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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
The Best PS/2 to USB Adapter I have used. – USB to PS/2 Cable Adapter (15CM-Length) Reviews

posted by Knuckx on 07/01/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Works very well with all PS/2 devices I have tested it with (IBM Model M, Genius NetMouse, Synaptics Trackpad, etc.) Much smaller than most other adaptors and very solidly built. Strain relief on the PS/2 connector is good quality. Nice little blue power LED. Appears as a pair of standard USB Input Devices - no drivers required on modern OSes. Works perfectly with UK keyboard layouts unlike most cheap adaptors.
Cons:
A little bit wonky - PS/2 sockets are off center and one wire is slightly longer than the other, but neither of these are a real problem - it just looks a bit odd. No strain relief at all on the USB connector.
Other:
Requests the largest amount of power available from the USB port (usually 400 or 500 ma) meaning that high current PS/2 devices (Model M, Barcode Scanner) work properly. The colours of the PS/2 ports are irrelevant - any device will work in either port. This means that two keyboards or two mice can be plugged in with one adaptor. No input lag like some cheap adaptors.
Bottomline:
Best PS/2 to USB adaptor on DX. Small, works very well, no major issues. This entire review was typed out on a Model M connected to the adaptor.

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