The JGSTKcity Mountable is a simple, straightforward solution for those who want something affordable. It may lack the thoughtful design of certain models, but it can go just about anywhere and provides you with a pair of AC sockets and USB ports respectively.
- Six-and-a-half-foot-long cord
- Can become crowded easily
- Not capable of fast charging
The base of the Bestek Cube can be mounted with either screws or an adhesive pad, after which the multiplug itself clicks in for a solid connection to your desk. The benefit of this mechanism is that it can be detached when you’d like to use it in another location.
- Smaller footprint than many models
- Switch does not control ac outlets
- Usb ports are underpowered
Jackyled 2 in 1 Station
The Jackyled 2 in 1 Station consists of a low-profile top piece, and a bottom portion that hangs under your desktop. This gives you two easily accessible outlets for temporary devices and four down below for plugging in things such as your tower, screen, and speakers.
- Three usb connections
- Can detach for use as two multiplugs
- Also available in white
CCCEI Power Center
The CCCEI Power Center mounts using a clamp, which provides an installation that is both easy and non-destructive. The ability to tighten it as necessary makes for a very secure hold, but be careful not to over do it as this could cause scuffs or scratches.
- Rated for up to 12 amps
- Some assembly required
- Not as versatile as some options
JGSTKcity Power Grommet
The JGSTKcity Power Grommet may require a large hole to be drilled for its installation, but the benefit of its specialized bracket is that it adds accessible outlets while minimizing the amount of space taken up on your tabletop.
- Short circuit protection
- Rated for up to 1500 watts
- Expensive for only two sockets
If you’re looking to avoid drilling holes you may want to take a look at the APC PE6U21 . Its U-shaped clamping design allows for a non-destructive setup process, and it will certainly offer more stability than a completely unanchored model.
- Usb-c charging port
- Bulkier than some options
- Won't work well with thin desktops
If it’s important for you to keep your desk looking sleek the Wiremold WMC220BK may be your best option. This minimalist piece mounts on one of the edges of your tabletop with a simple L-bracket, adding little bulk and preserving its ability to rest flat against walls
- Well-built enclosure
- Optional clamp mounting kit
- Usb ports can emit a whining noise
Trond Power Strip
The Trond Power Strip features five AC sockets that are oriented and spaced in such a way as to minimize crowding from devices with large transformers. It’s available with a five- or ten-foot cord, both of which use an angled plug to avoid taking up a whole wall outlet.
- Made from flame retardant material
- 1300-joule surge protection
- Heavy-duty 14-gauge wire
Bestten 1U PDU
The Bestten 1U PDU is designed for server racks, but it can be used as a heavy-duty desk mounted model with the addition of a few screws. If you often use electronic tools or other high-amperage devices this will most likely be a better choice than small plastic options.
- Strong metal enclosure
- Integrated 15-amp circuit breaker
- Long nine-foot cord
Tripp Lite TLP606
By mounting to the side of your desk the Tripp Lite TLP606 allows you to add a long power strip without taking up too much room on your tabletop. It offers six AC sockets, two of which are spread apart and rotated as to better accommodate large wall wart plugs.
- Surge protector
- Clamp provides a solid grip
- Lifetime warranty