Not as reliable as their slightly higher-end models
30 March 2014
Summary: Unit comes with all the connections to handle 4 machines, color coded, easy to setup in a very short time. Flipping between units via the front buttons or the belkin traditional double-scroll lock method works fine. However, I loose the keyboard or mouse randomly when switching units (unresponsive) and I have to unplug the mouse or keyboard from the Belkin unit and plug them back in for them to re-recognize, which it does.
Summary: Not much to say here other than it works. I have the keyboard and mouse on the backside of the desk while I am using a Logitech wireless setup. No issues there. Will try to give updates as I can remember.
GREAT, easy-to-use design and expertly color-coded for quick and easy, hassle-free installation.
16 December 2013
Summary: I found this Belkin/SOHO VGA and USB *4-Port* In/Out KVM Switch to be of a GREAT, easy-to-use design and expertly color-coded for quick and easy, hassle-free installation... I never even looked at the installation booklet ... The accompanying cables were of superior quality ... A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Summary: Bought this item thinking that I could use it with my multiple laptops and a single larger monitor at my desk. It didn't. Video signals from the laptops caused the ASUS monitor to constantly try to reestablish a signal from the laptop when sent through the KVM. Updates to the KVM software via Belkin were not easy downloaded and didn't help the situation when I finally got installed.
Summary: Perfect for systems supporting VGA. I've used several of these with custom built Windows 7 systems and HP/Compaq Windows XP systems and never have had a problem. Can access BIOS upon boot, and can login to Windows correctly (I've had problems with Dell systems using Avocent KVMs)
Summary: Pros: After some fumbling around with it, was finally able to get it to work as advertised. Comes with color coded cables Cons: it's seems a LOT bigger than I was expecting. Make sure you check the dimensions, it's over a foot long. Video quality doesn't seem as sharp as it should. My main issue was that after hooking everything up, my mouse buttons 4 and 5 didn't work.
Summary: Overall this was a miserable experience. I connected three machines to one monitor and keyboard and found that the screen was intermitently fuzzy. It seemed to happen during warmup and go away. after a few days it was fuzzy all the time. I called Belkin to troubleshoot and recieved miserable support. They could not tell me why it was happening and ultmatley guessed that it was becasue I was running Windows 7.
Summary: Aesthetically speaking, this switch is beautiful. In addition to being visually appealing, it also provides a nice user experience with its large, easily accessible buttons, separate audio and monitor/usb switching and color coded cables and buttons. As others have noted though: make sure you know how big this thing is! The dimensions are provided in the product details. Look at them. Then get a ruler and make sure you really understand those numbers.