While playing FTL a few minutes ago the power in my place just flashed on and off and I lost a good hour of progress in the game. After the rage had subsided and I had successfully glued the hair back onto my freshly made bald spots -I was doing super well and had an awesome build going!- it dawned on me that this is something that seems to happen a lot around my place. So I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good UPS, Uninterrupted Power Supply, that I could get and what are some of the things I should be looking for in finding one? I'm doing some research online but can't find a handy guide as to what to look for and what to avoid other then a general "You get what you pay for" motto being thrown around. As any sane person, I would like to spend as little as possible but I'm willing to pay if it means avoiding situations like the above mentioned and just give me time to hit save and quit and to avoid possible power fluctuations that might fry my computer or TV. Obviously I'm not going to go buy some $500 made for server room behemoth, but a $50-$150 one seems about right to me; or are they the equivalent to junk in the UPS world?
One general question that I had about them however, if the power just goes on and off for a split second will I still need to power down my computer and restart it or will the UPS just keep it going on battery for the 1-2 seconds that it's down then switch back to the power from the wall? So far I'm eyeing this guy. The "CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD"