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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...