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TRENDnet TK-214I 2-Port DVI USB KVM Switch Kit with Audio

  • 8 Ports 3 Ports
  • Video Resolution 1920 x 1200
  • USB Bus Powered
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The 2-Port DVI USB KVM Switch Kit with Audio, model TK-214i, allows you to control 2 PC and/or Mac computers with one set of console controls. Manage laptops or desktops that have DVI, USB, and audio ports at the touch of a button with one set of USB keyboard, USB mouse, DVI monitor, microphone, and speakers.

No driver installation required, simply plug in the devices to control 2 computers. A convenient toggle switch with a 1.5 m (5 ft.) extension cable can be placed in the most ergonomic location on your workstation.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • John H.
  • 5/9/2015 7:31:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorking well 6 months in

Pros: Easy setup. Just plug and go.
Didn't need to install any additional drivers or software.
Wired remote can sit conveniently right next to my keyboard while the "box" is further back out of the way.

Cons: I have occasionally had issues if I try switching back and forth too quickly or if one of the computers is off or in sleep mode. But this may be more operator error. <points finger at self>....

Other Thoughts: Some of the reviews I read prior to buying this gave me some pause, but I've had no major problems. The only real reason that I didn't give it 5 eggs is that I've not had a ton of experience with other KVMs. That being said, 6 months in and i wouldn't hesitate to but another of these.
Please note that I am using this with two desktop computers with wired mouse and keyboard. Really a pretty basic application.

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  • Justin D.
  • 2/27/2015 11:23:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSound Problems

Pros: Works relatively well for intended purpose. The switch works good; a little twitchy sometimes, but mostly good. No problems with video quality or general function after more than a year.

Cons: There is interference in the audio. When crank up the speaker you can hear the rice krispies snap crackle and pop. The audio line, USB and DVI are bundled to gether and obviously go through this very small box. There is insuficient sheilding to account for all the EM traffic bottled up there, thus the sound issues. I ran an independent line from the speakers to the computer and what do you know, problem solved. But this defeats 1/3 of the purpose of this KVM.

Other Thoughts: If you want great sound quality through a KVM, get a diferrent one. If you dont mind a little distortion, this one will work pretty well.

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  • Gary G.
  • 2/1/2015 1:43:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Seems well enough built, cosmetically.

Cons: Either DOA or incredibly incompatible. Hooking this up causes one of my machines to fail to even post. The other can post, but when it starts booting into Windows, the display goes blank and claims it cannot display the video. Both of these machines work fine with another DVI KVM I have, and both boot fine without the KVM, so it's not them.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing an issue with the TK-214R. This sounds like a possible hardware issue. Please email adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone assist you with setting up an RMA request. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Zachary S.
  • 10/15/2014 6:16:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent KVM

Pros: This thing allows 2048x1152 resolution! I thought I would be limited to 1920x1080 as advertised. The switch feels like a solid unit and so far works excellent switching between my computers.

Cons: None so far.

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  • William S.
  • 10/23/2013 6:57:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBeen working great

Pros: Very reliable, no problems so far. The cable on the switch button is over 4 ft long, so is easy to place near your hands.

Cons: Video cables might be a tad short(34 inches) for some, but my computers are close to each other, so no problem for me.

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  • Corey F.
  • 9/10/2013 6:02:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works!

Pros: Perfect for two computers to one monitor, keyboard, mouse. My monitor is 1920x1080 and it's flawless on both computers.

Cons: Once in a while, usb gets confused and loses keyboard after switching -- I just redo the switch (2 sec) and it finds it the 2nd time.

Other Thoughts: This little puppy works exactly as I needed, and didn't require any special setup. In fact, I didn't do the setup the recommended way, and it worked anyway. Pretty much just hook it up and you're done.

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  • Daniel Z.
  • 1/17/2013 5:45:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsComplete Garbage

Pros: Newegg promptly processed and delivered the product--with free shipping.

Cons: The cables to connect the computers are ridiculously short!
The switcher distorts the video
No video display with Dell Latitude E series port replicator.

Manufacturer Response:

Valued customer,

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please e-mail us at sales@trendnet.com, reference "New Egg product review", and someone will contact you in an expedited manner. We look forward to working with you directly and restoring your faith in TRENDnet products.

Warmest Regards,

TRENDnet Sales Team

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  • Jennifer R.
  • 1/12/2013 11:52:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the money!

Pros: Easy set up. Worked out of the box. Very pleased!

Cons: none.

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  • Seth B.
  • 2/20/2012 10:46:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it should

Pros: Works perfect for my setup and no need to buy extra cable sets.

Cons: None

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  • Tomer C.
  • 1/6/2012 6:20:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well with PC/Mac Setup

Pros: * Hooked this up to my mac mini and pc with ease;
* Cables of decent length;
* Low profile.

Cons: * Switch button a little flimzy but it still works.

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