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Iogear-gcs1742.2504961
7.3 out of 10

IOGEAR GCS1742

One dual monitor console controls two dual monitor computers * Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

tech spec

joe, Radioshack
24 May 2014
  • Excerpt: tech spec says' 0 F to 50 F working well in the ice box
  • Pros: Improves Performance, Strong Connection Points
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Overall 10
10

GCS1742 easy set up and a must have

Zeke, B&H Photo
29 November 2011
  • Excerpt: For those who have PC's and Mac's with limited space but want a large desktop space, it's a must have.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up
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Overall 8
8.0

Works like a slightly tarnished charm.

Xiphios, B&H Photo
1 August 2011
  • Excerpt: This dual monitor two computer KVM is well built and the set-up instructions are clear. The switch functions without problem but the instructions are not quite what they should be. Firstly, the plugs marked for computer "A" really are those for computer "B" and vice versa! This is a surprising, not an earthshattering problem, but requires a bit of rethinking. Secondly, the USB ports appear to be USB 1!
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, This switch is a sturdy, Works without problem
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Overall 10
9.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

Nice Switch

fishhead, TigerDirect.com
14 May 2011
  • Summary: I had trouble recognizing all my devices with the less expensive switches. This one plugged in and everything worked right away. The fact that they include all the cabling is a bonus. Very nice product.
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Overall 10
10

Time-Saver Money-Saver

El Maguey, B&H Photo
6 October 2010
  • Excerpt: With this device there is no need to buy extra monitors or power down and switch cables when using two desktop computers. Simply push a button (or use the Hot Keys option) and you can toggle between boxes. Easy to set up and use and takes up very little space on my table. Included cables are generous in length to allow ease of routing.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Small
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Overall 10
10

An elegant solution

Piccutter, B&H Photo
12 August 2010
  • Excerpt: I have been struggling with 3 mechanical switch boxes to bounce between my two dual monitor Macs. The video switches, after a few weeks, began to fail. The contacts became faulty and the monitors displayed incorrect colors or incorrect luma. I had to manipulate the switch to get a near decent image. Now remember I had to use a USB switch for my keyboard and mouse. Same story. The connections were intermittent causing erratic performance.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Reliable, Small
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10

Exactly what I was looking for

Alan, TigerDirect.com
23 January 2010
  • Summary: The sound transport from each PC is a bonus, and I have not tested that since I don't need it, but I'm confident it works based on the performance of the rest of it. It comes with all the cables you need, which are unique to this device, you cannot use any regular VGA or USB cables. I marked the value down to 4 because I was hoping to spend around $150 instead, but it is still worth it if you need dual monitor and USB support.
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Overall 6
6.0

If you need it this is the way to go

jjlarvick, B&H Photo
11 January 2010
  • Excerpt: It's expensive and it has issues with Windows 7, but if you're working with multiple displays this sure saves space and cash. It did not work with my speakers though and this is a real shortcoming if you ask me. They say it should work with any powered set of speakers, but only two. I have two and a sub, and apparently that means it won't work at all.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Incompatible
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Overall 8
8.0

great for dual displays

Joe, B&H Photo
20 September 2009
  • Excerpt: I use two monitors so this enables me to switch seamlessly from my Mac, for photography, to my PC for 3d rendering. I didn't need to run 4 computers which this switch can do. However I couldn't a unit for just 2 computers. I had previously tried other solutions recommended, that had not worked. This is more expensive but works really well.
  • Pros: Easily Expanded, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Reliable
  • Cons: Bit large for 2 computers
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Overall 10
10

Just what the doctor ordered!

JoshuaCorp, B&H Photo
15 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Easy to install with coloured connections, great step by step install guide included....from box to working in less than 10 minutes.....
  • Pros: Durable, Easy Connectivity, Fast Connection
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