USB 2.0 Cross over Sharing Switch 2 to 2 with (2) A to B cable and power adapter
    Product # 2995
    USB 2.0 Cross over Sharing Switch 2 to 2 with (2) A to B cable and power adapter
    Product # 2995
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    USB 2.0 Cross over Sharing Switch 2 to 2 with (2) A to B cable and power adapter

    This convenient cross over sharing switch allows you to switch two USB devices and share them between two computers. A1, B2 or A2, B1 where 1 and 2 are type A connections and A & B are type B connections.


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    23 Reviews

    86.09% of the reviewers recommend this product

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    Great solution

    • LBaxter,
    •  Fort Worth, TX 
    • 5/17/2016 8:09:17 AM

    Pros: Price, functionality, external power option

    Cons: None to report.

    I use this device to connect one keyboard and one mouse to two separate computers. This is my third. I bought my first two several years ago. They both worked to control keyboard and mouse without the power supply for almost exactly 6 months, then they started performing poorly. I plugged in the power supply and both worked flawlessly for several years. This new one is a replacement for one that started failing - I don't expect electronics to last forever and this is a good price point.

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    Dead on arrival

    • Tim,
    •  Virginia Beach, VA 
    • 2/25/2015 6:36:50 AM

    Pros: The usb cross over appears in good condition.

    The system did not power up when the power adapter was plugged in.


    by Monoprice Administrator
    Hello Tim,

    Thank you for your review and truly sorry to hear about the issues experienced with PID 2995. I see that you have already setup an RMA. I will be sure to submit a complaint on the switch so our product team can look into resolving this issue or making the product better. We appreciate your feedback! My apologies again for any inconvenience this may have caused and should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

    Regards,
    Gabby Villa
    Tech Support Associate

    by Tim
    Thank you for the feedback. I've purchased products from monoprice before and was surprised by the hardware defect.
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    Life expectancy with any regular usage=2 years

    • Nick,
    •  South San Francisco, Ca 
    • 1/31/2015 9:45:19 PM

    Pros: Convenience if you need to frequently switch your keyboard and mouse between 2 computers (ex: home/work)

    Cons: The switch components themselves used feel very inferior. The actuator that you press that makes contact with each of said cheap switches is just an inverted piece of plastic punched out from the outer shell. Over time it will bend and fail to make proper contact.

    Bought this to use when I was working an overnight 12 hour shift from home 4 days a week to switch my kb and mouse between a regular PC and my docked work laptop. Over a 2 year period I would say the switches were probably pressed somewhere in the 50-100 times a week range. It started acting funny after about 2 years where sometimes the switches would not recognize the button press and require several firm pushes to "take". Other times the light would illuminate for the correct channel but the connected PC would report that "the USB device connected to the computer has failed". This is with or without the supplemental power supply connected. I unscrewed the 4 screws holding the outer case together and found the actuators are just a bent piece of plastic that over time starts to not fully make contact with the switches. Also, the switches themselves feel very cheap and one of them on my unit felt way "looser" than the other. As a result, now only the "A" channel functions with the "B" channel not even working on either 1 or 2. A previous reviewer (Dr. Dave) admitted he also had to replace his after 3 years but still gave it a 10. I guess people have different expectations out of their products.

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    • Anonymous,
    •  Cabot, AR 
    • 11/13/2014 6:35:05 PM

    Pros: size
    seems well constructed
    works without the power supply
    two inputs and outputs

    Cons: time will tell.

    i used this to replace an old single in/4 out box that was really cheap and finicky. this one seems to be built more sturdy and worked out of the box without the power brick. i'm using it with my two desktops to switch back and forth and it's worked flawlessly so far. even works to wake up my main pc from sleep. monoprice is great for inexpensive items that work well and i'll continue to shop with them.

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    Just the Ticket!

    • Mac Mini Newbie,
    •  Brookline, MA 
    • 4/11/2014 8:01:45 AM

    Pros: The switch seems to work just fine. It's an old XP / new Mac Mini to printer / scanner hook-up. Hooking everything up was relatively painless. Thanks for giving me a chance to try it out before asking for a review.

    Cons: The unit is very light. I use some double-face tape to keep it firmly in place.

    Highly recommended.

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