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Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support

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The Flip from Belkin allows you to share a single keyboard, mouse, speakers and monitor between two computers. It features a push-button interface with a wired remote for quick and easy switching. The KVM Switch works with computers that use USB connections for the keyboard and mouse and a VGA connection for the display. It installs easily, with clearly labeled ports to connect cables. The Flip supports VGA resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536 pixels, allowing you to use the switch with large monitors. This is a great solution for anyone who wants to share a single monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers between two computers.

2 Computers; 1 Desk
Web designers often have to test pages on PCs and Macintosh computers and video editors who use the Macintosh platform can still see the appeal of the gaming options available on Windows PCs. This KVM switch allows you to easily share a single monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers between multiple computers, regardless of your reasons.
USB and VGA Support
The KVM Switch works with computers that feature standard USB connections for input devices and VGA for display output. VGA resolution of up to 2048 x 1536 is supported, making this a great solution even for large displays.
Push-Button Switching
The Flip includes a wired remote control for switching between computers. It features single-button operation for quick switching.
Max Computer Connections 2
PC Connectors 2x USB
2x VGA Monitor
2x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Audio
Console Connectors 2x USB
1x VGA Monitor
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Audio Jack
Video Resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 65 Hz
Scan Interval None
Port Selection Push Button
Enclosure Plastic
System Requirements 2 Computers each with USB and VGA interfaces
USB Keyboard, USB Mouse, VGA Monitor
Power Requirements Bus Powered
Dimensions (WxHxD) Base: 4 x 1 x 3.75" (10.2 x 2.5 x 9.5 cm)
Remote: 1.5 x 0.5 x 1.5" (3.8 x 1.3 x 3.8 cm)
Weight Base: 0.81 lb (0.37 kg)
Remote: 0.06 lb (0.03 kg)
Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support
  • Remote
  • Base
  • Cables
  • User Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    BelkinFlip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support
     
    4.1

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (10)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Small (6)
    • Fast (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desktop (8)
      • Home (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (8)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (8), Personal (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good Function

      It gets the job done. Set up was simple, plug in the connectors and you are ready to go. I had some trouble getting the resolution set right on my monitor. Eventually I...Read complete review

      It gets the job done. Set up was simple, plug in the connectors and you are ready to go. I had some trouble getting the resolution set right on my monitor. Eventually I disconnected and reconnected all the plugs a few times and it works fine now. The audio connectors are a bit too short but they do provide one extension. The DVI cables are not equally spaced, wasn't a problem for me but if you don't have a good place to put the bus it could be a problem. Overall it works great, switches between computers no problem.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not intuitive set up... sort of works

      The biggest problem with set up was that you cannot use a wireless mouse and keyboard set, and there was nothing to clue me in to that in instructions or web info (one or...Read complete review

      The biggest problem with set up was that you cannot use a wireless mouse and keyboard set, and there was nothing to clue me in to that in instructions or web info (one or the other won't work). You CAN use wireless items, but they must be separate... that is, I used the keyboard from my mouse/keyboard set, and a completely different wireless mouse. That works fine.

      However, the little "push button remote" that should toggle the two computers doesn't work. If I slightly unplug it and plug it back in (where it connects to the Flip) then the toggling takes place. I have to do this unplug-replug maneuver each time I want to switch computers. I'm not sure if the remote is broken or there is something I did wrong in the set-up (though I followed instructions and rechecked everything). I've been too busy to do an exchange of product or further investigation. If the remote worked as advertised this would be a cool product (though a lot of extra wires laying about).

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      2.0

      Works sometimes

      By Morty from the Forty

      from Indiana

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Desktop

      Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

      I use this to switch back and forth between 2 computers... pretty simple task. I am having the same problems as another reviewer had. My wireless keyboard and mouse normally don't want to work with this. I eventually got it set up to where it worked OK. I then completely powered down my system for a weekend and it didn't work at all. I unplugged everything and started from scratch. Now I'm having issues with the remote button... again same as another reviewer. If I unplug and plug it back in JUST RIGHT, it will work. I'm not real happy with this product, so I'll be looking for something a little more stable.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      1.0

      Only worked 5 months

      By Godfrey

      from Colorado

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

      It worked great for 5 months and then died. I'm getting an IOGear instead.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Love it.

      By Shady Elms

      from Lancaster, CA

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

          The product was extremely easy to install and works perfectly. Dealing with B&H was simple and shipping was quick. Would definitely refer people to your web-site. Thank you.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Works great

          By John

          from New York, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Reliable
          • Small

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Desktop

            Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

            Works fine, switching between WinXP and Win7 computers. Had to do some screen resolution resetting at first, no big deal. Takes a second or so after switching for the devices to be detected, but I figure that would be the same for just about any KVM. Good device.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            3.0

            Not intuitive set up... sort of works

            By Stiltsmcg

            from New York City, NY

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

                  The biggest problem with set up was that you cannot use a wireless mouse and keyboard set, and there was nothing to clue me in to that in instructions or web info (one or the other won't work). You CAN use wireless items, but they must be separate... that is, I used the keyboard from my mouse/keyboard set, and a completely different wireless mouse. That works fine.

                  However, the little "push button remote" that should toggle the two computers doesn't work. If I slightly unplug it and plug it back in (where it connects to the Flip) then the toggling takes place. I have to do this unplug-replug maneuver each time I want to switch computers. I'm not sure if the remote is broken or there is something I did wrong in the set-up (though I followed instructions and rechecked everything). I've been too busy to do an exchange of product or further investigation. If the remote worked as advertised this would be a cool product (though a lot of extra wires laying about).

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Flip does the trick!

                  By Udamongkee

                  from Portland, OR

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

                        We are using the Belkin USB Flip in our security control room to share a keyboard between two computers - this opens up the desk space that would otherwise be occupied by two keyboards. This one actually replaced the same model that we had for nearly three years that recently bit the dust. Everyone that uses it loves the graphic display in the task bar that shows which computer is currently using the keyboard. The only complaint is that everyone wishes it would switch faster. Overall a great product!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Works very well

                        By nonickname

                        from Davie, Fl

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Small

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Desktop
                          • Home

                          Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

                          Works very well
                          Easy to set up

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                          5.0

                          Belkin Kvm Switch

                          By ernie

                          from Howell, new jersey

                          About Me High bandwidth user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Reliable
                          • Small

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Desktop
                            • Home

                            Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

                            The kvm switch is used between my computer and my daughters computer. The ease of installation and use is un surpassed.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            Good Function

                            By MIko

                            from Middle of the Pacific.

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Desktop
                              • Home

                              Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

                              It gets the job done. Set up was simple, plug in the connectors and you are ready to go. I had some trouble getting the resolution set right on my monitor. Eventually I disconnected and reconnected all the plugs a few times and it works fine now. The audio connectors are a bit too short but they do provide one extension. The DVI cables are not equally spaced, wasn't a problem for me but if you don't have a good place to put the bus it could be a problem. Overall it works great, switches between computers no problem.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              Share this review

                               
                              5.0

                              Avoid desktop clutter

                              By B

                              from East Bay

                              About Me High bandwidth user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

                                  Simple to use and it works. If you have two computers at one workstation, use this device and cut out a keyboard, mouse and monitor from your work area.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  4.0

                                  Good value for the money

                                  By Darvis

                                  from Oklahoma City

                                  About Me High bandwidth user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Small

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Desktop

                                    Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

                                    This is the second Flip KVM I have purchased.
                                    It's very easy to install and works well with little effort. I like the push-button and it's color-coding.
                                    The only disappointment is it takes 4 seconds for the switch to change over to the second computer.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    4.0

                                    Makes sharing monitor easy

                                    By PC MAC man

                                    from Chicago IL

                                    About Me High bandwidth user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Small

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Desktop
                                      • Home

                                      Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

                                      it's easy to hook up, easy to switch between computers. I am sharing a monitor, trackball and speakers between a PC and MAC with no issues.
                                      The only negative is when using a USB mouse, there may be some delay when making the switch. The worst case is about a 30 second delay and you're back and running.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Works like a charm

                                      By Libby

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me High bandwidth user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Fast
                                      • Reliable
                                      • Small

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Desktop
                                        • Home

                                        Comments about Belkin Flip - 2-Computer USB KVM Switch with Audio Support:

                                        The Flip-2 computer switch is so cool. I was going crazy because there were programs on my old computer that couldn't transfer to my new one. Then someone suggested the Belkin switch. Attaching it couldn't have been simpler, and it works like a charm -- tiny and effective. I'd recommend it to anyone who works on two computers.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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