IOGear GUC0KM USB to PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse adapter enables PS/2 type keyboards and mice to connect to a PC, notebook, laptop, or handheld computing device that supports USB. An advantage for notebooks is that an external mouse and keyboard can be connected at the same time without causing conflicts. The GUC0KM comes with two standard 6-pin mini DIN female connectors for the PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse to plug into, and has an attached 6" USB cable with a type-A plug for connection to the PC's USB port, or to a USB hub. For further convenience - especially to users of notebooks, laptops, and handhelds - the GUC0KM adapter derives its operating power from the Universal Serial Bus itself, so no bulky external power supply needs to be taken along. And because it is a USB Specification compliant device, the GUC0KM supports energy-saving suspend and resume operations.
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This IOGear is, to date, the worst offender I've tried, dropping my CTRL char within a few seconds of holding down the key. Highly unacceptable for this emacs lover!
This thing is going back, and I'll be sticking with the Adesso ADP-PU21 that I borrowed from work, which works significantly better for me -- it's had one hiccup in a week for me, versus IOGear which hiccups within 5 minutes.
The interesting thing to note is that your mileage may vary. While the Adesso has been pretty darned stable for me, it sent my coworker's setup into fits after an hour or so of use. (it actually locked up his keyboard, lights flashing and everything)
And, looking at the IOGear reviews, most seem to think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread -- and it's been the worst adapter I've tried!
So. Moral of the story, I guess, is to buy from a vendor that has an excellent return policy (like Amazon! :)
I'm using a Lenovo W510, a Lynksys 4-port powered KVM, with a PS/2 logitech keyboard, and a PS/2 MS Optical mouse -- plugging the adapter into a USB 3.0 port on the laptop..
I own an IOGEAR G-CS14 4-port KVM switch that I use to share a keyboard, monitor, and mouse between 3 computers. Two of those computers have PS/2 ports, so there were no issues switching between them. But one of my computers only had USB ports, so for awhile I needed to have a separate keyboard and mouse for use with it until I found this product. This adapter works almost flawlessly to enable me to switch freely between all of my computers.
There is a small glitch that sometimes occurs, however. Every now and then, when I switch to my computer hooked up through this adapter, the mouse works but not the keyboard. The very simple solution for me is to unplug the adapter and plug it back in when this happens, and that fixes the problem every time. For some people this might be a deal-breaker, but it is still very convenient for me.
I am rating 5 stars because I can finally work with only one keyboard and mouse on my desk! I am very relieved and happy about this.
Big problem: It's slow. I set my keyboard delay to the smallest value possible, but it still doesn't work with this adapter. Press if you press and hold a key, it pauses, stutters, the goes. I'm going to have to replace this item as it does not let me scroll or navigate smoothly and quickly with my keyboard.
Amazon Prime was SUPER and got a replacement out to me fast.
I use this on an old IOGear KVM that only has PS/2 inputs
I have 4 other IOGear brand adapters just like this one and they have been working for many years without issue.
The cables was thinner than the older version of the same model from IOgear but I have not seen any degradation of performance.