gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

IXOS XHP280 AV PowerStation Surge Protector

The new IXOS XHP280 both looks the business and almost certainly does the business (no, not that business). And, at £69.99 it’s definitely not unreasonably priced for a decent surge protector. It will most likely cost a lot more to replace any single piece of your A/V equipment, even if it’s a humble games console.

Unlike some cheaper alternatives IXOS swear that the XHP280 will shrug off any surge and reset to ensure continued protection of your equipment. It also comes with a generous 2meter mains cable and will protect coaxial ariels and telecoms lines from surges too.

If that’s not enough, every socket is individually labelled and colour coded, and the IXOS XHP280 comes with cable labels to help make sense of the mass of cables that would usually be plugged in.


Wednesday, October 15th, 2008, Home Entertainment.