Good product plagued by wireless keyboard/mouse issues.
Jame Evans, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: By it's description it looked ideal for what I needed. Unfortunately, neither my Microsoft nor Logitech wireless mouse/keyboard combos worked at all. I really don't have time to waste and try and troubleshoot this issue - I would have preferred that it worked out of the box like my old StarTech. I setup my old 2-port KVM and boxed the IO-Gear unit to return.
Fantastic DVI KVM for a home office, more feature rich than product description suggests.
23 September 2014
Summary: So far I am very satisfied with this product. First, while somewhat expensive, it is a great deal for a 4 port DVI KVM with all 4 KVM cables. I bought this because I run a Windows 7 workstation, Mac OS workstation/home server and have a dock for my work Lenovo T440 laptop. I work from home frequently so I need to be able to rapidly switch between the various environments. I was using a cheapish IOGEAR 2 port VGA KVM.
Great device for managing many computers using one monitor, keyboard and mouse!
4 September 2014
Summary: This is my second one after a lightning strike to my house fried the first one. Love this device for my many computers and one monitor. Very easy to flip back and forth between computers, and uses the DVI connection so a very clear image. Well worth the cost for the person with multiple computers. Makes managing them easier! A recommended buy!
Excerpt: Well built and solid. Works ok. With two exceptions: a VGA monitor with a DVI adapter will not work with this switch. The USB connections for wireless Logitech mouse and keyboard would not work. In both instances I had to swap out my equipment.
Summary: I had been using an old ps2/vga KVM switch for years and finally tired of having to use adapters, monitor button pressing and all kinds of things to keep my system running. I finally bit the bullet and purchased the GCS1104 to accommodate my new office. After finally getting my new office setup, I was anxious to get this thing setup. Out of the box, the unit appeared well built, rugged.
Works well if you use Iogear products. but NOT if it isn't IOGEAR.
23 July 2014
Summary: Works fine if you have a Iogear mouse and keyboard. Does not work well with other brand keyboards or wireless mice. Not happy that I can not use with my SILENT mice or Silent keyboard. Upgraded to this DVI model from a Belkin 4 port switcher. The DVI was the decider of getting this. I wish I read the reviews well before buying it though. I have since purchased a (GKM552R) Iogear wireless combo.
Asked customer support about wireless mouse and keyboard compatibility with ...
12 July 2014
Summary: Asked customer support about wireless mouse and keyboard compatibility with my Logitech K800 and M310, but only got a "Due to the large number of manufacturer's and each manufacturer's wide range of models it is impossible to maintain any meaningful compatibility list." This problem only applied to the dedicated USB ports in the back of the KVM. I managed to be able to plug in one of the devices in the front USB with no problem.
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.