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StarTech PS22USB PS/2 to USB Keyboard and Mouse Adapter
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4 out of 5 eggs Imagined Long Usage 05/04/2013

This review is from: StarTech PS22USB PS/2 to USB Keyboard and Mouse Adapter

Pros: We have owned these devices for a number of years now.. well, to be honest, we've wished we could have owned them, because of our history with PS/2 connections and the declining number of PS/2 devices available, as USB proliferates.

Here we've worked with PS/2 plugs and ports, but we're restricted from using modern USB devices since it's so hard to connect them to PS/2 sockets. PS/2 is HARDWARE while USB is subject to the vagaries of software translation, and so is less reliable and persistent.

What's so strange is that, even today, in mid-2013, mainboards are still being supplied with PS/2 ports, sometimes for both mouses and keyboards, sometimes for one or the other - the ports are STILL THERE on contemporary mainboards. But manufacturers neglect to make PS/2 peripherals; therefore we need these adapters.

It's disappointing to read Repairman's experience - that they provide flaky, unreliable, performance. With an up-to-date redesign I would have thought that there'd be a considerable market for these things. Where are today's hardware entrepreneurs?

Cons: Total apparent lack of availability.

Other Thoughts: PS/2 isn't dead yet, in fact it persists, awaiting re-birth, good hardware that it is. It should be possible for both protocols to happily co-exist and complement each other.


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