TRENDnet 2-Port USB KVM Switch - TK206I

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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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Very convenient and works with ThinkPads

by Juan Carlos Garcia on 10/30/2004

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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Excellent product

on 9/23/2005

Easy install, and works great. I am using a logitech wireless mouse and keyboard, no problem at all.

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Product Overview

TRENDnet's TK-206i 2-Port USB KVM Switch Kit lets you control 2 USB enabled PCs with just one keyboard, monitor, and mouse. The KVM cables are built into the TK-206i so users can start controlling 2 PCs instantly. The TK-206i is a self-powered KVM Switch loaded with friendly features. With the Hot-Plug, Auto-Scan, and Hot-Key operations, the TK-206i is the perfect choice for managing multiple PCs.

Specifications

Manufacturer TRENDnet
Mfg Part# TK206I
SKU 10365587
UPC 710931304145
UPC 14 00710931304145
Features
USB Yes
VGA Yes
Number of USB Ports 2
PS/2 Port Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports 2
Number of VGA Ports 1
Product Type KVM Switchbox
Manufacturer Part Number TK-206I
Manufacturer TRENDnet
Product Name 2-Port USB KVM Switch
Brand Name TRENDnet
Weight (Approximate) 5.64 oz
Height 1"
Width 2.4"
Depth 2.4"
Number of Computers Supported 2
Number of Local Users Supported 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1440
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Tech Specs
Computer Ports 2 x 4-pin Type A USB / 2 x 15-pin HD-15 Male Video
User/Console Ports 1 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Female Keyboard / 1 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Female Mouse / 1 x 15-pin HD-15 Female VGA
Humidity 0 to 90% Non-condensing
Temperature 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating / -4°F (-20°C) to 140°F (60°C) Storage
Product Type Analog KVM Switch
Manufacturer Part Number TK-206I
Manufacturer Website Address www.trendnet.com
Manufacturer TRENDnet
Product Name 2-Port USB KVM Switch
Brand Name TRENDnet
Additional Information Multi-platform support for PCs, Macintosh G3 / G4 and iMac Hot-Plug feature, add PCs or remove connected PCs for maintenance without powering down the KVM switch or other PCs No software required, easy PC selection via Hot-Key Commands Auto-Scan Mode for monitoring PCs Keyboard status restored when switching between PCs LED display for easy status monitoring USB Interface Powering method
Compatibility Support Microsoft Intellimouse, Optical Mouse, Logitech Net Mouse and more Support Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003 Server, Linux, and Mac OS
Platform Support PC / Mac / Linux
Certifications & Standards FCC CE
Dimensions 1.03" Height x 2.44" Width x 2.44" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 5.64 oz Approximate
Cable Length 2 x 57.60" KVM Cable Built-in
Number of Computers 2
Graphics Resolution 1920 x 1440
Operating Range 57.60"
Scan Intervals 10 Seconds
Number of Users 1 x Local User
Video Signals VGA
Standard Warranty 1 Year
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