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CABLES UNLIMITED USB-3000 2 to 1 USB 2.0 Automatic Switchbox

  • Cables Unlimited's premium 2-port USB 2.0 auto sharing switch is the ideal solution for sharing a printer or any USB device between 2 computers. This compact auto switch installs in seconds and supp
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Model

Brand
CABLES UNLIMITED
Model
USB-3000

Spec

Type
USB Switchbox
Specifications
Cables Unlimited's premium 2-port USB 2.0 auto sharing switch is the ideal solution for sharing a printer or any USB device between 2 computers. This compact auto switch installs in seconds and supports both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices. Convenient software, hotkey or push button switching, guarantees quick and reliable computer selection. Perfect for use in both home and office environments.

Features

Features
Hotkey: "Ctrl"+"F11"

Bus Powered

Compatible with Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS 10.0 through 10.5

Ideal for sharing a USB printer in a home or office environment

Works with either USB-enabled PCs or mac computers or a combination of both

Convenient software, hotkey or push button switching, guarantees quick and reliable computer selection

Perfect solution for sharing a printer or any USB device with up to 2 USB computers

USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible

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  • David B.
  • 7/22/2010 6:43:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Device

Pros: Works well. Using to share HP laser printer in a mixed Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows XP Professional environment. The Vista machine is on my home network. The Windows XP Pro machine is a work laptop. I was looking for a device that would allow me to print (share printer) while connected to my corporate Cisco VPN. Easy install and works flawlesslessly.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Small software install required on each machine but not a big deal.

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  • Trever B.
  • 7/6/2010 3:19:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work

Pros: Small

Cons: Does not work at all!

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  • Keith C.
  • 5/15/2009 10:17:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice if you have a multi input display w/ 2 computers

Pros: cheaper than a KVM if your display supports 2 or more video inputs & you have a desktop / laptop situation like me. self powered & everything works on boot!

Cons: it's like an electronic switch, so sometimes it won't totally release & switch to the channel. so i have to pull the cable (at the switch) & push the switch. plug back in & then works fine.

Other Thoughts: it just sits on top of my desk by the kb. NO drivers are needed (Macs) & really helps when you need a device attached to 2 systems, but not all the time, just when you are using that particular machine.

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  • Robert C.
  • 4/22/2009 12:49:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Unit.. I guess?

Pros: Small.. easy to setup... Software was good?

Cons: Needs 64Bit Vista support.. (was not really ready for Vista).. Would not work with my Konica Minolta 2400W. Not that they said it would.. just a hard printer to share. Not blaming CU for this,...

Other Thoughts: Its good for the $$$. I will us it to share some other printer or what not later... Shelved right now.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/9/2009 10:49:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAt last, keyboard switching for Macs

Pros: It just works. Installation of a small application is required to enable keyboard switching. Versions are included for Windows and and Mac (OS 9 & 10).
I received it this pm and replaced a manual usb switch we had been using. Installed the app on 2 machines (Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.4) and tried it out. Works like a charm. No more getting up to switch a USB dongle between 2 machines.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: This is the first switching device, USB or KVM, that I've seen which enables keyboard switching for Macs. Initial testing has been flawless. I'll report back if the device proves unreliable.

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  • Benedetto F.
  • 4/2/2009 10:31:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery useful

Pros: Very easy to install. I bought two of them: one for share a CANON multifunction printer and another for my keyboard. I will put the keyboard on an USB hub to share it along with esternal drives (HDs, DVD burners, etc.) using only a switch. It works on XP-pro and Vista Business environment. Easy to manage from desktop.

Cons: It is GREEN!!!
The red lights are too shiny for my master bedroom.
It make a CLICK everytime you switch, but it is not a real glitch.

Other Thoughts: Very useful. Higly recommended.

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  • Benedetto F.
  • 4/2/2009 8:51:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love it

Pros: Really easy to install. I bought two of them and they are perfectly working. One is sharing my multifunction Canon MP160 printer and another my keyboard. My PCs are one on XP-pro and the other on Vista Business environment and no problem. It is possible to switch from the desktop. I will put my keyboard to my 7 USB bundle along with other external drives, Canon camera and smartphone, so the USB bundle will be the one to be shared.

Cons: Lights are red too bright for my master bedroom. You can hear a CLIK everytime you switch. They are GREEN.

Other Thoughts: Recommended item.

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  • Donald M.
  • 3/30/2009 7:40:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: Allows you to share one device among two computers. I found it work work reliably.

Cons: When you switch from one machine to another, the software must poll the device and wait for a response. This delay can feel like a long time.

Other Thoughts: To work, software must run on both machines. Not sure how this affects OSX/Linux users. Had a client with a retail shop. Wanted to share a USB label printer. This device worked too slow to handle a rush of customers. This probably does not apply to most users.

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