March 14, We needed this years ago Every once in a while a gadget hits our test labs that really makes a difference in how we do things around here. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.. Maybe if someone else sepulchered the switch the would have expected the wiring. The unit is built entirely of plastic with a flat black finish on the top and sides and a piano black finish along forward facing section of buttons. The switch arrived before promised, the unit was easy to set up, the switch and cables all work perfectly and I am very happy with the purchase. Number of USB Ports:
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The switch arrived beelkin promised, the unit was easy to set up, the switch and cables all work perfectly and I am very happy with the purchase. Does this unit allow me to switch computers and carry these 3 peripherals with it?
The only problem I have with that is telling someone to “switch to the orange PC” is soh bit harder to remember than “switch to PC 2” – no big deal though.
Latest News Latest Videos. Also, the Gefen unit did not provide USB emulation meaning that each time you switched between PCs the computer had to rediscover the USB devices with the familiar Vista ba-dum and dum-ba sounds.
Belkin SOHO KVM Switch VGA & USB – KVM / audio / USB switch – 4 ports
For years now I have DEALT with the issues and just happened to come across news about a Belkin device that claimed to fix all of these issues. This enable you to connect an MP3 player, printer, scanner, or any other of your USB devices to the KVM Switch while allowing computers, also connected, to access them. For our testing we are looking at the 4-port version, model F1DDL. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Installation of the cables was very simple and you can see above the four connections DVI, audio, mic, USB all firmly attached.
This is an excellent device indeed. Having been a user of various KVMs for years, problems arose when we moved to the dual-link DVI 30″ monitor because at the time there were no KVMs that supported dual-link connections.
Belkin SOHO KVM Switch VGA & USB (4 Ports) F1DSL B&H
The DVI port is fully compatible with dual-link connections of course. The Belkin unit supports standard 3.
That means that if you have an external hard drive or other belkim that you want to be shared among all of the machines you can just plug it into the KVM and you’ll be able to access the drive from any PC.
This unit does have a USB hub port that can be used to share the SpaceMouse and has the standard keyboard and mouse ports, so in that respect it should work if all the other belkih requirements are met.
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Skip to main content. We needed this years ago Usage and Functionality. But that seems to be true for any KVM I have used over the years.
Thank you for your inquiry. You can also connect one set of speakers and use them for all your computers. Rather than numbering the Vkm that are attached to the KVM, Belkin has decided to color code them with green, orange, blue and red buttons and cables.
Belkin SOHO KVM
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People who bought this also bought. See details for additional description. The device was plagued with problems and bugs, was expensive and required additional accessories to even partially work as we expected.
Also please note, this KVM only supports a single monitor of importance if you wish to share the three monitors with both targets in an extended desktop configuration. Sensitive push buttons on the front allow for easy switching, and independent audio-switching means you can play music from one computer while accessing files from another.
This port is located on the left side of the front of the KVM and the second port is located just to the side of the host devices area on the back of the unit. Excellent Shipping Options Rating: We needed this years ago Every once in a while a gadget hits our test labs that really makes a difference in how we do things around here. The first one to do so was a model from Gefen, a well-known professional-level device manufacturer based in the US; the unit worked but had numerous problems.
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Belkin also included the necessary 3. They are color coded as you can see for idiot-proof installation.