j5create - USB 3.0 Wormhole Switch - White

Drag and drop photos, files and more between PC and Mac computers with this j5 create JUC500 wormhole switch, which features a USB 3.0 connector that adapts to 2.0 and 1.1 for efficient transfers. The plug-and-play design helps make setup easy.
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Overview

What's Included


  • USB 3.0 Wormhole Switch
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
71% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (75 out of 107)

Features


Connects PC and Mac computers

So you can use drag-and-drop and copy-and-paste features to share or transfer data, images, music, videos and more between devices.

USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 functionality

With up to a 5 Gbps transfer rate for efficiency.

Multidisplay environment support

To suit your setup. Allows you to share a keyboard and mouse from another computer.

Plug-and-play design

For simple use.


Customer rating

3.7
71%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    First one bricked, second one works well

    Posted
    Steve
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased this exclusively for the keyboard/mouse switching functionality, so I can't speak to the rest of the features. Some thoughts: 1) first unit wouldn't stay connected (app would not run for more than a few seconds on Windows 10). I went to the j5create support site and downloaded what was labeled as the latest driver for windows 10, which turned out to be a firmware update on the adapter itself. About halfway through the update, I got a failure message. The unit was not recognized by either PC after that. It showed that the read only drive which launches the app (built into the cable) was empty and unformatted. 2) Swapped the device out at my local BBY. Second one also would not stay connected to the Win10 machine. This time, knowing the "driver" was actually a firmware update tool, I launched it from my WIn7 machine. This completed successfully. Even after this "Windows 10 driver" was installed, the app would crash after the two computers connected. I ended up setting the app to run in Windows 8 compatibility mode as administrator, and now it runs flawlessly. 3) I do see that it creates the network connection between the devices but I have not used that feature. I just set up a hotkey to swap my control over to the windows 7 machine, and it works extremely well with minimal lag on the remote machine, and introduces zero perceptible lag to the host machine. My main reason for purchasing the device was so that I could use my gaming mechanical keyboard and mouse with my work laptop when I had it docked at my desk at home. I did not want to use a traditional KVM as I had read they can introduce lag into your keystrokes. This does not seem to cause any issues and I am very pleased. The working unit is easily worth 5 stars, but the setup headaches and inaccurate description on their site caused me to deduct 2 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Mac Laptop App would not sync to iPhone6s or iMac

    Posted
    Icebox
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Extremely disappointed in the assistance from Apple, after 3 techs, one App wouldn't work with the iPhone 6s and iMac. Apple Care Telephone Support Supervisor, said there was a system problems. After taking over the computer, they said in order to correct the system problem would require a vault password and Best Buy should have given it to me when purchased. I was skeptical just how BB could do that with the product sealed. But they insisted Best Buy should have given me the vault key. Therefore, the laptop was inoperable, but the superb service of the Lynchburg store said they wouldn't have such. They took the laptop back and credited my account. Have not repurchased since due to the the fear of a system failure in the future, without a vault key. I commend Best Buy Customer, outstanding . Since Best Buy doesn't have the key as well as Apple, who has the key when the product fails?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    USB 3.0 Wormhole Switch

    Posted
    LeeB115
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    This product consists of a cable and software program. The software program required an update before I could use it. The bottom line is that this cable / system worked for me. I think the company could spend a little time and get this system to work a little better / easier. It took me a couple of tries but I got it to mostly work. In the end I had to manually transfer a few files that I needed that did not come across with this system. I am not "Unhappy" with this product, but for the price it could be better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cable to share keyboard

    Posted
    kfan1689
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    The cable works great on multiple computers, having a PC and a MacBook I no longer have to use a separate mouse and keyboard and when transferring files. Although one drawback is that you have to install software on both systems and sometimes it doesn't work flawlessly every-time and you have to disconnect and reattached the cable sometimes to get it to work, but when it does work it is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good connectivity.

    Posted
    techsupportdude
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    Instructions are a little short. Doesn't say why it asks you which computer is on the left or right. It's so your mouse knows where to go to find the other machine. Works just like dual-screen. It also doesn't quite fill in how it works with files/folders, since that's not intuitive. It wants to copy folders, not individual groups of files. But it works fine on Win10. No problems with connectivity at all. No real setup other than loading a small program to each machine. Takes only 1 minute or two.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wormhole Switch?

    Posted
    RayRay
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I guess I would have given it more stars if I could have easily figured out how to use it. I thought I was buying something that would simply open a window (on second computer) with access to all the files on the first computer so I could just drag (transfer) those first computer files onto my second computer. But it was to complicated for me to even bother with. My fault though for not realizing what I was buying.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    simple task turns into tech annoyance

    Posted
    john
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    All I need is a simple cable with a USB plug on each end to send things back and forth between my desk top, and laptop, not complicated, until this gadget came along, and it takes a more unnecessary steps, that may, or may not work. Some files cannot be dragged and dropped. A simple send to, what ever devise, two click process, not a gadget that has to be part of a program to work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Good Product

    Posted
    RILawyer
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    Product seemed to have a small glitch that blanked out the screen using the file navigator for copying instead of the drag and drop which blanked out the screen when going from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 on Apple products but tech support helped me figure out the issue and I was using it without a problem using an alternate copy method. Great Product for the price. Ingenious! I highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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