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LINKSKEY LDV-DM712AUSK Dual Monitor (DVI+VGA) 7.1 Surround Sound KVM Switch w/ Cables

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  • 2 Ports Computer Connections
  • 2 Ports Monitor Connections
  • Video Resolution Digital Display Resolution: Up to 1920 x 1200
  • Analog Display Resolution: Up to 2048 x 1536

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A KVM switch (Keyboard-Video-Mouse) is a major boon to anyone who has to work with more than one computer. You can change computers without having to give up the keyboard and monitor you're already using, sometimes via the keyboard itself. Imagine the space and money you'll save, only having to buy one monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

After saying that, KVM switches stop being exciting pretty quickly, so let's look at things to shop for. Will it switch your speakers, too? How about your microphone? Is it USB only, or can it handle older connections? Hardware button, keyboard command control, or both? Does it draw its power from the computer, or does it need a power adapter? How many computers do you need to switch? (Most KVM switches will handle two computers; some can handle more.)

The LINKSKEY LDV-DM712AUSK KVM switch is specifically designed for sharing two monitors (one DVI and one VGA) and features USB support that lets you control two computers with only one keyboard and mouse and dual monitors. 7.1 channel surround sound is supported for a true theater digital audio experience that greatly enlivens your DVD playbacks or gaming sessions. Is this the switch for you? Check it out and see!

  • newegg Support Dual-monitor Applications The LINKSKEY LDV-DM712AUSK features a DVI and VGA port for sharing two monitors between two dual-head multimedia computers. With the dual-monitor KVM switch, control two dual-head PCs using only one keyboard, mouse and dual monitors.
  • newegg 7.1 Channel Surround Sound With support for state-of-the-art 7.1 channel surround sound, the LINKSKEY LDV-DM712AUSK provides a theater-like digital audio experience to greatly enliven your DVD playbacks and gaming sessions. The simultaneous/independent audio switching maximizes your KVM switching flexibility.
  • newegg 2-port USB Hub plus a Special Port The LINKSKEY LDV-DM712AUSK offers two extra USB 2.0 hub ports for sharing your high-speed USB 2.0 devices between the two connected computers. Plus a special USB Device port offers full driver support for advanced USB 2.0 gadgets such as the Bluetooth transceiver for broader usage of your KVM switch.
  • newegg Two Way Switching Switch to a computer with a keyboard hotkey for convenience or manually pushing the channel select buttons on the front panel of the LINKSKEY LDV-DM712AUSK KVM switch for simplicity.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the LINKSKEY LDV-DM712AUSK

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  • Thomas D.
  • 5/12/2014 7:09:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBe Careful on the cables

Pros: This seems like a good solid unit but I don't have it working yet. I gave four eggs to be nice and giving the benefit of doubt. It's a KVM; not rocket science and should work fine.

Cons: I haven't gotten the unit running since the DVI cables have the four pins for analog but neither of my DVI monitors accept them so the cables are useless. I have new cables coming and I'm sure once I have them this will work fine.

Other Thoughts: If you're confused that I refer to two DVI monitors for a KVM that only does one DVI and one VGA only one of my DVI monitors will be used with this device.

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  • Brian S.
  • 10/1/2013 6:17:34 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMediocre KVM

Pros: One of the few KVMs that support VGA and DVI
Easy to hook-up
Easy to Use
Decent support

Cons: USB hub is flakey and only works with some devices

Other Thoughts: My KVM went partially dead within the first 3 months of usage. I called support and after some checking they swapped out my unit. Fast forward about a year and the KVM is again dead with the same symptoms, (only one screen works). Unfortunately, the warranty is now gone and I am stuck having to buy another $200 KVM.

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  • Todd B.
  • 7/13/2009 8:02:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAlmost works...

Pros: It will switch between two computers and deliver dual monitors for each....

Cons: "How long will it work this time?" is the question constantly asked.

Keyboard and mouse suddenly stop working on one PC. Give it a minute, it will fail for the other one shortly.

Device port? That works for about three switches back and forth, then gets locked to one PC and you can't change it unless both PC's are off and you unplug the KVM.

Bluetooth keyboard and mouse is a complete disaster. Bluetooth software can't communicate with the devices through the KVM, so monitoring battery life and/or connection status is impossible.

Last, and my all time favorite, both lights are on the KVM switch and nothing works. Press the buttons on the KVM: Nothing. Keyboard and mouse? Nope. Do a hard shut down of the PC's, unplug the KVM, and try again.

Other Thoughts: It seemed to work alright for the first two weeks, then it just got angry and hates life. The tech support is annoying. A) Leave a message, we'll call you back approach. B) Thick accent on the english makes comprehension a challenge. C) The solution end all solution is power off both PC's, unplug KVM Switch and start over. There really isn't alot of effort in resolving the cause of the issue, just sweeping it under the rug to make it work again.

I can always make it work again, but why am I doing this every two weeks-ish?

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  • Robert D.
  • 2/26/2009 7:52:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBad Start however sorted out

Pros: Does what I purchased to do.

Cons: The usual mouse and keyboard sticking problems. I wrote tec support and received an answer within 6 hours

"Thankyou for your interest in our product.

Please move the keyboard and mouse the hub
ports. The hub ports are the two next to the
power plug."

This is not what the manual states however it works.

Other Thoughts: Hard to put on the desk. Just seems to be the wrong size to fit anywhere with the stiff cables

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  • Matthew S.
  • 11/13/2008 11:16:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsIt's a bust

Pros: Has all the features I wanted...should have permit me to run my keyboard with its extra functions through the KVM's device port, along with a mouse, Wacom tablet, and another USB device, along with of course my two 24-inch monitors and 5.1 sound system. It was also a nice touch of them to throw in all those cables: that could have cost quite a bit.

Cons: The Linkskey DM712AUSK Dual Monitor KVM switch doesn't work. 2 days after arriving, both the keyboard and mouse stopped working after I switched from computer 1 to 2. I tried a restart and that got things going again. Lost some work over this one.

A couple days later, the mouse simply stopped working all of the sudden. Again, had to restart.

Yesterday, the keyboard stopped again. I called tech support at Linkskey and got a well-meaning person who couldn't speak English particularly well. He had me reset the switch by unplugging everything and plugging it back in again. Didn't work. He had me pull the keyboard out of the device port and plug it in a normal port. That worked, but I lost the keyboards extra function keys.

Today I came home and switched my machine on. Neither the mouse nor keyboard worked. No amount of resetting or restarting has revived them. I've had it.

Other Thoughts: This could be just a defective switch. I'm still annoyed that I had to spend all this time and effort crawling around the back of my computer desk with a flashlight trying to get it running again for a small, simple device that cost $300. Seems like the shoddily built units shouldn't make it out of the factory.

On the other hand, maybe it's just lousy software and the replacement switch I'll be getting will be just as bad. In either case, I can't recommend that anyone else roll the dice on the Linkskey LDV-DM712AUSK Dual Monitor KVM Switch.

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  • Joshua M.
  • 7/27/2008 12:47:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsits good

Pros: i already posted but i want to say that most of my negative score( 3 eggs) was undeserved because i recently found that the video chop was caused by the poor bandwidth of the mouse usb and keyboard slots. plugging into the device or hub ports fixes the issue. ( i have a G3 laser mouse). it works perfectly otherwise.

it switches instantly and never loses track of a device!

it has a single usb plug running to each PC which give access to ALL the USB plugs on the back of the KVM opening up massive possibilities such as printer sharing, external drives etc!

Cons: not compatable with adapters. poor bandwith of the keyboard and mouse usb. it has HUGE thick cables. dvi cables are incompatible with the lesser dvi sockets.(too many pins)

Other Thoughts: i would rate 4 eggs, but i gave 5 to offset my 3 egg score.

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  • Joshua M.
  • 7/21/2008 10:29:16 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsit works

Pros: it works really well and switches instantly. i dont have any issues with devices getting lost after a switch like other older KVMs. the one usb plug is NICE!

Cons: well the huge cables it came with dit not fit into the older DVI sockets. i had to purchase another cable. will not work with ps2 to usb adapters, and will not work with analog to digital adapters. it tends to only like the native plugs. video is a bit choppy if you plan to use for games(perfect if you dont).

Other Thoughts: i was quite impressed until it started getting choppy. this was intended to merge my home office computer with my personal computer. laptop w/ docking station + desktop.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/21/2008 10:12:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsKeeping Hopes Up

Pros: Solid construction; comes with fairly good, thick cables that are long enough for most uses (about 5ft); lights and sound let you know what is going on; plenty of USB and audio ports; hasn't switched randomly back and forth between my PCs yet; nearly instant switching and function of connected peripherals (no 3-5 second delay like non-powered switches)

Cons: Lots of really thick cables to run; I spent nearly an hour just running/re-running/plugging/unplugging cables from everything on my desk (but tis the nature of the beast); Expensive; will post an update once I have owned it longer (the glaring lack of reviews prompted me to write this one)

Other Thoughts: Bought this to replace a Belkin single monitor non-powered KVM that was getting on my last nerve, so far it is working the way I want it too, allowing me to use my Digital LCD and my CRT on two PCs with the click of a single button. Please note that the USB ports for the keyboard and mouse share only basic functions (ie. my G5 works but my custom resolutions don't unless it is plugged into one of the other hub ports or the special port, the same would go for a gaming keyboard, it will work, just not in the regular ports which will mean the hot keys won't work for switching)

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  • Robert Z.
  • 2/20/2008 2:20:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat idea; abysimal execution

Pros: Solidly built, seemingly well engineered. If you're pressed for desktop space this seems like a great choice.

Cons: I'm running two HP media centers, one with XP the other with Vista, one monitor HP2207W; wireless keyboard and mouse (HP issue). This is a pretty vanilla and somewhat safe set up, right? Unfortunately, this KVM switch and the connected computers (even if only one is actually running) unpredictably go into a deep sleep from which they cannot be awakened and ultimately need to be constantly unplugged and/or rebooted. Linkskey tech support is great but darn it, (edited for pg purposes) the thing just doesn't work after several weeks of trying! At this price for $50 more I could just get another monitor (a decent one) and use a simpler and cheaper switch for the keyboard.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/5/2007 12:37:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs2 thumbs up Linkskey, works perfect

Pros: Video quality is great, just like hooking up directly. I have Dell 20 and 24 inch wide screen, ATI Radeon X1950Pro and XFX 8600GT video cards. All the function keys work on Logitech G15 keyboard by hooking up to the Device USB2.0 port. I use front panel push buttons for PC selection.

Cons: Kind of expensive but I got what I needed. Cables are too thick, there might be good reason for it.

Other Thoughts: I tried many brands in the past few months and this is the one to keep. Finally someone got it right.

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