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StarTech USB221SS 2 Port 2-to-1 USB 3.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch - USB Powered

  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0

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  • David B.
  • 3/2/2015 3:24:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA beacon in the night...

Pros: Works like a champ. Quite and quick switching. Perfect to allow me to share a keyboard between my laptop and desktop systems

Cons: BRIGHT! Oh boy are the switch lights bright. First night I ran the thing I thought I'd left a light on at my desk. Once I toned those down it's about perfect.

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  • David B.
  • 10/5/2014 4:53:23 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsUSB Switch is simple

Pros: Simple, easy to install, works without a hitch.

Cons: None observed.

Other Thoughts: I plugged it in and in seconds it was doing its job. Simply works. Press the button and it switches the USB from one system to the next. I haven't tested the USB3.0 speed, but its working great with regular USB, so I have no doubt that the 3.0 is ok too.

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  • Marc S.
  • 8/22/2014 7:11:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Great product, no cons

Cons: None

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  • Robert M.
  • 1/26/2014 11:02:37 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great as Designed

Pros: I'm using this to switch an HP 3005pr USB 3.0 port replicator between my personal desktop and work laptop at home. The switch does this job perfectly and without error. The buttons are very convenient to push to switch between computers and the in-use path button lights up.

Cons: Button lights are SUPER bright blue LEDs. The glowing light (behind my monitor) reflects out the room and down the hall. I try to aim them to minimize this effect.

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  • Grant T.
  • 1/2/2014 8:19:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsDoes its job

Pros: Initially bought it to switch the use of one of my external hard drives between a windows system and a debian system. Worked as soon as I plugged it in. Ended up switching it to my logitech G15 keyboard to use between both systems. I have two monitors and two mice already, but only one keyboard, so dropping $200+ on a decent KVM switch would have been a waste. Once again, I was able to use without issue. I have not tried it yet with other USB peripherals plugged into the keyboard while the keyboard is hooked up to this.

Cons: The blue light on it is nice, it jives very well with the blue-black color scheme of my battle station, but it remains on and quite bright even when both computers are off. This is a minor issue, but I dislike having to unplug it from both computers to shut off the light at night.

Other Thoughts: If this ends up working with my G700 mouse, I will probably buy another. Much more economical and better looking than most of the KVM switches out there. If you don't need a KVM for the video functions, I recommend this item.

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