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Ziotek PS2 Keyboard To USB Adapter

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000BSJFJS
  • Item model number: USB-PS2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (361 customer reviews)

Product Description

SANOXY® PS2 Keyboard To USB Adapter

Customer Reviews

Even the sleep key works.
Jay D Panchal
If you're going to get this adapter, though, be sure to also get a little three-inch USB extension cable.
Kris
This works perfectly for connecting a ps2-style keyboard to a usb port on a computer.
J. Loveman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

80 of 81 people found the following review helpful By C. Martin on January 13, 2009
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I have an old PS/2 keyboard and the new motherboard that I have only uses USB output. I tried other usb-ps/2 adapters to get my old keyboard working, but they didn't work as they are just wire pass throughs.

The Ziotek worked perfectly for me, where other types of adapters failed. At 7$ this isnt a bad price because it saved me from buying a new USB keyboard with a bunch useless features I dont want.

So if you want to get an old ps/2 keyboard working through USB, this would be the adapter to use.
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Aramovich on August 18, 2009
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One of the reviewers of this and other "adapters" for PS-2 to USB keyboards said to beware of a simple adapter. He said this was the one needed and he was right! A simple adaptor like one used for a mouse fails miserably.

I hate to give up my old, loud IBM keyboards to new technology. The noise is satisifying and the keys are human sized - not intended for midgets.

This little device will do the trick. Highly recommended.
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111 of 127 people found the following review helpful By J. Prelack on December 20, 2009
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This the 2nd PS/2 to USB adapter that I have tried. I reviewed the other one elsewhere as workable when used with a PS/2 mouse but a failure when used with a keyboard due to missing electronics. With this adapter the electronics are there, so the adapter does function as described.

But there are three things to factor into an adapter use-decision: form, fit, and function. The function is present, but the large form of the adapter makes for a suboptimal fit. The adapter takes up the plug space needed for TWO USB devices when plugged to the backplane of a DELL PC.

Options to this: add a USB extention cord to get the adapter away from the PC, or get a 4-plug USB port. Just watch out for the total wattage that all these adapters are pulling from the PC power supply, which will drag down the overall system.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Kris on June 18, 2011
This is the famous "Blue Cube" PS/2-to-USB adapter that lets you use your old-school PS/2 keyboard with your USB-only computer. It works perfectly with IBM Model Ms of all vintages, as well as the occasional PS/2 Unicomp keyboard, too. Since this is a keyboard-only adapter, it provides the full 500 milliamp USB power current to power your favorite, vintage keyboard.

If you're going to get this adapter, though, be sure to also get a little three-inch USB extension cable. This adapter, unfortunately, will obscure adjacent USB ports. This isn't a problem on Dell computers which typically have four or more USB ports, but in a pinch, the USB extension cable is recommended. It's offered by Amazon as an add-on purchase for this reason.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By William Bagley on July 10, 2010
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I like the old ergonomic keyboards a little better than the new ones, but needed one for the Acer Revo mini-desktop computer which only has usb ports and no PS2 ports. I looked over the options on Amazon and found that there were two kinds of PS2 to USB adapters. One is a simple pass through kind which only works with keyboards and mice that had come with a PS2 to USB adapter originally. The other kind is this one, which allows for keyboards and mice that were even built before the USB ports became popular. I am very happy with the Amazon reviews that warned me of the difference and got this one instead of the simple pass through kind. Just to prove that the adapter works, I am typing this review on an ergonomic keyboard that is using it! One caveat, though, on the Revo and on many computers, the USB ports are packed tightly together, often in pairs. This adapter is so thick that it would block one from using the USB port next to the one that this adapter plugs into (another review mentioned this as well). I tend to use all my USB ports and so this is an important thing to know. If you are not using all of them, then it is a nonissue, and you merely lose the ability to use the USB port next to the one that this is plugged into. If you are using all the USB ports, then you will need a USB extension cable (female usb to male usb) that has a thin male usb connector to plug into the computer. I am using one that I had. I still give this adapter five stars even though it has this limitation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Veridor on June 30, 2012
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After purchasing other, less expensive adapters, reviews led me to this Ziotek adapter. I'm a huge fan of the clicky IBM Model M mechanical keyboards, but as modern computers lack PS2 connectors, I've had trouble finding a workable adapter. Most of the cheaper USB-to-PS2 adapters from Monoprice and other vendors seem to either not power up the keyboard at all, register multiple keystrokes, or intermittently halt keyboard input altogether.

I first heard of the Ziotek adapter on clickykeyboards.com, but Amazon sells it a but cheaper. I just hooked up my keyboard with it, and so far, it's working great. No disconnects, multi-key presses, etc. The only drawback to this adapter is the size: it's a bit wide, so it'll crowd out any adjacent ports. This can be resolved with a simple USB female to male extension cable to give some space between the port/chassis and the adapter. Also, it's more costly than the cheap adapters, but it actually works, so can't knock it too much.

Pros:
- works great with IBM model M PS2 keyboard

Cons:
- more expensive than other adapters, but it's the only one I've found to reliably work with these IBM model M's
- size can crowd out adjacent ports without a USB extension cable/dongle
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