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Good product but think about this...
on 9 July 2011
This little adaptor does as it says but there is something you should think about before purchase. One reviewer says he uses them to free up USB slots on their computers; another says it does not work with the comfort curve keyboard on an old computer.
I agree with both of these reviews but there is a 'but'! These adaptors work well with older style USB keyboards and older motherboards. Technology is moving fast and the new, ergonomic keyboards, combo keyboards and some other modern ones do not simply 'adapt' to PS/2. The adaptor adapts the connections not the signals. You would need to use a signal adaptor but these are designed to enable PS/2 keyboards and mice to work with the more modern USB ports - not the other way round.
I bought one because I was frustrated of being unable to use my Microsoft 'Natural' Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 to change settings before Windows started to load. Of course the adaptor wouldn't work. Silly me! All I needed to do was to go into the BIOS at startup (Usually by pressing the Delete button or the F2 function button) and enabling the 'Enable USB Keyboard Support' on the motherboard. Suggest you try this before buying anything.
As will be seen in other reviews it will not convert the signal from modern USB keyboard to a PS2 connection on an older computer. I suggest that anyone reading this review also reads the comments added that may clarify the situation.
There is nothing wrong with the product, or the suppliers. Right product, wrong job. That is why I have given it only three stars.