This works well, charging phones etc Way better than the one I bought previously. This one I can play on my phone or tablet while its charging and the charge will increase as with the other my charge level would still go down just slower. It holds tight in the wall socket and has a slim profile against the wall, Very important as I use it in our trailer where space is limited. one little complaint is because of the very bright blue LED indicator that really lights up a dark bedroom. I solved that with a small piece of black electrical tape. If I didn't have to keep the phone beside the bed it would probably be a handy nightlight. I do reccomend this as I have had no charging issues and it has increased the amount of plugs. Also the peace of mind that all my items plugged into it are proteced with the surge protector.