I bought this as a replacement for a Belkin Omni 2 way KVM which gave poor service for under a year. I'm so pleased I chose this one as it's build quality is so much higher. The cables plug in and stay plugged in, there's been no problems with jiggling wires to try and get them to stay connected or being scared to move anything in the region of the KVM in case a wire falls out. It reliably switches computers with the keyboard shortcuts provided, no problems with jab jab jab at the buttons repeatedly to get it to switch. And all that, plus serving four units at a cheaper price. What more could I ask? Well I wish I'd noticed it didn't do audio which I'd liked the idea of but I can live with it for that price.
I bought this switch when my old rotary switch's ghosting was making my eye hurt. This switch had great reviews that mentioned this switch's amazing picture quality, so I bought it.
The picture quality (I am using the supplied cables) is perfect.
When it arrived I used 3 of the 4 supplied cables to connect my computers and my XBOX 360 to the switch. Once this was done I turned everything on and that was it - all done.
You can use left CTRL+ left CTRL+1 on the keyboard to change screens or you can just use the button on the top.
If you are using a computer, XBOX or a laptop that cannot provide power to the switch using the keyboard and mouse ports you will need an appropriate 9V power adaptor otherwise you won't see anything on the screen.
5 stars is not enough to say how good this KVM switch is, which shows how happy with it I am.
Superb product for the money. Worked straight from the box, and seems well made. The only disappointment, that it does not support the wheel on my mouse, otherwise perfect!
I bought this product to replace a Belkin Omniview 4-way switch, which was nothing but trouble.
I've used the Startech for about a week, without a glitch. All of the problems I had with the Belkin have simply disappeared.
The price is unbelievable - you could easily pay this just for the cables, which are neater and more manageable than the traditional KVM cables. Cannot rate this product highly enough!
Does exactly what it is supposed to do. The build quality is great and it worked straight out of the box. The cables are nice and tidy and not too cumbersome.
I have used other KVMs and had nothing but problems, but this works just fine and all without the use of a PSU. Well worth the money.
This is a very good KVM. Its simple to set up and use and the screen output quality is excellent. I've got it working for my systems running XP, and Linux without any problems. As a plus this KVM does not need a power supply. Highly recommended.
I have used a few KVM's in the past but this one is so much better. The cables that are included have only 1 wire to each PC where its splits to VGA+2xPS2, Incredibly well designed, well made solid metal base, very compact (smaller than a VHS tape)... What more can I say!
dont buy any other brand i have bought three other brands in the last six months all of which have had problems from locking up to lag with mice and key input
THIS IS RONSEAL!
IT DOES EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN!
FIVE THUMBS UP!
Very simple 4 way KVM. Comes with all the leads - each cable splits into three for the PS/2-style mouse and keyboard and VGA video card. I run all my PCs at 1600x1200 and they work fine. No drivers to install, no power cable or batteries required. Very easy. Nice.
great product. no psu required to drive this. Setup took all of 20 seconds. Control by either CTRL x 3 + 1,2,3 or 4. Very easy to use. Picture quality is excellent, highly recommended