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Monster Power Black Platinum 800 review: Surge protection with a side of networking

Yardena Arar | March 10, 2016
Monster’s line of surge protectors include everything you need to connect a network device using your home’s electrical wiring.

Monster markets the Black Platinum line as surge-protection devices first, and a modern entertainment center can certainly use the protection it offers for multiple devices. If you don’t have enormous bandwidth requirements—in other words, if Wi-Fi meets most of your high-speed networking needs, but you have a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV stuck in a dead zone—Monster’s dual-purpose solution is worth considering. But if you need a wired high-speed network that can reach multiple locations, and don’t want to fish ethernet cable through the walls—HomePlug AV2 MIMO is the technology you should reach for. Just don't plug those adpaters into surge suppressors. 


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