Pros: I use these in my home office. Input 1 is my gaming computer, input 2 is my Thinkpad on a dock. It's hooked up to two 23 inch monitors via DVI. On the whole, it works great! If you need a KVM and know the market, you realize it's pretty hard to find an affordable one that outputs to two monitors ...
Cons: 1. Not free 2. Cables are dual link DVI. This wasn't a problem for my desktop, but was a huge issue for my Thinkpad dock and monitors, which are both single link DVI. I ended up having to purchase 4 more cables. 3. About a week ago, I could not get video on my monitors. Had to unplug power from t...
Summary: Like many others have stated, the only way was to reboot, which means lost work if you were in the middle of something. AND, if I really wanted to waste time rebooting, I could just swap cables when I wanted to use the other computer.
Pros: The pros would be: nice small footprint and cheap price; however, since the device does not work, those really can't be pros. Bottom line, there are none!
Cons: You get what you pay for. Second channel would not display or wake up the monitors.
Summary: Others have complained about the device not working. It is somewhat temperamental. If you boot a computer and it does not have control of the monitors during the boot process there will be issues with only being able to view one monitor.
Pros: This is great for hooking up two separate towers using a single set of dual monitors, a mouse, a keyboard, and speakers.
Cons: See other thoughts. They're not really cons just some issues I came across that need some understanding when considering the product.
Summary: This had the potential to be a really great product, but it has given me one disappointment after another from day 1. Very sad.
Pros: Solid case, professional look. Lots of features including switching audio independently of the video and input. Came with high quality cables
Cons: It came with DVI-I cables, which are not compatible with any of my devices, so I had to purchase another $40 worth of adapters. If your computer is not on when you switch to it, or is booting up or even just waking up, it will very frequently not pick up the monitors, keyboard or mouse. The only ...
Summary: First monitor worked fine through this KVM switch, but second flashed on an off repeatedly. While on, second monitor displayed a smattering of green pixels across the desktop. I tried a couple different DVI cables, same behavior. Monitors both work fine when connected directly to the PC.
Summary: Can't get a response from customer service via email. I sent in a RMA request and waiting for a response. I will probably have to call but don't see much progress with that either. KVM switches aren't cheap either.
Pros: Nice product when it works! Allows you to connect to two monitors per computer when it works right. I bought 4 of these KVM's and only 1 seems to be working correctly.
Cons: computer would lose video signal after a couple hours and it would have to be restarted to regain video. Connected KVM to another computer with same problem but it seems to work fine with HP computers for some reason.
Summary: Setup: 27" Dell Monitor @ 1920x1080 22" Acer Monitor @ 1680x1050 Razer Anansi Keyboard Razer Death Adder 3.5G Mouse Custom Build PC - Win 7 x64 MacBook Pro w/ Retina 13" (2012) Note: I had to use a DVI-D Dual Link cable from the KVM to the 27" monitor to get 1920x1080.
Pros: Works as I hoped. Some reviews had me worried but I am running a 27" and 22" with Razer keyboard and mouse from a Win 7 x64 and OS X machine with only very minor issues so far. Win 7 machine is a gaming PC and performance of the keyboard and mouse was important. So far, I have only had a very min...
Cons: Green LED for the last device continues to blink when both devices are turned off. Support recommended plugging both computers and KVM power into a power strip and turning it off to kill the power which is bandaid to a design problem. The device should have a power toggle or a way to turn of the ...
Summary: Would be nice if I could have both audio channels play at the same time. Listen to music from my personal machine and still hear notification beeps etc. from my work PC. I could always just not hook up the audio from the work laptop and control it independently but the KVM switch is too much fun.
Pros: Dual monitors, USB and sound sharing. Many handy hotkey features. Compact w/ steel housing.