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KVM Switch on USB 2.0 (or better) Equipment

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Anybody using a KVM switch with a USB 2.0 mouse and keyboard? Can you share with me the brand and model you're using? Is the switching between boxes as fast as it was when I used an old PS2 mouse and keyboard, or is it as slow as this Belkin "Flip" KVM imposter I bought last year (fully 4 to 5 seconds!!).Thank you for any imput you can provide before I spend another 50 or 60 bucks.

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goates: that's a friggin' nice unit! I only need to use a KVM to switch my keyboard and mouse between my primary and WideFS Client machine, and only rarely, as a backup to when my Synergy software "winks" out on occasion, so that iogear unit is a bit more than I wanted to spend. But if the real delay occurs in the USB 2.0 sniffing technology, as I suspected and you seem to confirm, the Flip I currently use may be just as fast as anything else out there. I may go past a BestBuy today so I may just pick one up to give it a try. BestBuy and Circuit City both have excellent customer service practices which allow for full refunds on return of items that don't meet expectations.

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I've also used a cheaper Iogear KVM that switched just as fast as the one I have, so it probably is just the USB re-connection that is slowing you down. At one point I used Synergy as well, but didn't really have room for two monitors and it would occasionally "wink out" as you put it.

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