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Item#: N82E16817107212

LINKSKEY LKV-S04SK 4-Port Slim Desktop KVM Switch w/3-in-1 Combo Cables

  • 4 Ports Computer Connections
  • 1 Port Monitor Connections
  • Video Resolution 2048 x 1536
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Learn more about the LINKSKEY LKV-S04SK

Model

Brand
LINKSKEY
Model
LKV-S04SK

Spec

Type
D-Sub, PS/2
PC Connectors
4 x HDB 15-pin (For PC Video)
Console Connectors
1 x HDB 15-pin (For Monitor)
1 x PS/2 6-pin Mini Din (For Keyboard)
1 x PS/2 6-pin Mini Din (For Mouse)
Computer Connections
4 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
2048 x 1536
PC Selection
Push Buttons/Hot Keys
LED Indicators
4

Features

Power Features
PS/2 Interface Power
or Optional External Power Adapter DC9V 500mA (-)--(o--(+)
Features
4-Port Slim Desktop PS/2 KVM Switch
Four Slim 3-in-1 KVM Combo Cables Included
Use one keyboard, one monitor, one mouse to control FOUR Computers
Support Microsoft Intellimouse, Optical Mouse, Logitech Net Mouse and More
Supports High VGA Resolution up to 2048 x 1536
No software required. Easy PC selection via Push Button and Hot-Keys
Hot-Plugable. No Powering down the KVM Switch or PCs
Auto-Restore Keyboard and Mouse status when Switching
LED Display for Easy Status Monitoring
Buzzer Sound for Port Switching Confirmation

Packaging

Package Contents
LKV-S04SK Slim Desktop KVM Switch
4 x Slim 3-in-1 Combo Cable (about 6 ft each)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Richard G.
  • 9/24/2013 6:59:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRecommended

Pros: Works great, does what it's supposed to do. Simple to install and use.

Cons: None

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  • Nathanael J.
  • 10/16/2012 7:13:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great tried and true

Pros: It simply works.
Can be used without power supply

Cons: Not sure what the power supply does

Other Thoughts: I use this switch as a monitor switch and not fully as a KVM switch. I have (3) PCs setup at remote locations in a church . All three computers have dual graphics port and the secondary port is attached to this KWM switch, the output on the KWM switch goes to a projector screen so each computer can have access to display its desktop on the projector screen by the push of a button.
Its been working great for about 7 years now. I'm kind of puzzled what the power supply does because sometime I can use the switch for months on end and not need a power supply, but I I notice anything abnormal in the switching I'll add a power supply and it would seem to clear it up. Then if the power supply is removed again it would still work fine until I run into another glitch down the road.
I know that the ps2 ports are used to power the switch, but since I'm not using the keyboard and mouse part of the switch, I'm simply using regular VGA cables, and like I said, its been working great and still is, except for those very very rare instances when I hit a glitch and have to use a power supply.

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  • George R.
  • 10/7/2011 11:56:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFlaky

Pros: Cheap, easy to set up.

Cons: Doesn't work most of the time. My old KVM switch (heavy duty, metal case) was starting to malfunction, not switching from either hotkeys or switch buttons, so I replaced it with this one. Same problems! Hotkey sequence doesn't work most of the time (it has worked once or twice), and when I press the switches it still doesn't want to switch between PCs. I have to "play" with the switch, and there is no guarantee it will work.
Also, it is plastic, and light duty. I have 3 PCs currently attached, one Windows 7, one Vista, and one XP. The XP machine loses the mouse and keyboard every time I switch to another PC. I guess my old KVM switch is at least as good as this new one that doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: When I first attached it, everything worked - the first and only time. Even the hotkeys worked. After that first time, the hotkeys stopped working and even the buttons don't respond as they should.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/7/2011 12:01:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNo thanks

Pros: 0

Cons: Worked for a week. Sending it back

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  • Nelson G.
  • 8/31/2010 10:16:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Easy to use. Reliable. I have 2 of them for 5 years and both are still working.

Cons: Cables are hard/thick, a bit difficult to manage.

Other Thoughts: If you remove the PC from a port that the switch is on, the switch is dead. You have to set the switch to a PC before remove cable.

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  • Mark F.
  • 7/24/2010 11:36:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes its job at a fair price

Pros: Inexpensive KVM, comes with cables, easy to set up, no independant power needed as it draws power directly from the PCs.

Cons: Uses proprieatary cables, sometimes switching to a computer as it starts up loses the monitor (monitor wont detect computer and goes into diagnostic) though easily fixed by switching away and back again (may be an issue of the monitor).

Other Thoughts: I have been using this KVM for almost 3 months now, no real problems or issues. No noticable video issues or degredation as some have reported (makes me suspect they are using a refresh rate for the monitor beyond this hardwares capability or a DV-I drop down to VGA). I currently have it serving two Dimension 2400s and 2 Quad-core intel custom builds, using an older Gateway EV500 monitor. No problems in switching, no stickiness, works like a charm so far.

Too many bad reviews by supposed "high" technical know people for simple things. Make sure your boxes have the plug and play monitor settings disabled and use a manual monitor setting...or of course when you switch away windows will mess up your monitor settings. This is basic stuff people.
Possibly try not using highly specialized plug-and-play media keyboards which require drivers as these may get lost when switching too (kvm switches are best used for no-frills server boxes and remotes, not workstations and gaming systems).

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/1/2010 5:30:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsQuirky at times, but mostly good

Pros: Slim lines (style/size), buttons and ports in good locations, works well most of the time. Good value for the price point.

Cons: At times is stubborn to switch, but this is more the exception than the rule. Simply hitting another input and then going to the one you want works. Really the only reason I banged it as 4/5 eggs. It could have USB too, but for the price point I'm not complaining about that.

Other Thoughts: Mine sits on my desk beside my monitors. Nice having all 5 cables coming up the backside as to not clutter my desk area. The keyboard/mouse ports on the front is a little annoying in this respect, but they're not that big of a hassle.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/6/2009 12:10:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHATE IT! Flaky. Trashing it.

Pros: No Pros. I guess when it work it works.

Cons: It hardly ever works. I am constantly having to turn off all the machines I'm working on, then plug them each in a specific pattern, so the switch will recognize them. I hate this KVM switch. It wastes so much of my time.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/2/2009 5:50:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsjunk

Pros: cheap

Cons: if you use the select buttons to switch between computers, it makes the keyboard and mouse go absolutely crazy

Other Thoughts: spend a little more and get a more stable and reliable KVM

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  • Aaron R.
  • 4/14/2009 5:21:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great!

Pros: Cheap, nice cables, cables connect from the rear of the unit, buttons are on top. It responds fast when changing between computers.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this to replace a 4-Port TrendNet KVM Switch I have been using for the past 4 years. It works just as good, if not better. The TrendNet had cables coming from multiple sides, so it was very hard to keep the cables organized. This KVM solves the cabling problem and works well.

If it slides around for you because it is too light use double sided tape or velcro. If you don't want to do that, spend $100 or more on another unit.

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