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IOGEAR GCS1784
6.1 out of 10

IOGEAR GCS1784

2-port USB 2.0 peripheral hub [ backward compatible with USB 1 Read more

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Overall 10
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I have owned many KVMs but this is the best

Anonymous, Newegg
20 July 2010
  • Summary: I have had several SOHO Belkins before which I liked but they typically broke after a year or so of use. Typically USB mouse no longer worked on at least out of 1/4 channels. Remains to be seen if IoGear can keep my current enthusiasm in terms of I have had several SOHO Belkins in the past which I...
  • Pros: It works with a fairly complicated setup I am using with 4 PCs including a laptop where I use a dual-display, e.g. laptop + LCD monitor display simultaneously the same desktop. The monitor I am using does not have great resolution, only 1680x1050. Planning to go to 2560 next with new monitor. Hop...
  • Cons: It is not cheap but it works well. Much more compact than Belkin SOHO. It has a metal case which feels solid, although controls to switch between PCs are a bit too crowded, but then one generally uses the keyboard to switch among PCs anyhow.
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Overall 6
6.0

Did not work for me either

Sandor L., Newegg
1 September 2009
  • Summary: This is an expensive KVM, so you expect people buying it to have the money / interest to buy high end peripherals to be used with it. Sadly it chokes at least on my Logitech ones. My older IOGear GCS1764 has no EDID caching and no mouse emulation, but handles the keyboard just fine.
  • Pros: EDID caching works, you can boot all 4 machines at the same time. Mouse emulation is nice, it means when you switch from one machine to the other, the machines do not see the mouse unplugged / plugged in. I tried and it works with a basic mouse. Includes good quality cables (major plus).
  • Cons: Mouse emulation does not work with Logitech G5, you have to disable mouse emulation. Keyboard emulation chokes on G15, results keys sticking, and since keyboard emulation can not be disabled (which is logical), I had to return the product.
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Overall 6
6.0

G15 V1 work, G15 V2 don't for me...

Mike D., Newegg
27 July 2009
  • Summary: Please speak up if you have a g15 v2 and this KVM works.. (no lag, no dropped characters, repeat/stuck repeat when using alt-tab I have a blue v1 G15 and it works fine.. but the orange v2 g15 does not.. problems as noted above.. could it be a bad orange g15?? that only effects KVM?
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Overall 6
6.0

3 stars standing.. might have to return

Mike D., Newegg
26 July 2009
  • Summary: Its 36 hours later now and I know this device inside out. Turning off the mouse emulaton uisng (numlock + -, m) did reduce "SOME" keyboard lag... Did not fix problem.Turning off keyboard emulatio via Numlock + -, F10) did reduce "SOME" more keyboard lag..
  • Pros: This KVM should handle all your needs for an advanced 2 computer system user. (it did not for me, a gamer)
  • Cons: Keyboard lag on G15 is horrifying. Price Tag Support not really present, noone online to take my call or live chat nights or weekends... Manual is for 2 port model. Probably same info but that alone tells you to wait. So far i have to wait for support, but I doubt they can help with my problem. T...
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Overall 6
6.0

I dived in

Mike D., Newegg
23 July 2009
  • Summary: I just bought it as I need KVM with decent audio share.. As whats the point of sharing with a normal speaker jack when I have a 5.1 system... Someone figured it out finally.. I mean its been common sense desired for 5 years now.. Anyhow, my review will come in the next 48 hours.
  • Pros: high quality sound sharing, includes all the cables (assuming they are quality)
  • Cons: PRICE is OUTRAGEOUS even WITH HUGE PRICE DROP SALE ITS OVERPRICED
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