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TRENDnet TK-423K
6.4 out of 10

TRENDnet TK-423K

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Overall 8
8.0

Tripplite Cables Work With This

Robert D., Newegg
14 March 2015
  • Summary: The only caveat is that the Tripplite cable does not include the speaker/microphone leads.But that's a separate cable with TRENDnet's anyway, and they're easy enough to find.
  • Pros: Works great. Good variety of KB shortcuts, too (read the whole instruction booklet.) I have a USB wireless KB and Mouse connected via position 4 to a server 15ft away. No loss or lag. Good price compared to competition. Includes mic and speakers.
  • Cons: A common complaint is that TRENDnet will not sell the longer cables separately. (You get two long and two short with this switch.) The short cables can really be too short. I ordered TrippLite's 6 ft. cable for the B042-Series KVM Switch (P780-006) from Newegg, item=N82E16812120587. Tried it and ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Trendnet TK-423K 4 port

AlanHarris, Newegg
21 July 2014
  • Summary: It's about time that KVM makers began to make reasonably priced KVMs that worked with DVI and Displayport connections and not 20+ year old VGA connectors. TImes have changed!
  • Pros: came with (way too short) cables. Also came with (way too short) audio stereo cables. Too short = 6'. Way too short = 4'. The unit seems well made with good action on the buttons.
  • Cons: Didn't work. No video, no KB and no Mouse switching. Weird cable setup: 1 USB + 1 PS2 with a warning on it NOT to use it if you use the USB connector. Video is done by old style 15 pin connector which is useless with a DVI or Displayport connector. A DVI (with the 4 analog) pins by the blade to a...
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Overall 10
10

Excellent switch

John S., Newegg
2 April 2013
  • Pros: Switches between three small servers. No problems, works great.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk No USB no matter what...

David K., Newegg
16 May 2012
  • Summary: I have two of Trendnets server 8 port units that work with out issue and this piece of junk can't even support a single USB mouse or keyboard.
  • Pros: Made out of metal.
  • Cons: Everything else. USB cables to short. Need to buy a extension cable to get this to work. USB never worked on any of the 4 ports. No mouse, no keyboard, no nothing.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect. Just What I Was Looking For

Rickey T., Newegg
28 April 2012
  • Summary: I am hooking up to two Windows 7 computers and had no problem picking up my devices.
  • Pros: I tried the Linkskey kvm and could not get it to recognize my monitor. This one picked it up with no problems. Using Usb for keyboard & mouse. No problems at all.
  • Cons: Cables are a little short. That is the only con I can think of.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Kyle C., Newegg
27 February 2012
  • Summary: I really wanted to like this box, since it's nice and heavy and looks like it means business, but it just doesn't deliver all the goods. The two short cables everyone has mentioned are also fairly useless for a typical setup.
  • Pros: Very solid construction, snug cable fit, works most of the time.
  • Cons: I initially set this up with an older PS2 keyboard that I love and want to use until it dies. Everything seemed to work well, but then when playing a FPS game I found that it misses a lot of key presses. This means when you try to move your avatar, sometimes you'll just stand there and take a roc...
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Overall 8
8.0

Works well, but not without a couple flaws

Urias M., Newegg
7 November 2011
  • Summary: Compared to my previous PS2-only KVM by another "gear" company , this is a pretty nice unit. I haven't actually tried the sound, since I only use one of my computers for sound playback anyway. However, I may plug my USB headset into it to see if that works.
  • Pros: Sturdy build PS2 + USB support Double-scrolllock hotkey (as opposed to crazy combinations that my old one used) Separate button for each device on the unit rather than a single "next device" button. Device worked out of the box with my aging PS2 keyboard and two different USB mice attached to it ...
  • Cons: Two of the cables are annoyingly short - I was able to make it work, but most of my machines aren't all that close. After one month of use, one of the ports stopped working properly with USB (PS2 worked) - I tried a power cycle, swapping cables, swapping computers, but that wasn't enough. After 3...
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Overall 8
8.0

Does the job and does it pretty well.

Dale P., Newegg
11 October 2011
  • Summary: Got this for a PC workbench set up. Also got a TrendNet 5 port gigabit ethernet switch with Cat6 cables. The ethernet switch is plugged into a Netgear 500mbps Powerline adapter to connect to the modem-router & the ISP. All together makes a very functional small workbench set up.
  • Pros: So far does exactly what I need it to do, and does it quite well. Seems like a very good quality, well built unit. Like the two sets of "shorter" and two sets of "longer" monitor/KB/M cables. Like the option of USB or PS2 connection for the KB/M for the master as well as PC connections. Monitor c...
  • Cons: As is, would be a superb value at $99.99. For $129.99, would be a superb value if also came with 4+1 VGA-to-DVI adapters to accomodate DVI monitor & PC video hookups, as well as a USB on the back (to connect a master file HDD) and a USB on the front (to connect a flash drive). Also, a black case ...
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Overall 10
10

does what i needed

Patrick P., Newegg
22 September 2011
  • Summary: I had tried to hook up my usb mouse with a usb-ps2 adapter into my old kvm (just like i had my old logitech mx518 mouse working) but it did not work at all, the asus mouse simply would not use the adapter, even without the kvm in the loop.
  • Pros: Using an ASUS GX800 gaming mouse (USB only). The KVM lets me use all the mouse buttons (including the BACK/FORWARD buttons) on my game machine using the ps2 connection, and on my XP laptop and my linux fileserver in firefox both with the usb connection. Using an IBM PS2 keyboard from 1998. My gam...
  • Cons: It would have been nice to have the sound cable integrated into the main cables, but it's not that big of a deal. A connection for a second monitor would have been nice, but for the money, this is pretty good. DVI connection also would have been nice, but, again, for the money, the VGA connector ...
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Overall 8
8.0

It works

Anonymous, Newegg
24 February 2011
  • Summary: I paid $40.00 after being on sale, then a $45 rebate. What a steal!
  • Pros: -The ability to have 4 computers controlled by one monitor, mouse, and keyboard. -Comes with all the needed cables.
  • Cons: -I find that older computers don't like being connected through the USB, so I use the USB to PS/2 adapter, and it works. -Doesn't have support for DVI interface or a built-in LAN switch, but I knew this when I bought it.
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