Kensington ShareCentral 5
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• - Easily share access to USB devices between two computers-LED lights indicate which computer has access • - Gain instant access to your USB devices by plugging one USB cable into your computer • - Simply press a button to switch individual USB devices from one computer to another • - Easy to set up and easy to use with no network required • - Both computers have direct access to the printer thanks to Automatic Printer Sharing • - Eliminates cable clutter and is wall mountable • - Plug-n-play • - No software required for basic features • - Automatic Printer Sharing supported with included software and for computer running Windows XP or Windows VISTA, Windows 7 • - Five USB ports • - Led indicator light
Top Customer Reviews
Set it up and running, great works well.
But, here I am two months down the line and it works, er well sort of. It seems to work, but on boot up with win7 and win8, the keyboard and mouse are not picked up. I have tested this a few times and after the annoyance, it is annoyingly more simple to have one USB keyboard and mouse to plug in between machines. Its not for me.
I use it mainly for switching mouse and keyboard between my desktop and laptop computers, but it's also useful to be able to share up to 3 other USB devices like an external hard drive.
It feels well built and packaged like a high quality product, and helpfully comes with 2 USB cables. It sits nicely on the desk with rubber feet and has a good weight.
It works pretty well and essentially does the job. One of the switches controls two USB inputs, which is very handy for doing keyboard/mouse at the same time. It also comes with some software which is supposed to prevent switching while you're in the middle of writing to disk - which works with Windows 10, as far as I can tell, insofar as I haven't seen any error messages.
I'd like it if the switching process were snappier. After pressing the button, the unit thinks about it for a few seconds, flashes its lights, before finally switching... usually. Sometimes requiring another press. Slightly annoying when trying to use the same keyboard/mouse with a laptop and desktop alongside each other (but hey it's quicker than manually unplugging cables). If all you want is a simple keyboard/mouse switch, one of those cheap hardware switches that you can buy might provide faster switching.
Another thing I'd like would be an "Off" position for each USB device (maybe activated with a long-press of the button?), rather than just computer A or B. Sometimes I just want to disconnect a USB device, especially something like an external hard drive that I'm not using. Many USB hubs have such switches.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been looking for something to enable me to use the 2nd input on my monitor and be able to share USB keyboard and mouse, and this is the product to do it. Read morePublished on 19 Aug. 2011 by daveglo
Does what it says on the box, just what i needed to connect 2 computers to all the usb devices i have, first class product.Published on 2 Feb. 2011 by Mr. R. A. Ferguson