|The Gefen 2x1 DVI KVM Switcher easily and reliably switches between any combination of two DVI and USB 2.0 equipped computers (PC or Mac) - using only one keyboard, monitor, and a mouse. It saves space - there is no need to work on a desk crowded with double monitors, keyboards, and mouse devices. It saves time - there is no need to move from one monitor to another to access different computers. It also saves money - there is no need to purchase additional monitors, mouse devices, and keyboards. The 2x1 DVI KVM Switcher allows you to choose between a PC or Mac keyboard/video/mouse combination.|
Customer Reviews of Gefen 2-Port DVI USB KVM Switch - 2 x 1 - 2 x DVI-I Monitor, 2 x Type B USB
A DVI KVM that actually works5/13/2009
My needs aren't that much.. I run OSX, Solaris, Linux and Windows XP/Vista on different machines. I tried software solutions but was not satisfied with performance and quality. I went to my local big computer store, bought a DVI KVM, tried it, it had issues with the monitors, took it back, got another more popular and expensive model, tried it, worked most of the time but the keyboard and my wifi mouse would often not work so I had to unplug/replug them into the KVM. Finally I figured I'll pay a little more and get something that I read online is one of the best. I am not disappointed. It does what it is designed to do and does it well. No keyboard/mouse hiccups, video at 1920x1080 works great on my 24" monitor. I've not had a problem with having to have the KVM on the computer that is booting. I've turned on my other computer while switched onto the one that is already on, hit the little button and it works fine. At least so far I've not seen any issues with this. If I had the money, I would buy the 4-port dual-link DVI version so I can support an up coming 30" monitor I plan on getting. This will suffice for now and I will be buying that 4-port down the road!
Simple, and does what it's supposed to!11/28/2007
Simple simple simple. Needed to run 1 PC with BFG 6800GT video card and another PC with Quadro FX 4600 with one 24" Gateway FPD2485W screen @ 1920x1200, and this fit the bill. Worked out of the box with few hassles. Didn't recognize my trackball mouse at first, but eventually did (reboot x2) and now works every time. You do have to make sure that the box is switched to the computer you turn on, and then let the OS come up before switching to the other PC and turning IT on. Don't try turning both on at the same time, otherwise one won't come up to the correct screen resolution. It takes a second or two to switch screens, and occasionally hangs, but reswitching clears it up. It does take up a lot of room on the desk, though because the cables come out of both sides of the unit, so you might consider buying the remote. Having one pair of speakers for 2 PCs kicks much ass. LEDs are really bright and will light up the room at night, so I unplug it. I'm very happy with it.