Summary: This KVM switch was not at all what I was expecting. I am very dissatisfied with this product, and am unable to use it as when I hooked it up, I immediately got wavy lines across my monitor. I am going to return this product for a refund.
Pros: Easy to setup
Cons: Device produced wavy lines across monitor after installing
Summary: This is the best switch anywhere near this price range. I would consider buying a better one for more money if I found one.
Pros: It switches well and reliably. It is configurable. I use it for a MacMini and a Windows 7 PC. The keyboard and mouse emulation is really nice. It keeps the computers from thinking that the peripheriald were removed. Very nice. The price is good, too.
Cons: The audio has static noise. It is fairly quiet, but I notice it. I have nice headphones, nice speakers, and good ears. So, I may notice it more than most people. However, you will hear it when the speaker volume is high. When the mouse moves, the noise is louder and includes beeps, similar to the beeps heard from a dialup connection. This distracts me and gives me a headache. So, I plug my speakers into the switch and plug my headphones directly into my PC or Mac (whi...
Summary: I need to look for a better KVM. This one doesn't cut it. I haven't reviewed the item completely so I don't know if it warned about this ahead of time. It may be my fault.
Pros: It works, somewhat
Cons: You cannot use a wireless mouse and keyboard combo that uses the same receiver for both the mouse and keyboard. If you plug the receiver into the mouse port on the KVM, the mouse works, but the hotkeys don't, so that isn't functional. If you plug the receiver into the keyboard USB port on the KVM, you have mouse capability, but the hotkeys to switch from computer to computer don't work. FYI.
Pros: Does what it's suppose to do. I have it hooked up between an XP computer and a Windows 7 computer. Purchased these specifically for the handling of Windows 7. Keyboard, mouse and sound work fine, no complaints there.
Cons: Since purchasing this back in Nov. of 2013 I'm having constant irritable frustrating problem of the screen going blank for a few seconds whether it's connected to the XP computer or Windows 7. I contacted support and followed their advice but, nothing they suggested corrected this problem. I really like the compact size of this unit and was hoping I could suggest this product to several of my business clients. But, I cannot.
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: Overall, this KVM is worth it for the low price. The majority of reviewers agree, and I think my experience is a very uncommon one with this KVM.
Pros: This thing is really reliable and has audio. I use this every day at work. Knocked off one egg for scroll lock key issue and one for weird failure issue.
Cons: Uses scroll lock as the only possible key to switch between ports. I had a wireless Logitech keyboard that I had to switch out because it didn't have a physical scroll lock key. I even switched one of the custom function keys using the setpoint software and it would not recognize a virtual Scroll Lock keystroke.... sure it has to do with the fact that the key stroke is interrupted when it hits the machine and not the KVM switch. I have had some issues with this KVM on...
Summary: NewEgg were very helpful after I explained the issues and send me a RMA. This waiting however for the replacement.
Pros: This is good KMV switch for when you don't want / or have a lot of space available.
Cons: Unfortunately I received this IOGEAR with defective cables. I opened the package to discover that the cables' plastic shielding were melted together and that the inside of the packaging had burn score marks. It almost appear that the IOGEAR was store in a hot! warehouse and that the rubber shielding were about to combust!