Very convenient and works with ThinkPads
I wanted to be able to use both my desktop and my laptop with my LCD 17" monitor and my ergonomic keyboard with built-in touchpad. I spend long hours using the computer because of my job. I like to work with the laptop because is dead silent, but there are things I have to do with my desktop, like burning CDs. My ThinkPad has only one PS/2 port. Until now I was connecting the keyboard and mouse to it through a "Y" adapter. Obviously, I couldn't use the desktop simultaneously. In the past I tried a PS/2 KVM but didn't work. ThinkPads and any other laptops with a single PS/2 connector don't work with a PS/2 KVM. I was about to get the higher model, Trendware 209i, with PS/2 connectors for one computer, an USB cable for the other and audio cables to share the microphone and speakers as well. But I thought the 206i, with two USB connectors, would be more versatile. For example, if I wanted to connect two laptops with one or no PS/2 port, I could use the 206i, not the 209i. Also, I wanted to be able to use both computers at the same time and separate audios would allow me to know when the computer I wasn't monitoring was done without switching back and forth. It works very well. The only problem is that now the mouse is an "HID-compliant". It works like a regular mouse, but I've lost the touchpad advanced features (scroll sliding the finger on the right edge, maximize and minimize tapping on the corners, etc.). So far I haven't found a way to use the Synaptics drivers through the KVM. I have asked both Trendnet and Synaptics, still waiting for their answer. Switching back and forth between the two computers is fast and works every time. There's no degradation in the picture quality. The keyboard and mouse are as responsive as they were when connected directly. In summary, a very convenient device that works with any USB-enabled computer.
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