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Trendware TK-400K
3.9 out of 10

Trendware TK-400K

TRENDnet's TK-400K 4-Port KVM Switch kit allows you to manage Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Works great

Anonymous, Newegg
7 March 2013
  • Pros: Switches quickly between computers with out issue
  • Cons: a VGA to DVI converter will not work on this unit. I use a TV as a monitor with a DVI Cable. Up until this point I've been using an adapter to connect the TV to a bunch of my PCS. I had to setup a monitor, a different keyboard and mouse and hook the Tv up to my main only. Defeated the purpose of ...
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Overall 10
10

Reliable and Rugged

Keith L., Newegg
25 January 2013
  • Summary: An adapter allows the use of a wired USB mouse with this switch. I've tried using a wireless mouse USB receiver along with that PS/2 adapter on this switch; but it didn't work, as expected. There are many excellent wireless mice on the market now, with long battery life and so forth.
  • Pros: I've been using one of these now for about 6 years. It's been 100% reliable and almost perfectly well-behaved.
  • Cons: PS/2 has nearly vanished from lower-end consumer-grade computers, though it's happily still supported on many of the better motherboards. PS/2 has some significant functional advantages over USB; however, most users are unaware of that fact and I'm sure it will continue to fade away.
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Overall 8
8.0

works, mostly

Timothy H., Newegg
10 December 2012
  • Summary: One egg off for the bad cable. And it beeps when you press the button on top of the box to switch between machines. Could be a good thing or could be annoying.
  • Pros: Does what it's supposed to. I like how there's a light showing which of the four connections is active.
  • Cons: The mouse cable on one of the four sets was dead on arrival. So I'm running four machines with one keyboard and two mice, one mouse replacing the one bad cable. A small hassle but not worth returning the whole unit.
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Overall 10
10

works but not stackable

Edward H., Newegg
31 July 2012
  • Summary: Good price for features. Will buy for small support equipment closets.
  • Pros: It comes with PS/2 cables. It doesn't need external power.
  • Cons: Can't put the display on top of it. Can't mount it under a counter and still see read it. Not designed for either, just stating the obvious. Numbers not easily read at an angle.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed results

Mark H., Newegg
2 April 2012
  • Summary: Although it's a pain to be forced to use the manual switch, I'll do it. It's disappointing because I really prefer using the hotkeys. Switching via hotkey or manual is fairly slow. I have not been able to get the scan function to work (requires working hotkey).
  • Pros: Handles three CPUs with mixed OSs (Win 7, Win XP, Ubuntu Linux) well. Mouse movement is smooth and consistent between systems. No keyboard bounce/missed keystrokes observed.
  • Cons: Hot key switching is flaky at best. ScrLock-ScrLock sequence is picked up by the KVM maybe one in five tries. On the rare occasion that sequence is recognized (first beep), the next keystroke (a digit or cursor up/down) almost never is. I'm using a MS Natural keyboard, YMMV. The KVM produces anno...
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Overall 10
10

nothing but the best.

Drooling G., Newegg
11 March 2011
  • Pros: cables included. good KVM for hobbyist who have old PCs with PS2 keyboards and mouse.
  • Cons: it doesn't prepare breakfast for me :) -- jk --
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Overall 10
10

Works for me

David B., Newegg
16 February 2011
  • Summary: Must use PS-2 keyboard and mouse, no converters.
  • Pros: Works everytime for me. [Scroll lock] [Scroll lock] [Arrow Up] or [Arrow down] to go up or down, or [Scroll lock] [Scroll lock] [1] to pick 1st set of ports, etc. Or, there's a button to hit on the unit if you need. Unit beeps when switching. Has been used constantly since 2005. Cables are of exc...
  • Cons: PS-2 ports only. Because of the USB signal polling, USB to PS-2 converters to the keyboard and mouse do not work. Must have PS-2 mouse and keyboard. Yes, I've tried more than 2 sets. Awkward to position gracefully, cables enter box from all 4 horizonal sides. Beeps kinda loud when switching, if y...
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Overall 4
4.0

Meh.

Anonymous, Newegg
28 January 2011
  • Summary: This is not advanced electrical engineering that TrendNet fouled up, it's basic attention to detail. I will not buy this brand again. Even if Newegg offers some TrendNet product free with a future purchase, I'll ask them to keep it rather than charge me more for s&h. Seriously.
  • Pros: Mostly functions adequately.
  • Cons: But it's barely more complicated than a doorstop. It should function perfectly, always, and still not be expensive for such a trivial device. 1. When using keyboard combination (Scroll Lock twice + number of computer), the number will occasionally be output to the most-recently selected computer ...
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Overall 10
10

good price nice item

Petre D., Newegg
13 November 2010
  • Summary: non
  • Pros: nice item, thick cable and when you have a computer on using the kvm switch it will not display the input on the screen - big plusss! also u can change the inputs using your keyboard and no additionl software requierd - make is easy and clean with no junk software installed in your computer or in...
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Can Daisy Chain

James H., Newegg
7 April 2009
  • Summary: Needed to add 2 more computers to the 4 on the switch. Daisy chained two 4 port switches and got 7 computers hooked up. Works fine except for one computer I had to hook up a USB mouse. Maybe if I powered the switches, it would have worked better. I am going to try that.
  • Pros: Working great for 3 years. Have 4 of these and buying a fifth. At the price, it's like buying the cables and getting the switch free.
  • Cons: The spider layout is distracting, but I knew that from the picture.
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