|4-Port USB KVM Switch w/Audio and USB hub|
Customer Reviews of 4-Port USB KVM Switch w/Audio and USB hub
It works perfectly, allowing keyboard shortcuts to switch between PCs, as well. The only issue would be the refresh rate of the screens, but that wasn't expected to be amazing.
Great buy ! ! !2/21/2010
I was really impressed with how simple this product is to set up and use. Works perfectly! Great for reducing clutter!
Excellent product for the price!8/3/2008
This is a must have for your multiple computer use person. Comes with simple yet somewhat hard to understand instructions for ease of switching between computers. I have heard from other viewers the sound crackles on theirs but I have not experienced that problem. In fact the sound is great. You have the option of assigning your own hotkeys(between a select few options). This is my setup to take advantage of a great feature it does not say you can do. Use a usb to ps/2 connector(keyboard and mouse) adapter for one usb and use the other for a thumb drive(pen drive) for easy file transfer. The only downfall I can see is that sometimes the buttons on the kvm switch don't play nice so you have to use the hot keys instead. Also, always good to have a spare usb mouse just in case you hook up the kvm to a first time computer and it wants to install other drivers before the kvm switch driver. The LED light on the kvm switch is BRIGHT! I mean its like a night light and don't stare into it. Above all, GREAT PRODUCT. Must have for computer techs.
Questional USB ports3/22/2008
When plugged into one of my computers USB ports, this device slows the computer to about 5%. I worked around it by connecting both USB lines to the second computer, since I wasn't going to use the keyboard and mouse portion of the device, just the video switching AND since the second computer had always on USB ports. Both machines use WINXP pro. I understand that it may be my new ASROCK motherboard and it's USB ports that may be the problem. I was also unable to get the aux power port to work with selectable voltage power supply.
Great purchase, solid product2/6/2008
I used to own a Trendnet 2port USB KVM Switch.. which I outgrew since I had 3 PCs. So, I toyed with buying a Trendnet 4port for about $50 or the Zonet KVM 3324 for a little less.. I went with Zonet which was a decent price with the rebate. When I opened the box, I was a slightly disappointed since the plastic casing on the Zonet was only a 7/10 vs Trendnet's 9/10.. it appeared more chinese made.. well I didnt complain, just hooked up all the three pcs onto the Zonet and tested it out.. Results far exceeded my expectations, I am quite happy and amazed at how stable the setup is with the Zonet switch. The trendnet although 2port used to give me so many troubles.. everytime I switch it used to flash and take forever to switch The zonet on the other hand is fast and does it job without much hesitation. I love the Zonet and would not touch the trendnet anymore.
for the price you paid...........1/24/2008
Can't really ask for anything fancy. Occassional flakyness, but manage to live with it. Don't know about the video performance since I have a monitor with dual input, so I skip the VGA input. No audio problem claimed by other user.
good deal on mediocre product1/3/2008
It was easy to setup. The auto-switching works great. The selection indicator led is very bright. I like that it doesn't require a power adapter. <BR><BR> The audio problem mentioned above is the biggest issue I had. Very noticable/annoying audio interference. <BR><BR> I wish that all inputs (except maybe 1 usb) were on the back instead of having the control connectors (k/v/m/a) on the front and the 4 sets of pc connectors on the back. <BR><BR> I wish that the cables used were standard cables instead of a combined cable. You could use your own audio, but the video and usb are combined in the connector on the back of the kvm switch.
Not a great product, but well worth what I paid11/29/2007
The worst thing about this kvm switch is, as I've seen in other reviews, the audio noise from electrical interference is horrible. I assume that the problem is due to video or usb interference because every time I move a window or type on the keyboard, I hear static in the audio output channel (I don't know if it also shows up on the input channel). The noise isn't intolerable, but it is very noticable; and it shouldn't be there. The best thing about the switch is that I paid about $25 for it, which is much less than other 4-port usb kvm switches. For the money, it's a good deal. The auto-switching function doesn't seem to work as I expected, but it is not a big problem for me. The port indicator led is bright (almost too bright), and the port switching button is easy to use. My preference would have been to put the controller ports on the back (or side), instead of where they are on the front, because I run all my cables behind my shelf/desk -- I don't know why you'd want to have any cable, except maybe a keyboard or mouse, coming out of the front. The unit is very lightweight, and I find it a little too easy to move by accident. I also found it to be (as most kvm switches are) too pc-centric. I use a mac keyboard, and the default keys used for controlling the kvm from the keyboard (instead of pushing the port buttons) are not found on the mac keyboard. The instructions describe a procedure to change the keys used, but you must start by using a usb pc keyboard (which I don't have).
Great KVM Switch11/29/2007
This KVM switch has been excellent. It has features that were not clearly stated in the description. Based on the description it appears that usb is just to connect the keyboard and mouse, but the kvm switch as a usb port where you can plug in a usb device and all the computers on the switch can access that device.
After installing the Zonet 4-port USB KVM switch, I found that the resolution of my monitor (1680 x 1050, which Zonet claims to support) was fuzzy and bled slightly. As soon as I powerered my speakers, I was met with a faint humming noise that never seemed to go away, except that it would change pitch as I moved my mouse. Periodically, the noise would stop for a second or two, and so would any response from my mouse. Despite the diffulty in finding a USB (as opposed to PS/2) KVM switch on the market, I'm sending this one back tomorrow.