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IOGEAR GCS1644
6.2 out of 10

IOGEAR GCS1644

Complete keyboard and mouse emulation for error free booting Read more

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Reviews and Problems with IOGEAR GCS1644

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Overall 10
10

Works as advertised

Alec B., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Shipped in factory box (not double boxed); unit survived FedEx manhandling OK but this should have been double boxed give the cost of this component. My days of switching monitor input are finally over! Two computers and a work laptop are now happy sharing a double monitor setup.
  • Pros: Solid build quality and does the job; this is not a flimsy plastic box. All needed cables except for monitor connection are provided. Press of switch results in audible chirp and LEDs are lit for all connections that are powered so you know which systems are live.
  • Cons: Steep entry point.
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Overall 6
6.0

Missing parts by design?

Leif, B&H Photo
2 April 2016
  • Excerpt: I bought this to mount in a rack as the device is very obviously rack-mount size. Upon receipt I saw that the chassis is pre-drilled for mounting rack ears and yet there are no ears included. I checked the IOGEAR website but there is no link to buy them as an accessory purchase.
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Overall 2
2.0

Complete Failure

Gary T., Newegg
2 February 2016
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: First unit was DOA. Replacement unit worked for 5 weeks and ports 1, 3 and 4 failed.
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Overall 10
10

It works with MacBooks!!!!

Mr S., Newegg
8 October 2014
  • Summary: My Ownership is actually more than roughly 2 years, as I own one at work. However, I purchased one for home work recently so .... I was very skeptical on this as according to the reviews on various sites, there was a 50% chance I got the model refresh that does not work on with macbooks. Lucky me!
  • Pros: This puppy works just the same as the ones at work. Plug and play, just as it shold.
  • Cons: no cons.
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Overall 10
10

A great product

jm, B&H Photo
6 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I work with two Kubuntu 12.04 Linux workstations continuously connected, and a Windows 7 employer's Lenovo 530 laptop that I connect every evening on returning home and disconnect every morning when heading to work (via a Lenovo docking station continuously connected).
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Overall 2
2.0

USB in the Console intermittently resets itself after only 4-5 months of use

Stonecoldtx, Amazon
25 June 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this item on December 29, 2013 and it was delivered on New Year's Eve--just in time for me to connect my 4 computers to my brand new dual 24" monitors . . . everything worked fine, until about a month ago, I suddenly lost mouse and keyboard control while working on my machine.
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Overall 10
10

I Agree with other Reviewers

Computer User Me, B&H Photo
19 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This is the best KVM that I have ever owned. It works very well for two monitors. I game with it and I do not notice any video or audio degradation. Computers boot better on this kvm than any other kvm that I have owned in the past.
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Overall 10
10

Wireless keyboard/mouse both work fine with emulation. If you're having problems you may have an old/unrepairable GCS1644!

Peter Nielsen "Perfectionist", Amazon
15 January 2014
  • Summary: I purchased my GCS1644 from Amazon.com in April 2013. I was using a Logitech DiNovo wireless keyboard w/ wireless mouse combo. I was unable to get the mouse to work with emulation enabled in the GCS1644.
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Overall 8
8.0

doesn't work with all devices

Eric A., Newegg
12 January 2014
  • Summary: i would rather see iogear make a wireless remote for switch computers and get full keyboard and mouse support. for the life of me i don't know why 7.1 sound was not included with a dual link dual view switch, don't tell me enterprise customers don't want or need it, if they don't they don't have to...
  • Pros: I bought two of these. it works just OK, it is nice to not having to boot each computer individually now.
  • Cons: only works with the basic keyboard and mouse devices, huge con. will not work with a Logitech mini unified receiver plugged into the mouse port on the back, my older gcs1764 did work with this mouse. I get 'device driver software was not successfully installed" with this KVM. I don't understand w...
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Overall 6
6.0

audio quality diminished

Dennis F., Newegg
13 September 2013
  • Summary: I'm attempting to make this KVM work by boosting the audio signal
  • Pros: this KVM works as described and is reliable. I've had problems with other KVM's losing the mouse and having to disconnect and reconnect in order to get the mouse to work sometimes after switching. That issue does not occur with his KVM.
  • Cons: the audio signal gets diminished going through this KVM. I thought it primarily poor that feature as most KVM's tender work.
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