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Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch

Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch

Item: 837388    Model: 18799

Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch
2.5stars
( 69 reviews)
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  • Two computers share one USB device
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch
 
2.7

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (32)

42%

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

If I could give fewer stars, I would

By Grumpy

from Alexandria, VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch:

This piece of junk failed to work the very first time I removed it from the package. Unfortunately, I had to cut through the shrink wrap and cardboard backing to get to the device, and that apparently voided the refund guarantee because the store wouldn't return my money. It's odd. I've had very good experiences with every Staples I've visited but one. The lone clunker in the bunch -- is located at 19th and L Streets in Washington, DC -- is just two blocks from my office and the most convenient.

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1.0

Doesn't Work with Windows XP & Windows 7

By Don't Panic - Go Organic

from Winnetka, CA

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

Comments about Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch:

Very disappointed. This device worked fine with Windows 7 and Vista machines, but when the Vista laptop was replaced with an XP desktop it stopped working.

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5.0

Switch

By apak

from York, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch:

This little switch was worth every penny we spent. It has made our home office more efficient.

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3.0

More info is needed

By DJ

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch:

The information should have pointed out how many additional cables are needed. Or there should have been an option that included the additional cables.
Two computers + one printer requires 3 cables.
when you have one printer you only have one cable. two additional cables have to be purchased before you can use the Switch.

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5.0

convience

By novice

from at home

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

Comments about Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch:

Nice to be able to go between Desktop and Laptop computers without having to plug and unplug printer. Less possible damage to both printer connection and computer connections.

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