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Kanex SnapX 2x Switcher for Mac

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Kanex SnapX 2x Switcher for Mac

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Product Highlights

  • Plug & Play
  • Designed for Secure Switching
  • Compatible with Mac
  • Cable Clutter Simplified

You Pay: $49.99

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The SnapX 2x Switcher for Mac from Kanex helps you connect two Macs with one Apple Cinema Display. The SnapX is an all-in-one unit that connects with two mini display port cables, two USB connectors and one button to switch between the two machines.

Besides a video signal, the SnapX uses the USB cable to pass through data, audio and the images from your webcam. This has a clip to attach it to your Cinema Display.

Mac Switching Made Easy
With the SnapX on your desk, switching from your MacBook Air to your Mac mini is as easy as a snap. Toggle between the two by pressing the button on the top. No external power required.
Cable Clutter Simplified
SnapX hides all the wires neatly behind the display providing a clutter-free background on your desk. It also reduces stress on the connectors and prevents intermittent signal loss due to loose cable connections.
USB Pass Through for iSight Camera, Audio and USB Ports
Use your iSight camera and get full audio from the display's built-in speakers seamlessly with the use of USB pass through cables.
Extend Beyond
Cables are always too long and too short at the same time. Too short when you need that few inches of extra reach and too long for when they are just lying in your way. SnapX provides just the right length of 5ft (1.5m) of dual cables built-in to the unit, which allows continuous extension without unnecessary cables and adapters.
Clip on Design for Secure Switching
To meet optimum flexibility and ergonomics, SnapX clips on effortlessly by just sliding underneath your iMac or Apple LED Cinema Display stand. Stylish and smartly designed for any desktop or office application that requires secure switching and extending without compromise.
Input 2x Mini DisplayPort Male (Front Source)
2x USB A Male (From USB Host or to USB Device)
Output 1x Mini DisplayPort Female (to display)
1x USB A Female (to USB Device or from USB Host)
Cables Dual Built-in Mini DisplayPort Cables 5' (1.5 m)
Power No Power Supply Required
Powered Through USB or MDP (Source)
Voltage: 3~5V
Current: <180mA
Power Consumption 0.9W
Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.4 x 2.75 x 0.68" (8.6 x 7 x 1.7 cm)
Weight Not Specified by the Manufacturer
Kanex SnapX 2x Switcher for Mac
  • 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
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    KanexSnapX 2x Switcher for Mac
     
    4.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Primary use:
          • Personal (3)

        Reviewed by 6 customers

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        5.0

        It works!

        By geraldpdavid

        from Calgary Alberta

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Small

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Desktop
        • Home

        Comments about Kanex SnapX 2x Switcher for Mac:

        An iMac and a Mac pro sharing a 27 inch cinema series.
        Nothing great. Feels light. Had a bad experience with another Kanex product that did not work. But they are the ONLY manufacturer who makes this. And honestly, it works perfectly. I have yet to see the lag or flickering or issues as others have.

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

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        4.0

        Works well, better than I expected.

        By Norbs

        from Mountain View, CA

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Auto Switch Active Source
        • Small

        Cons

        • Cables Not Removable
        • Cheap Pastic
        • Cheap Plastic
        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Kanex SnapX 2x Switcher for Mac:

        After reading reviews I was expecting the worst but I also knew that there weren't many other solutions for the price.

        The product is a bit cheaply made but the functionality is pretty good.

        My favorite feature so far is if there are two sources have the display "sleeping" it will automatically connect to the first one that "wakes". So in my exmaple I use a mac mini and a pc. If I didnt use either for 10 minutes my display sleeps. As soon as I wake either, I get an image, I don't need to touch the switch.

        Other then that it's pretty basic. I think my least favorite part is the cheap plastic it's made out of and no disconnectable cables. But the cables connected to the sources are permanently attached.

        Either way, there aren't many solutions in this price range.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Other

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        2.0

        Works but performance and noise is bad

        By felipe

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Low Proce

        Cons

        • Image Noise
        • Low Quality Picture

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kanex SnapX 2x Switcher for Mac:

          The device works as advertises. It switches between two mini display port sources. I am using it with an Apple 27" cinema display. However there are issues:

          1. When you switch to a source, you see bilking and screen resizing for about three to five seconds before it is stable so it can be used.

          2. There is a noise on the image, all across the monitor like little dots that blink all over the place. After a while it gets annoying, also you see the image blink and re-sync about once every 5 minutes. I doubt this was my device, i think it is a design problem on the electronics, as that little noise i see it as well when i use low quality minidisplayport extension cables with my monitor.

          Due to number two i am considering on returning the item as the little dot noise bothers after a while. The problem is that there is no other competitor for this product, so it is the only manufacturer doing it, so likely not a lot of pressure to come up with a better quality product.

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          5.0

          Great!

          By Brian Hoff

          from NYC

          Comments about Kanex SnapX 2x Switcher for Mac:

          Works very well as advertised. Would highly recommend to anyone. Totally cool device that is work the price.

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          4.0

          Does exactly what it says it does

          By Mike Kiraly

          from New York, NY

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kanex SnapX 2x Switcher for Mac:

              I'm very pleased with this purchase. It works perfectly for me (switching an Apple display between a MacPro and a MacBook Pro). Couldn't be any simpler.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              KVM switch for macs !

              By Orion13

              from San Jose, Ca

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Works as advertised

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enhance Experience
                • Graphic Artists
                • Graphic Design
                • Graphics Publishing

                Comments about Kanex SnapX 2x Switcher for Mac:

                If you have 2 macs and need to switch on the same monitor this is a godsend ! I work in graphics and need to do this all day long... Thank you Kanex.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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