Summary: This Belkin KVM finally totally failed. Had same issue as another reviewer, it would constantly alternate between ports 1 and 4. It was maddeningly erratic from day 1, biggest gripe was that it was possible to have it get into a state where the only way to restore correct operation was to unplug every USB connector from the KVM and remove power, then restart every connected machine.
Cons: Erratic operation Flimsy construction Cables poorly designed Not firmware upgradeable
Summary: First of all, I purchased this unit from Walmart, and I got it for less than anywhere else... including eBay! Walmart delivered quickly and their return policies are great, so I highly recommend. This product has the potential of being one of the best values in KVM switches... It supports 2560X1440, it has a convenient footprint, AND it comes with cables... WOW a great value...
Summary: Sadly, another company I once relied on very much for their innovative products and their reliability and support, has apparently gone awol. My new router will also be another brand.
Pros: Great concept with DVI, USB and included cables.
Cons: See my previous review. Reliability and support. Went back and forth with Belkin tech support after unit video died. They finally gave up and pushed me up to a supervisor promising a call BEFORE Christmas. Over four months later that supervisor call has never come.
Summary: Overpriced for something that does NOT work for what was advertised. Bait and switch. Now Belkin only mention support for 1920x1200. They realized engineering failed them and that this product does not work at any resolution higher than 1920x1200. What do they do? Update all the manuals. Furious. Ripped off. Will NEVER buy another Belkin product and I will tell everyone the same.
Pros: Nice button layout. Have ability to separate audio independent of the video/pc source.
Cons: False advertisement. Original manuals reference support up to 2560x1600 resolution. Lots of back and forth with tech support (with steps to perform resets, blah blah. Eventually said that it will not work with the Dell 3007WFP.
Summary: Checked web and see that no video to the monitor seems to be common failure, but there seems to be no response from Belkin. Disappointing from such a well-established company.
Pros: Great price, USB powered available, great cables included, large computer switching buttons, DVI support for my 1600x1040 monitor.
Cons: Worked great for well over a year. Disconnected to relocate computer desk and now the video to the monitor is dead. Connected both computers direct to monitor to confirm that both video cards and monitor work correctly. Tried cold boots and reconnection according to Belkin instructions but still no video. Even tried putting video cards back to 640x480 to see if that low res will get through but no luck.
Summary: I would not recommend buying this very expensive KVM. It is not worth the price as it is very flaky.
Pros: Easy to install and configure. Works right out of the box.
Cons: Stopped working all of a sudden. The KVM starts switching between ports 1 and 4 without being touched. Called Belkin support. It was very difficult to get hold of them. Options on their Tech Support line does not work.....
Summary: I have two of these. On the one with high res monitor, the switch degrades the sharpness when connected to gaming PC, although a bit blurry it does work. Connecting PC directly to monitor improves sharpness, so I blame the KVM. At home use it for one desktop PC, one Mac and one laptop, with occasional fourth PC connected. At work, use it for three Windows XP and Win 7 PCs.
Pros: Includes cables, audio from any PC while video/keyboard on another PC. Have had little trouble. Works with Microsoft wireless mouse 5000 as console mouse. Workes with Mac and Windows 7, and XP.
Cons: One port on one unit seems to have retired, but don't need it. No DVI input support for video our output for console screen. No high resolution screens. However, KVMs supporting real high resolution are also more expensive. although I don't know why.
Cons: Big issue is that the unit keeps bringing the monitor out of sleep mode shortly after it enters sleep. This will significantly shorten the life of the monitor back light. This is one serious bug. Until it is fixed, avoid this KVM. It is going into my white elephant trunk until this is fixed by Belkin. Until then it's a waste of money.
Summary: After over 2 years of dealing with this bad KVM, I am switching to the IOGear. I've owned 4 KVM's and this is the absolutely worst. I knew Belkin made cheap gear and was hoping this would be better... Right that it was cheap and wrong that it would get better. Do yourself a favor and pick another brand.
Pros: Includes cables. Hotkey compatible
Cons: Picky - It seems to want only certain computers on certain ports. Crashes - Every three to six months, the usb host dies. DVI works, but keyboard/mouse goes completely out. When this happens, I have to unplug everything, let it sit for about 20 minutes, then replug it in and wait another 30 minutes for it to finally start working. This is unacceptable.