• More and more regions across the United States are urging or even forcing people to stay in their homes amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
  • With all these families staying indoors, we’re more reliant than ever on all the devices around our homes that require electricity to work.
  • Amazon is running a one-day sale on a top-rated UPS battery backup that can keep you connected in the event of a power outage.
  • Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories.

It hasn’t even been a full week since my household went into self-quarantine in an effort to help “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, but it’s already blatantly obvious that we’re not going to get through this without our gadgets. Sure, we enjoy each other’s company, we’ve got plenty of books to read, and there are other offline things we could be doing. But we still find ourselves spending most of our time on our computers, on our smartphones, and watching streaming content on TV. After all, it’s the perfect time to catch up on all the awesome Netflix shows we missed!

We expect to be living like this for quite some time since the COVID-19 pandemic has only just begun to sweep across the United States. Needless to say, we’ve never been as reliant on electricity and connectivity as we are right now. So what happens when the power goes out? We’re covered, and you can be too thanks to Amazon’s one-day deal that slashes the APC BE550G UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector to just $49.99.

Normally priced at $80, the APC BE550G looks like a bloated power strip and that’s because there’s a huge 550VA battery inside. In the event that you lose power in your home, the backup battery kicks on immediately and continues powering all connected devices for hours until the power comes back on. We have our cable modem and router connected to our UPS, so we never lose internet access when the power goes out. Then we also connect our laptops and phones to keep them charged.

As an added bonus, there’s also a one-day deal on the APC PH6U4X32 Smart Plug Surge Protector on Amazon right now. You know how smart plugs let you control any of your “dumb” devices from your smartphone or with voice commands thanks to Alexa support? Well, this smart power strip is just like that, but it’s six smart plugs in one! It normally sells for $60 but you can snag one (or more) on Amazon for just $34.99 if you do it before the end of the day.

More of today’s best deals

Anker deals

Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web. Prices subject to change without notice and any coupons mentioned above may be available in limited supply. BGR may receive a commission on orders placed through this article, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.