Almost works too well. Just went through a thunderstorm and the surge protector cut power quickly to all devices plugged into it. The power stayed on in everything else in the house. There is an on/off switch for the smart outlets. You can leave it on and have one switch control 4 others or you can turn the smart feature off and it will work like any other surge suppressor, with all outlets remaining on. Unit is thinner than I thought and really not that much longer or wider than others. Nice and flat so it hides well behind the T.V. Only thing I would change would be if it had a 90% cord attachment . Otherwise, it is an excellent and reasonably priced surge protector.