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Looking For A Good KVM Switch


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BoomShake007

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I haven't used a KVM switch before, but find myself in need of one. I've got one keyboard and mouse (both USB), one monitor (accepts both VGA and DVI), and one set of speakers. I have a Macbook which I currently connect to my monitor via DVI. I also have a desktop which I connect to the monitor via VGA. I switch the display inputs with the button on the monitor, so that's not such a big deal. However, physically moving the keyboard and mouse back and forth is a real nuisance with the way my desk and stuff is orientated, so I am in search of some sort of switch. I just need a solid USB and audio switch for 2 computers. If it does DVI too and doesn't cost my first born, great, but I could save some money and not worry about that. I can deal with a manual button/switch; I don't necessarily need hotkeys.

I've searched the web for reviews and read most of them on newegg. What I've gotten is very mixed reviews of some of the products and very few reviews of others, so I'm in uncharted territory. I really worry about dropped signal or random switches, as many say their keyboard or mouse stop responding or it switches without them pushing the button.

Thanks in advance.
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tiek101

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I just got an Iogear KVM Switch (model GCS62) from Radio Shack of all places, and it works great. It says it will not work with USB connections however, I used an USB to PS/2 adapter for my mouse (wireless keyboard/mouse receiver) and it works fine. I'm not sure if this will fill your needs but for $20. it makes my life so much easier.
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sorry I haven't replied for a while.
hmm. any signal/speed/response degradation due to the converter?

any other suggestions?
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LinksKey Slim KVM switch and other brands at Newegg..

http://www.newegg.com\


Works well with both PS2 mouse & keyboard and USB...

Edited by evilwizard, 28 November 2006 - 11:51 AM.

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