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IOGEAR GCS1734 4-port MiniView Extreme Multimedia KVMP Switch Kit w/Cables

  • 4 Ports Computer Connections
  • 1 Port Monitor Connections
  • AutoScan Interval 5 seconds
  • Video Resolution 2048 x 1536

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  • newegg Control Four PCs via One Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse Share one monitor, USB keyboard and mouse between four computers using the IOGEAR MiniView GCS1734 KVM switch. The built-in VGA connector supports monitors with resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536.
  • newegg Audio Support With audio support, share speakers and microphone between four computers. Enjoy multimedia playback and voice chatting on any computer using a single set of speakers and microphones.
  • newegg 2-port USB Hub With the built-in 2-port USB hub, share your peripherals such as printer, scanner, and more between four computers.
  • newegg Two Way Switching Switch to a computer with keyboard hotkeys for convenience or by manually pressing the push button for simplicity.
  • newegg Multi-platform Support The IOGEAR MiniView GCS1734 KVM switch supports Windows and Mac computers as well as Sun Solaris workstations. IOGEAR delivered a huge breakthrough in KVM operation to Mac and Sun users by enabling functionality for the special keys on these systems.
  • newegg Flash Upgrade Add the latest firmware to your IOGEAR MiniView GCS1734 KVM switch for consistent compatibility with the latest devices.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • David M.
  • 10/31/2015 4:06:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSolid with flaws

Pros: * Affordable
* includes power supply so that you can attach a keyboard with built-in usb hub.
* All cables included

Cons: Does not emulate basic multimedia keys! That means if you have a play/pause/next/previous buttons, or volume control on your keyboard, it will not work when connected to this KVM. That's entirely inappropriate for something that calls itself a "multimedia" KVM switch.

Other Thoughts: They do have a responsive support, but they just claim that it isn't possible to support multimedia keys. I entirely fail to see why that is the case: the standard multimedia keys have defined key codes. There's no good reason why the switch can't read those, and output them again. However, I do understand that they can't support arbitrary special keys. But the standard ones are sorely missed by me...

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. If you connect the keyboard to one of the 2 peripheral ports in the rear all functions of your keyboard would most likely work. The GCS1734 is an emulated KVM so there is no guarantee using anything other than a basic 104 key wired keyboard through the keyboard console port. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Heath B.
  • 6/12/2015 6:19:48 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKVM

Pros: Quick and easy setup. Our Dell server KVM went bad and we needed a quick replacement for our VM environment and this did the trick.

Cons: None so far.

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  • N R.
  • 10/16/2014 6:34:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSeems to do the job as advertised

Pros: Includes cables. Cables are almost 6 feet long. Handles audio and USB devices. Easy to set up.

Cons: Cable connections are very close together. Keyboard and mouse attach on the front of the switch.

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  • Sumner H.
  • 3/19/2014 12:34:59 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsalmost works

Pros: Nicely built, good value, great features. Video looks reasonable.

Cons: Picky about mice. A wired IBM branded mouse didn't work at all (works fine connected directly). A wireless Logitech almost works (see below), a wired Dell mouse works perfectly.

The Logitech m710 wireless keyboard/mouse doesn't work at all (as expected).

Other Thoughts: My wireless Logitech M310 mouse *almost* works. The buttons and scroll wheel work, but moving the mouse right to left moves the cursor up and down. Moving it up and down does nothing. Works find plugged in directly. Can someone tell me which wireless mice work? I'm not attached to this one.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. The GCS1734 is an emulated KVM so there is no guarantee it will work with a wireless keyboard however IOGEAR makes wireless keyboards and mice that will work with this KVM.Our KVM’s emulate a standard 102 key, keyboard and generic 2-button scroll wheel mouse. The reason for this emulation is to allow the hot key functions to operate. A side effect of the emulation is that in most cases the special key sequences required for gamming, and key programming will not translate correctly through the KVM, for gamming we recommend connecting directly to the computer.

Although our KVMs will work with most wireless keyboard mouse sets, we cannot promise an individual multimedia / programmable keyboard and mouse set will work through the KVM.

Due to the large number of manufacturer's and each manufacturer's wide range of models it is impossible to maintain any meaningful compatibility list. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Wei Z.
  • 10/5/2013 7:56:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNever a Problem

Pros: Very versatile. allows the user to switch USB accessories, audio & video feed along with keyboard, video and mouse or not, as needed.

Cons: USB 1.1. rather than USB 2 (or now 3)

A USB cordless mouse or keyboard may not work with the dongle in the keyboard or mouse ports, but work for me in either of the two vanilla USB ports. Minus an egg for that.

Other Thoughts: If there were an upgraded version with more recent USB standards and/or more robust wireless input device support, I'd upgrade in a heartbeat.

I'm very happy with the unit in my current PC and Mac setup.

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  • James N.
  • 2/20/2013 1:37:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot compatible

Pros: Compact, attractive, lots of connections.

Cons: Cables seemed stiff, and would seem to be a hassle if you had the unit on your desktop. The connectors were a hassle to get on, as there was little room between for each workstation connector.

Other Thoughts: After several months of trying to get a replacement for my old PS/2 KVM, and be able to use my more updated motherboards, I finally settled on this one. I did read that IOGEAR did not guarantee that all mice, keyboards would be supported. I have Microsoft wired periphals, and this unit would not recognize either of them. The video thruput was excellent, and I received power through to the keyboard, but could not use it to enter my workstation. The mouse light came on, but there was no response to any movement.
Of course, this happened over the weekend, and on a Holiday Monday, so getting through to the manufacturer did not happen. The unit has been RMA'ed.

Manufacturer Response:

First, thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. Our KVM’s emulate a standard 102 key, keyboard and generic 2-button scroll wheel mouse. The reason for this emulation is to allow the hot key functions to operate. A side effect of the emulation is that in most cases the special key sequences required for gamming, and key programming will not translate correctly through the KVM, for gamming we recommend connecting directly to the computer.

Although our KVMs will work with most wireless keyboard mouse sets, we cannot promise an individual multimedia / programmable keyboard and mouse set will work through the KVM.

Due to the large number of manufacturer's and each manufacturer's wide range of models it is impossible to maintain any meaningful compatibility list.
You can also try using the mouse in a rear peripheral port. This will correct most issues like you described. I will have you cable comments forwarded to the product manager for his review. Again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Chris K.
  • 1/7/2013 10:17:37 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsWorks...

Pros: Easy set-up. Cables provided fulfill most needs.

Cons: Doesn't seem to work with my wireless mouse and keyboard. Also have a problem switching between the two systems, probably just a configuration I haven't messed with yet.

Other Thoughts: I have a 3 monitor set-up on one laptop, trying to change to have 1 monitor dedicated to a desktop (wired) and 2 monitors on my laptop wireless. I have Logitech K3
60 wireless keyboard and M215 wireless mouse.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Lonnie W.
  • 11/21/2012 4:56:47 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome. Wish there was support for 5.1 audio AND USB Headphones

Pros: USB!! I just purchased my second one. I can finally use USB KB and Mouse after many years of using 10yo PS/2 KVM. Love that the cables are included and they are decent length. Hot Keys and the ability to switch KVM only without switching sound is really nice.

Cons: Not able to use USB Headphones with this setup, even though you can connect them to the shared USB port.

Other Thoughts: Not a knock against this, but support for 5.1 / 7.1 audio would be really nice.. just analog with the 5.1 / 7.1 connectors, but SPDIF ports would be a nice addition to an already awesome product. I don't think there is a product out on the market with this feature, but if I could get one just like this with 5.1 at a minimum, I could also connect a 5.1 speaker system to this. Most computer motherboards have 5.1 / 7/1 audio built in, so this is a no-brainer.

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  • Marcelo S.
  • 9/6/2012 7:34:00 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIncompatible with wireless mice/keyboard

Pros: Looks good, comes with cables, good quality overall

Cons: Incompatible with my wireless mice/keyboard combo

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. Our KVM’s emulate a standard 102 key, keyboard and generic 2-button scroll wheel mouse. The reason for this emulation is to allow the hot key functions to operate. A side effect of the emulation is that in most cases the special key sequences required for gamming, and key programming will not translate correctly through the KVM, for gamming we recommend connecting directly to the computer.

Although our KVMs will work with most wireless keyboard mouse sets, we cannot promise an individual multimedia / programmable keyboard and mouse set will work through the KVM.

Due to the large number of manufacturer's and each manufacturer's wide range of models it is impossible to maintain any meaningful compatibility list. Thank you for choosing IOGEAR!

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  • Bruce E.
  • 8/31/2012 1:50:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood 4-port KVM

Pros: Hot-key or pushbutton operation. Good video quality. Audio switching. Easy hookup.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: I replaced a dying 10-year old Iogear PS/2 KVM with this and I'm satisfied. The video quality is very good (A similar DVI model goes for almost twice as much) and sufficient for my needs. This has the added bonus of being able to switch the Audio between CPUs.

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