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IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables

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The 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables from IOGEAR allows you to share a single keyboard, mouse, 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 switch 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, and mouse 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, and mouse 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 switch 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
Console Connectors 2x USB
1x VGA Monitor
Video Resolution 2048 x 1536
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) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight 0.75 lb (0.34kg)
IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables
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    IOGEAR2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables
     
    4.6

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (11)
    • Durable construction (9)
    • Highly compatible (9)
    • Improves performance (6)
    • Strong connection points (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer equipment (15)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (15)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (12), Business (6)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent product, worked perfectly.

      I use this at work to switch between my desktop and connecting my laptop. I love this item because everything you need is included - you don't have to buy any additional cables, or...Read complete review

      I use this at work to switch between my desktop and connecting my laptop. I love this item because everything you need is included - you don't have to buy any additional cables, or install any software, or anything. It takes seconds to set up, and worked for me like a charm - I can switch video, keyboard and mouse all with the press of the little button, and it's painfully easy to use. The only caveat to this is that there will be more wires to deal with on your desk, and you cant shove them all under because you have to be able to access the switch. I also wish there were some mounting system included so you could attach it under the desk or on top of the desk or something. But considering the cost and the ease of use, this is still a five-star product. Definitely recommend.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It works ok, I am sure there is better.

      It does the job, but is intermittent at times and is slow to react.

      It does the job, but is intermittent at times and is slow to react.

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      5.0

      Perfect solution

      By LarG

      from Chicago suburbs

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable construction
      • Strong Connection Points
      • Won't Degrade Resolution

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Better Viewing Size
        • Computer Equipment

        Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

        Perfect solution for running two computers (e.g., laptop and desktop) on a single monitor, with a bonus of using one keyboard and mouse for both. Simple A-B switch with lighted indicator showing which CPU is in use. Much superior to splitter, which increases interference and cuts resolution.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Good Buy!

        By Goat

        from East Hampton, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

        I've only had it for a month, but it works exactly like it says. I have my personal laptop and work desktop plugged into the same monitor, mouse, and key board.

        I read some reviews about poor quality to monitor - this is probably because the user did not plug in the USB connections. It needs to draw power from USB so make sure both are plugged in to both computers.

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        5.0

        Great quality

        By AParker

        from calhoun, GA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

              We have made several purchases from B&H Photo video and we have had great products and great prices as well. No problems with any of the equipment. Easy installation.

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

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              5.0

              Perfect!

              By Foxtrot

              from Colorado

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                    Works exactly as described!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    3.0

                    Great simple KVM for home/personal use

                    By Rick

                    from Eastern Iowa

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Computer Equipment

                        Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                        Works fine for 2 workstations and standard monitor Very good price

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Simple, elegant KVM solution

                        By Redbud

                        from Fort Collins, CO

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Computer Equipment

                        Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                        This is an inexpensive, simple yet elegant solution to connecting two PCs to a single monitor, keyboard, and mouse. And by combining the keyboard and mouse cables into one USB connection, you gain a USB connection on your PCs. Just a push of the button and you switch from one to the other. It's that simple. One PC is Windows XP, the other is Windows 7. The first time connecting I needed to unplug and replug the keyboard and mouse to get the PC to see them, but only the first time. Now I just push the button. Simple yet elegant.

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

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                        4.0

                        Great Invention!

                        By Jen

                        from Brooklyn N.Y

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable construction
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Computer Equipment

                          Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                          I needed a product like this to divide my work, using two computers, one for standard use and one for filming. Since editing takes a great deal of disk space, this was a great solution. It took some time to find a place for it.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Item Works Very Well

                          By Dave

                          from Greenbelt, MD

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable construction
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Connection Points

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Computer Equipment

                            Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                            The product works well as described, and I received it very promptly, so I'm very happy with this purchase.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            I have bought this product again and aga

                            By Mort

                            from Connecticut

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable construction
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Connection Points

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Computer Equipment

                              Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                              we have many users with multiple computers on their desks and this product is the best for sharing monitors, keyboards and mice. Top quality, reliable, no power cables, saves on desk space and equipment for lees than the cost of a

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Works great!

                              By The Gamer

                              from Baltimore MD

                              About Me Value Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable construction
                              • Reliable
                              • Strong Connection Points

                              Cons

                              • Limited Compatibility

                              Best Uses

                              • Computer Equipment

                              Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                              I use this KVM to share my monitor with my computer and my Xbox 360. The USB ports in the front come in handy when I need to quickly connect a device. One short coming was that to connect my 360 I needed to add a VGA gender changer to the cable.(but that was my own short site)

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Works Great

                              By Jim in Maryland

                              from Pasadena, Maryland

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Computer Equipment

                                Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                                Good price, use it for a Windows 7 and a XP machine, no problems so far.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Great value, easy to use

                                By Deborah

                                from Lodi, CA

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to install
                                • easy to use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Connection Points

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Computer Equipment

                                  Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                                  I'm using this to connect a single monitor, USB mouse and USB keyboard to two PCs. It's very easy to use: Just plug the monitor, mouse and keyboard into the KVM, then plug the KVM's built-in cables into each PC. No software to install. Boot both PCs and hit the switch on the KVM to switch from one to the other. Very inexpensive, and it saves space.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Works Great!

                                  By TimmerCA

                                  from Santa Cruz, CA

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable construction
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Computer Equipment

                                    Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                                    This little device works great. I'm using it to switch between my desktop (which is a FreeBSD workstation) and my laptop (which is Windows XP) and it goes back and forth just fine without a problem!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    2 port KVM switch Iogear

                                    By cfwaaw

                                    from Austin, TX

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable construction
                                    • Improves Performance
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Strong Connection Points

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Computer Equipment
                                      • Networking

                                      Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                                      Works great, easy to install. Takes a second to recognize the mouse and & keyboard, but it works great!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Simple KVM

                                      By Jeffrey

                                      from Portland, OR

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Linux Compatible
                                      • Mac Compatible

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Computer Equipment

                                        Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                                        Works great to share one VGA Display with two computers, also can share a keyboard and mouse with the two computers.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        4.0

                                        Works great - even better price

                                        By Heather in Houston

                                        from Houston, TX

                                        About Me Value Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Computer Equipment
                                          • Home office

                                          Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                                          Allows me to declutter the desk but still use my laptop. Better ergonomics and feng shui

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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                                          4.0

                                          USB 2-Way KVM switch

                                          By Ontheright

                                          from Round Rock, Texas

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable construction
                                          • Highly Compatible

                                          Cons

                                          • NA

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Computer Equipment

                                          Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                                          Works perfectly with all our usb systems. Installation was effortless and operation is flawless. I will definitely buy more Iogear products in the future.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          2.0

                                          It works ok, I am sure there is better.

                                          By Sparky

                                          from Old Bethpage, NY

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable construction
                                          • Highly Compatible

                                          Cons

                                          • Slow to react

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Computer Equipment

                                          Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                                          It does the job, but is intermittent at times and is slow to react.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent product, worked perfectly.

                                          By Micah the Banker

                                          from Los Angeles, CA

                                          About Me High bandwidth user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Fast
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Small

                                          Cons

                                          • Unsightly Wire

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Desktop
                                          • Home
                                          • Small Networks

                                          Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port Compact USB VGA KVM with Built-in Cables:

                                          I use this at work to switch between my desktop and connecting my laptop. I love this item because everything you need is included - you don't have to buy any additional cables, or install any software, or anything. It takes seconds to set up, and worked for me like a charm - I can switch video, keyboard and mouse all with the press of the little button, and it's painfully easy to use. The only caveat to this is that there will be more wires to deal with on your desk, and you cant shove them all under because you have to be able to access the switch. I also wish there were some mounting system included so you could attach it under the desk or on top of the desk or something. But considering the cost and the ease of use, this is still a five-star product. Definitely recommend.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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