I bought this for my college dorm room, and it is amazing! I've had no problems with dead outlets in the two years that I've owned this product. It's so great to finally find a power strip that fits all of my oversized plugs without having to skip an outlet!
Mine works fine. I've got all 6 outlets filled and have had no problems whatsoever. I definitely appreciate the stylish accent it gives. Whenever possible I try to buy utilitarian items that look at least a little bit interesting and this one fits in that category. My only complaint is that it costs just a bit more than what I feel it is worth.