Reviews and Problems with Tripp-Lite B022-002-KT-R
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Reliable & Sturdy
Norm Smith, Amazon
21 June 2011
Summary: I've had a very good experience with this particular KVM switch. However, upon experimentation, it appears that only a Tripp Lite brand PS/2 to USB converter will properly support a non-ps/2 computer attached to this device. I use an old reliable D-Link DKVM-2 switch on my main workstation and this is the most promising desktop alternative that I have evaluated so far.
Summary: The problem with many inexpensive KVM switches is that the cable connections occupy two or three sides, the selection buttons (if any) are on the top and the hot key switching sequence is cumbersome. This switch has all cable connections on the back, buttons/LEDs on the front, and a reasonable (but not best I have encountered) hot key sequence. The metal case is impressive and operation has been flawless for the month or so I have had it.
Summary: I've had a few of KVM switches and many have given up after a few months. So this time I spent a little more for something more durable. While bigger than some this unit is much smaller than I expected. Somehow it looked bigger in the pictures. That is a good thing as it fits nicely on the desk. It has a nice weight and is very well built being of a mostly metal case.
Summary: The product description clearly states that there are two 6 foot cables in the box. What you actually get are two 4 foot cables... My computers are not right next to my feet, so a 4 foot cable is useless to me. I purchased the product based on it providing 6 foot cables, and now I cannot use it at all. To purchase two 6 foot cables separately is an extra $40.. more than the price of the KVM switch to begin with!