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Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch

Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch

Item: 837388    Model: 18799

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  • Two computers share one USB device
  • Number of ports: 3
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch
 
2.6

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (39)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable construction (22)
  • Reliable (20)
  • Highly compatible (15)
  • Strong connection points (15)
  • Improves performance (10)

Cons

  • Unreliable (18)
  • Limited compatibility (11)
  • No performance gain (8)
  • Weak connection (4)

Best Uses

  • Computer equipment (20)
  • Networking (13)
  • High-end equipment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (45), Budget shopper (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (31), Personal (30)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (35)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

It DOES work perfectly with windows 7

I tried two other brands that did not work with windows 7 64 bit OS. This productsaid it worked with windows 7 and it works fine. I could not be MORE pleased with this...Read complete review

I tried two other brands that did not work with windows 7 64 bit OS. This productsaid it worked with windows 7 and it works fine. I could not be MORE pleased with this item [...]

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Incompatible with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

Purchased this item last year to share office printer with a PC-user. I have a Mac & things were fine under the previous OS (Snow Leopard). I upgraded to Lion &...Read complete review

Purchased this item last year to share office printer with a PC-user. I have a Mac & things were fine under the previous OS (Snow Leopard). I upgraded to Lion & the app no longer works. The error message = We no longer support PowerPC programs. And that's true: Lion no longer has Rosetta, which interfaced with programs written for the Mac's old PowerPC chip.

But Macs have been using Intel CPUs exclusively for over five years now, plenty of time for Staples to modify their switching program for Macs for this product.

I talked to the tech support people at Staples and there is no solution available.

I removed the program and attempted to reinstall it with the CD, and the system won't allow the install to happen (since obviously the program won't run in the OS environment).

Right now I've got a useless piece of hardware from Staples.

If you buy a new Mac, be aware that THIS DEVICE WILL NOT WORK WITH YOUR COMPUTER, at least until Staples modifies their program (which, I'm guessing, is a VERY simple piece of logic: all it does is turn a switch on or off (very binary, no?).

Running Lion? Don't buy. Thinking of upgrading? Don't buy. Have a new Mac? Don't buy.

BTW: Although I was able to click through to this page to WRITE a review, the link to READ reviews for this product does not work on the product's home page.

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1.0

Switch

By Edd Robinson

from Oceanside, CA

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch:

I was trying to be able to connect two computers to the same printer and thought the switch was a great idea. Alass the switch only would allow one of the computers to work and the second one still need to be pluged directly into the printer. Sooo. I returned the switch with the hope that someone can use it that has a better quality computer system.

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3.0

Does the Job

By Karl

from Schopticon

Verified Buyer

Comments about Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch:

I have not used this yet. I think it is seriously overpriced, as is most of the wiring stuff these days.

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5.0

Works like a charm

By Happy as a clam

from Decatur IL

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch:

This switch does exactly as advertised. It connects two computers to one USB printer. It is easy to set up, easy to install and easy to switch once it is installed.

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1.0

Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch by Pea

By Edward Gilbert

from Sherman Oaks, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch:

This product did not work as it was supposed to so I returned it immediately. It had very poor instructions for installing the software and in the end did not work s promised.

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1.0

Not compatible with mac

By tr79

from PA

This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch:

I purchased this product to connect a pc and mac to a printer. The packaging for this product claims it is compatible with pc and mac. The printer will work with the mac but once i switch to the pc i am unable to switch back to the mac. I contacted technical support who contacted product support who then confirmed that even though the packaging states that it is compatible with mac it is in fact not compatible with mine. Also since i waited longer than 14 days I cannot return the product that does not work properly.

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