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Tripp-Lite B022-004-R
6.4 out of 10

Tripp-Lite B022-004-R

Tripp Lite's 4-port B022-004-R KVM Switch is the optimal solutio Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Tripp-Lite B022-004-R

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

ke6pij, Walmart
6 June 2011
  • Summary: You will need to find and purchase cable kits for each of the 4 channels in this switch, either either USB or PS/2 depending upon your use. It does come with a cable for the master port, so no worries their. This device greatly simplifies the desktop when multiple computers are to be used.
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Overall 4
4.0

KVM needs special cables

Amazon Customer "mrmojolee", Amazon
20 September 2009
  • Summary: As others have said, you cannot use any other cable. I attempted to use some cables we use for our servers that are of high quality. The video was fine, but would not take input from the Keyboard and mouse. Beware, you must buy their cables. This is a good device otherwise. Works very well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Plenty to like

Michael Durant, Amazon
20 September 2009
  • Summary: There is plenty to like. First off it works well, and isn't that the main thing. One of the things I like the best is that it is able to power itself from the cables connected to the PCs and KVM so there is one less 'wall wart' to try and find a place to plug in.
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Overall 6
6.0

Tripp Lite's B006-004-R 4-Port is a better model

HARM, Amazon
20 September 2009
  • Summary: I would agree with the cable shortcomings mentioned by the other reviewers (proprietary, expensive, and not included), and add that Tripp-Lite already offers another better model that does not have this drawback: Tripp Lite B006-004-R 4-Port USB KVM Switch. Uses standard USB KVM cables.
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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

BetsyByTheBay, Amazon
20 September 2009
  • Summary: Did not come with any connector cables. So I returned it and got one that did.
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Overall 2
2.0

BEWARE! Non-standard cables!

a_bucket_of_shoes, Amazon
20 September 2009
  • Summary: It turns out that this doesn't work like normal KVM switches: it uses special non-standard adapter cables, which apparently aren't necessarily available on amazon.com, or if they are cost a lot. So you can't replace your existing 2-port KVM with this one, for example, and reuse the existing cables.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid low-end KVM

Anonymous, Newegg
18 September 2009
  • Summary: This is a PS/2 KVM, even though USB cables are available, they are not for this unit. Do your reasearch, don't embarrass yourself claiming a 'high' tech knowledge and getting upset because it doesn't support USB. Most KVMs are still PS2 for compatibility.
  • Pros: Nice unit, solid construction, haven't ran into any compatibility issues. Using it to switch between control computers for machinery.
  • Cons: Proprietary cables are a bit pricey, but space-saving.
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Overall 2
2.0

0 of 5

Ron P., Newegg
8 June 2009
  • Summary: Discontinue this item or be sure to make note of these serious shortcomings.
  • Pros: Solid construction, nice steel bezel, good for cable management, smaller form factor due to custom cable design
  • Cons: Hey Tripp Lite it's 2009 and this unit DOES NOT SUPPORT USB KEYBOARD OR MOUSE? That makes this unit a joke and a wonder that it ever got past design let alone into production. ESPECIALLY since there are two different cable sets you can get, one that is PS2 for KB and MS and one that is - drum rol...
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Overall 10
10

Reliable Product

Harry M., Newegg
1 April 2009
  • Pros: A good product that does what it is supposed to do.
  • Cons: Cost of port cables
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Overall 10
10

Solid construction

Jonathan B., Newegg
1 November 2008
  • Pros: Very nice brushed steel design. Switches have positive action and audible click. Solid heft to it. Works like it's supposed to. Requires special cables but that's a pro because it assists cable management and allows the KVM switch itself to be smaller: the PS/2 leads are incorporated into the KVM...
  • Cons: Special cables are pricey.
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