Joined on 07/24/04
Stupid expensive, but works well
Pros: Product works as advertised. Install a small app on your laptop, plug the NOTECONS01 into the laptop’s USB port. Plug the other end into the server’s VGA and USB ports. Bam - Instant KVM! The server’s monitor output appears in a window on the laptop’s screen. You can then access the BIOS and do anything else you would do with an actual keyboard, monitor and mouse plugged into the server. Have a crash cart (or two) in your server room? Throw those things away and get a couple of these.
Cons: Yes, StarTech is charging an outrageous price for this product. For the same money you could get a very nice 24” monitor. However, if space or portability is most important, this is the perfect solution.
Overall Review: I've owned one of these since 2009 and it still works like new.