Excerpt: This purchase replaced an identical unit that started malfunctioning after 5 years. The fact that I chose the same one indicates my satisfaction. One reason I like it is that it works perfectly with Windows8. There's essentially no setup. Connect all the pieces, then turn on each computer. It's that simple. And at the price it's hard to beat.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Reliable, Works With Win8
Summary: This is the 2nd one of the KVM switch that I purchased, the same brand. The 1st one I had worked fine for about a year and half then all of a sudden when switching back and forth between my two desktops (as I had done many times prior) my wireless adapter would fail, my mouse and keyboard would no longer work and then when I would shut down my primary PC I would get the blue screen of death.
If you plan to use wireless mouse or keyboard chose another KVM
27 June 2013
Summary: I work from home and I have a Work laptop and a home one; so I needed a KVM to work on both computers in the same desk without too much clutter. I bought this one for the brand and the price and the ability to swithc computers with the press of a key on my keyboard. Great Idea. Well if you read the details of the KVM Wireless mouse and keyboard are not supported. wired keyboards only work for some models.
Summary: Nice KVM switch but it doesn't work with my CRT. It does work with LCD monitor. I didn't try the audio. Contacted IOGEAR Tech Support. They are friendly but seem to have limited knowledge of their products.
Summary: I purchased so when I work from home I can use my work laptop running Windows and my custom built PC running Ubuntu with a single mouse, keyboard, set of speakers, and monitor (extended desktop when using laptop). It works as I expected and switches flawlessly between the two machines. I'm using a Dell keyboard and wireless Logitech mouse.