Summary: I had been using an older ps2 KVM to connect my desktop and laptop and 24" lcd monitor. This 4 port kvm is smaller, taking up less room. It has audio which is a plus. And the vga cables deliver a very sharp crisp image - far superior to what I had before. When I played a dvd on my old kvm, there were hazy fuzzy lines - now it's perfect. Also using a wireless keyboard and mouse with one usb connection and that works great too. Thank you!
Summary: After using a 2-computer switch for years, I thought I'd try some newer technology and go to a switch for 4 computers. I'm very happy with the results. With my old switch I often had to change the refresh rate on my laptop when I switched to it to get rid of the flicker, which was something I just lived with. With this unit, I have an old laptop, old desktop, a new laptop and a newer desptop, and they all work without any extra effort.
Summary: Even thou this switch isn't the best looking or the most convenient KVM, it does work!! A better design would be to stack all the ports in the rear. I'd rather have an ugly switch that works than a pretty one that doesn't.
Summary: This unit has been unreliable in a mixed Windows environment. Using XP(ok), Vita and Win 7, with laptop and desktops. Will work with all connected one time then not the next. VGA is the problem- audio works consistently across the units connected.
Summary: I set this up on an old PC and a laptop. It worked OK. Then I decided I would like to use it with my iMac serving the monitor function. (I have a monitor adapter.) Well, I couldn't get the KVM switch to work although it is supposed to work with an iMac. I am running winxp and snow leopard on the imac. So I went to [...]. This version of the KVM switch was not listed on the website. Great. Registered.
Summary: I have used many KVM brands over the years. Trendnet has been the most reliable of the brands the use a software(keyboard)switch. When using a keyboard switch on ANY KVM product you should consider using a KVM with a mechanical switch as a alternate backup. If you have ever been in a position the your time was critical and then your KVM software switch does not switch, you know what I mean.
Summary: This product came with all the cables and was very easy to setup and works very well. My only complaint is the port/cable locations on this device. It is on all four sides (front, sides, and back) of this device which causes you to be unable to hide the cables. However, the price that this device is sold at I think makes up for its short comings.
Summary: This switch allows me to share the same keyboard, mouse, monitor, and speakers with 4 computers. The only flaw is that two of the cables are quite short (but I was able to arrange my CPUs so all can connect thru it).
Summary: Beware that your Keyboard and Mice may not work if they are wireless (see issue 2)!!!! This is a decent KVM. The switching time for me is about 3-5 secs which isn't so bad. Also, the price is significantly lower than anything else. I have 2 issues, though. 1) The cables are a nightmare. As other folks have pointed out, they come out from all sides, so if you have more than 2 computers, it is sort of monster to keep on your desk.