Excerpt: This IOGEAR series of 2 port and 4 port KVMs have the best features for the lowest price in this range. The most impressive thing is that they spoof the usb and EDIDs from the output to every input. Meaning that when you switch between channels the other inputs do not 'lose the connection' to the switch. Only wish is that they came in a rackmount form.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Holds Usb And Edid, Smart Features
Summary: Just an acknowledgement that IOGear nailed it on this one... Everything that should work on this KVMP does. They don't guarantee all wireless keyboard/mice combos work - we get it. Does it work for mine? Yes, when I switched to the old Logitech MX-3200 combo... Using one with the newer unifying receiver didn't, as many have reported - I have a K520 that didn't cut it with the KVMP. Put that combo on the HTPC downstairs - no problem.
Summary: Four old desktop computers, two old CRT monitors and a flat monitor, two keyboards, three mice, going under the desk to change cables. That is all in the past!!! I love this thing. My desk is so clean again! I can even have one set of speakers for all my computers. Switching from computer to computer is very easy, and as others have stated, and can be done from the keyboard as well as the switch.
Summary: Between two work laptops and my home desktop, my desk was a mess. Even though I cringed a little at the price tag, I bought this to attach everything to one monitor. So far, it's worked out very well. I did have a few bumps with initial setup (like updating the firmware, and getting my mouse to be recognized on all machines -- for which I had to use one of the rear USB ports rather than the one designated for the mouse), but it's all fine now.
Summary: With Windows XP and 7 the device automatically goes to the computer booting up. If you boot 2 computers at the same time, it stays on one and still lets the video drivers load on the others, usually. Sometimes not. So it's bets to boot each computer with the switch set to the computer booting. Once they're all one, switching is easy. The only drawback is I couldn't get all the mouse functions to work through the USB connection.
Summary: Perfect for my lab, where I can have up to four systems (a mix of various flavors of Linux and Windows) connected at once. Transition from one workstation to the next is quick and painless. The switch never drops connectivity of any console devices, so the workstation never knows the difference between the actual keyboard, mouse, monitor, and audio and the dead end when it is switched to standby. Perfect. IOGEAR has done it again.
Excerpt: I'd been wanting this for years, once I finally installed it. I don't even notice it. But it saves me tons of time and from ruining my connectors from switching between computers. The only draw back I've found is, there's no software to help you customize the programing. This only applies to advanced users. The product works great. But to change settings there are keystrokes to enable certain features.