TECHly has expanded its range of accessories and peripherals with the new USB 3.0 switch for two PCs (IUSB-SW3024). This is an extremely interesting product designed for those who need to share the same USB peripherals on two different systems.
The differences between a USB hub and a USB switch are significant and can be briefly summarized as follows:
- A USB hub A device that allows you to connect multiple USB peripherals to a single USB port on a computer. It works by “spreading” the USB signal across multiple ports, allowing you to connect multiple devices at the same time.
- One USB switch Instead, you can connect multiple USB devices to multiple computers and switch between them by enabling one connection at a time.
In particular, the TECHly model allows you to share up to 4 USB peripherals across two computers, regardless of the operating system used. In addition, the switch requires no drivers, can be installed in plug-and-play mode, and is designed for desktop or laptop computers. All ports on the switch support the USB 3.0 protocol and the maximum permitted transfer speed of 5 Gbit/s. Recommended not only for general USB peripherals such as printers, keyboards, mice, scanners etc. but also for memory readers, portable hard drives, USB sticks
With the USB 3.0 switch from TECHly, up to four peripheral devices can be used together with two PCs
Let’s start with the external appearance. The USB 3.0 switch for two PCs from TECHly It is characterized by its very small dimensions: 102 x 53 x 18 mm represent a minimal footprint, perfect for integration on the desk without weighing it down or creating clutter. The one-piece aluminum alloy body provides robustness and a professional look, with the silver finish blending well with the modern hardware. The attention to detail does not go unnoticed, with precise, sharp corner cuts and a perfect assembly that feels.
They stand out on the front 4 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, while on the back we find three more ports: the two USB 3.0 ports for connecting to the same PCs and a USB Type-C port useful for optional additional power supply. In the upper part, in the middle, there is a round button that serves this purpose Instantly switch the connection between one computer and another. Next to the button are instead two LED displays (1 and 2), which indicate which system is currently active.
Closes the door panel 3.5mm jack input, always on the back, for the remote control, which can be used to switch. A cable is included with which you can use this functionality. This is useful, for example, if the switch is positioned in a hard-to-reach location.
Support for the USB 3.0 standard allows you to achieve transfer speeds of 5Gbps with direct connections between computers and external peripherals. This makes it possible to connect both storage units and achieve excellent performance, as well as peripheral devices such as printers or scanners that require lower performance. The switch is also backwards compatible with the USB 2.0 and 1.1 standards and works as soon as you connect it to the two systems: In addition to the plug-and-play technology, the system is completely independent of the hardware and software platform used. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Windows, macOS or Linux, in short, the switch works immediately on any PC, both desktop and notebook, without the need to install drivers or configure utilities.
The USB 3.0 switch for two PCs from TECHly It can be useful in very different contexts: on the desks of offices and professional studios for sharing common peripherals such as printers and scanners; B. in gaming systems, which makes sharing controllers, headphones, webcams and other intensively used peripherals between multiple PCs very easy. Creatives also benefit from quickly switching between graphics tablets or video recording and post-production systems between dedicated, parallel computers.
The new USB 3.0 switch from TECHly It represents an ideal professional solution for those who need to share up to four external peripherals with two computers to connect via full-size USB. The price of 41.99 on the official TECHly websitewith guaranteed immediate availability.