I’m
talking about. You could obviously just put a cube down here too.
I mean if you guys call this cheating, I could just do this. All right now I’m
not cheating anymore. But then I have to decide between my
laptop and my BedJet. But anyways I do like the fact that when you feed that
through there it kind of holds it up in place. That’s kind of nice. Same thing
with the iPad. It does hold it up nicely. I think that just as a shelf it’s
actually pretty good and the price point is pretty good as well so I think it’s
only eight bucks. So let me see how much this shelf actually holds. I can’t use it in
the bathroom because of my medicine cabinet’s in the way. So let me just try some
bathroom items right here. I’ll put the bigger stuff toward the back.
Some shaving gel, maybe some hand soap. Miscellaneous item number one, some beard oil. Maybe some q-tips. Can I fit it on there? One more thing. Oh I fit everything
on there. The only problem is you kind of have to dig toward the back because it’s deep.
Let’s see if the Socket Shelf with its more wide shelf is more efficient.
Try the same items. Not as much depth but let’s see. Shaving gel, miscellaneous,
q-tips, beard oil, more. I actually think I have more space. I think the Socket
Shelf with its wide design actually might be a little bit better. I’m a
little bit surprised. I thought with this big deep shelf that it would hold more
but I think there’s just more room on the Socket Shelf. Well I think I have all
the information I need to wrap this things up. All right it’s time for some
pros and cons and ranking these three. Number three at the bottom is the cheapo
shelf that doesn’t really have any extra sockets to it. The pros would be that it has
a shelf and it has this cutout for the electronics but you don’t really get
any extra outlets for it so it’s just a shelf. And you have to take your original
faceplate off so there’s some minor assembly required. Number two is the KMC
from Amazon. It’s pretty good because it seems stable when it goes into the outlet.
It does have six outlets and two USB ports. but the shelf space is pretty limited.
I mean you could barely fit a phone in there. You might be able to
lean something up here. But if you’ve got something charging in the USB ports it’s
kind of is in the way of the phone so for 12 bucks it’s actually a pretty good
deal. I just wish these USB ports were somewhere else. And I wish the shelf was
a little bit bigger. Not bad it’s just there’s a few design flaws. And that leaves me
with number one, surprisingly, As Seen on TV Socket Shelf comes out on top.
This one has I think the best shelf of them all. It seems to have the most shelf space and the USB ports are in a convenient location. Now it’s not perfect. It’s 30 bucks.
That’s pretty steep for something like this. I was thinking 20 would be a
little bit more like it. But on the other hand if you’re not
worried about that as much, I think it does a pretty good job. The only problem
with any of these is that if you’re adding a shelf to an outlet, a lot of
times outlets are underneath things like counter spaces and medicine
cabinets so you may not be able to use them in those places. I’m gonna stick
with my Socket Shelf. Now I have an extra one I’m not sure what I’m gonna do with
but maybe I’ll give that one away. Check out the comments to see what I’m gonna do about that. But have you used the Socket Shelf or one of these other items?
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100 thoughts on “Socket Shelf Comparison: As Seen on TV vs Amazon!”

  1. I'm giving away my extra Socket Shelf (so it's very slightly used) to someone in the USA who replies to this comment. In one week (Sept 7) I'll heart/reply to the winner and then delete this thread after another week. Thanks for watching everyone!

  2. Id revisit the KMC one cause look at this picture!

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71V6M1Z%2BICL._SL1500_.jpg

  3. The one from amazon has a extending shelf on top too!! We have one at our shop. Just pull the lip on top like the bottom!!

  4. Not a new product yet you and Vivian Tries do the same type of review on the same product. She even noticed similar designs and different versions. Her review was released about 10 days ago. Weird? Oddly coincidental?

  5. It amazes me you could be so clueless! These are meant for your devices not spice or toiletries, but you are right the USB ports are in a stupid place

  6. Can't use any of these as shelves, as I am from the Chicago area and all of our outlets in our house are mounted on their sides. So with the horizontal orientation of the outlets none of these shelves would work.

  7. The top of the KMC can be pulled out a bit, although it looks like it was designed for smaller phones from the mid 2000s, the video on the product page even has a flip phone sitting on the bottom shelf. I'll just stick with a regular surge protector that has USB ports.

  8. It looks like maybe the one with the little pull out piece on the bottom might be to hang cords over versus an actual shelf. Just a thought. Keep up the great work. 👍

  9. Hanging thing of the socket …. no thanks. USB integrated ports on socket … Just grab an approved charger that you can unplug when you are done. Any charge, no matter how efficient it is, will has a power consumption when not charging. Cell phone charger, when not meeting the basic safety rules are a dissaster waiting to happen. The dollar store kind stuff that comes from china is way out any regulation. From burning you phone from get electrocuted yourself …

  10. There is a new version of the Socket Shelf called the Socket Shelf Deluxe that has two shelves. The same one on the top and a larger one on the bottom.

  11. The instability of your shelves are actually from the outlet mount itself. Most often you just need to tighten the screws that holds your actual socket to the outlet box and that will fix it. Some houses actually have the outlet box not aligned with the post it's mounted on correctly and the installers just loosen the screws to get it to align right. Worth checking!

  12. Wouldn't these be better if they had two sets of prongs to actually plug into both sockets, or does that matter? My house has many outlets where the top outlet is controlled by the light switch, while the bottom outlet is always on. So devices like these would be useless. I have found a device that expands mall wall socket from two to six, but it has two sets of prongs, that way the top three are still controlled by the light switch, while the bottom three are just live.

  13. I own the shelf-only one. I bought it specifically for my Alexa and it works perfectly. Thank you for your videos. Informative and entertaining!

  14. Either of the shelves (not the pocket shelf) would be great for an Alexa or Google dot!

    I have an Alexa in my kitchen and one of those would be great there, plus the extra sockets in a kitchen would be heaven!

  15. In the kitchen, why in the world would you think to store spices on that shelf? Its not made for that. It holds whatever you are charging, like a cell phone. That's it. Not spices. It almost seemed like you were actively looking for problems, like when you tried to add beard oil to the shelf.

  16. I would just use a nightstand & save the money. A wet shaving gel can would be a electric hazard in the bathroom! Keep up the great reviews!

  17. We've bought products that were poorly designed and would love to sit down with the design team and demonstrate exactly why the product sucks, and ask "Did anybody actually product test this?". It probably comes down to production costs and best design version cost way too much, so they went with the design that had the lost production costs (aka China bid, $1.00 per unit).

  18. They need to take inspiration from those mobile tripod holders. the ones that have a spring or elastic in them to hold your phone in place. Also, these ppl who make these products seem to grasp the idea of center of gravity once products are placed on them. Smaller Iphone 5 or 5S would fit easily.. but that's about it.

  19. This was painful watching you boomer your way through this one. On the one hand, you're right about the KMC or whatever one just being terrible in every conceivable way. They make great surge protectors but not so great at adding features that aren't power based to the surge protector. Also, there's a reason why all of those plugs have center screws, to anchor them so they don't move around as much. I liked the socket shelf ones the best, that wasn't bad. Though, if you need more shelf space in your bathroom or wherever, just buy those cheap wire shelves.

  20. The only one which takes into account Decora(tor) wallplates for someone who wants to use the screw is the Wali Outlet Shelf, the other two are unfortunately a fail in that regard…

  21. I have a small GE version, only one socket and usb plug, more of a phone shelf. 3 prong pass through surge protector still better than a normal socket hog.
    Risking damaging already rickety electrical box mounts with even more stress, not a good idea. Outlets already get loose just from unplugging.

  22. Code requires GFCI in bathroom, so only the shelf only version would work. Also won't work properly with decor outlets, which includes GFCI outlets. Finally, my bathroom had a quad outlet, so none of these shelves would work.

  23. YEAH! Another great review James that saved me lots of $$$ — crappy products made in China! Sure, you can plug in 6 items and 2 USB ports BUT will your home electrical system handle the increased voltage/amperage coming from that outlet? Way to create a fire hazard, guys! Also, the TV commercial shows a hair dryer plugged into it next to a sink. So if you drop the hair dryer into the sink while using it, you get electrocuted!

  24. 1:03 what! 5 years. Damn they didn't see this if this going to be big or not. Well i'm going to continue to watch on and see if this its good or not 🙂 This going to be fun

  25. Hey, I can truly use the socket shelf, I have two broken hips from a bad car wreak that was a hit and run. My left leg also set blood clots up as well due to me not walking and moving around. So I’m sitting a lot because I can’t walk right now. And my doctor have a circulation legging thing that go’s on my legs to help the blood circulate in my legs. As well as a heating pad I have to use each night because my hips are so bad and I having walked in over 2years that I have to use a heating pad. I also have my asthma machine that I need to keep plugged up next to me for breathing treatments. As well as my cellphones and computer. My life is in the same spot everyday for the pass two years and it hurts a lot when I have to reach and bend to try to unplug stuff so I can plug something else up. I was going to buy this myself but I’m only getting disability right now since I’m down into they do total hip replacement surgery on me so I can go back to work. And all I’m getting from disability is 771.00 a month and my rent is 750.00. So my funds not right so I can purchases a socket shelf at this moment. It really would help me a lot if I could get it with all I have going on with my health right now. And plus my floor is my medicine cabinet as well.

  26. I like the "Cheapo" unit in a case where you already have the "Side Socket" or something similar in place, with enough outlets and USB power ports, but without a shelf. For the price, you could afford to add a shelf to 2 or 3 outlets for the same cost as the "Socket Shelf".

  27. It seems to me that the KMC device was at least originally designed for the "shelf" to only hold/organize the USB charger cords and/or the AC power cords.

  28. My own personal opinion, is that the 90 degree/right angle cords are amazing. I wouldn't see the cords being in the way of the Amazon charger as being an obstacle for me. Honestly, though, I wouldn't be using it's built in shelf either unless charging more than one device. Honestly, even though I've only ever ordered from WISH twice, both buys were a waste of money….but I got a neat 90 degree charge cord as a free gift on one of my orders and I like it better than any cord I've owned so far. Anyway, I love your vids, keep up the good work!

    Also, it doesn't bother anyone else that if my outlets had the reverse orientation, (with ground on top), the Amazon shelf would be useless? It bothers me a bit even though I would expect that from an "As Seen on TV" product. This is why I watch this channel though, not every commercialized product is junk, just a majority, it seems.

  29. Socket shelf is obsolete. Phones come built for wireless charging now, and nobody is going to want to plug in everyday if they know their phone can charge wirelessly, especially if they are making a small car payment on that phone every month.

  30. For me, I have an outlet beside the light switch. So it’s high on wall. If I plug a phone in, the cords aren’t long enough to reach a night stand, so these shelves would work well for the phone or iPad to sit on, so they aren’t dangling from wall lol

  31. I would not trust this. Seems like a hazard with all that stuff plugged into 1 outlet. I would love to see what Fire Fighters have to say about products like these

  32. The amazon "shelf" is for winding the usb cord… the version I received this past April had a black sticker on it stating it was for the usb cord…

  33. Your reviews are usually pretty spot on, but you talking about using these "shelves" in the kitchen to hold spices… WTF!? It's a stupid shelf over an electrical outlet. It's obviously made for smartphones or anything else you want to plug in to sit on top.
    In the bathroom, I could see using it for my cordless razor, toothbrush, etc.
    Yeah, this time you missed the mark and it seemed rushed. And, let me be clear, I wouldn't buy any of them, but you didn't do due diligence on this one.

    Just a little critical feedback which I've never done. Cheers, and I love your videos!

  34. Being Australian the weird thing for me is that you have no switches on your wall sockets. It sorta freaks me out a bit that you can't turn off your socket.

  35. The Socket Shelf comes in a third package. Walmart has them from Sharper Image. A flat piece of cardboard with a plastic enclosure on the front and the plug sticking out the back also enclosed in plastic. The shelf itself works pretty good.

  36. 6:08 you forgot about the little lip on top of that one “ shelf “ plug the phone was supposed to go on top so technically it’s no good for viewing while charging anyways lol

  37. As an electrician I'd like to say one thing…. Keep using these! Nothing could go wrong, they totally won't leave you with a plugin that doesn't work or is insanely loose! /end sarcasm

  38. I LOVE THE SOCKET SHELF IT GIVES MORE OUTLETS AND TWO USB PORTS I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS THEY SAVE ME LOTS OF MONEY 💴 AGAIN THANKS 🙏 FOR THE VIDEOS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK MY FRIEND I COMMENT IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE OF MY BAD EYESIGHT JUST TO LET YOU KNOW

  39. what if you used the 2 best together? install the one that's just a shelf upside down so that the shelf is UNDER it. then plug the one with the top shelf in front now your phone can sit up in front while you put your tablet and stuff on top and you still have the extra plugs.

    if you just use the base one without extra plugs upside down in the bathroom it will fit under your mirror too. just use your swivel plug in the socket so the plugs won't keep you from using the shelf and the wall won't keep you from plugging things in because you can plug it in while its forward and swivel it to the side after.

  40. Wow I could really use the shelf. All through the video you had me thinking about every outlet in my house. Lol. Hope I don’t dream about electric outlets.

  41. Wondering why they two (actual) socket products don't have two actual plugs. Seems like you'd have better current rating and better stability which both could use according to your testing. In addition, I'd like to pull one apart and determine if they are, in fact, properly certified and use quality components.

  42. The link for the no extra plugs version shows google home or amazon echo on it. Do you have one of those to try? My google home is always either too close to my TV or on the ground. I'd love to see if it responds on a shelf.

  43. @Freakin" Reviews I'd love to win your extra Socket Shelf. I am disabled and can't really afford to purchase a $30 winning product, If I bought one, it would have been the el cheapo generic one. I just found your channel and subscribed to your channel because of the neg egg egg peeler. I never had so much fun watching a product review! I'm so happy to find your channel. Hope to win your socket shelf, but either way, I know I will enjoy watching your product reviews.

  44. If I had to pick one – I'd go with the Socket shelf – only because with having outlets on the front, you could actually plug an A/C Adapter into the front, will still having the additional outlets on the side. I don't however like how unstable it seems.

  45. First with the Socket Shelf, wouldn't it be more stable if you used the screw in the center that screws into where the outlet cover screws in? Second with the KMC one, the top shelf also can be pulled out like the bottom one, but still pretty useless compared to Socket Shelf.

  46. To be fair to tha amazon one, Not everyone has a giant Iphone X and their phone would probably fit just fine on that lower shelf.

  47. I have the swivel outlet in my kitchen I bought back in 2012. I like it. But as you said I think the socket shelf is somewhat the same except it doesn't swivel and has USB ports and a shelf.

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