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StarTech SV211KUSB
5.6 out of 10

StarTech SV211KUSB

The SV211KUSB 2 Port USB KVM Switch Kit with Audio and Cables Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Good product. Great when you have to fix other people's computers.

G. Rogde "G.R.", Amazon
11 January 2015
  • Summary: Great when you are fixing computers. I hate always having to unplug my main system to fix other people's stuff. Sometimes it doesn't want to switch everything and you may have to go back and forth several times to get everything working.
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Overall 10
10

StarTech SV211KUSB

Nascar Guy, Staples
22 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This is the second KVM switch I have had. The first one(same model) lasted almost 10 years before it started to intermittently fail. I'm confident this one will be as reliable,.
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Overall 8
8.0

Size is not everything (with electronic)

newt, Staples
13 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I knew I wanted a switch and the sales associate helped with the details. The in stores help was great and when I needed additional assistance the Staples .com customer service representative provided the service that we seldom get in today's business world.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Reliable, Small
  • Cons: None
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Overall 4
4.0

It is almost a good product...

David Furshpan "Computer books reader", Amazon
7 March 2011
  • Summary: It is almost a good product... It does its job except for 2 issues - one of them is critical! Since it receives its power from the USB port it may not receive power at boot time. While your Windows OS is booting up Windows looks to find a keyboard and occasionally needs one (after a crash, to select...
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Overall 6
6.0

Tiny122

Michael Seal "Tiny122", Amazon
13 October 2010
  • Summary: Good device. Allows switching of keyboard, mouse, microphone and speakers. I suspect works great switching between Windows based machines. Disappointing that it does not work with Linux. The only way to switch from Linux is with the buttons on the box itself. Apart from that a nice cheap USB KVM.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works but

Amazzznot, Amazon
31 May 2009
  • Summary: Scroll lock doesn't work to switch between computers when a computer is turned off or running linux. The OS shouldn't matter, but it does. Hotkey on both scroll lock and numlock. I use numlock for numlock so switching computers using this key is inconvenient.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10

Works fine

Steve, dabs.com
25 March 2009
  • Summary: Delivered promptly and on time. Everything was in the box as stated and it was very simple to install. I ran the software CD on both PCs (Vista) and the little switcher programme installed without difficulty.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10

Great product

Sam Thompson, dabs.com
10 October 2008
  • Summary: Pretty good product. Does exactly what it says on the box. In case anyone is wondering, you don't need a USB mouse & USB keyboard together - it is possible to have a single USB dongle which (wirelessly) connects to a mouse and a keyboard.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed after 4 months

Anonymous, Newegg
6 August 2008
  • Summary: Thought this was a pretty good unit & value at first. Didn't mind the switching thing so much. However, failure obviously doesn't work for me.
  • Pros: Worked great for the first 3 months. Recognized the USB mouse & keyboard. No funkyness with the image. Switched between computers pretty seamlessly.
  • Cons: When switching between computers, about 30% of the time, the mouse wouldn't detect. Had to switch again to make it work. Some times multiple times. After 3 months, it started to produce noticable wavy lines on the monitor (refresh lines). It started to get worse over time, but never horrible. Aft...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Jeffrey R., Newegg
30 June 2008
  • Pros: Simple install, works great, no problems. Since it doesn't have to use hot keys, I don't run into conflicts
  • Cons: none
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