Integrated USB 2.0 hub allows the user to share USB peripherals eliminating the expense of duplicate devices * Rugged, solid steel rack-mountable case offers durability even in harsh environments * Absolutely no software or drivers required providing a completely OS independent KVM solution * Supports hot-plug and disconnect ? computers can be added or removed without the need to reboot other connected systems * Rugged, all-metal 1U chassis for use in harsh environments and space-saving cabinets * Front panel push-buttons for quick and easy switching * High 1920x1440 resolution capability * OS independent - No driver or software installation required
This KVM is advertised to work without a power supply under Mac and PC (as specified on the startech.com website) but doesn't. It has a 5v recepticle but doesn't even include a cheapo wall wart. The 5v voltage is not even common enough for Radio Shack to carry them so they are expecting a lot from the end user.
If you're planning on using this switch with a Mac keyboard: Beware. Although is says "For PCs and Macs" on the box, this switch will NOT work out-of-the-box with a keyboard that has extra USB ports (which all modern Mac keyboards have). It needs the AC adapter, which is not included.Forget about finding a generic adapter at Radio Shack. The SV431USB requires an output of 5V DC at 2 Amps, which is next to impossible to find (except on the StarView website of course).This switch looked impressive, but I'm go..
This product is great. The picture quality on the monitor is excellent, even without a power adapter. This is the only switch I could find for under $100 that supports USB. Most switches in this price range only support PS/2 mouse/keyboard, but my printer is USB-only, so I needed a switch that supports USB. Startech also makes some cables ...that have monitor and USB bound together which I also bought.I use this switch for a desktop & a laptop. When I connect my laptop, I just need to plug in the monitor &..