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IOGEAR GCS634U MiniView USB KVM Switch with audio and cables

  • 4 Ports Computer Connections
  • 1 Port Monitor Connections
  • AutoScan Interval 5 seconds
  • Video Resolution 2048 x 1536
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Learn more about the IOGEAR GCS634U

Model

Brand
IOGEAR
Model
GCS634U

Spec

Type
D-Sub, USB
PC Connectors
Audio: 4 x Audio Jack
Keyboard & Mouse: 4 x USB Type A
VGA: 4 x HDB15 Male
Console Connectors
Audio: 1 x Audio Jack
Monitor: 1 x HDB15 Female
Keyboard: 1 x USB Type A
Mouse: 1 x USB Type A
Computer Connections
4 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
2048 x 1536
PC Selection
Hot Keys
AutoScan Interval
5 seconds
Temperature
0ºC to 50ºC(32ºF to 122ºF)
Humidity
0% to 80%,Non-Condensing
Dimensions
4.3" x 3.8" x 1.0"
Weight
1.76 lbs.

Features

Audio Features
with Audio
Power Features
Bus powered
USB Features
USB port only
Features
Control up to 4 computers from a single video, USB keyboard and USB mouse
Expandable & extendable: two 6' molded-in cables, two detachable cables
Full support for Mac, PC & Sun systems
Supports Mac & Sun special keys
Connect speakers to enjoy audio from any connected system
Instant, error-free boot-up
Plug-n-Play
Requires no software

Packaging

Package Contents
1 x MiniView Micro USB KVM Switch
2 x detachable KVM cables (6 feet)
1 x User Manual
1 x Quick Start Guide
1 x Warranty Registration Card

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Fred H.
  • 3/20/2014 12:18:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDoes only part of what it claims

Pros: Switches computers if you key the computer number.

Cons: Does not switch to next connected computer - only switches to next connector, connected or not; so if you have 1 and 4 connected, you have to switch 3 times to get from 1 to 4.
Advertising blurb says you can give a command to switch KVM but keep sound at original computer. This does not work.
I verified both facts with IOGEAR support supervisor today, who said these 2 features were present in the first few iterations of this model; but a firmware update early on eliminated them.
Bottom line: This switch switches by computer number - well and only.
To me, the present situation constitutes false advertising.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. You can switch to a specific port by press scroll lock, scroll lock 1 and enter. This will go to port 1. Substitute port number for any of the 4 ports to go to that specific port. If you press scroll lock scroll lock enter it will only go to the next port. 1-, 2-3, 3-4 and back to 1. The feature to switch focus without the sound was removed over two years back so this feature is no longer available on the GCS634U. The current website specifications and manual has no mention of this feature. There may still be some of the older manuals. that may still show this feature so we apologize if you were told the KVM still had this feature. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Robert N.
  • 2/12/2014 4:25:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Product!

Pros: - Looks Great
- Tons of features (Video w/o audio transfer, etc)

Cons: - Had some issues where it wouldn't recognize my wireless usb keyboard and mouse (Single Dongle Combo), then switching ports wouldn't work because my keyboard doesn't have a scroll lock key. Found a way around it though.
- Audio makes a static sound that gets louder as my computer processes something (Figured it was a grounding issue)

Other Thoughts: Overall a great product, would recommend if not using for anything where sound quality is key.

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  • Chad H.
  • 1/26/2014 3:07:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work, very poor performance

Pros: Price, if it worked.

Cons: Does not work with linux at all
Windows doesn't detect the monitor when connected and therefore only allows very low resolutions. To fix this, I have to disconnect everything and then reconnect. Using hot keys to clear does not work

Other Thoughts: I bought this because I needed a usb KVM and because of the price. I've had trouble with it since the beginning with freezing and the hot keys not working. I am continually having to disconnect all PCs to reset it. I have 3 windows 7 machines (2 laptops/1 desktop) and 1 Linux desktop. I have a wireless keyboard/mouse combo connected to it, Logitech K350. I've tried 4 different linux distros and the mouse won't work on any of them. I'm also having an issue with Linux and one of the Win7 laptops detecting the monitor and then only displaying low resolution. If I disconnect all 4 PCs and then reconnect it will then work for a little while. Not a good product, I wouldn't recommend.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The GCS634U does work with Linux.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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  • C. D.
  • 12/6/2013 1:31:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: has served its purpose.
can disconnect two of the cables when not needed.
can us as KM switch only as well as KVM

Cons: switch is a bit slow or nonresponsive at times.
keybord short cut to switch only, no button on the unit itself.
both options would be nice the two port model I have with button responds better

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  • Richard T.
  • 11/25/2013 7:48:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggswork

Pros: This unit has worked flawlessly for me for over 2 years. I highly recommend it. Only downside is the unit only supports VGA instead of DVI.

Cons: Only downside is the unit only supports VGA instead of DVI.

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  • Ryan S.
  • 10/22/2013 10:17:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDoes not work with Logitech's Gaming Software

Pros: Extra long cables ++
good options for key combos to switch
worked out of the box - minus Logitech software

Cons: Does NOT work with Logitech's Gaming Software. It does not recognize the G15 Keyboard nor the G500 mouse, so all the custom keys and macros will not work. My guess is that the IOGear is using its own mouse and keyboard driver instead of just acting as a true "switch"

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  • Kelly S.
  • 8/28/2013 11:59:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExactly what I need

Pros: It does what I expected it to. Shares one monitor, one mouse, one keyboard, and one set of speakers between 4 PCs.

Cons: Sometimes I brain fart and forget the hot key or which machine is which, but if I switch my brain to auto-pilot it usually works out. Booting up machines while not pointing to it can sometimes have odd video results.

Other Thoughts: It's lasted a really long time - can't even remember when I bought it. Sometimes when my pc's die, I suspect the switch, but it has never been the problem

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience.In order for hot key operation and instantaneous recognition of the keyboard and mouse when switching computers, our KVMs emulate a standard wired 102 key keyboard and wired generic 2-button scroll wheel mouse. We can not guarantee the use of wireless (including Bluetooth), multifunction, gaming, integrated card readers, or programmable keyboards and mice. This KVM also requires a mouse and keyboard be connected to their respective console ports, so we cannot guarantee the use of docking stations, port replicators or USB / PS2 adapters. IOGEAR makes a wide variety of KVM's to suite almost all needs. We would recommend a non emulated KVM like the GCS24U for your keyboard and mouse. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Ranjan B.
  • 7/4/2013 9:06:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage

Pros: None so far, good paper weight

Cons: Dead on arrival

Other Thoughts: The device was dead on arrival. I connected 3 PCs to it and my keyboard lights went crazy blinking away. I switched and tried two other keyboards and the same behavior. I removed one PC, the same. Then I removed the second PC leaving only one connected and the same. Now I have to pay to ship this junk back.

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. The keyboard LEDS will flash if it is waiting for a command. To change ports for example you would press scroll lock scroll lock fast and the LEDS flash, then press 2 and enter to switch to port 2. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Neal C.
  • 5/23/2013 4:14:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAlmost good

Pros: The monitor switching between Windows 7 and Linux works well.
The keyboard works well with my SIdewinder X4, although I don't use the programmable keys to know if they still work.

Cons: The mouse is terrible. I have tried multiple corded mice and wireless mice, all move slow and lose clicks when connected to Windows 7 or Linux. This has forced me to connect a mouse to each of computers and only use the KVMA for keyboard and video switching.

Other Thoughts: If I can't figure out this mouse issue the device will be returned and I will be looking at other manufacturers. My old two computer Belkin KVM still works great, maybe I should have stuck with Belkin.

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. You can always use a non emulated KVM like the GCS24U. A non emulated KVM will work with almost all keyboards and mice. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • James K.
  • 1/27/2013 1:01:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood value

Pros: Inexpensive, supports 4 computers, cables 3 and 4 are detachable - less clutter if not used, "self powered".

Cons: The indicator lights showing which of the four computers is currently attached are in two rows and it is difficult to tell if the light is in the upper or lower row from a "normal" viewing angle. Cables are attached to two of the four sides, makes for awkward use, does not effectively simulate the KVM devices when not attached - Windows XP sees the monitor disappear and reconfigures without it, for example. Some computers will not configure the KVM devices if they boot/wakeup/unhibernate without being attached to the KVM devices (that is, if another computer is being used).

Other Thoughts: In all, this is a pretty good KVM switch, despite the cons.

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