Cons: This is nothing but a VNC client bundled with a usb crossover cable. My regular VNC client over my network performs better and has better functionality than the included one. This device isn't worth it, and it's not even worth the trouble to return it with the shipping charges.
Summary: Tested and 7/32 (local) to XP (remote) and 7/64 (remote) both work fine. This is an intuitive, simple gadget with a great interface, and I think it's great for those of use with a bunch of machines around the house with no dedicated centralized servers (yet!).
Pros: Well designed, simple, good interface, extra USB, works.
Pros: Can control desktop over single USB cable, with large pre-requisites that defeat the purpose of this device. It can be a wire/desk space saver if your only using it to access a desktop that's pre-configured.
Cons: Need keyboard/monitor/mouse hooked up to the desktop you want to control to install initial software AND to log into the machine (IOGear manual recommends to setup computer with single login and no password to automatically log into Windows). So if you go to a job where there's just a desktop and...
Summary: If IOGEAR develops a driver that works with 64-bit hardware this will be a great device.
Pros: This device coupled with a laptop is a lightweight method of interacting with client computers as opposed to the traditional KVM switch and all its cables.
Cons: This currently does not work with 64-bit machines. I have confirmed this with IOGEAR support. This fact is disappointing as I needed it to support 64-bit servers. It also runs VERY slowly on USB 1.1. It runs much smoother on USB 2.0.
Summary: I have a laptop that uses a VPN connection to a remote site. When I activate VPN, I lose sight of the local network, so I can't use a traditional remote Ethernet desktop product. My main PC has two monitors in dual monitor config, a 30" and a 26".
Pros: Perfect for a quick way to control a laptop from a desktop, or vice versa. It works very well and supports whatever resolution your system will support. Software is embedded in the device so you don't need a separate remote desktop application to use it.
Cons: If you maximize the remote window, it goes black when you return to it. The only solution I've found it to close and relaunch the application. Firmware update did not fix it. The app will not start if another copy is already running, so I suspect you could only connect one remote system to your p...