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Linkskey LDV-DM712AUSK
5.2 out of 10

Linkskey LDV-DM712AUSK

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Overall 8
8.0

Be Careful on the cables

Thomas D., Newegg
12 May 2014
  • Summary: If you're confused that I refer to two DVI monitors for a KVM that only does one DVI and one VGA only one of my DVI monitors will be used with this device.
  • Pros: This seems like a good solid unit but I don't have it working yet. I gave four eggs to be nice and giving the benefit of doubt. It's a KVM; not rocket science and should work fine.
  • Cons: I haven't gotten the unit running since the DVI cables have the four pins for analog but neither of my DVI monitors accept them so the cables are useless. I have new cables coming and I'm sure once I have them this will work fine.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mediocre KVM

Brian S., Newegg
1 October 2013
  • Summary: My KVM went partially dead within the first 3 months of usage. I called support and after some checking they swapped out my unit. Fast forward about a year and the KVM is again dead with the same symptoms, (only one screen works).
  • Pros: One of the few KVMs that support VGA and DVI Easy to hook-up Easy to Use Decent support
  • Cons: USB hub is flakey and only works with some devices
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Overall 4
4.0

Almost works...

Todd B., Newegg
13 July 2009
  • Summary: It seemed to work alright for the first two weeks, then it just got angry and hates life. The tech support is annoying. A) Leave a message, we'll call you back approach. B) Thick accent on the english makes comprehension a challenge.
  • Pros: It will switch between two computers and deliver dual monitors for each....
  • Cons: "How long will it work this time?" is the question constantly asked. Keyboard and mouse suddenly stop working on one PC. Give it a minute, it will fail for the other one shortly. Device port? That works for about three switches back and forth, then gets locked to one PC and you can't change it un...
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Overall 8
8.0

Bad Start however sorted out

Robert D., Newegg
26 February 2009
  • Summary: Hard to put on the desk. Just seems to be the wrong size to fit anywhere with the stiff cables
  • Pros: Does what I purchased to do.
  • Cons: The usual mouse and keyboard sticking problems. I wrote tec support and received an answer within 6 hours "Thankyou for your interest in our product. Please move the keyboard and mouse the hub ports. The hub ports are the two next to the power plug." This is not what the manual states however it ...
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Overall 2
2.0

It's a bust

Matthew S., Newegg
13 November 2008
  • Summary: This could be just a defective switch. I'm still annoyed that I had to spend all this time and effort crawling around the back of my computer desk with a flashlight trying to get it running again for a small, simple device that cost $300.
  • Pros: Has all the features I wanted...should have permit me to run my keyboard with its extra functions through the KVM's device port, along with a mouse, Wacom tablet, and another USB device, along with of course my two 24-inch monitors and 5.1 sound system. It was also a nice touch of them to throw i...
  • Cons: The Linkskey DM712AUSK Dual Monitor KVM switch doesn't work. 2 days after arriving, both the keyboard and mouse stopped working after I switched from computer 1 to 2. I tried a restart and that got things going again. Lost some work over this one. A couple days later, the mouse simply stopped wor...
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Overall 10
10

its good

Joshua M., Newegg
27 July 2008
  • Summary: i would rate 4 eggs, but i gave 5 to offset my 3 egg score.
  • Pros: i already posted but i want to say that most of my negative score( 3 eggs) was undeserved because i recently found that the video chop was caused by the poor bandwidth of the mouse usb and keyboard slots. plugging into the device or hub ports fixes the issue. ( i have a G3 laser mouse). it works ...
  • Cons: not compatable with adapters. poor bandwith of the keyboard and mouse usb. it has HUGE thick cables. dvi cables are incompatible with the lesser dvi sockets.(too many pins)
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Overall 6
6.0

it works

Joshua M., Newegg
21 July 2008
  • Summary: i was quite impressed until it started getting choppy. this was intended to merge my home office computer with my personal computer. laptop w/ docking station + desktop.
  • Pros: it works really well and switches instantly. i dont have any issues with devices getting lost after a switch like other older KVMs. the one usb plug is NICE!
  • Cons: well the huge cables it came with dit not fit into the older DVI sockets. i had to purchase another cable. will not work with ps2 to usb adapters, and will not work with analog to digital adapters. it tends to only like the native plugs. video is a bit choppy if you plan to use for games(perfect ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Keeping Hopes Up

Anonymous, Newegg
21 February 2008
  • Summary: Bought this to replace a Belkin single monitor non-powered KVM that was getting on my last nerve, so far it is working the way I want it too, allowing me to use my Digital LCD and my CRT on two PCs with the click of a single button.
  • Pros: Solid construction; comes with fairly good, thick cables that are long enough for most uses (about 5ft); lights and sound let you know what is going on; plenty of USB and audio ports; hasn't switched randomly back and forth between my PCs yet; nearly instant switching and function of connected pe...
  • Cons: Lots of really thick cables to run; I spent nearly an hour just running/re-running/plugging/unplugging cables from everything on my desk (but tis the nature of the beast); Expensive; will post an update once I have owned it longer (the glaring lack of reviews prompted me to write this one)
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Overall 4
4.0

Great idea; abysimal execution

Robert Z., Newegg
20 February 2008
  • Pros: Solidly built, seemingly well engineered. If you're pressed for desktop space this seems like a great choice.
  • Cons: I'm running two HP media centers, one with XP the other with Vista, one monitor HP2207W; wireless keyboard and mouse (HP issue). This is a pretty vanilla and somewhat safe set up, right? Unfortunately, this KVM switch and the connected computers (even if only one is actually running) unpredictabl...
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Overall 10
10

2 thumbs up Linkskey, works perfect

Anonymous, Newegg
5 October 2007
  • Summary: I tried many brands in the past few months and this is the one to keep. Finally someone got it right.
  • Pros: Video quality is great, just like hooking up directly. I have Dell 20 and 24 inch wide screen, ATI Radeon X1950Pro and XFX 8600GT video cards. All the function keys work on Logitech G15 keyboard by hooking up to the Device USB2.0 port. I use front panel push buttons for PC selection.
  • Cons: Kind of expensive but I got what I needed. Cables are too thick, there might be good reason for it.
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