|TRENDnet TK-207K Version v1.1R 2-Port USB KVM Switch Kit Includes 2x KVM Cables
|List Price: $36.99
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Package Contents: 2-Port USB KVM Switch, Multi-Language User's Guide, 2 sets of USB KVM Cables
The TrendWare TK-207K 2-Port USB KVM Switch lets you manage two PC's with just one keyboard, monitor, and mouse. Switch between two PC's with a simple press of a button! The KVM cables also provide power to the KVM Switch, eliminating the need for a power adapter. Hot Key operations provide immediate access to features such as computer switching, and auto-scanning. With its Hot-Plug, and Audible Feedback, the 2-Port USB KVM Switch is the perfect choice for managing multiple PC's. Weight - 3.49 oz.
- Device Type - KVM Switch
- Ports Qty - 2
- Manufacturer Warranty - 2 Years
- Good deal
Worked right out of the box which is great because I'm not a techie! It switches between my PC tower and my MacMini using one monitor, USB mouse and keyboard. And the price is RIGHT. Only reason to hold back one star: once in a while it gets a little confused. But it's learning. That seems to be happening less often in the year and a half I've had it....more info
- Good, especially for the price.
I purchased this so my husband could work on his work laptop using his home desktop keyboard, mouse & larger screen. It set up easily. The display switches quickly. The only complaint is the delay in the computer finding the mouse & keyboard. It's long enough to sometimes make you think it's not working, but giving it a minute will usually result in it working. I bought an Iogear Extreme for my own use back when it was one of the few USB KVM's available. It has to plug into an outlet rather than getting it's power from the computer. It never has delays when switching & that may be why. It cost 3x as much though. I switch so frequently, that the delay would bother me. My husband uses one computer or the other, so it doesn't bother him....more info
- KVM switch
Based on other reviewers' comments I understood the limitations with the TRENDnet KVM switch that the seller's and manufacturer's descriptions didn't adequately address: I had to abandon my Micro Inovations wireless keyboard/mouse combination, but using a new USB keyboard and the existing wireless mouse alone (USB) has not been a problem. The switch is tiny relative to the cabeling required, so it's easily displaced physically, but after wrestling it around under the desk, the switch is working with no functional defects....more info
- Doesn't work very well. I am looking to get a better one.
I've been using for three months. It doesn't switch instantly -- always a delay. Sometimes the other computer completely freezes up--about once a day. Totally underwhelmed by Trendnet. I wonder if the rave reviews were planted? I fell for the cheap price. I bought this based on one of the multi-star recommendations that appear here. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!...more info
- Works With Wireless Logitech Keyboard / Mouse Combo!!
This unit works great with my Logitech S510 Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo. The only problem was that my XP Pro unit went into the "hardware install" mode were you had to tell it what to do. Easy fix was plugging in a PS/2 keyboard. My XP Home machine had no such problem and installed all drivers automatically. Go figure! Switch time is normal for KVM and no pix distortion. I love it!!!...more info
Connects a Microsoft Natural 4000 keyboard and Logitech MX700 wireless mouse. I can power up either one of the PCs and the devices are automatically connected. Push button switching works great when both PCs are on....more info
- TRENDnet KVM... works!
I've had lots of KVMs which intended to work across platforms. Some were quite expensive, yet eventually failed to work properly. I have two PC/Mac systems which use the TRENDnet KVM and both are working perfectly now for more then 2 years.
This KVM is very innexpensive and more importantly... it works reliably!...more info
- Defective Unit-stuck for postage
Switch arrived promptly but video feed did not work. Called and was given return instructions and UPS return label. Refund issued for amount of purchase only leaving me to pay the original postage. Personnel polite. Technical service answered within five minutes and tried to help. Think my non-working unit was a fluke rather than the norm....more info
- No-Nonsense KVM at the best price
This is a basic KVM switch that does what it's supposed to. I use this to switch between my gaming box and a dummy terminal to VPN into work when required. There isn't any noticable latency on the keyboard/mouse and the price was right! We use the four-port version at work all the time! I definately suggest this product if all you need is the ability to switch from one workstation to another without hassle!...more info
- Works w/Dell Precision (360) dual-monitor & Latitude (e6400) & IOGear Wireless combo
Power off Precision and plugged in TrendNet's TK-207K, IOGear's GKM541RA (using keyboard USB port), and NEC's LCD22WV (native resolution 1680x1050). Dell's 19" CRT also attached directly to the workstation via DMS-59 Dual-display VGA Video Splitter powered by NVidia GPU. Took up to a minute for desktop to recognize hardware on the boot; Image quality (NEC) and input devices (IOGear) response time consistent with the original (w/out KVM) setup. Windows warning message that dual-monitor not supported [anymore]...oops. My Precision's extended CRT is in black-out.
Power off Latitude and plugged in TK-207K. Laptop recognized hardware in about 40 seconds on a boot (Intel T9400 w/fine-tuned XP pro baby is up in 14 sec. flat from power-on - oh yeah!). Dual-mode display on E6400 powered by NVidia GPU via VGA works, but native resolution NEC image quality down about 10-15% and not as sharp compared to original (w/out KVM) setup, but still adequate. [legitimate] NEC video drivers to possibly address this issue nowhere to be found.
Double-"Scroll Lock" switches between Desktop (PC #1) and Laptop (PC #2) with video rendering almost instantaneous and input devises active in just under 2-3 seconds.
When either desktop or laptop in "Stand by" or "Hibernate" use hard buttons on TK-207K to switch between the two (check manufacture BIOS for "wake-up" settings).
If you paid any attention my IOGear combo only uses one USB port reserved for keyboard. Guess what I do with the second USB reserved for mouse - yep, to share memory stick (Kingston). (I'll try other things when I'm really bored.) Keep in mind that it is USB version 1.1 operating at about 12 mbit/s about 40 times slower than now adopted USB 2.0 at operating at theoretical max. 480 mbit/s.
For $10 (after mail-in rebate) if this little device could handle my particular setup I'll have to send above-and-beyond card to TrendNet's engineers, but for now it seem like does what it design for and then some.
Time will tell how long will it last. If you don't hear from me on this post for awhile it probably still working.
I'll update if find solution to my dual-monitor setup.
*** UPDATE ***************************************************
It has been 10 days now as I start using this KVM switch and it still going strong.
Dual-monitor issue has been resolved on both, Precision 360 (GPU driver upgrade) and Latitude E6400 with few clicks on Device Management console.
Bottom line is with $10 and about 1 hour time invested into setting up my configuration I'm much more productive and can't be happier with this TrenNet's product....more info
- works find
this product works great for 26$ i use it on 2 pc xp pro and vista ...more info
- Trendnet TK207K USB KVM
Product is fantastic. Setup is a breeze, switching simple. One hiccup where the unit did not see both pc's (hence the 4 instead of 5 stars), but a reboot of both systems cleared that. If a quick easy solution is needed, this fits the bill....more info
- Great product
I would have given this product a 5 star, but I ran into problems when I went to install windows on a computer that already had an operating system. When the computer asked me to press any key to boot from cd the switch wasn't allowing me to type anything. Very frustrating. Beyond that it is a great product. I would recommend it to my friends. ...more info
- Very Good KVM
I have purchased a couple of these for different applications. It is a very good simple KVM for two computers....more info
- excellent for a good price
works very well easy to install and very easy to switch computers without any problems...more info
- Works Great
I was very skeptical about this product, given some of the mixed reactions it received. But given the price and the overall reputation of the manufacturer, I decided to give it a try.
This product works great. It switches every time, without fail. The only snafu I had in switching from my desktop to my laptop is the laptop would not come on. I thought it was a manufacturing flaw, and was ready to ship it back, when I remembered that my dell B130 (POS) has a function button for switching to monitors. Once I pressed that, it worked beautifully.
The only other problem I had was not with this product, but with my graphics card. When ever I switch over to the laptop, I have to again and again change the graphics card setting from laptop to monitor. But I found a keyboard shortcut that alleviates that step.
This is a great product. But please note: it does not switch audio, and it does not switch internet. I am a student and it works great for switching between my desktop and my laptop, since my notes are on the laptop. If you are looking for a functional and reliable KVM, buy it. ...more info
- Practical KVM Switch.
This is a very practical KVM switch. I am using it with a company laptop and personal laptop. In addition, it works great and I have not had any problems with it all. However, the response time on switching is slow but it is reasonable. Moreover, this is still a great product to have if you are looking for an inexpensive and practical solution for a KVM switch....more info
- No frills - it just works
I run this between my linux and WindowsXP machines and the device works like a charm. No need to install switching software (like Belkin). There is a small 2 or 3 second lag between switching computers however this is tolerable for the ammount of space saved. Did not work with my ps2/usb adapter used for my keyboard, but a new usb keyboard is extremely cheap.
Good / simple / functional / value priced
Thanks Amazon...more info
- Switching between 2 Computers with Trendnet
This switch kit worked just as I expected. Many gave a reveiw it was slow switching. I have XP on one computer and Vista on a new computer. I did not have any problems unless I switched back and forth quickly then it took about a minute longer. I would recommend this product. Also, it was deleivered in a timely manner....more info
- Works Great
Exactly what I was looking for. Works well with a wireless keyboard and mouse too....more info
- Not for use with linux and wireless USB keyboards/mice
I bought this KVM to switch between my Windows XP machine and a Linux machine running Gentoo Linux. I'm using the Microsoft 4000 wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo. Everything worked as expected with the Windows machine, but with the linux machine the keyboard/mouse were disconnecting every 5-6 seconds. Whenever this happened the keyboard/mouse were unreponsive for about a second.
I got in touch with Trendnet tech support to see if this was a known issue. To their credit, they were very quick to respond to a couple of my emails. However, their recommended solution left a lot to be desired. Basically, they told me that they were aware of problems with wireless devices and that I should switch to a wired setup. Not the answer I wanted to hear. It's not like wireless is something new. They've had plenty of time to get it right.
Anyway, I bought a IOgear USB KVM for about the same price as what I paid for this one and everything works the way it's supposed to.
- Worked fine for a while
This KVM switch worked adequately for a while. One laptop and one desktop each running XP Pro. About every 20 times I booted a machine it would "loose" the mouse. Resetting was difficult. After 9 months of use, one channel no longer transmitted the blue signal to the display (red and green were fine). The failure was in the device, not the cables. Pay a few bucks more and buy a different brand....more info
- Good price, works great
I needed an easy way to switch between my work laptop and personal desktop when working from home. Simple to hook up and works as advertised. Plugged a keyboard/mouse remote receiver into the keyboard USB port, and an alternate ergonomic mouse into the mouse USB. The monitor, both mouses, and the keyboard switch with between the two computers with no problems. ...more info
- Good, until...
This switch worked just fine until my house was hit by lighting, killing the USB functionality. I still can use the switch to manualy select display inputs to my monitor.
When the switch first arrived, it was easy to install, and worked as expected. The next time I buy a KVM switch, I would include sound switching as well.
- Excellent value
I have a home business, and needed to run a work PC and a server using one monitor, keyboard and mouse. This switch is excellent value for money. It took less than 5 minutes to set up, requires no external power source and no software, and has proven highly reliable. There is no degradation of video quality or lag in performance whatever.
Both of the PCs attached to my KVM are dual boot Windows/Linux (one Windows XP + Pardus and one Windows Vista + PC Linux OS). Unsurprisingly (given the fact that it is not software driven),the switch operates flawlessly no matter which operating system is being used.
Note: I was able to get this switch as audio is not a problem for me, but if you want your speakers to work on both boxes, you may want to look at a TRENDnet 2-Port PS/2 KVM Switch Kit w/ Audio (Includes 2x KVM Cables).
Re. TRENDNet: TRENDnet makes a lot of decent budget equipment - I use their wireless cards as the Atheros chips they use are generally Linux-friendly. I have never personally had a problem with their products....more info
- Great for the price
Ive had this for about 5 months and have had no problems. It works great and im so glad i bought it. I use it for a 3 screen 2 computer setup where the middle screen switches between the computers. I have a wireless keyboard/mouse combo hooked up into one slot and a printer in the other. This setup works great and ive had no problems with the switch....more info
A very clever little box. No PSU required. The integrated Video/USB connection makes connection a breeze. The only little irritation is a slight delay when switching from on PC to the other....more info
- Small size and works fine
The product is really small, the installation is very easy, good quality, and best of all, it works really fine for its price. My only complain is the position of the cables. I'd rather prefer them all at the back of the box, even if this forces the product to be a little bigger. Once you install the cables, you're going to have two in the back, two in the front, and one in the side, and it became a little confuse to arrange at my desk....more info
- Needs HDMI
I mainly wanted to share a usb keyboard and mouse between two systems. The video through VGA was tested and works fine, but I just switch through my monitor because it supports HDMI and DVI. No real problems with this device and it functions well. Sometimes it will glitch out and you need to unplug everything and kill the power and reattach, but it runs fine 99% of the time and I have no complaints. It fills my needs perfectly....more info
- Poor-Man's Hi-Def
I acquired this device so that I can connect my desktop and Xbox 360 to my LCD monitor. From the fist day that I acquire this product to this day, it has worked flawlessly.
It's easy to switch from desktop to Xbox and Xbox to desktop. Nonetheless, you don't have to have both devices for the switch kit to work.
I would recommend this product for anyone who wants to get hi-definition from their Xbox 360, but cannot afford a TV. ...more info
- Works well, but must use carefully with Mac OS 9
I use this to flip back and forth between a Windows XP machine, and a Macintosh (actually, I'm half-ashamed to admit, a Mac using OS 9...) What I find with the Mac, is that when switching to and from using this device, it is best to be in the Finder, not to be within an application. Some applications freeze if they're frontmost during the switch. What's more, when I switch to and from any machine, it is wisest to wait a few seconds after hitting the "switch" button before you begin to use the new computer, or else you might crash the computer! So, I have to think, and be patient, every time I use this to switch between the 2 computers. Another Mac OS 9 glitch: whenever I start my Mac, in order for it to configure the monitor's resolution properly, I must start with this switch SET to the Mac... in other words, I can't be using the PC during the minute or so that the Mac is starting up, and must devote the entire system to the PC.
So, given all this, I'd say that it's not really a good accompaniment to a Mac in OS 9. Sorry, I have no idea about OSX, I so rarely boot up in that OS.
Given these constraints, I must admit it's great to have a single monitor, mouse, keyboard (wish there were also a USB port that would switch too!) I'm almost always on the Mac, but I use the PC for a few long & boring tasks, so it's a useful item to have... if you're careful every time you use it.
By the way, it was very easy to hook up to the two machines. A very small box, that can be easily positioned on one's desktop. It has two small buttons on top... one to switch to one machine, the other to switch to the other machine. Indicator lights tell which is "on", etc. Well thought out, simple device. There's also a software switching system available, that I never tried....more info
- Stops working after a few weeks
After a couple of weeks the mouse stopped being recognized by either laptop. No problem. I just started using a separate mouse for each. Then, a week later, the keyboard stopped being recognized by either laptop. I tried using a separate keyboard for each. But, that was not very convenient. The mouse and keyboard still work fine when plugged directly into either laptop. So, I know the KVM switch is at fault. ...more info