The Zonet external sitch saves you time and money.
10 December 2011
Summary: The Zonet switch allows you to use two computers connected to one monitor, one key board and one mouse. With just a click of a button you can switch back and forth between the two computers. If you are running a program that takes a long time to process information or downloading a program and you want to check out something on the internet, you just click the button and switch from computer A to computer B.
Summary: This product basically does what it's supposed to do... however - it also occasionally does strange actions, has to have cabling disconnected and reconnected to work again, and has an annoying "beep" that cannot be turned off. Sounds like I don't like it, eh? Well, despite these drawbacks, it works well for the most part (97+% of the time), making my life between work and home easier by saving all that space on my home office desk. So..
Summary: This switch is compact and real easy to setup and use. Occasionally after restarting one of the two connected systems(with the switch pointed to it or not) the keyboard/mouse will not respond. Restarting the system again will usually fix the problem. My systems are on mostly, so it doesn't affect me much, it may be worse for someone who shuts down one or both systems nightly.
Summary: Oh, my hopes were high for a VGA/USB switch between an old Mac and a new MacBook Pro. But alas, these hopes were dashed when it became clear that the Zonet relies on a "scroll lock" key --- which simply doesn't exist on most Mac keyboards --- for USB switching. All calls to Zonet tech support proved fruitless, though I did get someone on the phone within a couple minutes.
Summary: This product did everything it said it would and well. It was simple to set up, with no drivers or anything else to install. I used a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard combo connected to a windows pc and a linux box.