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StarTech SV215MICUSBA 2 Port USB VGA KVM Switch with Audio

  • 2 Ports Computer Connections
  • 1 Port Monitor Connections
  • Video Resolution 2048 x 1536
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This USB+VGA Cable KVM Switch supports superior video quality (resolutions up to 2048x1536), offering a high resolution solution for accessing and controlling two desktop computers from a single KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) peripheral set.

A complete KVM solution, this cable-style KVM switch includes all of the cables and connections required to share one monitor, keyboard and mouse, as well as speakers, across two computers. Plus, the switch features independent audio/microphone switching to ensure an uninterrupted audio experience, even when switching between.

Compatible with Mac, Linux or PC based computers the StarTech SV215MICUSBA is the perfect addition for a broad range of environments, and because of its space-saving “KVM-on-a-cable” design, no desk space is required for installation – an ideal choice for most environments, including SOHO (small or home offices), gaming, multimedia production workstations and more.

  • newegg Unified Control Share one monitor, USB keyboard and mouse between two USB-compatible computers using the StarTech SV215MICUSBA KVM switch. The built-in VGA/SVGA connector supports monitors with resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536.
  • newegg Two-Way Switch Easily switch between computers by using Remote selector or keyboard hotkeys.
  • newegg Easy Installation The StarTech SV215MICUSBA KVM switch features easy installation with no need for drivers or software. It is a true plug-and-play device that will have you up and running quickly.

Learn more about the STARTECH SV215MICUSBA

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
SV215MICUSBA

Spec

Type
D-Sub, USB
PC Connectors
2 x HDDB15 VGA Male
4 x USB A Male
4 x Stereo 3.5mm Audio Male
Console Connectors
1 x HDDB15 VGA Female
2 x USB A Female
2 x Stereo 3.5mm Audio Female
Computer Connections
2 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
2048 x 1536

Features

Features
Applications
Ideal for desktops, workstations and servers that require full multi-media support.
Ideal for graphic designers, engineers, multi-media designers, and industries using CAD/CAM applications, where high resolution display units are required.
Sharing computers and attached peripherals in the home/SOHO/multimedia environment

Compatible with all USB supported Operating Systems.
Complete micro design saves space and money
Computer selection by Remote selector and keyboard hotkeys
Designed for high-resolution applications: 2048x1536 analog resolution with DDC2B
Hot Pluggable - add or remove computers without having to power down the computers.
LED indicators for easy status monitoring
USB 2.0/1.1 specification compliant

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Richard H.
  • 9/15/2012 5:08:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: simple to install, has all the cables and connectors, nothing else to buy. plug it in and it just works. I've been using one for over a year every day and just bought a second

Cons: not much

Other Thoughts: I was looking for a simple usb based KVM to replace an old PS2 style. I use it every day in my office to switch between 2 computers, works great and is simple to use

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  • Dean L.
  • 2/4/2012 11:23:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSimple and Effective

Pros: Dead simple to set up and use, and works like a charm

Cons: The cables on the computer side of the KVM are short. They work well if the various ports are close (i.e. a tower) but are too short if the ports are spread out (i.e. a laptop). If you want to use this as a laptop dock, make sure your K, V, and M ports are all near one another.

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  • Stanley S.
  • 4/20/2011 10:15:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot compitable w/monitor

Pros: Keyboard/mouse interface work great

Cons: After 2 months started having problems with my VGA monitor. The KVM Switch Causes monitior darkness on either PC. I have to keep switching the monitor plug back and forth between the two PCs.

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  • David C.
  • 4/11/2010 12:50:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed again

Pros: I'm finding it increasingly difficult to find anything good to say about this switch.

Cons: After the previous switch failed and was replaced by Newegg (major kudos to Newegg for being awsome!) now the replacement is beginning to fail after less than three months. It is no longer worth the cost of shipping to send this trash back.

Other Thoughts: Calling this thing trash is actually a disservice to all garbage. It is not worth the cheap plastic it's made from. I would strongly suggest seeking alternative brands if you're looking for a kvm switch.

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  • David C.
  • 1/22/2010 6:16:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProduct failed.

Pros: Very nice in terms of smooth and easy switching between computers. The magnet on the backside of the small button switch is definitely a plus as well.

Cons: This KVM switch began flaking out after five or six months, failing to switch either the keyboard or mouse and often losing one or the other entirely. At first I thought the batteries must be dying in the wireless keyboard, as that's what it felt like was happening with total loss of keyboard input to either computer but then it started doing the same thing with the wired mouse, and after switching to a wired keyboard to no avail the problem clearly lies with the KVM switch.

Other Thoughts: This would be an excellent switch if reliability and consistency were listed in the pros. However, I simply cannot abide by products that fail so spectacularly and so early in their life-cycle, causing no small amount of frustration. KVM switch, meet garbage bin; garbage bin, meet KVM switch.

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  • Anton D.
  • 1/13/2010 2:51:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with wired Logitec products!

Pros: Works with wired Logitec products.

Cons: Giving up my old wireless keyboard and mouse. Remembering to switch to pc being booted, so that my old rig won't loose keyboard or mouse (reconnecting offending cable fixes this, no restart required).

Other Thoughts: Went with VGA because Digital KVM switches too costly and unreliable at this time. Logitec Iluminated keyboard and LX3 mouse.

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  • Dan G.
  • 12/5/2009 2:59:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding!

Pros: Supports two USB devices (keyboard plus mouse), also two audio devices (speakers plus mic). No bulky box that you have to find a place to put, or to take up space on your desk. The remote switch is a great feature! Cables and connectors seem well made and heavy duty, not cheap and flimsy.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: It's tough to beat this price for a KVM that supports a USB mouse and keyboard. Most cheaper KVMs expect one or both to be the old PS2-style instead of USB. I don't have a need for the extra mic connector, but it's a nice bonus.

My desk has a horizontal steel channel underneath for running cables. The Startech is slim enough to sit right in that channel with the rest of the cables it connects to, which is an ideal arrangement. I snaked the tiny remote switch up to the keyboard tray, where it sits unobtrusively next to the keyboard. I didn't expect to care, but now I can't imagine even considering any KVM that doesn't have a remote switch.

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  • Scott H.
  • 6/3/2009 8:07:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsneed some info

Pros: So I need some info on this, I hope someone can help.

First I need to know about the cable lengths

Second I need to know if this will be compatible with a wireless mouse and keyboard as I am finding most kvm's are not. In particular I have a Logitech S-510 wireless desktop.

I had a Rosewill mini usb kvm that was good, but it died. (6 months use, get what ya paid for I guess, 20clams)

Cons: I find most of the descriptions for kvm switches to be extremely lacking.

Also I don't know what Logitech's problem is but they will not make any products compatible with ANY kvm switch.

Welcome to the 21st century guys.

Other Thoughts: Maybe kvm switches will be in vogue in another 5 years.

Til then getting them to work fully is a royal pain.

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  • Henry G.
  • 5/29/2009 12:11:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMost Excellent!! Should be 6EGG!

Pros: First the setup is a snap! Second the remote is sweet! Best of all their is a MIC input! The transmission is a bit weak but tweak my help;guess a small neg... I gave this a 2 recently but retract it after finding a VGA cable.... Nice work IOGEAR!! This is my first KVM but any more will be from IOGEAR!!

Cons: NONE!

Other Thoughts: If you guys want a great KVM this is it.

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  • Michael S.
  • 5/21/2009 10:05:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy to use

Pros: I am using vista 64 and a freenas box. Very easy to setup and use

Cons: No problems whatsoever

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