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IOGEAR - 4-Port USB KVM Switch - Black

This 4-port KVM switch lets you control up to 4 computers with a single monitor, mouse and keyboard.

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$39.99

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • 4-Port USB KVM Switch
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (55 out of 58)

    Features


    Use up to 4 computers

    With just one keyboard, monitor and mouse.

    Supports video resolutions up to 2048 x 1536

    To ensure high-quality image display.

    Self-powered design

    Reduces clutter by eliminating power cords.

    Remote operation

    Lets you use a manual switch to change computers with ease.

    Plug-and-play design

    For fast and easy installation.

    Supports Mac keyboards and programmable mice

    To ensure wide-ranging compatibility.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent switch for 4 machines

      Posted
      HenryS
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I have been using a KVM switch by the same mfg but fitted with PS/2 connectors for several years already and it's a great convenience. I just bought the newest model because I'm upgrading my machines and all will have USB connections for KB and mouse, so I really had to get a new switch. The newer model has all four sets of connections permanently connected to the switch box whereas the old one you could chose to use 2, 3 or 4 sets, so I temporarily tied up two of the sets until I get around to upgrading a 3rd machine. The newer switch also has a small push button switch that toggles you from machine to machine. While it's quick to use, it also seems flimsy and I much prefer the old mechanism where you simply hit the Ctrl key twice to switch to the next PC in sequence. Now I sometimes find myself searching for the tiny KVM switch on my cluttered desk. The new switch simply slows me down when I'm switching back and forth testing programs. With the old mechanism, I was already at the keyboard. I'm also wondering if there will be a shortened life with the new switching switch again because it seems a bit flimsy to me. That aside, it works great, is simple to install and use, and the price has also taken a fall to about 1/3 of what I paid for the PS/2 based KVM switch. So my only complaint really is I'd much prefer to just need the keyboard to switch around.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great concept, just not quite there yet

      Posted
      french44
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The first thing I noticed was the size. Great form to hide between my desk and the wall keeping my desk clean of clutter. After using it for a few days I had a few issues with new computers booting up while connected to it. If I were to just remove the VGA connection and go directly from the PC to the monitor it would boot up. Keyboard and mouse would continue to work thru the KVM. Kind of weird but still playing with it. My main gripe with the KVM is with the little button that you use to switch between devices; at first I thought it was an awesome idea but now I'm not liking it. I find it very difficult to determine which device I'm viewing. The point of the button is to allow you to hide all the cables, but the lights are on the main base. And when you have the issues I'm having with boot up issues then you find yourself constantly pressing the button to find the computer. I really like the concept, just wish it worked better. I'll recommend it and keep using it until I find a better option. Just note that it could be better.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Well, it works

      Posted
      KDinAV

      This KVM works, but it's not perfect. I'm only using 3 of 4 ports, but I must cycle through all four ports regardless of the fact one is not in use. Also, the delay sometimes for the USB keyboard/mouse to be recognized again upon changing computers/ports can be quite long some times (like 10 seconds). If your switching to a computer where something like a Skype call is coming in and wan to mouse click the answer button then you can't count on being successful before it goes to voicemail--I found that out. Also, I have a Vista system that just will not recognize the keyboard if I used the KVM, so I had to set up a separate keyboard for that system--kind of defeats the purpose of the KVM there! However, all in all it works as it should.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Easy to Install.

      Posted
      Dick
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I have 4 different MINI-MACs that I use for different purposes and need to switch between them depending upon the task at hand. One of these I need to open and convert old MacDraw drawings to PDF format on another MINI-MAC which has a newer operating system. I use another which is on at all times to share a printer with others in this house and another which I shut down when I am finished down-loading or up-loading private information. This switch allows quickly connecting the same monitor, mouse, and keyboard to any of the four computers by depressing a tiny pushbutton which is mounted remotely near the keyboard.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Works well

      Posted
      MMike
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I'm using this on three computers, one running Windows 7, one Fedora 15 and one Windows Server 2008 r2. It's well designed and organized, all the cables for each computer are kept together so it's easy and not confusing to connect. The only glitch I've discovered so far was it has to be set to the Fedora machine when I boot it up or it doesn't want to work on it. Other than that I can, and have, switched between machines with little trouble. There is a slight delay switching between machines. It's cheaper than running multiple monitors, keyboards and mice, and less clutter on the desktop.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Works well, but has issues

      Posted
      wrlwnd
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The KVM switch works and does provide the functionality needed however, the system that is not the currently connected system does not get monitor connected data.With my setup, I have a second monitor connected not through the switch and when switching from the one it is connected to ALL the windows stack on the other monitor as if the monitor through the KVM switch is not there and there is only 1 monitor.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Works pretty well.

      Posted
      FrugalYankee1

      I use it to connect 2 laptops and get them off the desk and out of the way. It was quick and easy to plug in but I find that the monitor doesn't always kick in fast enough. I have to cycle through the 4 ports a few times and snap the laptop cover shut a couple times. Also, since I only have 2 hook ups the remaining 2 KVM cables just take up space. I wish the unused cables could be disconnected but they're hardwired in.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great quality for a inexpensive KVM

      Posted
      BMoney85
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      So far I really like this KVM. Only a few items that I wish were different. One is the button push to change over. It seems like a nice feature, but liked the old scroll lock twice more, and now have to find the button on my desk to switch over. The other is that it doesn't integrate sound like some of the other KVMs. Neither are deal breakers, just some slight annoyances.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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