Will a surge bar protect everything a SHOCKABSORBER(tm) surge protection package will?
Not by a long shot! Like comparing apples to oranges it is difficult to compare a SHOCKABSORBER(tm) package to any surge bar in the marketplace. Surge bar protectors are only designed for "point of use" protection, in other words they only protect what is plugged in to them. One example of this is, you may already have your computer and printer plugged in to a surge bar and while your computer may be protected to some degree everything else in you house is still unprotected.
With the SHOCKABSORBER(tm) package EVERYTHING in your home is protected ALL of your appliances, computers TV's, telephones, ALL OF IT! The best part of all is your home will always be protected no matter what electronics you buy next.