Summary: After reading the different reviews on various sites, I had mixed feelings, but went ahead and tried this anyway. It installed easily and quickly. I am using a Logitech wireless keyboard without issues. It switches between a Win 7 and a Linux computer. With Linux, it works flawlessly. With the Windows, it takes about 5-8 seconds before the keyboard or mouse works. I think this is just a Windows issue.
Summary: First I ordered “StarTech.com 2 Port USB HDMI Cable KVM Switch”, and it did not work the way it supposed to work. I send it back and I ordered this one. This is mostly the same as the one I sent back. It does work somehow but it is a pain in the neck. You need to be very patient to use this product. 1. When you start the PC, it takes some times for the keyboard and mouse to get to start working. Sometimes it takes longer to be ready to type or do anything. 2.
Functional and usable if you're lucky but very glitchy.
Andrei Victor, Amazon
16 October 2014
Summary: Very glitchy. Be aware that the HDMI and USB cables are built on the device. You might suspect slight defects on some of the cable if unlucky. Or, you cannot replace this yourself in the event the wires become too old to function well. Be aware that glitches will happen more on a Mac machine and most of the time, customer support will blame it to your adapter (convert mini display port or thunderbolt). Even though it is really not the issue.
works ok with direct connection, does not work with displayport adapters as per manufacturer
Stephane Bouniol "SB", Amazon
3 July 2014
Summary: The KVM switch is not 100% compatible with HDMI in the sense that it doesn't work with a displayport to HDMI adapter. I opened a case with IOGEAR who confirmed it. I tried 4 different adapters without success, confirmed that it looks like it works without adapters, and the adapters look like they are working without the KVM. For info, the same IOGEAR KVM (with DVI instead of HDMI) works fine with a displayport adapter...
Summary: I used the KVM so that I could periodically connect a laptop without disconnecting my main computer. It worked fine for a while (4 or 5 days), then the mouse started responding erratically (jumping around or responding very slowly). I reset the KVM by completely powering down and re-starting. It worked again for a couple of days then the mouse became erratic again. The documentation describes different settings for the KVM, but doesn't really say what they do.
Summary: I followed everything that the manual said about troubleshooting. I even called IOGEAR tech support. I was able to talk to a representative with very undesirable people skills. Still it would work with my Razer Lycosa & Death Adder. Still, I give it 4 stars because it worked without a hiccup with my Microsoft keyboard & optical mouse and it is the cheapest alternative out there for HDMI KVM switch.
Summary: So far, so GREAT! TINY little KVM unit, and an excellent remote. Using this on two Win7 machines (a desktop and a docked ThinkPad) on an HDMI-native monitor. Had to use a Displayport-to-HDMI adapter on the laptop, but this thing works like a charm, and I've whizzed many a dollar down the KVM waterhole in the past. For the money, I can't beat this device when only 2-port switching was required. The remote is tiny, and I stuck it to the top of my keyboard..