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IOGEAR GCS72U 2-Port USB Cable KVM Switch with Audio

  • 2 Ports 1 Port
  • Video Resolution 2048 x 1536, DDC2B
  • D-Sub, USB
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The IOGEAR GCS72U 2-Port KVM switch makes it so much easier to run 2 computers on your desktop! Just connect your USB keyboard and mouse and your VGA monitor to the switch, then connect the switch to you computers, and both computers can share the devices. The switch supports your programmable mouse, as well as Windows, Sun, and Mac OS with Plug n Play convenience, so you don't have to waste your time loading drivers. One switch, two cables, no hassle!

  • 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 GCS72U KVM Switch. The built-in VGA connector supports monitors with resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536.
  • newegg Multi-platform Support The IOGEAR GCS72U KVM Switch supports multiple platforms including Windows and Mac computers as well as Sun Solaris workstations.
  • newegg Easy Installation The IOGEAR GCS72U 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 GCS72U




D-Sub, USB
PC Connectors
Monitor: VGA
Keyboard & Mouse: USB
Console Connectors
Monitor: VGA
Keyboard & Mouse: USB
Computer Connections
2 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
2048 x 1536, DDC2B
6.25" x 8.88" x 2.25"
1.04 lbs.


One USB keyboard, USB mouse, and VGA monitor control two computers
Max resolution: 2048 x 1536, DDC2B
2.1 Stereo audio and microphone support
Plug-n-Play monitor support
3' 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 XP 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 convenient a one touch pushbutton switch that can be placed on your desk
Full Mac keyboard support
Supports programmable mice
No power adapter required

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


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

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  • Lei Z.
  • 8/23/2014 10:33:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Small, attached USB devices / audio just works.

Cons: VGA in 2014? Please make some affordable DVI/HDMI/DP KVMs.

Other Thoughts: I did not bother with the VGA ports.

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  • Jeremy G.
  • 8/16/2014 4:02:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks 99% of the time

Pros: - Easy to use/simple.
- I prefer the hardware switch that this has vs. pure software switch.
- Works well between a Win 7 PC and an older Mac

Cons: On a couple of occasions the mouse just stopped responding. After a reboot, it started working again.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/2/2014 4:27:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice switch!!!!!

Pros: I'm liking this a lot. Having a actual button where I want it is great. No installations required with windows server 2003 or windows server 2008, so all other win versions should be fine. Cords to the PC's are decently long in my opinion.

Cons: Give it a few minutes after booting. Although it works flawlessly, it does take about 5 minutes for the keyboard and mouse to be acknowledged. Would have liked a longer cord for the button switch just for better placement options. Because of the design, the hub is a bit bulky but not horrible by ant\y means. Just be aware putting on the floor may not be a option if you have a big desk or all cords may not reach to where you want.

Other Thoughts: I'm using it on 2 small business servers side by side with a 17" non widescreen monitor, USB mouse/keyboard. Not using speakers or mic so can't comment on that, but the audio cords come with caps on them and is nice. The button cord could be a bit longer to give better placement options, but is long enough for me. If this lasts, I'm gonna buy some more to have on hand, its that good.

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  • Randall N.
  • 5/1/2014 10:10:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisapointed with Warranty

Pros: Works with the exception that the audio does not work

Cons: The audio does not work. I ordered a replacement that does work. When I contact either Newegg or IOGear they want me to send it back with me paying for the shipping. This item only costs $23. Not worth my time or money. I have had this a little over a month. I won't be buying another IOGear product.

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  • gary l.
  • 2/4/2014 6:01:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYep it works

Pros: Ez to hookup
It works, :-)
Win 7 and win Xp systems
Wireless keyboard, wired mouse

Cons: Note the instructions , ref. where the mouse and keyboard are connected
Will not work with win xp if wrong, it will not work, check instructions
Short wires, check your CPU location b4 you purchase.

Other Thoughts: All. Smiles!

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  • Paul S.
  • 1/25/2014 4:10:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: It works, haven't had any problems with it

Cons: See other thoughts

Other Thoughts: The cord for the switch is VERY long, if you are sitting far away from you systems this would be a pro. If you sit close and have both machines sitting right next to each other, it's kind of a con.

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  • Rick S.
  • 12/26/2013 9:03:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove Me Some KVMs

Pros: Easy to install. No Drivers needed. Works great even after a year. I have 2 of these deployed in our offices.

Cons: None.

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  • erik r.
  • 11/2/2013 9:48:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice switch but image quality so-so

Pros: Really nice little switch. not very difficult to set up and was plug and play. everything worked flawlessly on first try. seems well built, looks good on desk, nice design. my logitech m510 wireless mouse and logitech k360 wireless keyboard work flawlessly on first boot. no lag what-so-ever. little desktop switch is great, only takes about two seconds to switch between computers.

Cons: sound from one of the systems (left side cable or #1 setup) seems to have a lower sound volume. not a huge deal but requires manually adjusting the volume.

my biggest issue though is the picture quality. its not terrible but its definitely noticeably fuzzy after coming from a dvi setup. its really a bit irritating if you relish nice sharp text and graphics.

if image clarity is paramount i'd suggest biting the bullet and trying the more expensive dvi switch which is what i'm ordering right now.

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  • Janice D.
  • 10/21/2013 8:45:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks very well

Pros: Easy to set up
Convenient - lighted indicator on top, handy when the computers are in a dark cabinet
External selector switch is on a separate wire, no need to worry about switching computers with the keyboard which has proved to be a problem in the past. The wire is long enough that you can place it anywhere it's convenient.

Cons: 'Limited' life span of 2½ years.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this in 2011 and it has worked perfectly until last week (2½ years). Keyboard, mouse, and monitor all stopped working within a few days of each other. Once I plugged those things directly into the computer, everything was fine again, so I knew it was time for a new switch. With electronic gadgets being what they are today, I figured 2½ years was an average life span for something like this. For me, it's worth the price of buying another one, so I will be replacing mine with the same model.

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  • christopher w.
  • 9/22/2013 3:34:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRecommended

Pros: Wired Switch. Easy setup, no s/w to install. Works!
Tired of trying to remember where the Home, PageUp, Del keys are on two different keyboards? Try this product!

Cons: One of my computers is my Dell Latitude work laptop, which has the VGA out on the left side and only one other USB port on that side. The two USB cables for the client keyboard & mouse emerge from the molded cable at the VGA connector, so the second USB cable does not reach over to the other side of my laptop where the only other USB ports are. I had to use a ~12in. USB extension cable to reach.

Other Thoughts: Using with wireless Logitech Illuminated Keyboard K800 - Just plug the nano-receiver into the KVM unit on the console side.
Inconvenient to plug up the laptop to the KVM, slide it into its niche on my desktop under the monitor, and then find that the laptop was in sleep mode and unresponsive. I have all the 'Wake on LAN' setting s turned off, so it might wake from the KVM connections when I try that...

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