Works great with Mac, PC and PC server mix using MS Natural Keyboard and GigaByte gaming mouse
4 weeks ago
Summary: I needed to share a monitor, keyboard and mouse between a MacBook Pro and a PC. This solved my needs. I had issues with an older cheaper unit. I had a 2 port switch from another vendor to share the keyboard and mouse between my computer and my server. I was using VGA for the server and DVI for the PC so I did not use video switching with that device. It was not powered externally, just used USB power.
Summary: With a bit of trepidation (I've never used a KVM switch before), I ordered IOGEAR's 4-port switch. That's a fair chunk of money to plunk down without any real idea if the device will really work as advertised or not. After a brief moment of panic when the keyboard and mouse refused to work at all, I finally realized the USB connector wasn't plugged in solidly. Tada! Beautifully functional!
Summary: For the price this is the best deal! I have a home based software business and really need to be able to run 2-3 different PC's on this. Wish I could have my server close enough as well, but just can't bring myself to take that off the rack. That said, I have had a challenge with the laptop not having a DVI port - and the passthrough with an adapter for the VGA port DID NOT WORK. I am going to try an HDMI adapter next and hope that works.
Summary: Works as advertised. I have two workstations and a laptop connected and I'm able to use my back-lite keyboard and my programmable mouse. I have read concerns if you use a single USB doggle for both keyboard and mouse, but that's not my configuration. I would recommend this product!
Summary: To speedup our re-imaging process of virus infected computers, we had two of those setup, which can take in up to 8 machines in one run. The switch does it's job wonderfully, and only requires one usb cable to be plugged into each computer that requiring re-installation. There is also quick switching between each hooked machines using the Scroll Lock and number pad keys so you don't have to physically reach to the dvi switch to do the job if you got a table full of...
Summary: I've used a few of these through the years, and always had not great results. Switching was slow, maybe a mouse or keyboard wouldn't connect... I have had three machines plugged into this for a a few days now and it's been smooth sailing. The volume controls on my keyboard work fine, the scroll on my mouse works fine. Switching is quick and I like the fact that this is substantial enough to not slide across the desk when using the controls.
Summary: I've been using IOGear MiniView KVMs for many, many years. First an IOGear 2-port USB, then, for years the 4-port IOGear GCS634UW6 which I replace with this unit. The VGA units were temperamental with some computers (or visa-versa) but I found ways around the idiosyncrasy. A Dell Optiplex 320 (an know KVM problem child) would hang when booting if it WAS in focus on the KVM and an old Dell Dimension would sometimes act up if it WASN'T in focus when booting.
Summary: I bought one of these to have less monitors on my desk while still having multiple computers. Visually appealing and seems well built. Works very well. The keyboard shortcuts come in very useful. I can switch seamlessly from one computer to another. I also like the feature to choose which audio to keep while switching. I would definitely purchase again.