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 TRIPPLITE B007-008 8-port KVM Switch is the optimal solution for controlling up to 8 computers from one keyboard, mouse and monitor. Setup is a snap without requirement on software. With support for plug and play, connect or remove PCs without powering down the KVM switch or computers. This ultra-compact unit fits into any 1U rack space. Is this the switch for you? Check it out and see!
Good but had to replace all my cables.
This review is from: TRIPP LITE B007-008 8-Port 1U Rackmount KVM Switch
Pros: Works well, no problems, easy to setup and program.
Cons: The M-F cables are harder to find then the M-M ones.
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