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IOGEAR - 2-Port KVM/HDMI/Audio/USB Switch - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid, simple, does the job

    Posted
    SeanL
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    I use the IOGear switch to connect my keyboard, mouse and monitor to both a regular PC (running Windows) and a Raspberry Pi (running Linux). The switching is seamless, with less than 2 seconds needed for the other machine to come up. The main body of the switch has clear icons for where each device needs to go, so setup is as easy as it could be. I'm actually using a smaller Mac keyboard so I'm sure any USB keyboard will work. (NOTE: I have *NOT* tested it on a Macintosh computer.) The cables that reach to the machines are quite sturdy and of decent length (I think about 5 feet, but I haven't measured them). The button to change inputs is also on a fairly long cable (about 6 feet), so you can hide the switch itself and still have access. However, the switch has nice LED indicators that tell you which machine ("1" or "2") is active, so if you have very similar machines (say, a dev and production machine similarly configured) this indicator light could help. The button to swap between machines is fool-proof. Just push to switch. Even younger kids would have no problem using this, so it's perfect for a parent's machine/kid's machine setup. You could even label the LEDs so they know it's on the right machine. The stability of this switch is key here -- I had three kids age range 5-8 at one point using another switch, which frequently crashed or froze the mouse. A major pain. There is NO additional power supply needed. I was very nervous about other cheap switches that some reviewers said were blowing out their motherboards when attaching external power, but there is no need to worry about that issue with the IOGear. Bottom line: This is a solid little switch that just works. No need to spend hundreds on a simple switch, but don't cheap-out, either, or you may risk your hardware.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Is working fine, fast so far

    Posted
    tonyrboies
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    The one thing I would say is, as this is the first HDMI-format KVM switch I have tried, I have nothing to compare it against. I am using it mainly to switch between a Windows 7 desktop with a pretty good graphics card, and a brand new laptop running Windows 10. No issues on the Windows 10 side, but sometimes there is a lag issue on the desktop side with the video. Using with an Acer monitor that is four years old. Audio and K/M response time have been great. In the worst case scenario, I have had to unplug the HDMI cable on the desktop and plug it back in, but that has been infrequent. Usage is about 12 hours a day, 5-6 days per week.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nice idea, poor implementation

    Posted
    TheGeek
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    Mac/PC setup. 32" 4K Samsung display. Perhaps I just got a bad one, but it was the only one at my store so I couldn't exchange it. The Mac worked fine, but the screen was full of flickering dots and the bottom half of the screen kept blinking in and out. The brand new PC was alright at first, but wouldn't reliably switch back after it switched to the Mac. If it worked as expected, it would have been great, but it looks and feels cheap, so I guess you get what you pay for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistent

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    DCOrlando
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    Not happy with this switch. I have a desktop and laptop connected with a few peripherals connected to a hub that is in turn, connected to the USB port on the switch. It worked three days out of the 5 I used it. My desktop would only recognize the display every once in a while. Now I have a simple hdmi switch and separate usb switch and works much faster and has not failed me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay at first...

    Posted
    SteelersFan
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    Initially this product worked great… But recently I am having issues with the monitor flashing to black for about 2 seconds and then back on. This can happen every 10-15 seconds or so at times. Very annoying. Not much help on Iogear website. Works better if 2nd computer is turned off. A little disappointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but is a mess

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    Arod
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    Bought this to connect two computers to one monitor using one keyboard and mouse and to easily switch back between the two. It does that very nicely. However the cables are quite lengthy with additional plug ins I didn’t need and looked like an absolute mess so I returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and works great

    Posted
    lokirobert
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    I highly recommend this 2 port KVM. It has a switch to click to go back and forth between the computers. Unlike other 2 port KVM where you have to enter a combination of keyboard keys. It also has a light to indicate which computer you are working on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It actually works!

    Posted
    sgtaylor500
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    This is the first KVM switch that I have purchased that actually works reliably. I bought it for a customer and they haven’t complained and I’m so happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you need a KVM switch, it works

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    Ericki
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    Doesnt work with RGB keyboards/mice. Was a bit of a let down. Does work with a standard keyboard/mouse

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    DPDPOWERED83
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    Needed to main two workstations. Both Windows and Linux. So far I haven't encountered any issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Must have for dual use of 4K

    Posted
    Dave
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    Needed faster access to my 4K monitor from 2 computers. This device fills the bill so far

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Posted
    DADA491
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    Fast smood and clear works great......... . .......

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple tech that simply works

    Posted
    WileECoyote
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    Easy to install with color coded cables. Easy to use and very reliable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    Sharkman
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    Works as advertised. Switches from workstation to workstation flawlessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Only Best Buy

    Posted
    Nateco7620
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    Literally Best Buy was the only store to have this! Awesome

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like it should

    Posted
    ShoGun
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    Easy hookup and Works.Three months now with out a problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    Posted
    dlee2112
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    Great product and Best Buy employees' went the extra mile!

    I would recommend this to a friend