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    PS2 to USB converters: Breathing new life into old peripherals Review
    Author: Lorenzo Outar aka Renz
    Date Posted: November 13, 2003
    Kingwin UPS2C - SLRating: SLRating: 4/10
    Smart Adapter Ez-PU21 - SLRating: SLRating: 4/10
    Pi Engineering Y-mouse - SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: Whats the best way to have a PS2 keyboard and/or mouse converted to USB? We tested 3 products to find out and found a great way to convert existing PS2 devices to USB. If price is a big consideration then you may be better off with a new keyboard and mouse, read on to find out more......

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    Usage and Conclusion:

    After using each of these devices, the Y-Mouse is the most transparent of all. Not only was there no difference in my score in UT 2003 and BF1942, everything else seemed to be just as responsive. Also, in using these devices I found that all of them allowed support for two keyboards or two mice simultaneously. Why would you want to use two keyboards or mice simultaneously? I donít know, but itís there waiting to be exploited.

    If you must have that PS2 keyboard and/or mouse converted to USB then get the PI Engineering Y-Mouse. For what itís designed to do it does it well, there is no better device that I know of to convert your existing PS2 devices to USB. If, however, itís too expensive then just get a new keyboard and mouse.

    Pros and Cons:

    Kingwin UPS2C

    Pros:
      Cheap
      Color Coded plugs
      No drivers required
    Cons:
      Lags in games
      Finicky hot swapping
      Loss of Extra Functionality

    SLRating 4

    Smart Adapter Ez-PU21

    Pros:
      Cheap
      Color Coded plugs
      No drivers required
    Cons:
      Lags in games and everyday usage
      Finicky hot swapping
      Loss of Extra Functionality

    SLRating 4

    Pi Engineering Y-mouse

    Pros:
      Transparent to the user
      Long USB connector cable
      Great Documentation
      Enhanced Functionality
      No drivers required
      Flawless hot switching
      Supports extra mouse buttons as long as they adhere to Microsoftís specifications.
    Cons:
      Loss of extra keyboard functionality
      Expensive (but justifiable)

    SLRating 9.5



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