Summary: Well, it worked fine for 8 days. Then one side lost the color, then the resolution then died. Other side works fine so far. Not going to return it, just not going to buy IOGEAR. First time trying them. Lesson learned.
Summary: I bought this switch because the other one I had had problems with Windows 7. Windows 7 has issues with USB switches which are not specifically supported. This one is OK but unfortunately I had another problem. My wireless keyboard mouse set has only one USB plug, this doesn't work with this switch. You either have to have a wired or wireless mouse/keyboard each with one USB plug. That is a bit of a pain but is what I've done.
Summary: I am using it with a t h i n k p a d T61p and an H P PC with a 82915G GV 910GL Express C h i p set both PC's have windows X P sp3. the monitor is a V i e w s o n i c that supports 1680x1050 with the L e n o v o think pad it works at native resolution of the monitor 1680x1050 with the other PC it can only detect 1400x1050 even though when I plug the monitor directly to the PC it works at native resolution of 1680x1050 but the device is fairly stable apart from a...
Summary: This KVM could be better. I wouldnt use it on anything media related as your sound is somewhat distorted and any extra hotkeys wont work...
Pros: I was quite suprised to find out that it uses keyboard hotkeys to switch between computers. tap Scroll Lock twice and it's an instant switch. Pretty good to have between an xbox 360 and my media center PC.
Cons: The USB connections on the KVM dont work with any media hotkeys on your keyboard and for some reason windows wont recognize the hardware correctly. I get the little window for "Found new hardware" daily now. The sound is also distorted when running through the KVM for some reason.
Summary: Not a full-featured USB switch. Only works with a keyboard and a mouse wich show up as a generic combo device under windows. The USB hub and the media buttons on my Dell USB keyboard don't work when connected through this switch. The audio switch is very noisy. There is even more noise when the computers are turned off. I had to start a new habit of turning off my speakers after I'm done working on the PC.
Bought 2. In 3 months, 2 quit working...but good warranty service
Yun Ki Paik, Amazon
24 July 2006
Summary: The functioning unit works very well. However, 2 units out of 3 I purchased developed a problem and quit working. I found out that one USB port on the KVM became loose and would no longer hold the connector snug. I contaced IOGEAR warranty service, and they promptly sent me the replancemtns. They now all work fine. Overall, good product and good warranty service.