USB Y cable for Mouse/Keyboard between a Pc and Series X?

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  1. AshleyPlatt
    AshleyPlatt Guest

    USB Y cable for Mouse/Keyboard between a Pc and Series X?


    Hi everyone

    A lot of people have had similar questions but i cant find an exact copy of what im looking for/ a simple response that isnt pure jargon so here goes

    Does anybody use/ know if a USB Y cable (1f2m) to attach say a keyboard to both a PC and a Series X will work? Or do you need a more powerful kbm?

    So id have a keyboard plugged into the female part of the splitter

    One male would be plugged into a pc port, the other into the series x

    And id use a second splitter for a mouse (so mouse and keyboard are using seperate usb slots)

    They would NOT both be on simultaneously - i just want to avoid having to unplug and replug both mouse and keyboard everytime i switch from pc to console - anyone do this already for sure?

    And yeah does a simple cable work or does it need a kvm?

    Thanks for your time and info on this

    :)
     
    AshleyPlatt, Mar 17, 2021
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  2. Obsessive Power Win User

    USB Y cable for Mouse/Keyboard between a Pc and Series X?

    Hi,

    The primary function of a USB Y cable is to get power to an external USB device using two USB ports. This would thus potentially eliminate the need to connect an otherwise power hungry device to a desktop or a laptop PC without an external power source. It's not meant or designed to daisy chain one keyboard and mouse to two separate machines.

    You need a USB switcher instead. Like an HDMI switcher but for USB devices.
  3. AshleyPlatt Win User

    USB Y cable for Mouse/Keyboard between a Pc and Series X?

    Awesome thanks for the help!

    I’ll get a hub thingy then^.^!
  4. xA7XxDeathBat Win User

    Keyboard and mouse

    Good morning! As long as you are talking about the Series S or X, then according to sources yes, almost any Keyboard or Mouse will be suitable. Please see below:

    "The USB transmitters that ship alongside wireless gaming mice and keyboards handle all the data communication between your peripherals and your console. This means that almost all wireless keyboards and mice will work with Xbox Series X and S."

    There is a very informative article on the devices here:

    https://dotesports.com/hardware/news/how-to-use-keyboard-and-mouse-on-xbox-series-x-or-s

    Of course, that being said, devices made specifically for the system will have more finely tuned compatibility.

    Hopefully this helps!
  5. StormedWheel03 Win User

    XBOX 360 Wireless Receiver Won't Connect to XBOX 360 Controller - Windows 7 Pro. 64-bit

    Only things plugged into USB are my mouse, keyboard, phone charger cable (no phone plugged in) and the receiver. Oh boy.
  6. Njal the Blue Win User

    Teclado e rato para Xbox

    Any USB mouse and keyboard will work. Remember not all games support mouse and keyboard.
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