Summary: Been using it for over 2 weeks now and am very pleased with it. Pros: Small & compact. Shortcut key is awesome. (just hit scroll lock twice then 1-4) Cons: It is small and I had to tie it down with a couple zip ties to the back on my desk. Only comes with cables to hook up two computers. Both minor problems that were easily fixed with zip ties and $10.00.
Summary: This product is very easy to set up and use. I have found it very helpful in switching between 3 desktops and a laptop. The KVM box is hidden behind my desk so it is hard to access when I swich PC's. The shortcut keys make all the difference.
Summary: Overall it's going to get the job done, not more. The beep is annoying and on my product it does not turn off even with the right key sequence. The octopus design keeps the device small but hard to fit out of the way. I think that the key sequence is not smart (scroll lock + scroll lock + 1-4) and very annoying compared to the one I have with my startech one (ctrl + ctrl + 1-4).
Summary: The switch works as advertised, but you will want to check your keyboard, mouse, and the PCs that attach to it for compatability. It comes with two cable sets, and you made need additional (D700-2136) @ $16.99 each. The switch uses PS2 connections (both in and out). I bought adapters (ULT31542) for my USB keyboard and mouse, and adapters (M501-1060) for the PS2 to USB connections for two of my PCs.
Summary: All works fine - my logitech USB mouse with PS2 adapter, 2 dell servers with windows server 2003, one dell server with redhat linux, and one dell notebook on a docking station. Only one quirk and I'm not sure why it's doing this - scroll lock-scroll lock-B is supposed to toggle the beep on and off, and it's toggling from two beeps to one beep instead. The beep is annoying.