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The US424 is a 4-port USB peripheral sharing device that enables 4 computers to share the use of 4 USB devices – a keyboard, mouse and up to two peripheral devices. It eliminates the added expense of having a separate USB keyboard, mouse and peripheral device(s) for each computer. The US424 all-in-one design allows for a neat and tidy installation – no need to connect 4 separate USB cables to the computer, thus eliminating cable clutter.
For extra convenience, it features an external remote port selector that can simplify desktop layout, and select which computer needs to use the USB devices. US424 is the ideal way to share USB peripherals in a multimedia office environment. Features
• 4 built in USB ports – all-in-one design allows for a neat and tidy installation that reduces cable clutter • Enables 4 computers to share 4 USB devices – a USB keyboard, mouse and up to two peripheral devices • Simple port selection via remote port selector for convenient switch placement • USB 2.0 compliant • Multiplatform support – Windows, Linux, Mac and Sun • LED indicators display port focus • Overcurrent protection • Non-powered (supports optional USB power adapter) • Hot pluggable
Please note your statutory rights are not affected.
Aten US424 4 Port USB 2.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch, 1.8m, Hot Pluggable, for Windows/Linux/Mac/Sun is rated
5.0 out of
Rated 5 out of
Excellent USB switchI've routed my cordless keyboard and mouse through this along with a set of USB speakers, for swapping input between a PC and a Mac. It works extremely well and the speakers I expected to require the extra power cable work normally without it.
There are two small niggles I have with this, first that they really could have put four lights in since there's no way to tell between outputs 1/3 and 2/4 without moving the mouse around or remembering how many clicks you've given it. Secondly, the extra power socket uses mini, not micro, USB and these cables aren't something most people have lying around anymore.
Overall, would recommend this switch for the price. The extra power cable seems only to be required if you're using very high draw peripherals or charging things from it so it doesn't matter that it isn't included with the switch.
One note: when swapping back to the Mac, the speakers do take several seconds to be picked up by the system. This is due to the OS polling rate and not the switch.