Summary: Once you get practice on the Hot Keys it works great, usually just easier to press the push button to move the next computer in sequence.
Pros: Comes with 4 great quality cables, 2- 4 foot, 2- 6 foot. Switches by push button on unit or Hot Keys.
Cons: I agree with most other reviewers, Hot Keys sequence is a lot of work. Thanks to 'Mr Bones' I was able to get the sequence down, the instructions from IO Gear are incorrect. I have to 'Tap' quickly in sequence, shft, ctrl,alt, (port#), enter, and the port # must be the keypad # not the Number Pad.
Summary: For what I paid, this is very useful. I didn't consider the absence of audio support.
Pros: Cheap 4-port unit. Includes an easily accessible push-button to manually rotate between ports.
Cons: HOT KEYS: They suck. You have to press (in any order) the ALT, SHIFT, CTRL, <PORT#>, then ENTER in order to switch. Other 2-port units I've owned required simply double-SCRLLOCK taps then a <PORT#>. Simple. CABLES: Also... Four sets of cables are provided as you would expect but they aren't all t...
Summary: Do not believe the IOGear statements for this product. it has unique Hotkeys which require more effort than a KVM should require. It does not work with docking stations and that fact is not advertised anywhere.
Cons: Won't work with docking station. Manual switch is on the resting part of the device making it all but unusable. Hotkeys require magician-like dexterity. Tech support treats customers like they are unintelligent.
Cons: Hot keys will not work. Tried different keyboards, mice and round through technical support. Received a replacement and still, does not work. What a stupid keyboard sequence, Shift-CTRL-ALT..... Dont waste your money on this. Belkin much better.
Summary: These are by far the best SOHO KVM out there
Pros: These are by far the best SOHO KVM out there This model was built before USB mice and keyboards were ever popular Where else can you find a 4 KVM switch with cables for under $50.00 US? If you use all PS/2 connections this is the KVM to get And for all of you having issue with the hot key combina...
Summary: Five eggs for quality and price, minus one for the stupid hotkey.
Pros: Great, compact KVM. Comes with all the required cabling (which IMHO should be standard for any desktop KVM). Switches computers very quickly when hotkey is entered correctly (see Cons).
Cons: Ungodly hotkey combination. Shift then Ctrl then Alt then a number then Enter. Seriously? I find myself accidentally typing a number or a new line in whatever I have open because it didn't catch the hotkey. Now, I understand that a KVM hotkey needs to be an uncommon series of keystrokes, but on m...
Summary: I use this to log into my PCs only, switching keyboard and mouse (Ctrl-Alt-Del generates nonmaskable interrupt, meaning it can't be redirected through a non-Windows handler) The remainder of the time I use Synergy to share keyboard and mouse between systems, so I can move the mouse to any screen,...
Pros: Simple, small, and comes with all the cables you need for traditional K/V/M switching. Nice and inexpensive, as well.
Cons: If you have "legacy free" computers (no PS/2) this isn't the unit for you. This unit does not seem to work with a MS Intellimouse laser 2 - the mouse loses power on switching, then requires a reboot to rediscover; this may be due to my use of Synergy (see below), though there is a possibility tha...