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IOGEAR GCS22u 2-Port USB KVM Switch w/built-in cables

  • 2 Ports 1 Port
  • Video Resolution 2048 x 1536
  • D-Sub, USB
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  • newegg Control Two PCs via One Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse Share one monitor, USB keyboard and mouse between two USB-compatible computers using the IOGEAR GCS22u KVM Switch. The built-in VGA connector supports monitors with resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536.
  • newegg Multi-platform Support The IOGEAR GCS22u KVM Switch supports multiple platforms including Windows and Mac computers as well as Sun Solaris workstations.
  • newegg Easy Installation The IOGEAR GCS22u KVM Switch features easy installation with no need for drivers or software. It is a true plug-and-play device that will have you up and running quickly.

Learn more about the IOGEAR GCS22u

Model

Brand
IOGEAR
Model
GCS22u

Spec

Type
D-Sub, USB
PC Connectors
Keyboard USB
Mouse USB
Video Input VGA
Console Connectors
Monitor: VGA
Keyboard & Mouse: USB
Computer Connections
2 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
2048 x 1536
Dimensions
3" x 0.87" x 2.5"
Weight
14 oz.

Features

USB Features
with USB support
Features
One USB keyboard, USB mouse, and VGA monitor control two computers
Max resolution: 2048 x 1536, DDC2B
Plug-n-Play monitor support
4' long molded-in cables to simplify setup
Compact design features two attached KVM (USB and VGA) cables
Compatible with PC, MAC and SUN operating platforms
Supports Windows 2000 or higher, Mac OS 9.0 or higher, Sun Solaris 9 or higher
No software drivers required - simply connect the cables to the computers
Computer selection via 6 ft remote controller cable that can be placed on your desk for easy reach
Full Mac keyboard support
Supports programmable mice
No power adapter required

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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  • Patricia H.
  • 11/13/2014 1:42:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great for what it's meant for. I use it to switch my keyboard and mouse between 2 PCs. I'm not using the VGA because I use the HDMI input from one PC. Works great and the little button to switch with is nice with its non-slip backing.

Cons: None at this time.

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  • Ms. B.
  • 9/26/2014 2:55:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks, but has issues

Pros: Simple installation; saves desk real estate by allowing two computers to share a single monitor/keyboard/mouse (or tablet); requires no AC power; low Newegg price

Cons: Glitchy switch; produces annoying temporary screen shimmer

Other Thoughts: I installed the KVM to switch between my Mac and PC, sharing a 23" LCD monitor, keyboard and tablet. Each computer has its own wireless mouse, which is an easy switch since they sit side by side.

The unit does work, but the switch is glitchy; one click more often than not bypasses the second computer and returns to the first, so I have to keep playing with it to actually switch between systems. Additionally, when returning to my Mac side from my PC side, the screen shimmers/shakes for a good twenty minutes before settling down. It's shimmy shaking now--an annoying distraction.

This is my second IOGEAR KVM switch; I had the 4-port for a year or so working fine, then it got glitchy, too. And also eventually produced the same screen shimmer. But this 2-port one has been problematic from the get-go. If I can find a more dependable KVM for a decent price, I'll be "switching" this one for it. But as always--I give Newegg a solid FIVE.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. The GCS22U is a very low failure reliable KVM. We cannot guarantee this KVM will work with Video adapters. The problem described may be related to your setup and not the GCS22U. 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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  • Steven S.
  • 9/14/2014 1:50:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPERFECT

Pros: Worked perfectly right out of the box. Used it to replace another brand, and none of the issues have returned.

Cons: none as of yet.

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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1 out of 5 eggsYou'd think it would work better

Pros: It sort of worked for a year or so ... sort of.

Cons: I do computer repairs, so I need this sort of product.

THIS one produces and has produced scan lines and noise on all computers connected to and through it, regardless of how the cabling is run from day one. I even tried running the cabling through a steel tube to isolate it from other power sources. No dice. NOISE. Bypass the switch and connect directly and it's fine.

Thumb switch is a nice idea with an A/B switch. Face it, you're either on one machine or the other. It works...sort of. From day one, you might need to depress it two, three and even four times to get it to the next system. Click...the screen flashes and you're back where you started. Click...and nothing. Click...and you finally got theres...maybe. I can just imagine how frustrating it would be if it were a 4-PORT. You wouldn't know where the heck you were after the first click!

After a year, one of the video outputs is BLUE. It's like i turned down the red and green outputs on my colour control. No matter how I drive the colour balance, it's BLUE. No way will i get another one of these. Now if I can just find a product that's worth the investment and frustration. Judging by what I see here, unless i want to spend a fortune, I'll be stuck with the same sort of garbage.

Manufacturer Response:

First, thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The product should not behave as you described. Since the unit is backed by IOGEAR's 3 year warranty feel free to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • DAMON S.
  • 6/16/2014 4:42:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorst one I've used... disappointing coming from IOGear

Pros: Has ability to switch between two machines.*

Cons: *Both machines MUST be active to do it.

Other Thoughts: Looking for another KVM from a different MFG.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. The GCS22U is a basic non emulated KVM with a very low failure rate. This is a very popular KVM model. It is used to share a keyboard, monitor and mouse with 2 computers. 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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  • Deja A.
  • 6/6/2014 5:25:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsFalse Advertising: Mac keyboard doesn't work with Mac

Pros: Works fine with Windows 7.

Cons: I use a wired aluminum apple keyboard and want to continue to use it with both my windows machine and my 2009 iMac.

Unfortunately, when they say "Full Mac keyboard support" as a bullet point on the back of the box, what they actually mean is "your mac keyboard will only work in Windows".

The keyboard that I've been using for years works beautifully if I plug it directly into the back of my iMac, but does not work at all on my iMac if put through this KVM.

A quick google search seems to indicate that IOGear has known about this problem since at least 2009, but there is no fix for it. The fact that this product is still marketed as having **FULL** Mac keyboard support (my box has a copyright of 2012) seems to be intentionally misleading.

Other Thoughts: Avoid this product and this company. Waste of time and money.

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  • Matthew P.
  • 3/30/2014 4:10:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLack of Compatibility

Pros: Works well with Windows

Cons: Does not work with Linux/Unix. I contacted the company for support, they said as long as I have drivers installed for my keyboard/mouse this product will work normally. My keyboard and mouse work when plugged into the PC, but not the KVM switch. False advertising and lack of support by the company.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. The GCS22U is compatible with Linux however the devices you connect to the GCS22U may require additional drivers for Linux. I will forward your comments to the product manager. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • James O.
  • 3/18/2014 11:09:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Switch is easy to connect and simple to use. Physical button is nice to have.

Cons: LED should be on the button to see what system you are connected to. Most people don't have their KVM in a place to look at it all the time. Wire on switcher button is 18 or 20 gauge, it feels like you might break it when you are installing it.

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  • Heartistics
  • 2/27/2014 2:35:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNever knew what I was missing

Pros: Plug and Play with no hassles or drivers; really.(see other thoughts)
Left/Right LED indicator on switch.
Compact, simple and easy to use single button remote with non skid bottom. The remote allows me to push all of the cables and clutter to the back of the bench.
Cable length allows for a comfortable work area between towers.
USB connectors are marked for keyboard/mouse so I don't get stupid.
It has shown to be compatible with Windows '98 through 7; haven't tried it on 8.

Cons: I'm just a little more lazy now.

Other Thoughts: With Win.'98 I had to place ps2 adapters on the ends to boot with out errors the first time. '98 found the right driver when I switched back to USB.
I did have '98 drop the connection once but it may have been something that I did; an earlier reviewer solved something similar.
The switch performs flawlessly with XP, Vista and 7; more than I can say for the operator at times.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/9/2013 1:51:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: As any KVM would, lets me still have a desk surface even while running a 2nd system and saves me the trouble of crawling under it to switch connections. Corded remote works well.

Cons: Creates a few glitches that could become pretty annoying in the long term.

Other Thoughts: Have seen some glitches since adding this to my setup. With one system, the mouse is sometimes unrecognized and the same system no longer turns itself off after the shutdown process. On the other, the video will cut out for a few seconds every now and then. Each of these symptoms disappears entirely when the KVM is removed from the equation. That's all the troubleshooting I've done, or intend to do, as the switch is a temporary solution for me and not really worth the time investment. But knowing the switch "has issues" I'd have to suggest a different brand.

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 problems noted about are usually related to the initial setup. The GCS22U is a very ho seller and low failure KVM. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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