LINDY USB Keyboard and Mouse Extender

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LINDY USB Keyboard and Mouse Extender

This discreet extender allows you to extender standard USB HID keyboard and mouse signals up to 300 m using standard Cat5e/6 UTP cable. This extender ...

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Review of "LINDY USB Keyboard and Mouse Extender"

published 08/08/2017 | MrYorkiesWorld
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Pro Can Extend USB devices up to 300 Meters, Small, Compact.
Cons Massively Overpriced.
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"Great Device - Unreasonably Priced! - LINDY USB Extender"

Introduction


Not that extending a mouse and keyboard up to 300 meters is something I do regularly, but for some people it might be necessary or helpful to have such functionality in their home or office. I decided to review this little fella since it was in my list of products coming into our shop as of late, and it sounded like the sort of product I’d be interested in. Now obviously there isn’t really a massive amount of information to give about such a basic product, however I will try my best to tell you why I decided to review it anyway!

USB extenders have been around for quite some time, and specifically using Ethernet cables to extend an otherwise limited-length USB cable has become quite popular and useful. USB cables lose signal strength and power over long distances without a repeater, and these can be quite expensive for some of the highest quality cables and repeaters out there – especially when you have to use quite a few of them to get up to 300 meters and still be able to use the device you’re using at that distance! Ethernet cables can be used to extend not only USB connections, but video and audio signals too.

Design & Usage


Now the design of this device is very simple. It has a standard USB to Ethernet adapter. This allows you to plug the USB end into your PC, and then attach an Ethernet cable to the other end. By this point you’ve basically made a connection from USB from the back of your computer to a male Ethernet end, which can then be plugged into the second part of the adapter which has two USB ports installed. The USB signal is transmitted through the Ethernet cable which essentially eliminates the need to buy multiple USB repeaters which can cost money, and you can use a USB device, in this case a mouse and keyboard, from a distance of up to 300 meter by way of Ethernet.

This is especially useful where you have, for example a desk with your basic mouse, keyboard, monitor and speakers, but you need the actual computer or laptop to be placed elsewhere such as a secure location in another room of the house or office. You can control your computer or laptop from up to 300 meters away and not have to worry about loud fans or hard drives, thus giving you the ultimate silent working environment.

Now having a relatively small office, I tested this out to the point I had the computer tower positioned at one end of the office (about 50 meters away) and the mouse and keyboard positioned at the other end. I proceeded to plug everything in and get a colleague to see things from the computer screen. It worked! I was really impressed by the performance of it, and we didn’t notice any data loss or lag at all, given that we tested it with a full 200 meters worth of Ethernet cable which is really impressive.

The adapter itself which has the two USB connections is very basic – just a small rectangle-shaped box with two connections on it, and two screw holes positioned just underneath these USB ports in case you want to fix the device to a wall or desk which is quite handy.

Size & Weight


The actual device only measures 19 x 14 x 6 cm which is quite small, and it only weighs 399 grams which is even better. It basically means no messing around with a bulky, heavy USB extender for mice and keyboards, and it’s easy to fix this device to a wall, floor or desk and it won’t really get in your way. The worst thing about a lot of these types of devices is that they tend to need additional power, they are a little larger and they tend to be obstructive in an office environment – not the case at all with the INDY USB Keyboard and Mouse Extender!

Final Verdict


So when it comes to products like this, there is an obvious issue that a review for such a product is liable to be quite short given that it’s a very basic device with not much to really say in terms of features or functionality, however I hope I’ve shed some light on the product and hopefully if you do need one for any reason, I hope I’ve provided a good enough guide to purchasing one.

The price for one of these ranges between £100 to £130 which is extremely steep given that you can MAKE one for around £15 in total like I have before, and I am unsure as to why this extortionate price seems to be present, however quality is not cheap, and we might be looking at that as a reason for such an otherwise unreasonable price.

Overall, great little product for extending compute peripherals like this up to 300 meters. Very expensive, but definitely useful. It gets a thumbs-up from me for the functionality, but a huge thumbs-down for the price.
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Comments on this review

  • danielclark691 published 10/11/2017
    good work
  • Saraa23 published 20/08/2017
    Wow, that does seem very expensive!
  • jo-1976 published 14/08/2017
    Definitely overpriced!
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Product Information : LINDY USB Keyboard and Mouse Extender

Manufacturer's product description

This discreet extender allows you to extender standard USB HID keyboard and mouse signals up to 300 m using standard Cat5e/6 UTP cable. This extender is suitable for extending standard USB HID keyboard and mouse signals.

Product Details

Product Description: LINDY USB Keyboard and Mouse Extender - keyboard / mouse extender

Device Type: Keyboard / mouse extender - USB

Form Factor: External

Max Transfer Distance: 300 km

General

MPN: 32686

Device Type: Keyboard / Mouse extender

Form Factor: External

Networking

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Keyboard / Mouse Interface: USB

Max Transfer Distance: 300 km

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x USB - Type A

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