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Item#: N82E16817182093

Rosewill RKV-2U 2 Port Slim Palmtop USB KVM Switch w/ Audio & Mic/ Black Shell

  • 2 Ports USB KVM Switch
  • Video Resolution 2048 x 1536
  • with Audio & Mic
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A KVM switch (Keyboard-Video-Mouse) is a major boon to anyone who has to work with more than one computer. The Rosewill RKV-2U 2-Port Slim Palmtop USB KVM Switch manages two computers using only one monitor, keyboard, and mouse. You can change computers without having to give up the keyboard and monitor you're already using, sometimes via the keyboard itself. With Audio & Mic jacks on the switch, you can enjoy uninterrupted multimedia experience across multi-platforms. Imagine the space and money you'll save, only having to buy one monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

  • newegg Control Two PCs via One Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse Share one monitor, USB keyboard and mouse between two USB-compatible computers using the Rosewill RKV-2U 2-Port Slim Palmtop USB KVM Switch. The built-in VGA connector supports monitors with resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536.
  • newegg Switching of Audio/Mic Channel This KVM switch features Audio and Microphone switching for uninterrupted multimedia experience across multi-platforms. You can enjoy independent/simultaneous switching of both PC and audio/mic channel with the Rosewill RKV-2U.
  • newegg Easy Switching Select channel by push button, keyboard hotkeys and Windows-based switching software client. Use additional universal port switching hotkey – ScrollLock + ScrollLock – for PC platform.
  • newegg Multiplatform Support The Rosewill RKV-2U supports multiple platforms including Windows and Macintosh G3/G4 MAC, iMAC [For port switching on Mac, you should only use the face-panel button].

Learn more about the Rosewill RKV-2U

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RKV-2U

Spec

Type
D-Sub, USB
PC Connectors
2 x USB Type A
2 x HDB 15-pin male
2 x audio/mic connector [USB Mini B]
Console Connectors
2 x USB Type A (Keyboard & Mouse)
1x HDB 15-pin female
1 x 3.5mm audio jack
1 x 3.5mm mic jack
Computer Connections
2 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
2048 x 1536
PC Selection
Push Buttons/Hot Keys
Dimensions
3.78" x 2.4" x 0.94"

Features

Audio Features
with Audio
USB Features
with USB support
Features
2-port Slim Palmtop KVM Switch with Audio&Mic and 2 x detachable USB KVM & 2 x Audio/Mic Cables
USB console support for USB keyboard and mouse
Audio and Microphone switching for uninterrupted multimedia experience across multi-platforms.
USB 1.1 Specification compliant
Independent/simultaneous switching of both PC and audio/mic channel
Multi-platform support for PCs and Macintosh G3/G4 MAC, iMAC [For port switching on Mac, you should only use the face-panel button]
Hot-plugging PCs for maintenance without powering down the KVM Switch or PCs
Windows-based Switching Software client for easy switching
User definable hotkeys
Additional universal port switching hotkey – ScrollLock + ScrollLock – for PC platform.
Channel selection by push button, keyboard hotkeys and Win-based Switching Software Client
LED indicators for easy status monitoring
High VGA resolution 2048 x 1536
USB interface power
Compatible with Win7

Packaging

Package Contents
1 x 2 Port Slim Palmtop USB KVM Switch
2 x KVM Cable
2 x Audio Cable
1 x Driver Disk
1 x User Manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Allam O.
  • 7/7/2014 8:31:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: - Affordable
- Convenient
- Easy switching between 2 pcs either using physical buttons or software that enables keyboard short-cuts.

Cons: - Stopped working after 3 years. I guess it did its job, but still disappointed.

Other Thoughts: It's not a bad product, I was hoping it would reliably work for longer, but otherwise it did what it was supposed to for those 3 years.

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  • MICHAEL P.
  • 6/9/2013 12:01:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLasted 23 months

Pros: Quickly switches, has ports for Monitor/mouse/keyboard/spkrs/mic
Has physical switch, or use scr-lck twice on the keyboard to toggle to the other system.

Cons: Only lasted 23 months

Other Thoughts: I thought it was only a year old, but I checked my order history and I bought it almost two years ago, so I can't be too irritated that it failed. I had been using it hard in recent days, and it started to go flaky for about a week before giving up completely. The power light does not even come on now. Still, the price was right when I bought it and I may just buy another.

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  • Joshua R.
  • 7/3/2012 11:41:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for me

Pros: Works
Got here fast
No issues

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: works great for me, got it fast, just needed it to set up a small little workstation to swap between machines while working on them.

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  • Donald H.
  • 5/9/2012 12:30:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the trick

Pros: Works great

Cons: Takes a minute to switch between PC's, especially the mouse, but works well so far.

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  • Matthew C.
  • 4/5/2012 6:22:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Does exactly what I want pretty well.

Cons: I could never get the keyboard shortcuts to work. I tried two different (very standard) USB keyboards.

Other Thoughts: Like I said, the keyboard shortcuts don't work, but the buttons on the device work just fine and that's all I really care about. It would have been nice if I could tuck the KVM and all the wires behind the desk, but that is not possible since I need to be able to access the buttons to switch between computers.

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  • Carl N.
  • 4/2/2012 7:56:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworking

Pros: easy to use, light and small, work as advertised

Cons: still as same problem as other " cheap " KVM with any vmware and remote control software, when num lock is on localy and not on inside the vm the KVM randomly switch ..

Other Thoughts: still this kvm is working great to control 2 computer , and it work well if num lock is in same state as vm.

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  • shota d.
  • 3/24/2012 5:26:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful little Switch, KVM!

Pros: I like Roselwill products! Thanks Newegg! i Got this on the great price

Cons: Was defects, in USB port.
Newegg gave me Roselwill companys costumer services ph. number: (1-800-515-9885). After called in Roselwill, Newegg send me a brand new item. I was shocked
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For that I have lost the entire 8-12 minutes and not as usual; a month or never. like some companies,.. .
good job!

Other Thoughts: Newegg and Rosewill Customer support is unrivaled. Initial call answered within couple of rings everytime by a live person. Transfers to particular individuals is fast and efficient!
Thank you Newegg!.. Now you are valid "ONCE YOU KNOW YOU NEWEGG!!!" Thank you Roselwill!...
"Let it be".

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  • Sylvain R.
  • 3/16/2012 6:40:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWorst hardware ever tried

Pros: The Price

Cons: Since we bought this products we won't buy any Rosewill products, We are consultant for Softwares and Hardwares for magazine and ads TV show in Quebec for Quebecor media corp. Tester sur des Humains and this Rosewill products didn't work out of the box, even after 3 phones call with Rosewill they didn't even propose a product replacement for another one to complete our analyze. So, The price was in the range of any other good company, but the courtesy of Rosewill employees was a nightmare, The products didn't work, we used to tried over a 1000 of Hardwares and Softwares in the past year and over 10,000 products in our last 3 years. We invite all of you to watch our hebdo Show on TVA starting June 27, 2012.


PDG SR Consultant

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  • Albert S.
  • 3/1/2012 6:34:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorthless for mac's

Pros: None

Cons: No hotkey support for mac even though it clames to support macs. Recently started having the issue of the kvm losing the keyboard and mouse that I have seen in other reviews

Other Thoughts: I bought this before noticing that the only REAL mac support is with the buttons on the kvm itself. HOWEVER the cd that comes with it and the website both have a mac app. The drawback is it was made for OLD ppc OSX, and will not work on modern OSX. After almost a week of back and forth with the tech rep that declared they would NOT support macs other than the button, and could care less if the app does not work. I asked them why its even made available and they never answered. This KVM ended up in the trash since the cost of returning it was not worth the effort. Will not buy another roswill item again if they are that stuck up about supporting what they made already.

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  • Derrick W.
  • 2/16/2012 5:30:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCable not working

Pros: Low cost, not a big footprint works on Windows 7,2008,XP

Cons: One of the cables has a short in it. when I hook it up the monitor has this purple tint to it, if I move the cable a certain way the tint goes away. I tested this on several computers and the same thing happens.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Does this only happen with that specific monitor cable? Usually, that just points to a loose connection. Make sure that the screws are securely fastened to the monitor port on your video card and that should resolve the issue. If you are still having issues after that, please contact the Rosewill support team either via phone at 800-575-9885 or via email at techsupport@rosewill.com.
Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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