Summary: I use this switch as a monitor switch and not fully as a KVM switch. I have (3) PCs setup at remote locations in a church . All three computers have dual graphics port and the secondary port is attached to this KWM switch, the output on the KWM switch goes to a projector screen so each computer can...
Pros: It simply works. Can be used without power supply
Summary: When I first attached it, everything worked - the first and only time. Even the hotkeys worked. After that first time, the hotkeys stopped working and even the buttons don't respond as they should.
Pros: Cheap, easy to set up.
Cons: Doesn't work most of the time. My old KVM switch (heavy duty, metal case) was starting to malfunction, not switching from either hotkeys or switch buttons, so I replaced it with this one. Same problems! Hotkey sequence doesn't work most of the time (it has worked once or twice), and when I press ...
Summary: I have been using this KVM for almost 3 months now, no real problems or issues. No noticable video issues or degredation as some have reported (makes me suspect they are using a refresh rate for the monitor beyond this hardwares capability or a DV-I drop down to VGA).
Pros: Inexpensive KVM, comes with cables, easy to set up, no independant power needed as it draws power directly from the PCs.
Cons: Uses proprieatary cables, sometimes switching to a computer as it starts up loses the monitor (monitor wont detect computer and goes into diagnostic) though easily fixed by switching away and back again (may be an issue of the monitor).
Summary: Mine sits on my desk beside my monitors. Nice having all 5 cables coming up the backside as to not clutter my desk area. The keyboard/mouse ports on the front is a little annoying in this respect, but they're not that big of a hassle.
Pros: Slim lines (style/size), buttons and ports in good locations, works well most of the time. Good value for the price point.
Cons: At times is stubborn to switch, but this is more the exception than the rule. Simply hitting another input and then going to the one you want works. Really the only reason I banged it as 4/5 eggs. It could have USB too, but for the price point I'm not complaining about that.
Cons: It hardly ever works. I am constantly having to turn off all the machines I'm working on, then plug them each in a specific pattern, so the switch will recognize them. I hate this KVM switch. It wastes so much of my time.
Summary: I purchased this to replace a 4-Port TrendNet KVM Switch I have been using for the past 4 years. It works just as good, if not better. The TrendNet had cables coming from multiple sides, so it was very hard to keep the cables organized. This KVM solves the cabling problem and works well.
Pros: Cheap, nice cables, cables connect from the rear of the unit, buttons are on top. It responds fast when changing between computers.