Review: IOGEAR DVI KVM

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I know a lot of people use KVMs and basically they all do the main job of transfering between multiple computers all on to one screen,keyboard, and mouse. But I needed something with higher quality build and for heavy duty use.

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Pros:

  • Quality of video is very high.
  • Up to Four Computers
  • DVI input and output
  • USB connection not Keyboard and Mouse to the computer(I like this)
  • You can switch sound from one computer and screen output from another. You can listen to sound from one computer and work on another computer.
  • The Items connected by USB to the KVM will switch to the computer active on the screen.
  • It comes with 4 KVM cables so you dont need to buy anything extra unlike other KVMs.
  • I think it looks extremely smooth, and its very solid.

Cons:

  • You have to be on the computer you want when you boot it up or it will go to the basic visual setting (800×600)
  • It is known to have some problems currently with computers with nVidia motherboards.

Connected:

  • Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW
  • Alienware Small Case Computer
  • Large Main Desktop
  • Sometimes Laptop with DVI adaptor
  • Logitech Speakers 2.1
  • Logitech USB MX518 Mouse
  • Logitech Wireless Keyboard

Overall: The audio connections are analog and not optical. Some people might see this as a negative but how many consumer KVMs come with optical audio? There is a connection for the audio out and the microphone! So you can switch between computers easily. I think this KVM does the job very well, and there are a lot of different keyboard-short cuts to switch different things between computers which makes it very flexible. Not just normally switching, so you have other options. I have bought other KVMs before, and none of them have included all the cabling with them before. I have given this product 4 out of 5 which is very good, but its because the problem with the mother board and its a little expensive, but other then that its a fantastic product. And it is also known to be apple friendly.

Price: MSRP $359.00 – Amazon $264.00

Link: IOGEAR

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A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

8 Comments

  1. chai-7aleeb: Its cool!

    wilted-roze: get its worth it!

    K: I have never seen a KVM supporting dual monitors! This is the first to support DVI and is good! hehehe!

  2. K: damn! U got the ones you wanted! Dual display! hehehe! see but those ones dont have any reviews!

  3. The only problem is that they only support 1600×1200 and I am running 1920×1200.

  4. K: I think the IO Gear supports very high resolution, but then again you want the dual! A dual would be cool, but I wouldnt know what to do with it! hehe

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