Summary: I am incredibly impressed at how someone took something that should be a simple as a mechanical switch that alternates between one set of pins to another set, and still managed to screw it up.
Pros: - Easy to use - Has lights - Easy to figure out where to plug things - Easier than having to plug cables back and forth whenever I want to use a separate machine
Cons: - Unreliable - Sometimes one of the DVI ports stops working for a month - Can get into state where you have to completely unplug it for a while - Set-up Process is a pain in the buttocks
Summary: Purchased in May 2015. Worked for a few months; then one screen from Computer A wouldn't show up. Since Computer B is the one I use the most, I just put up with. Now (Oct 2015) when I try to connect to Computer A the screen that worked before now just continually cycles trying to acquire a signal.
Does not work well with Mac Mini's running OSX Snow Leopard or El Capitan, or 24" monitors with brand new DVI cables.
29 September 2015
Summary: I wish this device had lived up to expectations. It was glitchy from the start and could not handle a brand new monitor coming back to life from sleep on a Mac Mini running Snow Leopard or El Capitan. Ironically an older monitor was fine on this device. Why? Who knows!
Summary: I don't regret buying this. It usually does exactly what it's supposed to. It's exactly the right component for the setup that I wanted. It's sturdy. It's metal. It's not chintzy at all. It has the look and feel of a top-quality, professional component.
Cons: My workplace bought me one of these to switch between two systems. About 60% of the time it is okay with pressing the button and switching, but the rest of the time pressing the button does nothing. A least 2 of my coworkers have the same issue. SHORT VERSION: BUY A DIFFERENT MODEL, OR BETTER YET...
Summary: This unit is exactly what it advertises to be. It connects two dial DVI computers to two monitors. I use ViewSonic 24" monitors at 1920x1080, 60Hz. It shares keyboard/mouse/audio out/microphone plus 2 USB devices. It is simple to setup and it works. The required cables do not come with it.
Summary: About the only thing that was right about this unit was the price but even then, if something doesn't really work as advertised, no amount is "cheap" enough. First, as many people mention, this thing has no cables. So you're going to need 6 DVI cables, 3 audio cables, 3 USB cables etc.
Summary: The product is supposed to support both Ubuntu and Windows, however the quality is far from perfect. Compared to other products I have used in the past it does a better job, however it is virtually impossible to use with the screen blinking every few minutes.