Belkin Flip USB with Audio KVM Switch

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4.1
Overall Satisfaction
4.5
Value
4
Ease of Use
4.5
Performance

Currently switching between two XP Dell boxes. 1 old PIII desktop and a new Dual-core desktop. Sharing a 21" Flat Panel Widescreen, usb keyboard, and usb mouse. Be aware that the audio switching works only with a set of desktop speakers. The subwoofer does not work when using FLIP. If you want to use your multimedia speakers (desktop speakers, subwoofer, etc.), you'll need to buy a more expensive KVM or use a "line out of one desktop to line in of the other desktop" solution. Otherwise, FLIP is compact and aesthetically nice. The remote switch is especially nice with the LED displaying green or yellow which tells you which computer is active. Compared with other USB KVMs and retailers, I find Buy.com's pricing very competitive. Also, shipping from Buy.com was cheaper than other retailers and very prompt!

-Steve C. quote

The environment was tailor-made for the product: two Dell computers, both newer than 2 years, XP-Home on both, USB 2.0 on both. Dell analog (SVGA) monitor. Dell USB Keyboard. Logitech USB Trackball. By way of isolating the issue, of course it was confirmed that the keyboard and trackball worked perfectly well when plugged directly into each of the computers. The product would switch the monitor and the audio fine. It was completely incapable of switching the keyboard and the pointing device. When booting, either computer showed a "keyboard error" (resulting in no keyboard connection) and no amount of random rebooting would cure it. Belkin tech support was responsive and we went through a series of tests, but it was ultimately determined that the product was not "compatible" with my system. Bear in mind that my systems are about as generic as it gets, so in my mind, that does not bode well for the product. In reading reviews on sites other than buy.com, I find that compatibility is mentioned as an issue in the vast majority of the cases. Since it is a simple electronic switch, it is mystifying as to why it won't handle something as routine as a USB keyboard and a USB pointing device, when USB 2.0 is a "standard" and thus the signals received by the KVM should be quite predictable. Given Belkin's reputation for quality, I was quite shocked that this product didn't function at all in my vanilla environment. I would (and have) positively NOT recommend(ed) this product to anyone!

-Anonymous quote

Does the job.

by Steve C. on 5/12/2006

Currently switching between two XP Dell boxes. 1 old PIII desktop and a new Dual-core desktop. Sharing a 21" Flat Panel Widescreen, usb keyboard, and usb mouse. Be aware that the audio switching works only with a set of desktop speakers. The subwoofer does not work when using FLIP. If you want to use your multimedia speakers (desktop speakers, subwoofer, etc.), you'll need to buy a more expensive KVM or use a "line out of one desktop to line in of the other desktop" solution. Otherwise, FLIP is compact and aesthetically nice. The remote switch is especially nice with the LED displaying green or yellow which tells you which computer is active. Compared with other USB KVMs and retailers, I find Buy.com's pricing very competitive. Also, shipping from Buy.com was cheaper than other retailers and very prompt! Read More

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Simply doesn't work

on 6/25/2008

The environment was tailor-made for the product: two Dell computers, both newer than 2 years, XP-Home on both, USB 2.0 on both. Dell analog (SVGA) monitor. Dell USB Keyboard. Logitech USB Trackball. By way of isolating the issue, of course it was confirmed that the keyboard and trackball worked perfectly well when plugged directly into each of the computers. The product would switch the monitor and the audio fine. It was completely incapable of switching the keyboard and the pointing device. When booting, either computer showed a "keyboard error" (resulting in no keyboard connection) and no amount of random rebooting would cure it. Belkin tech support was responsive and we went through a series of tests, but it was ultimately determined that the product was not "compatible" with my system. Bear in mind that my systems are about as generic as it gets, so in my mind, that does not bode well for the product. In reading reviews on sites other than buy.com, I find that compatibility is mentioned as an issue in the vast majority of the cases. Since it is a simple electronic switch, it is mystifying as to why it won't handle something as routine as a USB keyboard and a USB pointing device, when USB 2.0 is a "standard" and thus the signals received by the KVM should be quite predictable. Given Belkin's reputation for quality, I was quite shocked that this product didn't function at all in my vanilla environment. I would (and have) positively NOT recommend(ed) this product to anyone! Read More

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Product Overview

Belkin introduces a revolutionary idea in compact KVM switches – Flip, the first KVM switch actually designed to stay off your desk. Now you can access two computers from the same monitor, keyboard, and mouse, without all the clutter of a desktop KVM switch. Flip features a stylish remote that can be placed anywhere on your desk. Simply press the button to flip your monitor from one computer to the next. The KVM and cables stay behind your computers, keeping your desktop free of clutter. With full support for PC-based notebook and desktop computers, Flip can be used in any office or work environment.

Specifications

Manufacturer Belkin
Mfg Part# F1DG102U
SKU 202531007
UPC 722868588505
UPC 14 00722868588505
Features
Shares one monitor, keyboard, and mouse between two computers
Supports PC-based notebook and desktop computers
Includes two built-in cables to connect computers
Supports VGA and DVI-I monitors (with VGA adapters)
Supports PS/2-based keyboards and mice
Features 2-color LED that indicates which computer Flip is accessing
Installs in three easy steps with no software required
Supports high video resolutions up to 2048x1536
Comes with a Belkin 3-Year Warranty
Tech Specs
Model: F1DG102U
No. of Computers Supported: 2
Monitors Supported: VGA and DVI-I (with VGA adapter)
Max. Resolution Support: Up to 2048x1536@65Hz
Monitor Connection: VGA (HDDB15)
Keyboard Input: USB Type A
Mouse Input: USB Type A
Remote Cable Length: 6 ft. (1.8m)
KVM Cable Lengths: 2 ft., 6 ft. (0.6m, 1.8m)
Remote Dimensions: 1.5 x 0.5 in. (38 x 13mm)
KVM Dimensions: 4.0 x 1.0 x 3.75 in. (102 x 25 x 95mm)
Remote Weight: 1 oz.
KVM Weight: 13 oz.
Enclosure: Plastic
Warranty: 3 years
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