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IOGEAR GCS632UW6 MiniView Micro USB PLUS 2-Port KVM Switch

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Introducing the two port MiniView Micro USB PLUS KVM switch from IOGEAR, the simplest way to simultaneously run and share audio among two computers with a single USB keyboard, monitor and USB mouse. This self-powered KVM switch features the unique USB sniffing technology for USB mouse and keyboard emulation to ensure smooth operation, as well as support for Plug-n-Play monitors and most wheel mice. The special VSE Video Signal Enhancement technology provides rich, 32-bit color at resolutions up to 2048 x 1536.

Another big plus is the MiniViews capability to provide audio support, it allows you to share your multimedia speakers among the two connected computers. This switch also offers multi-platform support; it’s compatible with 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. When using a PC keyboard, a special set of hot keys are designed to emulate the special keys on Mac and Sun machines.

With 6' long KVM cables molded into the MiniView Micro USB PLUS, all you need to do is to plug it into your computers and you've got a complete KVM solution from IOGEAR.

  • newegg 2-Port KVM Switch with Audio Support The IOGEAR GCS632UW6 allows you to manage two computers with one USB keyboard, monitor and USB mouse. The audio support enables the sharing of multimedia speakers among two connected computers.
  • newegg Broad Compatibility In addition to Windows, the IOGEAR GCS632UW6 also works with Mac and Sun Solaris system. When using a PC keyboard, the special keys on these systems are emulated with a special set of hot keys.
  • newegg Easy to Operate USB sniffing technology allows complete USB mouse and keyboard emulation for error-free boot-up.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Justin J.
  • 8/4/2015 5:40:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Affordable

Pros: - instant switching between machines
- works with OSX/Windows/Linux
- cables are integrated in the device, reducing bulkiness compared with other VGA KVM's
- highly affordable

Cons: - difficult to position so that cables are out of the way and indicator light is visible, but this may just be the way I have my desk arranged

Other Thoughts: I use this device to switch keyboard/mouse between a macbook pro running yosemite, and a desktop PC running Windows 10/ubuntu 15.04.

I haven't tested the video/audio switching, but the keyboard/mouse switching is top notch!

***Note that it is designed for use with a PC keyboard***

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  • Kyle R.
  • 7/7/2015 2:03:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality KVM

Pros: Very nice KVM, works smoothly to toggle between computers even with wireless keyboard and mouse.

Cons: none I can see so far

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  • Austin P.
  • 1/10/2015 12:01:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, with some audio quirks

Pros: It switches well and reliably. It is configurable. I use it for a MacMini and a Windows 7 PC. The keyboard and mouse emulation is really nice. It keeps the computers from thinking that the peripheriald were removed. Very nice. The price is good, too.

Cons: The audio has static noise. It is fairly quiet, but I notice it. I have nice headphones, nice speakers, and good ears. So, I may notice it more than most people. However, you will hear it when the speaker volume is high. When the mouse moves, the noise is louder and includes beeps, similar to the beeps heard from a dialup connection. This distracts me and gives me a headache. So, I plug my speakers into the switch and plug my headphones directly into my PC or Mac (whichever I am using more).

It uses VGA, which is outdated. My Mac uses display port, and i want my monitor's VGA port available for my laptop (my monitor is 1440p, so HDMI is undesirable). I suppose that I could use adapters, but they are not cheap. So, I connect my computers directly into my monitor and switch my monitor's input instead of using this switch. Since VGA is analog, it might have noise like the audio, but I never tried it.

Other Thoughts: This is the best switch anywhere near this price range. I would consider buying a better one for more money if I found one.

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  • Chris S.
  • 9/10/2014 12:58:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks ok

Pros: Price and audio support.

Cons: If I have the speaker volume moderately high and move the mouse around I can hear a faint hum as I move the mouse around through the speakers, very annoying.

Other Thoughts: If you have a specialized mouse you may have issues with this KVM (or all KVMs possibly), not deducting an egg for that.

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  • Richard D.
  • 12/19/2013 6:48:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great quality

Cons: none

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  • Justin W.
  • 11/13/2013 8:08:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsJunk.

Pros: Would be a great product -- if it could be counted on.

Cons: I'm on NewEgg to look into replacing this because after approximately 10 months of ownership, it's dead.

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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  • Justin W.
  • 2/4/2013 11:23:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: I bought this KVM to replace the GCS42UW6. The 42UW6 doesn't emulate a keyboard or mouse, so it will support any number of weird keyboard and mouse configurations, but the downside to it is that Windows 7 is a giant pile of junk, and will stop responding to keyboard/mouse input after enough switches back and forth.

This unit, the GCS632UW6 DOES emulate a keyboard and mouse, so as far as the operating systems involved are concerned, nothing is ever disconnected from them. This eliminates the problem.

I was concerned when I bought this that either my scroll mouse wouldn't work right, or it'd have issues with the fact that both my mouse and keyboard are wireless, but this text I'm writing right now is evidence that that is not a concern. It works beautifully.

I use a standard 104 key keyboard, and a Logitech wireless mouse with scroll button that also does left-right scrolling. All functions as intended. I'd imagine it wouldn't work with one of those weird wireless keyboards with 50 different extra buttons on top or gaming keyboards, but I can't say for sure, as I haven't tried it.

Cons: None. Works as described. Can't ask for much more than that.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a KVM that will handle a wireless keyboard and mouse, and won't appear as a reconnecting/disconnecting set of USB devices to your operating system, this is the unit for you.

Using hotkeys to switch is a big bonus over having to reach over to a KVM aswell.

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  • Jonathan M.
  • 1/27/2013 3:46:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSwitches instantly

Pros: Emulates the keyboard for each side so text input switches instantly. Mouse still is added/removed from each computer though, probably because they have more state (programmable input rate etc), but is also instant. This is good because if you want to switch other devices you can use a hub on the mouse port. Special keys like calculator work with a Microsoft keyboard (didn't try others).

Cons: Built-in cables. I don't need the VGA or sound cables (2 monitors, want sound from both computers at once not switched), but I'm stuck with them. The box doesn't have buttons anyway so doesn't need to be on your desk so there's no reason it has to be so small that it can't have connectors.

Other Thoughts: I had another brand that was just a physical USB switch so it added/removed a USB hub, keyboard, and mouse, which with Windows 7 and 8 took about 3-5 seconds and was really annoying. Be sure to put the keyboard and mouse directly in the correct ports, they are only labeled white-on-white on the bottom of the unit.

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  • Derek C.
  • 3/28/2012 7:19:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood and reliable.

Pros: Needed a keyboard/mouse switch for two computers. Works easy. Double tap the scroll lock and it's switched. Very reliable so far.

Cons: Mouse and keyboard port emblems looks like braille. I didn't even see it when I first hooked it up. It won't work properly if you don't which I found out the hard way.

Other Thoughts: Doesn't seem to recognize non standard keys. My keyboard has a dedicated calculator, email, web, and My Computer but none of them work. The same keyboard works fine at home. It's a Ducky keyboard, so no driver is provided, so a Microsoft or Logitech will probably work fine, but do take that into account if you have special keys.

Also, I don't use the video part, so I can't comment on that.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2012 3:02:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIT'S RELIABLE

Pros: Reliability. I have several of these units that are attached to DVR's all over. I have some in my office and some at home. I have stuck with IOGEAR for many reasons 1) They work. I have not had one die on me yet. 2)They are simple to use. This is a key selling point for my customers. 3) They come with the cables premade into the unit which cuts cost. 4) The quality to cost ratio is better than expected. 5) It switches audio!

Cons: 1) The cables are made into the unit. This can be overcome with extension cables though. 2) There are not any wall mounting holes on the unit. 3) The cable input/output configuration makes the LEDs useless unless you want a large mess of cables sitting on your desk in view. 4) The unit shows up in Windows as a USB Hub. This is only a problem if your network administrator has locked access to USB devices. 5) They do not make a DVI unit for about the same price.

Other Thoughts: All in all, this is a great unit. I have replaced alot of the DLINK and other "CHEAPER" units with IOGEAR. Where they fail and can not connect or recognize the keyboard this unit keeps on going. I have had to replace DVRs, Monitors, and many other components due to high voltage/surge damage, but these units have not been affected by it yet. I also get more features for less. It is not easy to find a KVM with audio that actually works well for less.

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