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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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Model

Brand
LINKSKEY
Model
LKU-S02ASK

Spec

Type
D-Sub, USB
PC Connectors
2 x HDB 15-pin (For PC Video)
2 x USB-Mini-B Audio/Mic (For PC Sound)
Console Connectors
1 x HDB 15-pin (For Monitor)
2 x USB Type A (For Keyboard & Mouse)
1 x 3.5mm Audio Jack (For Speakers)
1 x 3.5mm Mic Jack (For Microphone)
Computer Connections
2 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
2048 x 1536
PC Selection
Push button / Hotkeys / Switching Software
Dimensions
3.8" x 2.4" x 1.0"

Features

Audio Features
with Audio
Power Features
USB Interface Power
USB Features
with USB support
Features
2-port Slim Palmtop USB Audio & Mic KVM Switch
Support USB Keyboard and USB Mouse
USB 1.1 Specification compliant
Supports PC Port Switching
Supports Audio and Microphone Switching
Supports Hot-plugging without Powering down
User Definable Hotkeys
LED for easy status monitoring

Packaging

Package Contents
KVM Switch
Driver Disk
2 x Video/USB Cables
2 x Audio Cables

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • jeff b.
  • 5/13/2014 7:34:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • 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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  • Mr. B.
  • 4/9/2014 7:30:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
www.linkskey.com/download.php?productid=188
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.
I hope you found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/21/2012 11:19:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Average
  • 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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  • Autumn
  • 9/4/2011 7:31:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent, but POOR audio

Pros: -Pretty-quick at switching
-Cheap
-Tiny
-Easy to use

Cons: -Audio is terrible. It sounded bad wen I got it, and has only gotten worse. The humming and crackling has made it unusable.
-Cords come out of every side--annoying.
-Sometimes need to switch back and forth a few times for usb to register (but this could be Windows' fault)

Other Thoughts: It's been worth it for a while, but I need to upgrade. Moving audio cables around every time has nullified this guy's purpose.

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  • John G.
  • 8/4/2011 10:33:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes The Job

Pros: Connected it to a pair of Windows 7 64 machines. One is a custom build, the other is a reworked Gateway. Does what it's supposed to. Switches with buttons or keyboard with no problems. Keyboard and mouse work perfectly. Audio and video are at the same quality as there was before.

Cons: None.

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