D-Link 2-Port PS/2 KVM Switch with Audio - KVM-121

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Ease of Use
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The price is right, but it's not as nice as some other switches I've used. For one thing, the keyboard, mouse, and video inputs are on one side, and the 2 outputs are on the opposite side. It makes for a very messy desk. If you turn it sideways, you can't access the button to switch or see the indicator. (You can use a keyboard hot key to switch, though, so you could hide it altogether if you don't care about seeing the indicator...) The other problem I had was that one of my PC's stopped recognizing the keyboard and mouse after the switch had been set to the other computer for an extended time. The video still switched, but I had no control. This happened once early on, and has not happened since, so it may have just been a fluke. Bottom line is, for $20 (after rebate), you really can't go too wrong. It works, even if it's not pretty...

-Mike quote

Works well, easy to install. Great value for the price as all cables are included (except PS2 to USB adapter depending on keyboard and mouse connectors you have). Also has audio port which other units do not have. I wished they put all the ports on the same side of the unit for cleaner set up , but in the end it did not matter as I put the unit behind the computer on the floor and never touch it, as I switch between the two computers using the softkeys.

-D.W. quote

KVM Switch with sound

by Waterdolphin01 on 10/1/2008

I got this switch because I work on computers now and again. This switch makes it easier to hook up 2 cpus at the same time while using 1 keyboard, mouse and monitor (and now speakers). I like the fact that the sound is included with the switch because losing sound drivers and graphics are the most frequent problems with cpu. I had another KVM switch that were the cables connected to the little box but one of the cables stopped working. This switch is good because if a cable stops working you just need to swap it out. On my other switch you can't change the cables. With the new switch you have the option to swap from computer to computer either by the keyboard or by the select button on the KVM switch. It also shows which computer you are looking at (1 or 2). I only got the 2 switch because of space. This is very convenient and easy to use and setup. I would recommend to anyone. I will also say the company Buy.com is excellent. They have good prices and ship fast. Great to do business with. Read More

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Pretty good product

by Mark on 11/15/2008

The hot-key and manual button (to switch PCs) are a must for any KVM. Had problems w/ the hot-key w/ KVMs in the past that didn't have a manual button. This is one of the few KVMs that got 'decent' reviews having both features. 1) The biggest problem was there was ghosting of images. I run my screen resolution at 32bit & 1600x1200 using 96dpi. It only became apparent (to me) when running a web browser. At that resolution, it causes blurring of some of the letters. Unfortunately by that time, I had already cut-out the UPC label from the package as part of the rebate requirements, and I was unable to return the product for replacement. 2) For whatever reason, the audio didn't function on the 2nd PC. Called DLink support and was told it was a defective unit. Because of the reason already explained, I couldn't return it but bought another one (same make/model), hoping things would be better. It arrived and I plugged it in. There is still ghosting but not significant as the 1st unit and therefore not as annoying. The ghosting does go away when at 1440x900. The audio now functions properly. If you don't need high resolutions, it is a very good product for ease of use especially for the cost. Read More

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Product Overview

The D-Link 2-port PS/2 KVM Switch with Audio Support (KVM-121) allows you to control two computers using a single monitor, PS/2 keyboard, and PS/2 mouse. Use the “select” button or keyboard hot keys to easily switch between two computers and perform multiple tasks. Unclutter your desktop and simplify your workspace with the compact D-Link 2-Port PS/2 KVM Switch with Audio Support.

The built-in audio support allows you to share a set of speakers with two computers. This enables you to listen to Internet radio or voice conferences on one computer while surfing the web or performing other tasks simultaneously on the other. Use one computer as a dedicated music server while having full access to the other computer’s system resources.

Package Contents:

  • 2-Port PS/2 KVM Switch with Audio Support
  • Two Sets of Detachable 6’ KVM Cables
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer D-Link
    Mfg Part# KVM-121
    SKU 202507511
    UPC 790069291197
    UPC 14 00790069291197
    Features
    TWO COMPUTERS, ONE SYSTEM
    The D-Link 2-Port PS/2 KVM Switch (KVM-121) enables you to control two computers using only a single monitor, PS/2 keyboard, and PS/2 mouse. This PS/2 KVM Switch also allows you to listen to music or download files from one computer while having full access to the other computer’s system resources.
    SAVE TIME AND WORK SMARTER
    Ready to work right out of the box, the KVM-121 requires no drivers or power supply and is compatible with any PS/2 enabled computer. This true plug and play device includes hot swapping capability, allowing you to unplug computers from the KVM Switch without having to power down.
    EASY SWITCHING AND AUTOSCAN
    Use hot keys or a push button to switch between computers, or use the autoscan mode to let the device automatically switch between computers at 10 second intervals. The at-a-glance LED indicators displays your computer status so you can easily determine which computer is active. Versatile, portable, and convenient, the D-Link 2-Port PS/2 KVM Switch with Audio Support can be easily integrated into your existing desktop environment at home or at work.
    Tech Specs
    Standards: PS/2
    LEDs: Two (2) Port Status LEDs
    Monitor Resolution Support: Up to 2048 X 1536
    KVM Cable Length: 6Ft.
    Ports: Keyboard: 6-pin Mini-DIN Female PS/2; Mouse: 6-pin Mini-DIN Female PS/2; Monitor: 15-pin HDDB Female VGA, SVGA, XGA, MultiSync; Audio: 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack
    Switching Notification: Audio Beep
    Switching Control: Hot Keys; Select Push Button
    Scanning Interval: 10 seconds
    Power: Bus Powered
    Certifications: FCC Part 15b
    Operating Temperature: 32ºF to 122ºF(0ºC to 50ºC)
    Operating Humidity: 80% Maximum (Non-condensing)
    Dimensions: Item (WxHxD): 5.5” x 1.1” x 2.4”
    Weight: 0.875 lbs
    Warranty: 1 Year
    Minimum Requirements:
    PS/2 Keyboard
    PS/2 Mouse
    VGA Monitor
    Two Desktop Computers with PS/2 Input Ports

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