Date Joined: 04/26/18
Pros: - Simple tech
- Just 1 button
- LEDs for "1" and "2" are barely noticeable (not distracting but clearly visible when you need to check)
- Optional micro-USB input for driving additional power (but haven't needed it, haven't tested that)
Overall Review: It's an A/B switch for USB keyboard, mouse, etc., and it works as advertised!
LEDs are blue, for those who care about the colour.
EDIT: some motherboards require that the USB connection for keyboard be established upon powering up that system. The Haswell era Intel NUC has this behaviour, for instance. If that might annoy you, maybe consider a proper KVM switch instead. For my use cases, however, this simple A/B switch (plus remembering to press the button before powering down the other system for the evening...) works for me.
Overall Review: Great image quality in Blender 3D, streaming video, video conferencing, etc.
Used it between a macbook pro 15" (2015) and a Dell branded Full HD (1920x1200) monitor, and currently using it from a early Intel NUC (small footprint, Haswell CPU) computer with an adapter from micro-HDMI port to receive this cable.
For many months, no issues.
Not using the Ethernet channel of this cable currently, but video signal comes through strong and steady.
Overall Review: Works flawlessly with Linux kernels 5.x, and confirmed on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, NixOS 20.03, Manjaro 20.0
(Bought this to replace a AX88179-based dongle that became unstable with newer Linux kernels but didn't have time to contribute a patch.)
Pros: Missing from the specs & description:
- Great action: e.g., pressing on corner of a larger key like Tab, and the whole key depresses (whereas, cheaper keyboards will sometimes allow pressing on a corner of a small key to NOT register, but that's NOT the case here)
- Low-profile keys
- "island" ("chicklet") keys
- Virtually silent (probably membrane switches; far end of spectrum than sounds of mechanical keyboards, even Cherry REDs with dampeners)
- US Layout
- Conventional 101/102 key design
- Includes basic media keys via Fn + Function keys on top row
- Dual Fn keys on each side of SPACE bar
- Small footprint: the plastic body of the keyboard barely extends beyond the keys such that the Dell logo is is near the 3 LEDs.
Cons: - Lacks any USB ports, so can't connect a mouse or wacom tablet (but such additional ports are generally only on higher-end keyboards)
Overall Review: Great little keyboard!
It seems like an OEM keyboard with a Dell badge and a notch above the keyboard that came with my HP Elite mini desktop. It's not an old school Keytronics but doesn't take up nearly as much space as one, either.
Modifier keys from left to right: Control, Fn, Windows (Super), Alt, SPACE, Alt, Fn, Menu, Control.
Overall Review: Considering that these are powered by USB and have small drivers, this pair of speakers deliver great sound for the price.
My frame of reference: Listening to lots of strings (violin, cello, string bass, etc.), piano, accordion and "voice as instrument" so lots of mid-range with enough low-end to just feel it at low volume.
At low volumes, sound is clear and nuanced. However, my family in the next room don't need to be disturbed, which was my aim.
Make no mistake, in a modern apartment building with concrete floors and thick drywall, these little critters could easily disturb the neighbours without trying too hard-- if that's your thing.