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Item#: N82E16817402017

LINKSKEY LKU-S02ASK Slim Palmtop USB Audio & Mic KVM Switch w/ Cables

  • 2 Ports Computer Connections
  • 1 Port Monitor Connections
  • Video Resolution 2048 x 1536

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Frank L.
  • 4/28/2016 8:39:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLinkskey LKU-S02ASK 2-Port USB KVM Switch

Pros: The switch and its cables appear to be solid quality material.
The switching buttons and keyboard combinations work fine and allow me to switch from one desktop to the other.

Cons: This was my first attempt at setting up 2 desktops with a single monitor/keyboard/mouse, so I didn't know how easy or difficult it would be.
It would've saved me a lot of time and frustration if the setup/install printed instructions had been more detailed and clearer. I discovered that both the 15-pin VGA connector and the USB connector have to be connected to the rear panel of each desktop in order for the monitor to work.

Both of my desktops are fortunately only 4' apart, or else all of the cables would've been too short. Longer cables would've been nice.

Other Thoughts: This switch sold for a good price, so I bought 2 of them so I have one for a spare. Hopefully, the first one will be reliable and won't need replacing with the spare for a long time.

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  • Senad G.
  • 1/2/2015 2:36:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage

Pros: Easy to hook up as with any KVM Switch

Cons: Worked good for about a month then kept reloading drivers and many times not working.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for USB KVM switch im afraid that its really hard to find the one that works as they all seem to want to reload drivers every time you use it. I suggest looking into older technology (PS2) switch that doesnt require drivers.

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  • John M.
  • 5/13/2014 7:34:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply great.

Pros: VERY easy to hook up and use.
Audio and Mic support.
Plug and Play.

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: I have this between an Ubuntu (12.04) and Windows 7 Machine hooked to a 32" TV.
No issues what so ever.
No degredation in audio or video quality.
Easy , cheap and reliable.

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  • MARK B.
  • 4/9/2014 7:30:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with my G500

Pros: Price, small form factor, quality cables, solid construction, works with Logitech high speed USB mouse.

Cons: Small form factor + cable spider layout means its hard to find a good spot for it.

Other Thoughts: I've tried a few of the consumer level KVMs and been disappointed in that they either didn't work with my Logitech G500, or caused issues with lag or accuracy. This unit worked from the first plug-in, and I haven't been able to detect any difference in the performance of the mouse. I'm using it with to share keyboard and mouse between a windows box and a linux machine, and so far it has worked flawlessly.

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  • Timothy L.
  • 9/14/2013 6:38:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: This does exactly what I needed it to. I'm using it to control a Macbook Pro and Windows 8 desktop with one keyboard, mouse and monitor. I switch back and forth depending on task and it just works. No issues to speak of.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I did have to reboot the Macbook after hooking it through the KVM for it to see the resolution of the monitor beyond it.

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  • Anthony C.
  • 7/29/2013 3:09:34 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHandy device

Pros: Small, able to use wireless keyboard/mouse combo (Logitech MK520 in my case), leaving the second USB port free. I plugged in the IR receiver for my MCE remote, which actually goes through a USB extension cable. Now I can use the remote for Windows Media Center and for apps like MPC-HC on the other PC. Very convenient.

It can be tucked away out of sight and still be quite functional, esp. with the tiny Logitech USB receiver.

I've been running it for 103 weeks without incident, until today. Thus, this review, which remains a solid 5-egg positive. I look forward to many more years of excellent performance.

Cons: Some people may not like the VGA connection on the side. It's a non-issue for me, as I don't use it. Got it strictly for the USB functionality.

It's not terribly stable, what with those big ol' cables hanging off it, but as noted, it can be hidden and still function. So the stability factor is also pretty much a non-issue.

Other Thoughts: I was moved to write this review when, for the first time since I installed it, it stopped working on both PCs (Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium and Ultimate). I strongly suspect I caused it by attempting to set up a new Power scheme on the PC running WMC. That was the only thing to change recently, not even BIOS settings, and after rebooting, *BOOM* ... no KVM. Both PCs returned the "driver could not be installed" and "the USB device is unrecognized" errors. After a few unsuccessful attempts, I simply unplugged it from both PCs, removed the Logitech and IR receivers, uninstalled the software, rebooted, installed the original software (1.32 I think; used Autorun.exe), then immediately installed 2.44 (latest and seemingly last version). At that point it requested a restart, so I let it. Only then did I plug the switch into that PC. Recognized it no problem, as it did both the Logitech and IR receivers when I plugged them into the switch.

Ran through the same scenario on the other PC, and it also had no problems. Keyboard hotkeys work fine, as do all three devices running through the switch.

So if it stops working suddenly, don't get discouraged. Just try those simple steps, and hopefully you'll be good to go.

I seriously love this little device.

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  • Kesha R.
  • 2/27/2013 3:38:40 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOverall a great device to have

Pros: I like that I have both my personal PC and work PC with sound and can use a mic if I needed or want to. Everything works great. Both PC is to recognize my Microsoft Ergonomic keyboard and mouse without any issues. Sound works great!

I had a "cheap" VGA switch that I had gotten free, but it was not for my keyboard, mouse and/or audio. I had it on top of my personal PC and when my PC vibrates or rattle a little. My monitor's screen would get fuzzy and I would have to position the VGA switch to get the screen back to normal.

Cons: The size of it small, but it does not stop it from doing it's job (so far). It does have cables on all four sides of the switch and trying to play it in a "normal" position is little to none.
I've seen some reviews on it that it does look like a spider. Lol. And it does but it's on top of my personal PC and so far no issues.

Other Thoughts: It would be nice to the device to be slightly bigger to all the cables one side.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/19/2012 11:07:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs5 EGGS! Very satisfied.

Pros: It works flawlessly. Seems to be quality construction. The included cables are quality too. Supports up to 2048 x 1536 resolution. Option of listening to one computer while viewing other. Switches very quickly, as long as the computer you're switching to isn't asleep. No problems waking the sleeping computer. I get the "device connect" "device disconnect" sounds from the computers when I switch.

Cons: Included Software CD is outdated.
Download Current Software Rev.2.44 from LinksKey
Other than than. None.

Other Thoughts: Audio, and Video cable are about 3 feet long.
Works using a wireless mouse / keyboard that share a USB receiver. I going to order a spare.
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  • Anonymous
  • 3/21/2012 11:19:09 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood enough for work and web

Pros: its 20 bucks. it works. this model consistently work for me for a couple of years of constant and daily use. works well on my VGA setups. I will likely buy another, again.

Cons: these things do fail, with constant usage. I tend to burn up and replace one of these every few years. usually one of the two usb ports will completely and permanently fail to register an IO device. I have not bothered to crack one open to learn what is failing. for 20 bucks / 2 years, I don't much care.

Other Thoughts: I use KVMs daily for office and home. This brand has held up for me at least as other models I have tried at this price (tried DL_nk, IOm_ga, Trendn_t). It offers few bells, it switches, it works on Linux. I keep buying this linkskey model, cause it works well (until it finally pukes). I order a new identical model, unscrew failed unit from old cables, slap new switch onto the old cables. Then I throw away failed switch, along with box of new cables. sweet. I will eventually upgrade my KVM choice when I upgrade my monitors.

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  • Gary B.
  • 2/25/2012 12:25:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOK unless Win 7 sleeps

Pros: The switch pretty much works as advertised allowing switching between two computers and one monitor. Both soft and hard switches are available.

Cons: I use with Windows 7 and XP and when Win 7 is allowed to sleep and wake the KVM switch is not recognized by Windows 7. I must then unplug the KVM switch so that it is not powered and then plug it back in again. Kind of a pain and still looking for a solution.

Other Thoughts: Considering the price point, I think it is still a pretty good buy.

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