Hard to reasonably expect anything better for this price...
RAY R., Newegg
9 June 2013
Summary: I had purchased many KVM devices trying to save a buck before purchasing this one. Several of them never worked from day 1. This one has worked far beyond my original expectations and has done so now for over 5 years. I only have one workbench and keep this unit in operation 24/7.
Pros: Works with USB. Also switches sound. Compact. Self-Contained.
Cons: There is a rare occasion where this unit may fail to load the drivers necessary for it to run. I ommitted no stars for this as I feel fairly confident that the problem exists in updated Windows installations as opposed to a fault within the device. On these occasions, I keep a second "PS2" keyboa...
Summary: Since I've only had the KVM for 1 day I will update my review after more experience with it. All in all a solid device out of the box.
Pros: I just replaced a unit that lasted 8 years. Went with this Iogear because there were a lot of good reviews. Recieved the unit 2 days before I was expecting it, but I have had this happen on other orders from Newegg. Setup was quick and easy. The cords were plenty long enough to all of my PCs. Hot...
Cons: No buttons to manually switch between PCs. The indicator lights are kind of hard to read at a glance.
Summary: Some newer keyboards don't have the rather obsolete Scroll Lock key required by this unit to control the switch. This unit likely will work best with your basic, non special function, keyboard.
Pros: Well built and functions flawlessly for me. The best bargain I could find for a reasonably priced 4 port switch w/ audio. Using the unit to switch between 3 systems and still have a spare input for when I need to connect an additional system for maintenance.
Cons: KVM switches that have cable connections on more than just the backside of the box, makes for a messy table / desk top. Iogear should have put built-in keyhole slots in the bottom of the unit to facilitate wall mounting of the unit.
Summary: I would've knocked an egg off for the lackluster USB port as mentioned above, but it's not supposed to be that good. FOR WHAT IT IS, IT'S A FIVE-EGGER FOR SURE.
Pros: I'm a computer technician and use this KVM >>EVERY DAY<< I've used it with over 100 PC's comin' and goin' since I bought it, and it's worked well on all. Even laptops. It's small, easy, and it WORKS... That and the fact it's ~$50, the bang-per-buck it outstanding!
Cons: Does NOT act as a USB pass-through switch. This means that my G15 keyboard isn't 100% compatible. It works, but not many of the special buttons (or the LCD display on the keyboard) unfortunately including the WINDOWS key. :( However, the mouse port transmits all the buttons of my MX1000 just fine...
Summary: this iogear product i highly recommend this product to any who want to purchase one. it work with any os including windows 7 and very easy to setup furthermore customer service is outstanding. As a computer technician this product is the best so far.