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Iogear-gcs632u.2504985
6.5 out of 10

IOGEAR GCS632U

Use one USB keyboard, monitor and USB mouse to control two USB Read more

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Reviews and Problems with IOGEAR GCS632U

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Overall 6
5.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Not so good a deal.

DIY59,, TigerDirect.com
1 February 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works but ...... with a workaround !

Kalamazoo, Amazon
5 March 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 5
4.6
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Defective right out of the box!

tbird45, TigerDirect.com
29 January 2011
  • Summary: I ordered the 2 Port MiniView USB KVM switch to use with an HP notebook and HP desktop in my home office. Only the left output channel worked. Called Iogear support and they agreed.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

good but could be better

Amer, TigerDirect.com
27 April 2010
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

New product - a little raw

Salty F, Amazon
3 January 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bought 2. In 3 months, 2 quit working...but good warranty service

Amazon Customer, 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

KVMs will be KVMs

Rob R., Amazon
24 February 2006
  • Summary: This KVM model is very inexpensive and reasonably okay for most people. The KVM got stuck many times (once a week) and I had to reboot BOTH machines in order to fix it. What makes it worse is that I could not even push a button to go to the other session before turning off the machine (to verify if I had documents open that I may lose). There are some advance features, pushing a series of buttons in a row that do not seem to work.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Bad Not Good

danimarieb, PriceGrabber
25 September 2005
  • Summary: Had problems powering my saitek gamers keyboard and MX518 mouse. I was really hoping that it would of worked with those items but ended up having to return it to the store. Other people I know have had much sucess with this KVM though.
  • Pros: Cables included. USB support
  • Cons: No external power.
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Overall 6
6.0

Noise Sensitive

Tech Lover, Amazon
1 June 2005
  • Summary: I recently bought one of these units. It's very easy to install and switching ports is simple - double tap the ScrLk key is one method. What I don't like is that it works off USB power and it doesn't have a reset button on the unit. At least once per day my keyboard locks up. When I boot on my multi-boot system, I can't scroll down the boot choices w/o it freezing.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mouse stutters and keys stick with XP SP2 Machine

Daniel Johnson, Amazon
1 June 2005
  • Summary: Hey, I recently purchased a GCS632U after hearing it's one of the best. I wanted to use it to switch between a Mac Mini and my Windows XP Service Pack 2 machine. I use a Logitech Elite keyboard which others have found works fine and a Logitech MX500 wired mouse. Installation seemed easy and it worked perfect on the Mac, but on the Windows XP machine the mouse will move a bit when I try to move it then stutter.
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