IF YOU ARE someone who is forever plugging and unplugging things into your computer you will probably be aware of how quickly plugs and sockets can wear out. Usually the thing to do is to use some form of switching device, but those tend to be horrendously expensive.
Care Electronics has released a two-way printer switcher for the modest sum of £32.20 plus £2.00 p&p. It can be used to connect two computers to one printer, or vice versa.
Although originally designed for the BBC, it works well with Spectrum printer interfaces, but we found that it refuses to operate with either the Medic or Technology Research QL interfaces. As so many combinations of computers and printers are possible you would have to experiment with your own equipment.
Care Electronics Ltd, Unit 14, Peerglow Industrial Estate, Old's Approach, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire. Tel: 0923 777155.