Summary: I have been using this KVM for several months now to switch between my primary computer (Windows 7) and an older XP-based machine that I use to play some older games (much better than a virtual machine!
Pros: Inexpensive, good resolution support, includes audio and wireless mouse/keyboard. The color coded wired remote (switch) lets you know which box is active. No issues at 1600x1000 resolution (older 16:10 monitor)
Summary: Overall it does exactly what I had hoped. I might try an HDMI switch in the future, but this unit ticked all the boxes at a great price.
Pros: The high point of this installation is the pleasant suprise that my Wireless Mouse / Keyboard Combo works perfectly with the single 2.4 GHz receiver plugged into the "mouse" USB port on the KVM switch (with a USB extension to get it out from behind the docking station and handy for the GHz to do ...
Cons: 1) One constraint could be the length of the cable - a VGA extension could cure that if need be.
2) The VGA connectors are a bit bulky - almost blocks the power on the docking station, and hangs out off the side of the other laptop without screw connection (laptop has no provision).
Summary: It's a device with one button. Press the button, you are controlling a different computer with the same screen, mouse and keyboard. It would be nice if it support BOTH USB and ATX mouse and keyboard jacks.
Summary: I was originally looking at the $25 iogear KVM but it was out of stock so I ended up buying this one. Having no central box makes a clutter of cables. Having said that, I can tuck everything away and have just the remote stick out on my desk.
Pros: Switches Quickly. Nice small remote has LED that turns yellow or green depending on which computer you're on.
Cons: The cable set up is cluttery, would have rather had a box to plug everything into. The soft key switching (double tap caps lock / scroll lock) seems to be software / OS dependant.
Summary: For people who just want to switch back and forth to control two computers and don't need fancy functions, I would highly recommend this unit. It works perfectly all the time, switches fast, and has a remote so anyone can easily use it without knowing some obscure key commands for switching.
Has a remote button for switching.
Keyboard, mouse, monitor and audio.
Cons: Haven't found any. May not work with more custom keyboards (we only tested it with a standard Lenovo keyboard and a standard Logitech optical mouse).
Excerpt: I used one of the USB ports to run a 4 port hub instead of the advertised one port for keyboard and one port for mouse, and it works great for USB devices that do not require speed, like a USB sound card, a USB memory stick or cell phone, so it works better than expected for me.